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HANDOVER Expert Meeting, Amsterdam, April 8, 2011
HANDOVER Expert Meeting, Amsterdam, April 8, 2011
On April 8th 2011 the 2nd Expert Meeting was held in Amsterdam, during the International Forum of Quality and safety in Health Care. At this meeting the entire project was presented and the HANDOVER toolbox was evaluated.

In some countries, the only empowerment, participation and accountability a patient has, is the responsibility of transferring information about one’s own care and health findings from hospital to PC and vice versa. To emphasize importance of the problem, the HANDOVER network has taken many initiatives. These include establishing a core of handover knowledge and expertise by identifying experts in the field on a European and national level and organizing expert meeting. The meeting significantly contributed, not only to generating innovative dimensions of handover research within the project, but also to projecting future developments regarding optimizing the continuum of care.

Participants at the Amsterdam meeting included experts from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States of America and also the EU FP-7 partners’ representatives from Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. The experts consisted of representatives from the European Commission, European Society for Quality in Healthcare, Haute Autorité de Santé, World Health Organization, Nurses Associations, Physician associations, Patient associations, Patient Safety organizations, Universities and Public Authorities, and other relevant stakeholders.

In total 40 people participated at the Amsterdam meeting.

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