HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe 2019

Full coverage: HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe 2019

Healthcare decision makers, patients, clinicians, nurses, life science professionals, innovators and many more are set to convene at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference 2019 in Helsinki on 11-13 June. These thought leaders, experts and influencers keen to collaborate, comprise a diverse group that represents the entire healthcare ecosystem.

And our editors, reporters and video producers are there to capture it all – news, features, video segments of the most pressing information and technology topics, emerging trends, education sessions and more. Keep up with the latest coverage on this page.

Event Coverage

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HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference: Watch Day 1 live stream

by HIMSS TV

Watch the stream of the first day of our event in Helsinki in its entirety: Topics include such as hot issues as blockchain, cybersecurity and patient advocacy.

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HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference: Watch Day 2 live stream

by HIMSS TV

Watch the stream of the Helsinki event's second day in its entirety, with discussions on pressing issues including interoperability and EHRs.

What are the enablers of a successful data-driven economy?

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Practical tips from the InterSystems workshop organised at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference in Helsinki.

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Kazakhstan MoH: ‘It’s not so much a cultural issue, but more of a digital literacy challenge’

by Dillan Yogendra

Healthcare IT News sat down with Dr Olzhas Abishev, Vice Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference in Helsinki last month, to discuss what has been done in his country and the exciting future developments of digital health taking place with his team.

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Improving interoperability on a global level

by HIMSS TV

Jordi Serrano Pons, CEO of UniversalDoctor, says we need to collaborate and work with organizations such as HL7 on developing tools to ensure greater interoperability, while also learning from each other.

Microsoft is reimagining healthcare

by HIMSS TV

Elena Bonfiglioli, Microsoft's regional business leader of Health and Life Sciences at EMEA, says empowering clinicians through collaboration and coordination is at the core of improving outcomes through personalized care.

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Putting health data to work to benefit a nation’s population

by HIMSS TV

Health data that has been collected securely is being used to improve life for Finland's population, creating trust between the government and its citizens, says the country's Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD.

Why some countries are leapfrogging others in digital healthcare

by HIMSS TV

Paula Cobb, head of Global Strategic Marketing for Healthcare Informatics at Philips, discusses how digital health technology can improve the clinician and patient experience across the globe.

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Trust needs to be the foundation of any data sharing strategy

by HIMSS TV

The challenge for all countries is to make the data assets actionable, but trust is needed with any data sharing strategy, says Tom Foley, MD, senior clinical lead at NHS Digital.

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Russia's Skolkovo is churning out healthcare innovators

by HIMSS TV

The high-tech innovation center includes startups with a mission to improve healthcare around the world, says Konstantin Parshin, vice president of the Skolkovo Foundation.

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New research looks at key factors influencing one's decision to use digital health tools

by Leontina Postelnicu
Despite a flurry of innovations and technologies for healthcare cropping up on the market, their use
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Opinion: Can Patient Summaries drive the patient journey of tomorrow across borders?

by Alexander Berler

Alexander Berler, director for consulting services at Gnomon Informatics SA, looks at a new initiative that can help put the patient at the centre of healthcare in Europe.

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Health tech: Balancing between risks and opportunities

by Artur Olesch
Visions of better healthcare for everyone versus apocalyptic predictions of dehumanised medicine. Ho
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Digital Finland: Towards an ecosystem of health and wellbeing apps

Healthcare digitisation is a niche topic? No way. For four years in a row now, the Finnish digital health services have ranked among the top three of the most valued internet brands in Finland.

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Facing the silver tsunami - with a little help from patients

Digitisation can alleviate the challenges healthcare is facing. But this won’t happen automatically. Citizens and patients have to take the lead – as data owners and co-creators.

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Kotona is model of the future of digital healthcare

by HIMSS TV

Kotona At Home is a remote delivery care treatment center whose goal is to give people the means to live at home longer.

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How Finnish health tech startups are getting off the ground

by Laura Lovett

The ingredients of Finland's growing startup ecosystem include public-private partnerships, data research availability and a little bit of sisu.

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Building platforms for population health

Regional population health management networks are on the rise in some parts of Europe. They use digital platforms that increasingly try to bridge the gap between healthcare and social care.

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Health tech: Balancing between risks and opportunities

by Artur Olesch
Visions of better healthcare for everyone versus apocalyptic predictions of dehumanised medicine. Ho
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Thryve harnessing data from digital devices to improve healthcare

by HIMSS TV

Friedrich Lämmel, CEO of EC2VC pitch competition winner Thryve, talks about the future of digital health startups as mature technologies push the boundaries of the market and user base.

