HCC De Facto sponsors key conference on E-Health and M-Health


Joint sponsorship with IBM agreed for e-mail centre at TEHRE 2001/M-Health Europe

HCC De Facto has confirmed its commitment to the promotion of excellence in the field of Healthcare IT by agreeing to become joint sponsor with IBM of the e-mail centre at the forthcoming 'Towards the Electroni

c Health Record' (TEHRE) 2001/m-Health Conference and Exhibition.

Organised by CAEHR, and to be held at the Caf Royal in London from November 11th -14th, this will be run concurrently with the 6th Annual European Health IT Conference and the 1st Annual Conference on Mobile and Wireless Healthcare Applications.

Commenting on the decision to sponsor the event, Kevin Payne, Head of Healthcare Communications at HCC De Facto, said, 'Since we are already implementing PR programmes for a number of clients in the healthcare IT sector, we are very supportive of the latest advances in electronic health records and mobile technology and helping users spread the word about their exciting new developments.'

HCC De Facto has recently helped in the promotion of new wireless communications technology on behalf of iSOFT, remote access PACS images on behalf of Agfa and speech processing for Philips.

For more information contact:

Kevin Payne HCC De Facto +44 (0)20 7496 3331


Paul Brown CAEHR /TEHRE +44 (0)1291 629 379


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HCC De Facto is a full service public relations company operating in the health and life science sectors. It offers a range of communications services, including strategic consultancy, corporate & financial PR, marketing communications, healthcare PR, science PR, graphic design and new media.

The origins of the company date back to 1989. The Group was formed in 1997 through the merger of Hayhurst Conington Cripps with De Facto Consultants, both of whom had built a strong position in science and healthcare communications. The company opened its German subsidiary in Munich in December 2000.

The company is privately owned, employs 54 staff and has a turnover approaching 5 million. The leader in Europe in its chosen sectors, HCC De Facto operates internationally with clients throughout Europe and in Japan and the USA.

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