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3rd Digital Health Society Summit

23/24 November - Online
DHS is delighted to announce the date for its

3rd Annual Summit (to be held virtually)

In Europe 2021, health data has never had a higher public profile as citizens check R numbers, and a variety of other pandemic and public health indicators. The European Commission has kept busy with consultations and legislation proposals on the European Health Data Space, AI, Data Governance and the TEHDAS Joint Action has started its work.

Taking stock of the progresses made so far, the Summit will focus on the acceptance criteria and technical prerequisites for societal trust in the use of health data and the most innovative citizen controlled data sharing governance models.
Last but not least, the Summit will be the opportunity to showcase pioneering regional initiatives on health data and data sharing and discuss strategies to accelerate investments in ready-to-market data-driven solutions.

So, for the 3rd Annual DHS Summit, the theme is “Health Data for Society”.

All timings are CET.

The programme will include:

What is health data?

Panel session - Moderator: SITRA

A showcase of Digital Health innovation and EU projects

The Global Health Connector session

Next steps to our Calls to Action with I~HD including ” Proposing a common basis for health data access across Europe” and “Scaling up the availability and reusability of big health data”.

An update from the TEHDAS Joint Action

Day 1 - 23rd November 2021: 10.00 -17.30 CET

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome & why “ Data for Society”

  • Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the Digital Health Society

 

10.15 – 11.15 The results of the Digital Health Society & The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data Round Tables on “ Proposing a common basis for health data across Europe”

This session continues the work of the Calls to Action published in February 2021 by DHS & IH~D.

  • Dipak Kalra, President, European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (I~HD)
  • Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the Digital Health Society
  • Jesper Kjær, Director of DKMA Data Analytics Centre
  • Nigel Hughes, Director Integrative Healthcare Informatics at Janssen Research and Development
  • Elena Bonfiglioli, Microsoft Health and Life Sciences EMEA at Microsoft

 

11.15- 11.30 – Addressing trust and governance issues in mHealth

  • Tim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer at ORCHA (UK)

 

11.30 – 11.45 Break

 

11.45 – 12.00 Vaccinations Certificates: an introduction to the work of the eHealth Network.

The eHealth Network connects national authorities responsible for eHealth. EU countries can give direction to eHealth developments in Europe and help shape policy on eHealth interoperability and standardisation.

  • Ron Roozendaal, Co Chair at eHealthNetwork Director for the Ministry of Health,Welfare and Sports, the Netherlands

 

12:00-12:15 EHDS Update by European Commission

  • Ioana-Marie Gligor, Head of Unit European Reference Networks and Digital Health at European Commission

 

12.15 – 13.00 The European health Data Space: The latest hopes and wishes of Patient and Trade Associations.

Moderator : Julien Venne, Board Director at Digital Health Society

  • Danny van Roijen, Digital Health Director at COCIR
  • Donna Henderson, President at EHTEL Board
  • Aneta Tyszkiewicz, Senior Manager Digital and Data at EFPIA
  • Michele  Calabro, Policy Adviser at European Patients’​ Forum
  • Michael Strubin, Director Digital Health at MedTech Europe
  • Angel Martin,  Member digital working group at All Policies for a Healthy Europe

 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

Attendees visit the virtual exhibition booths (DHSS 2021 partners and ECHAlliance projects)

 

14.00 – 15.00 Data for Society a Global Health Connector Partnership perspective

What is and/or should be happening with health data in Europe, North America and Africa?

  • Brian O’Connor, Chair at ECHAlliance
  • Ann Mond Johnson, CEO at American Telemedicine Association
  • Amit Thakker, President at Africa Health Federation
  • Rajendra Pratap Gupta, Founder at Health Parliament – India

15.00 – 15.15 – Introduction to the Joint Action Towards a European Health Data Space (TEHDAS)

This session will give an overview of the TEHDAS  programme , its work to date and its future work.

  • Saara Malkamäki, Specialist, Health Data 2030 at Sitra

 

15.15 – 15.45 Break

 

15.45 – 16.30 How have EU Presidencies driven the agenda for the European development of digital health and data – how in the future?

Moderator: Tapani Piha, Special Adviser to the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and to the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

  • Nick Schneider, Head of Division 511 on new technologies and data use at the German Federal Ministry of Health
  • Ponciano Castanheira de Oliveira, Deputy Chairman at Northern Region Health Administration at Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde – Portugal
  • Ain Aaviksoo, Chief Medical Officer at Guardtime – Estonia
  • Martin Curley, Director Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive

 

16.30- 17.00 Digital health strategy and investment in France

France has defined a new digital health strategy which has been implemented these last 18 months. A new model of architecture and the roles of the policy-makers from one side and of the industry from another side have been clearly defined in order to deliver digital health services to the French 65+m population such as the national identifier, the personal health record, a new set of standards and norms, the secured messaging with health professionals, the data sharing platform, a digital health apps wallet, etc. In 2021, the French government has announced a massive investment plan in digital health. And in 2022, France will ensure the  Presidency of the EU council. This keynote session will be the opportunity to understand what is the French strategic vision, what are the opportunities of all digital health stakeholders and what are the plans for the 2022 EU Presidency.

