Estonian Ecosystem Gathering

Estonian Ecosystem Gathering

Starts at:

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 23:00

Ends at:​

Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 22:59

Estonian Ecosystem Gathering


An Ecosystem for healthcare – What is needed to make Estonia the best place for innovation in healthcare?

  Date: 23.08.2018 time 09:30 – 20:00 Place: Sagadi manor Language: Mixed = Estonian + English. Presentations will be in English without translation Registration: ECHAlliance members wishing to attend should contact heather@echalliance.com


9:30 – 10:00 Welcoming, registration  
10:00 – 10:30 Introduction: What is needed to make Estonia the best place for innovation in healthcare? Piret Hirv,Connected Health Cluster,
10:30 – 12:00 Best Practices in developing, testing and evaluating innovative solutions in healthcare.Healthcare systems and health workers openness to the innovation
10:30 – 11:00 North Estonian Medical Center – success stories and roadblocks Terje Peetso, member of the board, PERH
11:00 – 11:10 Practical case Presenter TBC
11:10 -11:30 ORCHA -Raising the bar on health apps   Liz Ashall-Payne, UK,ORCHA
11:30 – 12:00 Discussion (in Estonian) -What are the obstacles of open innovation an d PPP -Who should lead the way? -Discussion of next steps Moderated by Marleen Pedjassaar,Speaksmart
12:00 – 13:00      LUNCH, Networking
13:00 – 14:30 Taking innovative pilots in healthcare beyond the pilots.
13:00 – 13:30 Taking innovative solutions in healthcare beyond Pilots -What takes so long, what are the roadblocks on the way? -Best practices and solutions Jordi Piera Jiménez, Spain, Badalona Serveis Assistencials,http://www.bsa.cat
13:30 – 14:00 Scaling up the pilots – How are we doing in Estonia? Priit Kruus, Dermtest
14:00 – 14:10 Practical case Presenter TBC
14:10 – 14:30 Discussion (in Estonian) -Why it is so hard to scale up and move beyond the pilot? -How can ecosystem support a happy ending – a paid and lasting implementation of innovative solutions in healthcare? -Discussion of next steps Moderated by Marleen Pedjassaar, Speaksmart
14:30 – 15:00    Coffee Break, Networking
15:00 – 16:30 Innovative funding and funding innovation in healthcare
15:00 – 15:30 Who should pay for the innovation in healthcare? -opportunities for funding and collaboration around health innovation -practical advice around securing funding -Best practice: insight into an innovative approach to dementia involving people living with dementia and their carers. Andy Bleaden, EuropeanConnected Health Alliance,
15:30 -16:00 Health Technology start-ups through the eyes of the VC Erki Mõlder,
16:00 – 16:10 Practical case Presenter TBC
16:10 –16:30 Discussion (in Estonian) -How can the ecosystem move towards sustainable models of financing innovation in healthcare? -Discussion of next steps Moderated by Marleen Pedjassaar, Speaksmart
16:30 –17:00       Wrap up, conclusions
17:00 – 20:00      Dinner, Networking, a bit entertainment too (Comedy Estonia Stand-up / Ardo Asperk)  

Speakers info:

Andy Bleaden works for ECHAlliance as an International Projects Manager and has had long career in both funding, health and social care going back over 27 years starting in Psychiatric setting. Andy has for the last 16 years working in the UK and Europe for a municipality in Greater Manchester at Stockport Council where he also specialized in Adult Social Care, Robotics, Telehealth and Telemedicine, Regeneration and Dementia. He also formed alliances with pan European groups most recently with the EIP-AHA, Coral and Covenant for Demographic Change. In addition, he has also been working as an External Expert for the European Commission since 2013 and also with the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) on the new Health KIC and also working for the new Urban Innovation Actions as an expert as well as Urbact as a thematic expert. He brings a wealth of experience and skills in securing and management of strategic external funding, procurement, innovation funding and forming and development large and complex partnerships across Europe.   Jordi Piera Jiménez (BSc, MSc) is dually trained in Computing Science Engineering by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and in Enterprise Management and Direction also by the UAB. He also holds MSc Programme in Telemedicine and E-health delivered by the Open University of Catalonia where he is currently a PhD candidate in Information and Knowledge Society. He started working at Badalona Serveis Assistencials (BSA) in year 2000, first as an analyst and software developer inside the ICT Department where he actively participated in the deployment and implementation of the Electronic Medical Record and in a number or research and innovation projects. Nowadays he shares his responsibilities both leading the ICT Department and the Research & Innovation Department. His areas of research are on integrated care, behavioral change, telemedicine and eHealth in general.   Liz Ashall-Payne, Founder, ORCHA. Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Liz has almost 20 years NHS experience. She has successfully led innovative change and service transformation in complex health economies. She has led regional, national and European change programmes and networks to deliver transformational shift and has experience of working collaboratively with Public Sector, Industry and Academia. Passionate about the opportunities that technology and particularly apps offer to improve health and care efficiencies and outcomes, Liz founded ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application in 2015, determined to present a way to offer much needed guidance to app developers to help raise app quality, as well as helping the public and professionals to confidently find and apply apps that could genuinely improve public, patient and organisational outcomes.


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