About the Estonian Presidency and the Digital Health Society.
The conclusions and results of this collaborative work were presented at the conference Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health, co-organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia, ECHAlliance and HIMSS Europe, in Tallinn, on 16 to 18 October 2017.
The event focused on how digital technologies and wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare. Through a combination of educational sessions, interactive workshops and valuable networking opportunities, the conference showcased existing digital health solutions and examined use-cases and technologies to demonstrate that citizen-centric health services and systems are genuinely valuable.
The programme was built around 3 mantras:
The sessions presented discussions around a broad range of topics, technologies and concepts such as: citizens access and control of their own health data, personalised health, Internet of Healthy things, blockchain, virtual reality, behaviour changes, smart cities, mHealth, cybersecurity, mental health, big data, interoperability and standards, prevention…
This multi-stakeholders conference brought together the EU policy-makers (especially Member State ministers responsible for health and social affairs and regions), patients/citizens organisation representatives, large IT and healthcare companies and start-ups healthcare professionals, hospital managers, researchers, insurers…