Moderator : Julien Venne, Board Director at Digital Health Society

  • Isabelle Zablit-Schmitz, International Director and eHealth Europe at the Ministry of Health in France

 

17.00 – 17.30 Announcements & What have we learnt?

  • Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the Digital Health Society

Day 2 - 24 November Theme: Connecting the dots between Innovation and knowledge and our communities / 10.00 - 16.15 CET

9.45 – 10.00 – Day 2 Introduction

  • Karolina Mackiewicz, Innovation Director at ECHAlliance

 

10.00 – 10.15 Fireside Chat 1: What is Vodafone’s new Centre for Health all about?

Vodafone announced a month ago a new strategic alliance with Deloitte to accelerate the adoption of connected healthcare through the launch of the Vodafone Centre for Health with Deloitte. What is it all about?

Moderator: Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the DHS

  • Katrina Lowes, Head of Customer & Partner Co-creation at Vodafone Business

 

10.15 – 10.30 Digital Health Society Directors fireside Chat 2

Digital Transformation of public health: lessons learnt from the pandemic.

Moderator: Julien Venne, Director at Digital Health Society

  • Angela Brand, MD PhD MPH (USA), Full Professor Department of International Health and Founding Director of the Institute for Public Health Genomics at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) at Maastricht University & Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT  & Board Director at the Digital Health Society (DHS) (Netherlands)

 

10:30 – 11:30 Panel discussion “Cultural and regional aspects influencing digital health adoption and upscale”

There are various complex reasons that impact the sustainable adoption of innovations in digital health. Developing solutions for the EU or even the worldwide context brings to light cultural, systemic, organisational and individual differences. One size does not fit all, so how can we ensure a broad adoption and an adequate answer for citizens and patients needs in multiple countries and regions? Five stakeholders from different EU projects and initiatives bring their experiences to light and help to pave the way for sustainable upscale.

Moderator: Carina Dantas, International Projects Manager at ECHAlliance

  • Vanja Vasiljev, MSc, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine
  • Giovanna Ferrari, Ph.D, Pfizer, Regional Labeling Lead at Pfizer and Project Lead for Gravitate Health project 
  • Barbara Di Camillo, Full Professor in Computer Science, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova for BRAINTEASER
  • Carla Greubel, PhD Candidate at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University,  for GATEKEEPER

 

11:45 – 12:00 Digital Health Society Directors fireside Chat 3: “Data as new resource for the society”

This fireside chat will explore the potential of data to support predictive healthcare and the requirements to take the full advantage of the data.

Those can include the analytics/AI and data and the ecosystem based innovation and regional competences.

Moderator: Karolina Mackiewicz, Innovation Director at ECHAlliance

  • Maritta Perälä-Heape, Professor of practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu & Board Director at the Digital Health Society (DHS)  (Finland)

 

12:00 – 13:00 Panel discussion “Health, home and the workplace — how do we develop the skill set needed to benefit from digital transformation?”

As the European Union deploys new funding for reskilling and upskilling healthcare professionals and citizens within its post-COVID19 recovery package, the decision makers on the national and regional levels are trying to understand which skills are needed and how to implement effective programmes in this area. The EU Pact for Skills foresees upskilling and reskilling for ALL, by promoting a culture of lifelong learning, working against discrimination, for gender equality and equal opportunities, building strong skills partnerships and anticipate evolving needs.

The panellists, representing different sectors and levels of healthcare management and administration, will spot a light on the relevance of skills to give everyone the possibility to benefit from new opportunities arising from the digital transformation, to thrive in life and to contribute to social fairness and resilience.

Moderator: Natalia Allegretti, Senior International Project Manager at ECHAlliance

  • Laura Cande, Policy and Projects Consultant, European Health Management Association
  • Charalampos Vassiliou, Digital Transformation Advisor at the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance & Project Coordinator at Byte Computer (SmartWork project)
  • Henriette Hansen, EU Consultant & Project Manager, South Denmark European Office (EDEN project)
  • Trine Ungermann Fredskild (PhD), Head of Innovation and Digital Training, The Research and Learning Department, Sygehus Sønderjylland, University hospital of Southern Denmark (DISH Project)

 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

Attendees visit the virtual exhibition booths (DHSS 2021 partners and ECHAlliance projects)

 

14:00 – 15:15 Connecting the dots in the EU Presidencies through the ECHAlliance Community of Ecosystems

ECHAlliance have built a network of digital health ecosystems and then during the Presidency Periods  worked closely with the Ministries of Health to create a lasting legacy for the Presidency around Digital Health whether it be the creation of the Digital Health Society in Estonia or a network of Digital Health Ecosystems in Finland and Germany. This session showcases a few of these from Estonia to the upcoming Presidency of France.

