Following the success of the 1st edition, we are delighted to announce our
2nd Digital Health Society Summit which will be held on the 17th & 18th November with the switch from onsite to virtual.
The Digital Health Society’s work connecting digital health and data initiatives has never been more important. At European level, the recent efforts towards the construction of a Common Health Data Space and the increasing awareness that health data use and sharing is crucial to secure a healthy and safe future for all provide a range of important subjects to discuss.
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.
17th & 18th November
The Digital Health Society’s work connecting digital health and data initiatives has never been more important. The recent efforts towards the construction of a Common Health Data Space provide a range of important subjects to discuss. In the last months there have been many initiatives around these subjects. Taking stock of them, 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.
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome & scene setting
Bleddyn Rees, Chair at the Digital Health Society
10:15 – 11:15 Health Data: Building Trust & Use: Recommendations from the DHS & i~HD Round Tables
Presentation of the draft Recommendations of the DHS & i~HD Round Table 1 “Acceptance criteria for societal trust in the use of Health Data” and Round Table 2 “A recipe for trustworthy digital health: standards, architecture and value”. Followed by a debate on Draft Recommendations & “Next steps: implementation of the DHS& I~HD Recommendations”.
- Bleddyn Rees, Chair, Digital Health Society
- Dipak Kalra, President, European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (I~HD)
- Nicola Bedlington, DataSavesLives
- Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director Observational Health Data Analytics/Epidemiology Janssen Research and Development
- Jesper Kjær, Director of Data Analytics Center at Danish Medicines Agency
11:15 – 11:30 Data innovation showcase 1 – How to assemble personalised, data driven and fully connected healthcare IT
It is becoming obvious that current monolith and individual solutions are not able to meet the future needs of health and care. Having the ability to assemble more personalised healthcare IT solutions, based on open-data digital health platforms, is the key to supporting medical teams so that they can make better decisions in our complex and always changing healthcare environment.
Anže Droljc, Business Development Director at Better will explain how Better has already helped several care providers assemble personalised, data-driven, and fully connected healthcare IT suites of solutions.
Anže Droljc, Director Of Business Development at Better
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:30 All Policies for a Healthy Europe: presentation of the Digital Working Group Recommendations
All Policies for a Healthy Europe is an multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together a diverse group of NGOs, think-thanks, associations, companies, and individuals and promote a cross-sectoral policy making approach that takes all of the multi-dimensional determinants of health and well-being into account, including economic, social, environmental, commercial and political influences. The Digital Working Group has elaborated a 2020 Policy Paper, focusing on empowering citizens to reap the benefits of the digital transformation of health & wellbeing.
Moderator : Darren Ennis, Specialist in Advocacy and Strategic Communications, Public Affairs and Policy at FOURTOLD
- Michael Strubin, Director Digital Health at MedTech Europe,
- Francesco Buonarroti, IT VP & CIO Business Technology Pharm Commercial EMEA at Johnson & Johnson
- Michele Calabrò, Policy Adviser at European Patients’ Forum
12:30 – 12:45 Republic of Slovenia: Digital technologies & digital health: where are we and where we are heading
- Tina Bregant, State Secretary, Ministry of Health of Republic of Slovenia
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45 Citizen controlled data sharing governance
Discussions on data sharing have multiple perspectives, interests and even biases and the only way forward is to acknowledge the tensions but search for the potential compromises that can be implemented in the short-term. It is essential to progressively improve the testing of new models, the amount of data being shared and the awareness of citizens – ultimately their trust. This session will aim to discuss (and agree on) the main next steps to be followed, concerning legal questions, societal issues and business models for successful citizen-centered data sharing models, based on 3 axis: transparency, information, awareness and trust.
Panel discussion moderated by Carina Dantas, Senior International Projects Manager at ECHAlliance
- Birgit Morlion, mHealth Programme and Policy at European Commission, DG CNECT
- Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director at IHAN SITRA
- Sarah Medjek, Chair of MyData Global Board of Directors
- Nicola Bedlington, Special Advisor at European Patients’ Forum
- Jeroen Maas, Challenge Lead Health at Amsterdam Economic Board
14:45 – 15:30 ECHAlliance Network of German Digital Health Ecosystems: Our network of German Ecosystems share their regional initiatives on health data and data sharing
Panel discussion moderated by Andy Bleaden, Director of Ecosystems and Membership at ECHAlliance
Medical Valley Ecosystem,
- Benjamin Stöcklein, Head of International Service at Medical Valley EMN e.V
Digital Health Rheinland Ecosystem,
- Alexia Zurkhulen, Project Manager and Researcher at gewi-Institut für Gesundheitswirtschaft e.V.
