We are delighted to announce that
The Digital Health & Wellness Summit will be back in Barcelona as part of 4YFN & MWC, 29 June 2021
DHWS was developed by ECHAlliance to bring health and care expertise to digital health startups, SMEs, technology and telecommunications businesses. It discusses important issues of the day and show cases challenges and innovative solutions from across Europe and beyond. It creates opportunities to connect buyers and sellers, innovators to investors and to meet potential partners and collaborators. It gives innovators the chance to hear about end-user needs and challenges.
DHWS 2021 provides the connections between solution suppliers and their customers (policy makers, hospitals, insurers, pharmaceuticals, Medtech, technology and telecommunication companies). It provides a unique place for these industries to connect to improve healthcare delivery.
MWC Barcelona and 4YFN will now exhibit between 28 June-1 July 2021 and will be moving to Fira Gran Via, the same location as MWC Barcelona 2021.
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29th June 2021
Novartis BIOME: from the EGOsystem to the ECOsystem
Open Innovation and technologies to design healthcare solutions. Marion Chalumeau and Dr. Izarzugaza will discuss about what the digital era represents for the pharma industry and the healthcare system. They will exemplify how we can co-create, design and launch innovative solutions for patients and healthcare professionals with enablers like BIOME, the Digital Innovation Hub by Novartis.
TRACK01 > COVID19 DISRUPTED HEALTHCARE
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is having a terrible impact on the humanity, obviously on the health of populations (both in relation with the virus and with the associated preventive measures) but as well on the whole life and activities of human beings. The Digital transformation of health and social care has appeared as inevitable facing this situation. So the last year has been an intense period of implementation of innovations (being around since several years or newly created) such as teleconsultations, AI-powered diagnostic solutions, tracking apps and digital passport, remote monitoring and support, mental health management, etc. This session will showcase a few of these innovations which are nowadays fully part of our healthcare systems. Our panellists will also discuss the legacy of this pandemic and how to continue the dynamic for the implementation of more convenient, ubiquitous and personalised care solutions.
Pandemic: a year of digital health innovations
Talk #1: Deep Learning models for COVID-19 diagnosis in a post-pandemic era
Talk #2: Will Covid-19 certificates survive beyond the pandemic?
Talk #3: Citizen-led data cooperative for COVID19: the CO3 project
With previous speakers around the perspective for digital health and the consequences of the progresses due to the pandemic
Break – Networking
TRACK02 > ¡FREE THE DATA!
Moving towards an open platform paradigm: the digital health strategy for Catalonia
Currently, in Catalonia there are a multiplicity of health information systems that share the function of monitoring patients through electronic medical records. This scenario has highlighted the existence of different models of clinical information, difficulties in achieving an agile and systemic deployment of innovations and an old-fashioned and unergonomic technology park.
However, in terms of digital health, locating the people in the care center demands that information systems having an architecture and a repository based on a careful and standardized clinical language. This element is key to contributing to a satisfactory experience of health professionals and citizens in all their interactions with the digital services of the health system, facilitating updates and innovations in the electronic health records.
This session will present the new digital health strategy of Catalonia, which is about to launch an investment of 40 million euros to develop a new model of information systems and Electronic Health Record based on the international and open standard openEHR.
Jordi Piera Jiménez, Director of the Digital Health Strategy Office at Catalan Health Service
Pol Perez Sust, Director of Information systems at Catalan Health Services (CatSalut)
Josep Vidal Alaball, Head of the Central Catalonia Primary Care Innovation and Research Unit at Institut Català de la Salut
Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, CEO at Open Evidence
Emilio J. Cortegoso Lobato, Patient
13:05 – 14:00
TRACK03 > TECH4CARE
AI in health: use-cases & trustworthiness
AI is another example of technology bringing clear disruptions in all sectors. In the healthcare domain, AI is already offering promising gains through various use-cases such as in personalised medicine, medical imaging, optimisation of care processes within hospitals and care centres, public health studies and interventions, etc. Nevertheless, the deployment of AI in routine care requires its compliance with regulatory frameworks and ethical principles, as well as garantees of robustness and performance. Following the European initiative around the “Trustworthy AI” framework and self-assessment, number of companies are nowadays adopting ethical approaches for their AI developments. This session will give an overview of the practical applications of AI in health, as well as of the models that can be used in order to build trustable and reliable AI systems.
Jorge Juan Fernández García, Director of Innovation at EIT Health (Munich) – Presentation
Rachel Dunscombe, CEO, NHS Digital Academy & Principal, Tektology (UK) – Presentation
Gemma Galdon Clavell, Founder and CEO at Eticas Research & Consulting
Digital & Brain
The digital transformation of healthcare is having major impact on all domains. The fields of neurosciences and neurology are by no means a stranger to the digital revolution. Whether we are talking about neurodegenerative diseases or mental health conditions, one of the most complex organ we have, our brain, can benefit from digital technologies to improve our health and our quality of life. On the mental health side, multiple recent publications showed a clear increase in psychologic and psychiatric care consumption, and experts predict the “mental health wave” after the pandemic. Would digital play a role in this new challenge? This session will be the opportunity to present innovations and use-cases as well as discussing the upcoming development.
Ana Maiques, CEO at Neuroelectrics – Presentation
Francesc Xavier Arrufat, Psychiatrist and Director, Hospital Universitari Institut Pere Mata – Presentation
Charlie Pearmund, CEO at Virtual Bodyworks – Presentation
Break – Networking
TRACK04 > INNOVATION IN DIGITAL HEALTH: FROM IDEA TO MARKET TO CITIZEN
The innovation process in the digital health domain could be challenging for innovators, health professionals, start-ups and companies in general.
Which methodology? which tools? How could I work with an hospital? an insurer? a government? or a pharma company?
This session will be the opportunity to share some lessons learnt, good practices and methodologies for the development of innovations in digital health, and will also showcase opportunities for innovators to embark on this journey.
Selected start-ups will pitch their disruptive ideas and business concepts in front of experts, in a “Shark Tank” session.
Opportunities for Innovators
Start-ups pitches & shark tank
Anna Echegaray, Open Innovation & Business development at DKV Servicios
Aline Noizet, Chief International Officer, Barcelona Health Hub
Irene Sanchez, EIT Health Business Creation Manager
Gemma Estrada Bertran, Director Digital Health and Technology at Ferrer
Clara Cuervo, Digital Transformation and BIOME Manager
Data-drive digital health ecosystem: the OpenEHR model
Nowadays, information systems for patient data collection and clinical information share the need for an architecture and repository based on accurate and standardized clinical language. This element is key for a satisfying experience of users – professionals and citizens – in all their interactions with the health system tools, facilitating updates and innovations of any health provider Electronic Health Record (EHR) related application and centralizing patient’s personal health data.
OpenEHR is the international open source standard for the specific design of clinical information models in electronic medical records. Using its own language (archetype definition language), this reference model makes it possible to develop archetypes enabling to collect and manage clinical data throughout the life cycle of the information system.
This workshop will be focused on the strategic decision of Catalonia to build a new EHR based on openEHR, which means that, Catalonia will become the most populated European region choosing open platforms as a solution for the future of its model of health information systems.
Invitation only workshop. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend
This year 4YFN moves to the heart of MWC Barcelona at Fira Gran Via. This means that MWC Barcelona 2021 tickets provide access to the entire 4YFN exhibition and event programme, networking opportunities and conference schedule, during 4 days. With every MWC ticket you can maximize your exposure, multiply your connections and enjoy the most influential startup event in the world.
Watch the DHWS 2019 Highlights video
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