HIMSS and Health 2.0 Take the Most Influential Digital Health Conference to Finland

11 - 13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland.
The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference will be held on 11 - 13 June 2019 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The conference will bring the best of both worlds: HIMSS' knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation and Health 2.0's network of entrepreneurs and investors, showcasing the latest cutting edge and innovative health tech solutions.

Over the course of the three days, the conference will focus on five overarching topics:

  • Integrating health and social care
  • Enabling homecare for healing and ageing in place
  • Promoting a secure, ethical and actionable flow of data for prevention, population health management, personalized health and research
  • Beyond the AI buzz: what can AI deliver today and are we really ready
  • Opportunities and challenges of opening innovation

The three-day event is supported and organised in conjunction with a number of Finnish organisations, including: The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, SITRA (The Finnish Innovation Fund), Business Finland, The City of Helsinki, The University of Helsinki, HUS Helsinki University Hospital, OuluHealth, Turku Science Park and Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre.

Antti Kivelä, Director, Capacity Renewal, SITRA, said: "Finland is one of the leading countries in innovation, data and healthcare, and we look forward to sharing our journey at the conference next year. HIMSS and Health 2.0 always put the patient and the citizen in the driver’s seat when discussing health and care. This is a vision we fully support in Finland, and is one of the reasons we are delighted to be hosting next year's flagship digital health event."

The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference will provide a unique opportunity to connect the players in the field of health and care. Networking and bringing like-minded professionals together is one of the main objectives of the conference.

Bruce Steinberg, EVP for HIMSS International, said: "The Nordic region is one of the most socially advanced and digitally mature regions worldwide. Taking our conference to Finland is an absolute privilege, and will give many of us the opportunity to learn from groundbreaking digital health transformation first hand.

"Bringing HIMSS & Health 2.0 under the same roof in Europe has proven to be the key ingredient for success. Health 2.0 attracts entrepreneurs, investors and healthcare business executives showcasing new product demos. HIMSS Europe brings high-level decision makers and thought leaders to the conversation. Together, in addition to engaging with each other, hearing about real best practices and learning new skills, delegates will get a unique chance to see some of the technologies that are making a positive difference to patients right now."

Pekka Sivonen, Director of Digitisation, Business Finland, added: "We currently have over 500 high-tech companies in the health sector as well as hundreds more in the ICT sector that develop solutions for healthcare; and this number is growing more than 10% annually. The Finnish healthcare reform is the most significant in history across the globe. In addition, we are redistributing all finances and pushing through 140 new laws, including a first-in-world law of the secondary use of social and health data and genome law."

"Currently 98 % of our health data is in digital format and in coming years 10 % of Finland’s population will be genotyped. We have a tremendous story to tell the visitors of the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference in June 2019," continues Dr. Minna Hendolin, Director Health and Wellbeing, Business Finland.

The conference is expected to gather thousands of professionals in the healthcare sector and the digital health start-up ecosystem. The event will feature world-class speakers who will address the hottest topics in digital health today. The event will also be a platform which will offer guidance and a roadmap based on future trends, with the common goal of improving healthcare through information and technology together.

For further information, please visit:
www.himsseuropeconference.eu

About HIMSS Europe

HIMSS Europe is a voice, advisor and thought leader of transformation through health information and technology. As an independent organisation with innovation at its heart, HIMSS Europe unites and engages key stakeholders across the health and care ecosystem through events, media, analytics and communities focused on helping healthcare systems to define their IT strategies meanwhile supporting the healthcare industry to improve its services.

By offering a high quality, Pan-European platform to collaborate and exchange best practice, news, information and data, HIMSS Europe has a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health and care and deliver more effective patient outcomes.

Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 65,000 members, 650 companies and over one million HIT network of key influencers that drive innovation across the world.

Most Popular Now

AI can Detect COVID-19 in the Lungs Like…

A University of Central Florida researcher is part of a new study showing that artificial intelligence can be nearly as accurate as a physician in diagnosing COVID-19 in the lungs. The...

Putting Virtual Rehab for Stroke Patient…

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have been putting virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test. They have created a new gaming platform which uses low cost...

Liverpool John Moores University Gives S…

Liverpool John Moores University is to use Better's OPENeP electronic prescribing and medicines administration solution to teach nursing and pharmacy students about modern prescribing practices. The university and the company have...

An App Monitors Cancer Patients' Health …

Close2U, an electronic device application, has been developed by researchers at the Complutense University (UCM) and the University of Zaragoza (UZA) to monitor cancer patients' physical and mental health using...

FDA Launches the Digital Health Center o…

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is launching the Digital Health Center of Excellence within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The launch of the...

Tampa General Hospital Announces Strateg…

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced they are creating a long-term strategic partnership designed to keep Tampa...

New Research Reveals Impact of COVID-19 …

Hospitals face new demand for virtual visiting, and more patients are confident they don't always need to see a doctor in person, as the use of remote technologies rise. But...

Black Country Pathology Services Deliver…

Black Country Pathology Services has pushed ahead with a major initiative to create a laboratory network to serve four trusts and delivered a successful go-live for its CliniSys laboratory information...

Highland Marketing Resilient through COV…

Highland Marketing, a full-service agency for health tech marketing, PR and communications, is recruiting three new account team members to support clients and growth. This is despite the economic and...

Total Health: Build a Better Healthcare …

19 - 20 November, 2020. Digital Forum, #REhealthcare. The stage is set for a paradigm shift in healthcare. The opportunity exists to redefine healthcare in a way that transforms patient outcomes...

Telemedicine Saves Chronic Pain Patients…

Patients who saw a pain medicine specialist via telemedicine saved time and money and were highly satisfied with their experience, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study being...