The Future of European Health

The digital tranformation within health is both a challenge and an opportunity for all countries in the world. In this session we will look at international and European strategies – and get some insight, by example from two countries, how digital technology and transformation is adopted into clinical care and pathways.

Moderator: Jon-Torgeir Lunke, MD MHA and Senior advisor in The Norwegian Directorate for e-health

How strategies can advance digital health for equity

by Harold (Hal) Wolf, President & CEO at HIMSS

Equal access to health and care services may depend on digital transformation and may preserve sustainability for health and care delivery.

Building trust between nations and investing in digital health technology are key to the transformation of healthcare across Europe. Hal Wolf addressed this as a keynote speaker at the 72nd Session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe on Sept. 12 in Tel Aviv, Israel. WHO/Europe and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) on has signed a memorandum of understanding, setting a new agenda of transatlantic collaboration in digital health.

HIMSS is opening its global headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. HIMSS also supports the European Union’s initiative to create a European Health Data Space and hosts the Digital Health Advisory Group in Europe.

Italy’s journey of innovation and how the country’s investments and reforms enable a path of digital transition in healthcare

by Elena Sini, founder of the HIMSS Italian Community

Elena Sini is the Vice Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors, a member of HIMSS EMEA Advisory Board and is the founder of the HIMSS Italian Community.

In response to the pandemic crisis, the Next Generation EU Programme made available extensive funding to each country to support the development of digitisation and innovation.

Elena Sini will share how the Italian Plan for Recovery and Resilience addresses this challenge and the role that HIMSS and its own Italian Community are playing in pushing this innovation forward.

Deploying Digital Health tools in complex health systems: Key considerations for adoption and implementation

by Liz Ashall Payne, co-founder and CEO of ORCHA.

Liz Ashall Payne is a trained Speech and Language Therapist, and for almost 20 years led NHS transformation programmes.

ORCHA is a leading provider of digital health accreditation and distribution services. ORCHA is providing digital health assessment and distribution services in eleven countries and in the UK to organisations in NHS regions.

ORCHA is collaborating with the Nordic Interoperability Project (N!P) who is working towards common cross-border standards in the Nordic countries.