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Denise,

Thank you for this great summary of the takeaways from the conference. For me, seeing the lens focus on Health 2.0 Europe after watching the action on the US stage helped describe Canada's possible role in the global Health 2.0 movement.

Canada has the opportunity to be petri dish for discovering and implementing multilanguage/multicultural solutions.

Any truly successful eHealth solution in our country must consider the needs of a multicultural society. An onerous task to say the least. But our advantage is that this multicultural society is governed by one government. Sure we will have to negotiate the provincial differences, but we will not have to straddle multiple regulatory rules and policies as Europe does.

Thanks to our long history of bilingulism and multiculturalism, we are familiar with the challenges and benefits of providing information in 2 or more languages and recognizing the importance of cultural sensibilities.

I hope that Canada will be the torch bearer of multilingual/multicultural eHealth solutions that will empower patients of all cultures in our country and to offer lessons-learned to other partnerships delivering solutions in multiple languages. I look forward to being a part of this exciting endeavour.

Colleen

Eija Hukka

Thank you Denise for raising up important issues. One of the key obstacles is still the lack of interoperability in the web. The web is a mess. We in Finland are trying to tackle this by developing a national semantic infrastructure. See: https://www.seco.tkk.fi/. The HealthFinland Portal (TerveSuomi)is based on distributed content ceation: http://www.tervesuomi.fi/fi/etusivu

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