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AI key to smart stethoscope's ability to remotely monitor kids' health

by HIMSS TV

StethoMe CEO and co-founder Wojciech Radomski discusses his company's EC2VC-winning smart stethoscope and why AI is crucial in an era where more and more digital health devices are found in the home.

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Cybersecurity: How to lower the risk

In an interactive workshop on day 2 of this year’s HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe Conference in Helsinki, representatives of healthcare institutions, cybersecurity experts, and patient representatives discussed about possible ways to alleviate the threat.

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How to make the most of health data?

by Artur Olesch

We still fail in medical data management and are not ready yet to convert data into knowledge, claimed the experts of the session “Health Anywhere, Anytime” organised this week at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference.

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HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference: Accelerating innovation and driving change

by Leontina Postelnicu
Erik Gerritsen, vice minister of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Netherlands, had a
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Respect, communication key in pharma, digital collaborations

by Laura Lovett

At Health 2.0 Europe, pharma, patient and academic representatives weighed in on challenges of working together.

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How to create a data flow that is both actionable and ethical

Consent-and trust-based services is what Europe could contribute to the global platform economy.

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Poland’s StethoMe, Germany’s Thryve selected as winners of the EC2VC pitch competition

by Leontina Postelnicu

The EC2VC pitch competition saw startups and SMEs pitch their solutions in front of a jury of digital health investors from Europe and beyond.

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Finland's digital genome project

A quick look at the FinnGen project.

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Facing the silver tsunami - with a little help from patients

Digitisation can alleviate the challenges healthcare is facing. But this won’t happen automatically. Citizens and patients have to take the lead – as data owners and co-creators.

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Global collaboration will move health tech forward, says Finland's health secretary

by Leontina Postelnicu

Päivi Sillanaukee put emphasis on the need for international co-operation at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference.

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Shared decision making: “It takes more than data”

Digital tools are flourishing in healthcare, but only a minority succeed in really empowering the patient. Why? Because digital care and shared decision making only work as a team effort.

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How digital is transforming patient pathways

by HIMSS TV

The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a Global Digital Exemplar in the UK, uses EMRAM as a benchmarking tool to help drive its digital transformation strategy and improve patient outcomes.

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Challenging the lack of openness around taboo subjects impacting our health and wellbeing

by Leontina Postelnicu

The upcoming 'unmentionables' session at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference will see innovators look at the role of digital tools in 'destigmatising' depression, loneliness and sexual health.

Breaking down barriers in the way of value-based care

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THE ROAD TO HELSINKI: At the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference, experts from Philips will showcase AI-powered health information management solutions.

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Transforming the face of community care

by Tammy Lovell

Technology is helping to bring healthcare to the homes of the ageing population in Finland and nursing is at the forefront of this community-based care.

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HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference addressing European challenges

by HIMSS TV

The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference in Helsinki will feature both global thought leaders and innovators showcasing the latest dynamic healthtech solutions.

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Why empathy needs to be a two-way street

by HIMSS TV

Michael Seres, CEO of 11Health, says healthcare is a series of relationships, and doctors and patients both need to understand what outcomes the other is trying to pursue.

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Innovating beyond the pill: the blossoming relationship between pharma and tech

by Tammy Lovell
Cross-sector collaboration creates enormous potential for people-centred healthcare innovations, but there are challenges to be overcome.

Roche to highlight potential of cloud-based CDS to enable personalised healthcare

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Healthcare leaders are concerned about security and data breaches and meeting GDPR requirements when leveraging the cloud for clinical decision support. At the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference, experts from Roche will discuss the latest advancements in cloud security.

Tieto launches first openEHR-based information systems in Finland

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THE ROAD TO HELSINKI: At the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference, Tieto will present the first openEHR-based information systems for Finnish healthcare.

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Protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain

by Tammy Lovell

Counterfeiting is a huge concern for the pharmaceuticals industry, with an estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low and middle income countries (LMICs) falsified, according to the World Health Organisation.

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HIMSS Analytics European survey finds low awareness of 'clear' blockchain use cases in healthcare

by Leontina Postelnicu

Over 360 eHealth professionals in Europe took part in the survey carried out earlier this year.

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HIMSS Insights: Digital Transformation

by HIMSS Media

With HIMSS Insights eBook issue 7.5, we look at the digital transformation in healthcare from different angles: healthcare providers, health insurers, pharma/pharmacy, and healthcare systems. Download your copy of the eBook for free today to access the most insightful content and news.