Moderator: Andy Bleaden, Community Director at ECHAlliance

  • Piret Hirv, Head of Health Technology Division, Connected Health Cluster Manager at Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (Estonia)
  • Benjamin Stöcklein, Head of International Services bei Medical Valley EMN e.V. (Germany)
  • Gregor Cuzak, Co-founder and co-lead of HealthDay.si (Slovenia)
  • Juha Paakkola, Director at Health Capital Helsinki (Finland)
  • Sohail Nourestani, E-Health & Market Intelligence Consultant at Eurasanté (France)

 

15:15 – 15.30 Digital Health Society Directors fireside Chat 4

The conversation will include hospital innovations, the scope of Digital Academies, AI in healthcare today and tomorrow and future innovations in healthcare.

Moderator: Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the DHS

  • Rachel Dunscombe, CEO, NHS Digital Academy & Principal, Tektology  & Director at the Digital Health Society (DHS)  (UK)

15:30 – 16:00  Building our Global Community of Ecosystems and Thematic Innovation Ecosystems – Launching the Thematic Innovation Ecosystem on Health Data

This session will showcase the growth of the ECHAlliance Global Network of Ecosystems and new Thematic Innovation Ecosystems as well as what to look forward to in 2022.

  • Andy Bleaden, Community Director at ECHAlliance
  • Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the DHS

 

16:00 – 16:15 Fireside Chat 5: HLTH – What is it all about?

  • Rich Scarfo, President at HLTH and Council Member at the Global Health Connector Partnership – USA
  • Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the DHS

 

16:15 – 16:30 Conclusions and announcements

  • Karolina Mackiewicz, Innovation Director at ECHAlliance
  • Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the DHS

Speakers

Ain Aaviksoo Guardtime
Chief Medical Officer
Amit Thakker Africa Health Federation
President
Andy Bleaden ECHAlliance
Community Director
Aneta Tyszkiewicz EFPIA
Senior Manager Digital and Data
Angel Martin All Policies for a Healthy Europe
Member Digital Working Group
Angela Brand DHS
Board Director
Ann Mond Johnson ATA
CEO
Barbara Di Camillo Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova
Full Professor in Computer Science
Benjamin Stöcklein Medical Valley EMN e.V.
Head of International Services
Bleddyn Rees DHS
Chair
Brian O’Connor ECHAlliance
Chair
Carina Dantas ECHAlliance
International Projects Manager
Carla Greubel Utrecht University
PhD Candidate at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
Charalampos Vassiliou Byte Computer
Digital Transformation Advisor
Danny van Roijen COCIR
Digital Health Director
Dipak Kalra I~HD
President
Donna Henderson EHTEL Board
President
Elena Bonfiglioli Microsoft
Microsoft Health and Life Sciences EMEA
Giovanna Ferrari Pfizer
Regional Labeling Lead
Gregor Cuzak HealthDay.si
Co-founder and Co-lead
Henriette Hansen South Denmark European Office (EDEN project)
EU Consultant & Project Manager
Ioana-Maria Gligor European Commission
Head of Unit
Jesper Kjær DKMA Data Analytics Centre
Director
Juha Paakkola Health Capital Helsinki
Director
Julien Venne Digital Health Society
Board Director
Karolina Mackiewicz ECHAlliance
Innovation Director
Katrina Lowes Vodafone Business
Head of Customer & Partner Co-creation
Laura Cande European Health Management Association
Policy and Projects Consultant
Maritta Perälä-Heape DHS
Board Director
Martin Curley Health Service Executive
Director Digital Transformation and Open Innovation
Michael Strubin MedTech Europe
Director Digital Health
Michele Calabro European Patients’ Forum
Policy Adviser
Natalia Allegretti ECHAlliance
International Projects Manager
Nick Schneider Federal Ministry of Health
Head of Division
Nigel Hughes Janssen Research and Development
Director Integrative Healthcare Informatics
Piret Hirv Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol
Head of Health Technology Division
Ponciano Castanheira de Oliveira Northern Region Health Administration at Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde
Deputy Chairman
Rachel Dunscombe CEO
NHS Digital Academy & Principal, Tektology & Director at the Digital Health Society (DHS) (UK)
Rajendra Pratap Gupta Health Parliament - India
Founder
Rich Scarfo HLTH
President
Ron Roozendaal Ministerie van VWS
Co Chair
Saara Malkamäki Sitra
Specialist, Health Data 2030
Sohail Nourestani Eurosanté
E-Health & Market Intelligence Consultant
Tapani Piha SITRA
Special Adviser
Tim Andrews ORCHA
Chief Operating Officer
Trine Ungermann Fredskild University hospital of Southern Denmark
Head of Innovation and Digital Training
Vanja Vasiljev University of Rijeka
Associate Professor
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