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4th Digital Health Society Summit

4-5 October - Online
DHS is delighted to announce the date for its

4th Annual Summit (to be held virtually)

The 2-Day Virtual Summit promotes the latest thought leadership of the DHS, showcases innovation, research, European funded projects and addresses the latest digital and data challenges facing digital health.

The Summit will focus on the topic “Data & Digital services to support the recovery of health systems across the globe” which is one the 3 themes of the Global Health Connector Partnership Flagship events in 2022 in the US (Boston, Las Vegas and Washington), India (New Delhi), Africa (Kenya), Spain (Barcelona) and Switzerland. The DHS Summit will build on almost 1000 registrations from 68 countries across the globe.

Highlights DHSS 2022

International high-level speakers

Virtual exhibition space

Free registration

Networking opportunities

2 Day programme

Agenda

(content subject to change)
Day 1 - 4th October 2022: 10:00 -18:00 CEST
Facilitators: Bleddyn Rees (Chair at the Digital Health Society) & Karolina Mackiewicz (Innovation Director at ECHAlliance)

 

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome & introduction

 

10:15 – 11:15 Data & Digital services to support the recovery of global health systems

The pandemic put an immense burden on the healthcare systems around the world. At the same time, it exposed a number of opportunities that lie in the use of real time health data for diagnostic, treatment and prevention, as well as the outreach of telehealth and eHealth solutions.
To help systems recover from the pandemic and the following crises, we need to ensure that the use of data and digital solutions continues and does not revert back to pre-pandemic levels.
  • Martin Curley, Director Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive
  • Eddie O’NeillDirector CCS Solution Department of Health Northern Ireland
  • Angela Brand, Director at The Digital Health Society
  • Julien Venne, Director at the Digital Health Society

 

11:15 – 11:30 How our ECHAlliance community has grown and what we are doing next with our International Ecosystems network

Andy Bleaden will talk about the growth in our global community of Ecosystems and the collaboration that is now emerging from our Thematic Innovation Ecosystems.

 

11:30 – 11:45 Break & Virtual Networking

 

11:45 – 12:30 How do you maximise the use of health data for innovation and recovery?

The pandemic has confirmed how updated and high-quality health data is key to shape health policies and provide citizens with tools and medicines that are effective and contribute for their wellbeing. However, we still struggle to access, use and re-use health data. The main challenges encountered in different projects and initiatives are discussed to then focus on practical examples of how to overcome them towards success.

Moderator: Carina Dantas, Senior International Projects Manager at ECHAlliance

  • 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 at the University of Padova for Brainteaser project
  • Oscar Zanutto, ISRAA-Fabbrica Europa Coordinator – Faber & Italy, Treviso Health Social Care Innovation Ecosystem. Value Care Project
  • Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director, Observational Health Data Analytics/Epidemiology, Johnson & Johnson

 

12:30 – 13:00 What is the Global Health Connector Partnership and how does data and digital health services support the recovery of health systems in India and Africa

Technology, medtech and pharma are all global industries but healthcare is national. This leads to healthcare reinventing the wheel and failing to learn lessons and share knowledge across borders. Global Health Connector Partnership (GHCP) initiated by ECHAlliance in 2020 with a range of partners is working to make healthcare global and sustainable. Learn all about GHCP and its work. 

Moderator: Heather Smith, Operation Director at ECHAlliance

 

13:00 – 13:30 Lunch & Virtual Networking

 

13:30 – 14:00 How can data guide the development of digital skills workforce recruitment, retention and resilience

This panel will explore how data can empower innovation to address the challenges of the shortage of healthcare professionals which are accentuated by the effect of the pandemic (e.g.morale, workload, stress, wellbeing).

  • George Valiotis, Executive Director at EHMA
  • Sanna Rimpiläinen, Research & Skills Manager at Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre at the DHI Scotland
  • Michelle Evans, Talent Lead and Programme Director at Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh

 

14:00 – 14:45 How have the EU Presidencies successfully driven the development of digital health and data and how might they help to drive the development of the European Health Data Space in the next 5 years?

This panel will look at the successes of the Presidencies of Finland (2019), Croatia (2020) and France ( 2022) and discuss how future Presidencies could help in the next 5 years to drive the development of the European Health Data Space. The panel builds on the discussions in 2021 with the Irish,Portuguese and German Presidencies. Tapani is conforming the exact name of the Finnish representative.

