WHO WE ARE

The Digital Health Society (DHS) movement was born during the Estonian EU Presidency in 2017, which focused on the development of a digital society in Europe, enabled by the free flow of data, as the fifth freedom right in the European Union. Launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and the ECHAlliance as a call for action, the 1st objective of the DHS has been to bring together all stakeholders of the digital health ecosystem around the table to drive the agenda of the EU Presidency.

OUR PURPOSE

The Digital Health Society, an open multi-stakeholder movement, is both:
A Digital Health thought leadership platform, to generate innovative ideas, exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices, success stories and design a route for large-scale deployment. For this purpose we have created several Task Forces with international experts

An Innovation and Implementation Factory able to bring “on the ground” the innovations. With the DHS community, the “Coalition of the Doers”.

Angela Brand

Angela Brand

MD, PhD, MPH, Professor at the University of Maastrich

Angela Brand

Bleddyn Rees

Bleddyn Rees

Digital health expert and Lawyer at Osbourne Clarke

Bleddyn Rees

Brian O’Connor

Brian O’Connor

Chair at ECHAlliance

Brian O’Connor

Erik Gerritsen

Erik Gerritsen

Secretary General at Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of Netherlands

Erik Gerritsen

Priit Tohver

Priit Tohver

Advisor for E-Services Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia

Priit Tohver

Richard Corbridge

Richard Corbridge

Chief Digital & Information Officer- Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Richard Corbridge

THE DHS MOONSHOT

A vision for the future of health

The Digital Health Society movement has designed an ambitious research and innovation programme for health and wellbeing in Europe, enabled by key support activities and involving the EU citizens and the whole society.

Interoperability and standards

Convergence roadmap on Interoperability standards and Digital Telehealthcare protocol

Led by Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General of the Ministry of Health of Netherlands.

Citizen-controlled Data governance & Data donors

Citizen-controlled Data Governance and Data Donors

Led by Angela Brand, Professor at the University of Maastricht.

Legal Framework

Legal Framework for the Free flow and the secondary use of data

Led by Bleddyn Rees, Lawyer and digital health expert at Osborne Clarke.

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation and change management in health and social care organisations

Led by Richard Corbridge, CDIO Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, and Jane Carolan, National Directorate Health Business Services (HSE) in Ireland.

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Events

  1. Commissioning for Social Determinants and Health Outcomes Design course

    22 November - 23 November
  2. EU Health Summit 2018

    29 November
  3. Estonian ecosystem Gathering: Migraine Innovation Challenge & Hack

    30 November - 2 December
  4. ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Connect Europe

    4 December - 6 December
  5. EU Regions for Health “Changing today for tomorrow”

    6 December

Contact

  • Connected Health Alliance CIC
    The Innovation Centre
    Northern Ireland Science Park
    Queen’s Island
    Belfast, BT3 9DT
    Northern Ireland.
  • dhs@echalliance.com