According to the World Health Organisation a healthy city is defined by a process, not an outcome.
We at the eHealth Forum want to facilitate a higher inclusion of technological solutions that will help our cities achieve the goals set by WHO. The Hellenic Healthy Cities Network (EDDYPPY) already has over 170 cities included in the WHO initiative. We want to expand the effects on our regional areas, municipalities and the State by educating on digital health and its impact on everyday lives.
We are involving city authorities in the Hackathon Education Challenges; they will have to respond with issues that are relevant to their region and need technological solutions. We are empowering developers, students and academic staff to get involved with the local issues to develop innovative ideas. We are bringing together the Health IT companies and the officials to discover how they can implement solutions for primary care and telehealth monitoring while staying relevant, protecting citizens’ health data and working within the scopes of sustainability and scalability.
The Hellenic Healthy Cities Network (EDDYPPY) will host a pavilion in collaboration with Regional Local Government and Municipalities. EDDYPPY is certified by the World Health Organization Network of Municipalities of Greece, and is committed to promoting the philosophy, values and principles of the WHO Healthy Cities. Both Greek and municipalities from all over Europe have been invited.