Taking time away from your patients, clinics, communities, hospitals or offices can be difficult to justify, but sharing the journey to smarter care is essential to success and innovation. The annual European Collaboration Forum (ECF) is designed to maximise your chances of engaging with peers and experts from across the industry, providing the opportunity to absorb meaningful, real-world, learning to take back to your organisation.
ECF19 is taking place over three days – between 26-28 February – at our Collaboration Centre in London. In case you needed to be convinced, here’s what some 2018 attendees had to say about their ECF experience – and what you can expect from ECF19.
Why attend ECF?
“The European Collaboration Forum is an excellent opportunity for Cerner clients to come and see what the future of health and care looks like.
“I think by being able to see what we could potentially do, and opening the doors to an environment where we can really change how clinicians work and how patients are looked after, that really acts as a stimulus for us to carry on.”
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
What to look forward to:
Last year, we were privileged to welcome over 400 attendees representing 56 organisations from 18 different countries, making ECF a unique opportunity for learning, exploring, and networking.
This year, we’ve lined up industry leaders and over 40 education sessions where Cerner clients and partners will showcase their transformation journeys, and discuss the benefits and challenges of delivering smarter care, connecting information and improving population health using intelligence.
Additionally, our Solutions Gallery will remain open for over 25 hours across the three days to allow participants to immerse themselves in the latest advancements happening in the industry, and hear about how these can support their organisations’ goals and needs from Cerner experts and partners.
What impact have the stories you’ve seen throughout the event made on you, as a patient?
“One of the things that I love consistently is just the enthusiasm that seems to be shared amongst the people that I meet, which has a special place in my heart, not only because I'm passionate about it, but because I am a patient and will be for the rest of my life.
“Knowing that people doing these things care this much about what's going on is very comforting and very reassuring to know.”
Patient and ECF18 presenter
What is the key highlight you are taking away from this year’s Forum?
“When you use the software in your daily practice, you only see the top of the iceberg. When you come here you see what's behind the scenes and behind the software, and all the things that are under development that you would not even imagine.”
Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA), Spain
Relive last year’s event and get a flavour of what to expect in 2019:
* Cerner clients and prospects can attend ECF19 free of charge upon registration. Other professionals employed by health and care organisations can also register to attend. Cerner reserves the right to refuse admissions. Commercial suppliers and non-healthcare organisations may be charged an attendance fee.