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

  • Hrvoje Belani, Head of e-Health and Cybersecurity at Ministry of Health, Croatia
  • Isabelle Zablit-Schmitz, France, Europe & International Director, Ministerial Delegation fr Digital Health, Ministry of Health and Prevention, France
  • Päivi Sillanaukee, Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

 

14:45 – 15:00 Break & Virtual Networking

 

15:00 – 16:30 Procuring for digital health in western countries and LMIC – how to improve adoption and scaling of digital health

This panel will look at the patient, purchaser, and supplier perspectives of Health Tech in western countries and low and middle income countries. How could organizations and health systems maximize the potential of Health Tech?

Moderator: Tobias Silberzahn, Partner at McKinsey & Company

  • Dave Milestone, Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company
  • Jenny Thomas, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Peppy
  • David Lawson MCIPS, Director of Medical Technology – Commercial, Strategy and Policy, Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
  • Mathilde Demory, Mathilde Demory, Health Advisor for the Nice Mayor and President, Christian Estrosi
  • Neil Gomes, System Senior Vice President for Digital and Human Experiences at CommonSpirit Health
  • Sathy Rajasekharan, Co-Executive Director at Jacaranda Health

 

16:30- 17:30 The importance of evidence in digital health and pitfalls to avoid

The challenge facing innovators in digital health products and services is how to demonstrate a range of key buying criteria to Health systems,hospitals and clinicians including safety, improved outcomes and financial savings. This session will explain how a leading publication approaches the decision to review papers submitted for publication as well as common mistakes and pitfalls.

 

17:30 – 17:45 Challenges and opportunities of the Green Digital twin transition in health and care.

The European Commission’s idea of leveraging the potential of digital transformation for reaching the Green Deal objectives is reinforced by the New Industrial Strategy for Europe. It states that the twin ecological and digital transitions will affect every part of our economy, society, and industry. This session will explore how digital health solutions must contribute to the European Green Deal and what more can be done to stimulate green growth through digitalisation in healthcare.

 

17:45 – 18:00 Closing & Wrap up

Day 2 - 5th October 2022: 10:00 - 17:30 CEST
Facilitators: Bleddyn Rees (Chair at the Digital Health Society) & Karolina Mackiewicz (Innovation Director at ECHAlliance)

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome & introduction

 

10:15 – 11:15 Vaccination Information Systems: What does good look like?

European countries made great strides to make the the COVID-19 Digital Certificate work. This session will explore the the work of the Digital Health Society and the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data Round Table 5 held earlier in the summer on “Immunisation Information Systems:Making interoperable data systems for vaccination a reality in Europe,building on the COVI-19 experience”.

 

11:15 – 11:35 Health Data Sharing – a role for a Societal compact?

How best to promote the development and adoption of a European multi-stakeholder Compact regarding responsible data use, transparency, accountability and communication? How can such a Compact work to fulfill the goals of the EHDS at a faster pace? Learn more on the results of RoundTable discussion on this matter.

 

11:35 – 12:00 Break & Virtual Networking

 

12:00 – 12:15 A data space to unleash the healthcare of tomorrow

The digitalization of healthcare is accelerating the progress of change and unlocking the power of data for the benefit of healthcare professionals and patients. This keynote will explore how the European Health Data Space has the potential to support this transformation, with practical examples from the health industry.

  • Annick Faes, VP Chief Information Officer, MedTech EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

 

12:15 – 13:00 How to make EHDS a success – perspectives from stakeholders

Six months after the publication of the propal for the European Health Data Space (EHDS), this session will examine the perspectives from patients, pharma, tech industry and from the regions. What hopes and actions do the different stakeholders want to see to make the EHDS a success.

Moderator: Julien Venne, Director at the Digital Health Society 

  • Bianca Rouwenhorst, Director of the department of Information Policy and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS)
  • Verena Thaler, Digital Health Manager at Medtecheurope
  • Jelena Malinina, Data Director at EURORDIS

 

13:00 – 13:30 Health data for smarter, more resilient and sustainable cities

 

13:30 – 13:45 How to build successful consortia and bid for European and international projects?

ECHAlliance is a partner in numerous transformational Research & Innovation health projects across Europe and around the world. Let’s connect to build strong consortia for the future Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and Digital Europe calls.

 

13:45 – 14:25 Lunch Break & Virtual Networking

 

14:25 – 14:45 How can we use data to tackle health inequalities

Ann Mond Johnson and Andy Bleaden will talk about we can use data to help end disparities globally bring best practice from USA, Europe, India and Africa.

 

14:45 – 15:15 Health AI: Safe, Scale & Pace?

This session will explore the need for governance, machine readable data and supporting policy.

