Starts at:

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 - 07:00

Ends at:​

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 16:00


ECHAlliance is looking forward to our 2 sessions during the Summit, see details below:

Session: Scaling citizens access and sharing of health data on 1st June at 14h BST at Palco 4

After two years of work engaging organisations, experts, industry, professionals and citizens from all around Europe, some conclusions are brought forward by the White paper on better citizen access & control of data, the Consultation paper: Citizen-controlled health data sharing governance and the Calls to Action on Health Data Ecosystems.

This session will discuss the main actionable points reported and bring relevant stakeholders to define the plan and timeline to progress.

Moderator: Tapani Phia, Advisor to SITRA & Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Finland

  • Bleddyn Rees (The Digital Health Society), 
  • Carina Dantas (ECHAlliance), 
  • Samuel Jacinto (SPMS) and 
  • Oliver Harrison (Koa Health) 

will be the “provokers” bringing the main results from the previous work and consultation with:

  • Industry
  • Citizens
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Consumers

Each will bring one-two actionable points from the referred reports to throw to the table and discuss the policy-making side with the invited speakers:

  • European Commission – DG CNECT (Birgit Morlion)
  • European Commission – DG SANTE (Ander Elustondo Jauregui)
  • Sitra | TEHDAS Joint Action (Minna Hendolin)

Relevant topics: literacy, patient/citizen access, trust, implementation (synergies with the European Health Data Space and the Data Governance Act)

Session: Using Ecosystems to connect the dots and scale up EHealth between the Presidencies on 1st June at 14h BST at Palco 5

Moderated by Brian O’ Connor, Chair ECHAlliance 

There are a variety of organizations that influence the emergence and scaling up of health innovation. Mapping out digital health ecosystems allows to better understand the contribution of the different players in the innovation process. Building on the multiannual experience of ECHAlliance in providing support to local, regional and national digital health ecosystems, the session will:

Gather key champions from the already established legacy of ECHAlliance ecosystem networks from the Finnish and German Presidencies to present and discuss both their experiences and identify key routes for potential collaboration ECHAlliance ecosystems in Portugal, Slovenia and France

Confirmed Speakers, ECHAlliance Ecosystem representatives from: 

Juha Paakkola from Helsinki Health Capital Ecosystem – Finland
Benjamin Stoecklein from Medical Valley Ecosystem – Germany
Pedro Cid from Digital Health Portugal Ecosystem – Portugal
Anne Claude Lefebvre from Health Bretagne Ecosystem – France
Urška Rauter Slovenia Health Ecosystem – Slovenia

About the eHealthSummit

The largest digital health event in Portugal. eHealthsummit.pt promotes innovation and digital transformation in health. Previous editions have contributed to leveraging digital health at the country and international levels. In 2021, this theme acquires special relevance and greater significance for all citizens.In order to improve the quality of health care and reduce inequalities in access, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PPUE), which takes place in the first half of the year, presents the lines of action that contribute to development digital transformation in health.

eHealthsummit.pt thus assumes itself as the main initiative of PPUE in the scope of digital health.

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