- Hans-Peter Dauben, Founder of the Digital Health Citizens e.V.
Digital Health Ecosystem Health4all Hess,
- Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, Managing Director at SDG.17 Consulting GmbH
- Zeeshan Mahmood, Director of Strategic Portfolio Management at Avantor, presentation title: “Digital tools enabling health research. Best practices“
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:00 Digital Vaccination System – How to manage the biggest vaccination programme.
- Cliff Kirby, CEO at NeedleSmart
16:00 – 17:00 The current EU Presidency Trio are Germany, Portugal and Slovenia. What are Germany and Portugal doing with Digital Health and what plans have they for digital health during their Presidencies?
- Luís Goes Pinheiro, President of the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health in Portugal
- Nick Schneider, Head of Division – New technologies and data use at German Federal Ministry of Health
17:00 – 17:15 Wrap up and take-home messages
Bleddyn Rees, Chair at the Digital Health Society
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome
- Valentina Tageo, International Projects Director at ECHAlliance
09:45 – 11:00 I2M Online training for digital health SMEs and Q&A
A stakeholder consultation run by the We4AHA I2M team revealed that there is still a strong need to facilitate European SMEs’ access to private investments (in such fields as venture capital, capital risk, private equity, and seed funding). SMEs point out the lack of capitalisation and funding as a key issue in the growth of European digital health SMEs and their internationalisation. This training session offered by I2M, an initiative co-led by ECHAlliance and TicBioMed, aims to provide SMEs directions and tips on how to assess the investment-readiness of their data-driven solution, design an attractive business proposition and pitch it convincingly in front of potential private investors.
- Francesca Natali, Fund Managing director and Senior expert at META Group
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Boosting investments on data-driven health and care solutions
Panel moderated by Jorge Gonzalez, Director at TicBiomed
The Session is thought to bring a broad perspective on the barriers that are preventing and delaying the adoption of person-centred digital solutions at scale, based on the lessons learnt from both the Innovation to Market (I2M) initiative raised in the frame of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and the DigitalHealthEurope H2020 project. The panellists will discuss the potential solutions that may accelerate investments thus, paving the way to up-scaling.
- John Brennan, CEO of WESTBIC- Ireland
- Gemma Estrada Bertran, Director Digital Health and Technology at Ferrer
- Erik Vermeulen, Associate Partner at EY Health leader
- Núria Pastor Hernández, Chief Executive Officer at humanITcare
- Diane Whitehouse, Principal eHealth Policy Analyst at EHTEL
12:15 – 13:15 Benefits and risks of AI for health and wellbeing in the workplace
Panel moderated by Karolina Mackiewicz, Senior International Project Manager at ECHAlliance
This session is promoted by the SmartWork project that is developing innovative solutions to sustain workability in office settings as workers age. Departing from the presentation of the SmartWork solution, the session will engage in a broader discussion with renowned experts about the implications for health and wellbeing of using digital developments, like artificial intelligence and ‘big data’ (such as for people analytics; AI-augmented robotics; chat-bots in support centres; or wearable technologies and IoT in a production assembly line, etc.), at the workplace.
- Charalampos Vassiliou, Digital Strategy and Business Development Consultant at Byte Computer S.A.
- Iraklis Varlamis, Assoc. Professor – Department of Informatics and Telematics – Harokopio University of Athens, Greece, Collaborator of FORTH, Greece
- Giulio Jacucci, Professor, University of Helsinki
- Isabelle de Zegher, MD, MS, Founder of b!loba, Member of the Management Board SNOMED International, Lead MyData-4-Pandemics Thematic Group
- Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
13:15 – 13:25 Wrap up and event closure
14:00 – 17:00 Networking Session: 1-2-1 meetings
Key benefits & opportunities
Learn from the best international experts
Meet the Global Digital Health Community
Discover innovative solutions, best practices and key success factors for implementation
The Summit will bring together national and regional policy makers, international experts, healthcare providers and professionals, researchers, insurers, leading industry, SMEs and startups, civil society organisations and patient groups.