Speech recognition technology optimises the EHR experience in Denmark

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A large-scale EHR implementation in Denmark has faced some resistance from clinical staff; medical d
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Opinion: Mental Health Awareness week #BeBodyKind - thoughts for mental health practitioners and digital innovators

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Dr Victoria Betton, founder and managing director of mHabitat, will be speaking about this and related issues at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference in Helsinki later this year.

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Industry players break down the evolution of femtech

by Leontina Postelnicu

Women are notoriously underrepresented in health tech, which can have detrimental impacts on the industry as a whole.

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How Sitra is fostering healthcare innovation in Finland

by HIMSS TV

Pia Heikkurinen, theme specialist, capacity renewal at Sitra, talks about the support the Finnish government is giving Sitra to back digital health startups and other healthcare innovators.

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Finding the right balance between empathy and tech

by Tammy Lovell

An interview with Siddharth Sharma, patient advocate speaking at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference in Helsinki this June.

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Getting radical: how innovation is transforming the face of healthcare

by Tammy Lovell

Digital health experts discuss how technology is being used in every situation from helping refugees to providing consultations in self-driving cars.

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Femtech innovators shine the spotlight on women’s health

by Tammy Lovell

Digital founders Saba Alzabin and Eirini Rapti speak to MobiHealthNews about how women’s health technology has evolved beyond fertility tracking apps.

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Opinion: Delivering a UK interoperability breakthrough

by Afzal Chaudhry

Dr Afzal Chaudhry, consultant nephrologist and CCIO at Cambridge University Hospitals, details the trust's journey to moving away from paper-based processes.

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AI goes clinic - are we ready yet?

by Mélisande Rouger

Chief information officer Miikka Korja talks about Helsinki University Hospital's approach to adopting AI solutions in daily practice.

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A retrospective look at the work of HIMSS Communities in Europe in 2018

by Angela Velkova
This is the time of the year when we take a moment to look back at the work of our HIMSS c
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Opinion: How self-tracking biometrics influence patients, medicine and society

by Artur Olesch

For many, self-monitoring is becoming a new philosophy for life, argues digital health journalist and blogger Artur Olesch.

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Industry players break down the evolution of femtech

by Leontina Postelnicu

Women are notoriously underrepresented in health tech, which can have detrimental impacts on the industry as a whole.

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iCAN: Finland's precision oncology toolbox

by John Otrompke

The project was showcased in the latest issue of the HIMSS Insights eBook, published at the beginning of April.

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New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki cultivating a culture of innovation through tech and art

by Dillan Yogendra
Since opening its doors to the first patients in September this year, the New Children’s Hospi
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Genome data for integrated care - Enter the video people

HIMSS Insights speaks to Mikel Hernaez, director of computational genomics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.

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Finland's contributions to global healthcare can't be understated

by HIMSS TV

itra Director Jaana Sinipuro discusses the ideals and successes that have defined Finnish healthcare as one of the most impactful systems in the world.

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European Society of Cardiology paper calls for an integrated approach to digital health

by Piers Ford

Patients, clinicians and technology vendors must work together to drive the adoption of digital health at the heart of national models and systems, researchers say.

Microsoft to showcase ecosystem of partner and cloud solutions for reimagining healthcare

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THE ROAD TO HELSINKI: How can health organisations provide patients and staff with actionable insights - at the right place, the right time and under a secure environment? At the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference, Microsoft for Healthcare will present its ecosystem of partner and cloud solutions that empower health organisations to reimagine the way they address health challenges.

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Nordic innovation – cross-border connected care

by Mélisande Rouger

The collaboration between Estonia and Finland was showcased in the newest issue of the HIMSS Insights eBook.

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Opinion: Interoperability - What every cybercriminal is waiting for

by Saif Abed

Dr Saif Abed, founding partner of health IT consultancy firm AbedGraham, looks at how interoperability could "break healthcare".

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What is the role of data and technology in reimagining healthcare?

by Leontina Postelnicu

Examples from Scotland, Finland, Sweden and Brazil were showcased at a recent event in Helsinki.

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Healthcare's challenges are global in scope

by HIMSS TV

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf discusses the organization's mission, and how the right information and technology can meet the challenges the industry faces across the globe.

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In conversation with futurist, author and researcher Koen Kas: “The future of healthcare is about changing behaviour”

by Leontina Postelnicu

Kas will be speaking at HIMSS Liège and the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference later this year.

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Patients acting as consumers, demanding more ease, better tools

by Leontina Postelnicu

Patients are driving a new shift in health care, with expectations for greater access to personalised, convenient services growing.

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Finland's digital genome project

A quick look at the FinnGen project.