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Webinar: Digital Health Society: update, report from Task forces and next steps
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When: Monday, October 2, 2017
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Webinar “Digital Health Society: update, report from Task forces & next steps”, Monday 2 October 2017, 12h-14h CET

Launched during the Estonian EU Presidency in 2017, the Digital Health Society (DHS) has convened a multi-stakeholders group with policy-makers, European patients and citizens groups, researchers, healthcare providers and professionals, large companies and SMEs/start-ups, large pan-European and international NGOs, insurers, investors, etc. Several activities have been launched from 1st of July:

  1. The DHS Declaration: manifesto expressing the challenges we are facing in Europe to implement Digital health in all health and social care systems - open to online contributions this summer (thank you to the many of you who responded) a new version is to be published early October and endorsed  by contributors mid-October
  2. The DHS Task Forces: experts groups around specific topics:

a.   Interoperability standards and Digital Telehealthcare protocol

b.  Citizen-controlled Data Governance

c.   Legal framework for Free Flow and 2nd use of health data

d.   Digital Transformation & change management in health & social care organisations

     3. High Level eHealth Tallinn 2017 conference on October 16-18


This webinar will be the opportunity to update all interested stakeholders on all these activities, but will have a specific focus on the presentations by the DHS Task Forces Leaders of the main results of the work done this summer. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions on each topic.

This 120min session will allow time also to discuss the next steps for the Digital Health Society (DHS) until the end of 2017 and the sustainability plan beyond the Estonian EU Presidency.



Introduction by 

  • Ain AAVIKSOO, Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation at Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
  • Brian O’Connor, Chair at ECHAlliance

Presentation by each Task Force leader 

  • Interoperability standards and Digital Tele Healthcare protocol, led by Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General of the Ministry of Health of Netherlands;
  • Legal Framework facilitating the Free Flow and 2nd use of health data, led by Bleddyn Rees, lawyer and digital health expert at Osbourne Clarke;
  • Digital transformation and change management in health & social care organisations, led by Richard Corbridge, CIO of Health Service Executive and CEO of eHealth Ireland.
  • Data donors and citizen-controlled data governance, led by Angela Brand, MD, PHD, MPH, Professor at Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Overview of Tallinn conference by 

  • Julien VENNE, Strategic Advisor at ECHAlliance

Digital Health Society next steps



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