 

15:15 – 16:00 Tackling the gender bias in health data and services

Gender-neutral services do not happen by chance. They are the result of a conscious social exercise in which data biases are detected, ways to overcome them are searched for, and gender-inclusive solutions are developed. During the session, we will reflect on the impact of gender bias in healthcare data and how this affects the delivery of healthcare services. With the help of experts we will explore how different solutions can help to bridge the data gap and support the development of inclusive and equitable healthcare systems.

  • Jenny Thomas, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Peppy
  • Maria Isabel Iñigo Petralanda, Research Ethics Committee UCA Pontificial Catholic University & Argentinian Ecosystem Coordinator
  • Andrea Barbiero, Digital Health & Social Innovation Expert Consultant & Argentinian Ecosystem Coordinator, Co-Salud and TISAC
  • Karoliina Snell, University Lecturer in Sociology, University of Helsinki

 

16:00 – 16:20 Sweden the next EU Council Presidency

 

16:20 – 16:40 How can we support the rebuilding of the Ukrainian Health system in a digital way

16:40 – 16:55 Closing & Wrap up

Speakers

Amit Thakker Africa Health Federation
President
Andrea Barbiero SalusCoop
Digital Health & Social Innovation Expert Consultant
Ann Mond Johnson American Telemedicine Association
CEO
Annemieke Ålenius The Swedish eHealth Agency
Deputy Director General
Annick Faes Johnson & Johnson
VP Chief Information Officer, MedTech EMEA
Arianna Dagliati University of Pavia, Italy (Brainteaser project)
PhD, Assistant Professor
Andy Bleaden ECHAlliance
Community Director
Angela Brand The Digital Health Society
Director
Barbara Di Camillo Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova Full Profes
Full Professor in Computer Science
Bianca Rouwenhorst Director of the department of Information Policy and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS)
Bleddyn Rees The Digital Health Society
Chair
Brian O’Connor ECHAlliance
CEO
Carina Dantas ECHAlliance
Senior International Project Manager
Cristinela Velicu MSD
Director HPV Global Policy Strategy
Dave Milestone McKinsey & Co
Senior Advisor
David Lawson MCIPS Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Director of Medical Technology - Commercial, Strategy and Policy Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Dipak Kalra IHD
President
Eddie O’Neill Department of Health Northern Ireland
Director CCS Solution
Giovanna Ferrari Ph.D Pfizer
Regional Labeling Lead
Heather Smith ECHAlliance
Operations Director
George Valiotis EHMA
Executive Director
Hrvoje Belani Ministry of Health Croatia
Head of e-Health and Cybersecurity
Ilias Iakovidas European Commission
Adviser
Isabelle Zablit-Schmitz Ministry of Health and Prevention, France
France, Europe & International Director, Ministerial Delegation fr Digital Health
Jenny Thomas DigitalHealth.London Accelerator
Programme Director
Jelena Malinina EURORDIS
Data Director
Joseph Kvedar npj Digital Medicine
Editor In Chief
Julien Venne Digital Health Society
Director
Karoliina Snell University of Helsinki
University Lecturer in Sociology
Karolina Mackiewicz ECHAlliance
Innovation Director
Maria Isabel Iñigo Petralanda UCA Pontificial Catholic University & Argentinian Ecosystem
Research Ethics Committee
Martin Curley Health Service Executive (HSE)
Director of the Digital Transformation and Open Innovation
Mathilde Demory Mayor's office - City of Nice & Christian Estrosi
Health Advisor & President
Michelle Evans Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh
Talent Lead and Programme Director
Neil Gomes CommonSpirit Health
System Senior Vice President for Digital and Human Experiences
Nigel Hughes Johnson & Johnson
Scientific Director, Observational Health Data Analytics/Epidemiology
Oscar Zanutto Faber & Italy
ISRAA-Fabbrica Europa Coordinator
Päivi Sillanaukee The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing
Rachel Dunscombe Digital Health Society
Director
Sanna Rimpiläinen Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, DHI Scotland
Research & Skills Manager
Rajendra Pratap Gupta Health Parliament
Founder
Sathy Rajasekharan Jacaranda Health
Co-Executive Director
Tapani Piha Ministry of Social Affairs and Health & Sitra
Special Adviser
Tobias Silberzahn McKinsey & Company
Partner
Tudor Pitulac OpenSky Data Systems
Manager – Research Projects DivisionManager – Research Projects Division
Verena Thaler Medtecheurope
Digital Health Manager
Vlad Bakaliar OneUkraine
Head of Mental Health Project Tysha
Willam Flanagan Sky Data Systems
Owner
Yuliia Karnas OneUkraine
Managing Director

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Highlights DHSS 2021

68 Countries

20 Virtual Booths

780+ Registeers

48 International Speakers

22 Sessions

9 Partners

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