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Connected Health seminar: How to engage and empower patients?
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When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Where: Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Teaduspargi 6/1, Saturn

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Date:  March 13, 2018. Time 9:45 – 15:00

Location: Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Teaduspargi 6/1, Saturn

Moderator of the day: Mart Soonik

Working language of the seminar: English

Participation fee: 125,00 EUR + VAT 20%

Registration Date: 5.03.2018


The seminar is free of charge for students, Connected Health Cluster members and public sector partners, Science Park Tehnopol members.

Target audience: Cluster members, healthcare service providers (nurses, doctors, therapists, other specialists), public sector (local municipality representatives, ministries), patient representatives

The purpose of the event:

To showcase good practices, drawing to some extent from local sources i.e. Estonia, but also with European speakers to help illustrate the state of the art, as it is. Patients, professionals and healthcare service developers / providers are important developing digital health in the future.

After the seminar participants will have a clearer understanding of

  • Patient empowerment in digital era
  • Future of patient engagement in Estonia and abroad
  • Health technology contribution in practice

Relevant areas of the discussion

  • Educational, citizens being more informed and involved into decision making process about their own health, to allow them to be more active partners to healthcare providers
  • Enhancing joint decision-making via digital technology (research outputs available – David). There are examples of good practice, and the opportunities that new digital tools for enhancing co-operation between stakeholders. Digital enhancement of practice.
  • Self-management. Patient empowerment via digital technology. Presentation of digital tools for self-management


9:45 - 10:15 Coffee and registration

10:15 Introduction to the day - Piret Hirv, Connected Health Cluster Manager

10:30 "Better Patient Engagement using Personalized Videos", Dr. Rami Cohen, Telesofia

10:50  "A whole population approach to self-care" learning from the NHS new models of care program“, Jim Philips, NHS

11:15 Keynote speech: Ain Aaviksoo, Ministry of Social Affairs

11:35 Discussion 1 in panel – “Weaknesses and strengths today?”

Panelists: Jim Philips, Rami Cohen, Ain Aaviksoo

Moderator: Mart Soonik

12:00 Lunch

12:40 "Health apps tested by people like you," Dee O'Sullivan, 

13:00 Patient monitoring made different, Elin Haf Davies, Aparito

13:20 Estonian example, Anneli Habicht

13:40 Discussion 2 in panel – “What are our steps in the future? Possible agreement?”

Panelists: Dee O’ Sullivan, Anneli Habicht, Elin Haf Davies, Julius Juurmaa

Moderator: Mart Soonik

14:00 Coffee and networking

15:00 End of the event

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