eHealth Week 2017

Partner Sessions

In addition to our main tracks organised by the Ministry of Health, the European Commission and WHO on one hand and HIMSS Europe on another hand, eHealth Week offers interesting and exclusive partner sessions which you are also invited to. These partner sessions include but are not limited to the International Society of Digital Medicine (ISDM), HL7-EFMI Workshop and PCHA sessions. You will find more information about these sessions and optional events in the menu above.

See a full overview of the eHealth Week programme

Advancing eHealth in Greece

Thursday 11th May 2017 16:45 - 18:30

Managing Director of Greece’s ePrescription service explains the intricacies of successfully fielding over 5.5M prescriptions & 2.9M patients monthly, while ICT experts talk about PHRs, APIs, telehealth & monetisation. Despite Greece’s continuing economic crisis, we discuss potential financial & business growth challenges & opportunities given its unique morphology and position in the region between Europe & the Middle East.

Open to all delegates, no fee applies.


Linking big data in health: Open PHACTS in the Big Data Europe infrastructure

Time: Friday 12th, 10.45h-11.45h

Location: Room Jupiter

Of the four V's of big data – Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity – the most challenging for the health sector is Variety. Health data comes from many sources, formats and standards – how can we bring these together to reap the benefits of big data technologies?

Big Data Europe is tackling this challenge head-on, building a big data infrastructure flexible enough to tackle all seven Societal Challenges identified by Horizon 2020. Here we demonstrate our pilot implementation of Open PHACTS, which integrates life science data for drug discovery.

Deconstructing PACS

King Edward VII's key to unlocking hospital data

Time: Friday, May 12th, 9.15 -10.15

Location: Neptune IV

Speaker: Corey Frazer, Manager | Imaging Services, King Edward VII's Hospital

Learn more about King Edward VII's - a prestigious private hospital in London, their history with PACS and their reasons for choosing a deconstructed PACS. King Edward VII's Hospital had an aging PACS that was performing poorly, find out how the hospital solved its challenge to provide uniform access to imaging in all service areas.

ECHAlliance Presentations

Market access across Europe with the Global Connector

Time: Thursday May 11, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30, Room Jupiter.

Abstract: European Connected Health Alliance are the global connectors in healthcare. Our International Network of Ecosystems spans 40 countries across Europe and beyond, providing regional focal points for connected health economies as part of a broader, international, movement for change. Join the session to understand how ECHAlliance can work with you to support your organisation’s engagement with markets and opportunities internationally and hear from policy makers, industry leaders and healthcare providers on what they’re currently looking for in partners.

Open to all delegates. Complimentary.

Coalition of the Willing: The power of collaboration

The ECHAlliance not only believes in Collaboration but we actively collaborate with our Coalition of the Willing Partners.

Time: Thursday May 11, 2017, 15:30 – 16:30h, Room Jupiter.

Abstract: We can achieve so much more by working together. ECHAlliance members and our partners are working to transform local, regional and national health economies right across Europe, with a huge potential for organisations from all sectors to join the collaboration. For this interactive session we invite you to take a journey across Europe with some of the collaborations currently offering opportunities from all corners of Europe.

Open to all delegates. Complimentary.

The Future of Imaging is Cognitive

Wednesday 10th May 11:00 - 12:00

Room: Neptune IV

Can AI and deep learning applied to imaging help Europe address workforce shortages and exploding imaging data? If the future of imaging is cognitive, let's dispel the myths and discuss the possible use cases to improve efficiency and help physicians not replace them.

Brought to you by IBM Watson Health.

5th Gathering of the Cloud in Health Advisory Council

Health Data: delivering a better balance for patient privacy and health outcomes

Date: 10 May
Location: Room Europa II
Time: 12.45 – 15.15
Invitation only

Please email if you wish more info

HL7-EFMI Workshop

Title: Connected health data meet the people: diversity, standards, and trust.

Time: Thursday May 11, 2017, 11:45 - 13:00, Room Jupiter.

Abstract: Navigating health data in a connected world requires a personal digital health compass calibrated to individual personalities and needs, coupled with focused actions to develop new competencies. This session discusses strategies for empowering and activating people to cultivate a culture of productively sharing and dynamically using health data by patients, informal caregivers, and health team. Such strategies acknowledge diversity and trust, and can employ standards like HL7 FHIR to open up and manage data safely through trusted third parties.

Integrated Health Organisation (OSI) / HIMSS Analytics Europe

Osakidetza-Basque Health Service's tool for Continuity of Care. OSI-Donostialdea experience

Speaker: Ramon Lerchundi, CIO, OSI-Donostialdea Osakidetza Basque Health Service, Spain

Moderator: Nadia Leiste, Business Development Manager, HIMSS Analytics, Europe

Date: Wednesday, 10th May 16h-17h.

Room: Jupiter Room

ISDM Meeting

Title: Development Meeting of the European Chapter of the International Society of Digital Medicine (ISDM)

Time: Thursday May 11, 2017, 13:15 - 14:00, Room EUROPA.

Abstract: The development meeting of the European Chapter of the International Society of Digital Medicine (ISDM) is open to existing members of ISDM and professionals from the health sector interested in applying for membership. This meeting, chaired by the President of the European Chapter of ISDM, David Wortley, will outline and discuss development plans for the ISDM in Europe and invite opinions and expressions of interest from those wishing to be involved.


Mobile Ecosystem Forum workshop

Building trust in personal data

Time: Wednesday May 10, 2017, 12:15 – 13:15h, Room Jupiter.

Abstract: This workshop previews the findings of a new global consumer study looking at Trust. It reveals valuable insights into consumer motivations and behaviours highlighting new opportunities for digital health as well as identifying personal data challenges for greater adoption.

The workshop is hosted by MEF, a global trade body representing diverse stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem.

Its Consumer Trust Working Group looks at data stewardship and innovation of personal data. Each year it conducts a survey of mobile media users to understand their attitudes and behaviours to trust. It tracks consumer understanding and attitudes when it comes to data collection, usage, privacy & security. With the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU it asks consumers how they want to manage and protect their data.

Open to all delegates. Complimentary.

Connecting Data for Health and Sustainability: Personalized Population Health Management

Networking Lunch

Time: Wednesday, 10th May 13:15 - 14:30, Room: Neptune IIII

Open to all delegates. Complimentary but limited space available. If interested, please email Anett Molnar

Networking Lunch

How to implement a regional eHealth strategy

Main host: DDr. Thomas Schabetsberger, Head of Product Management eHealth, Siemens Healthineers

Thursday, 11 May, 13:00-14:00

Location: Room Neptune IV

Get to know the latest trends for eHealth solutions and examples of eHealth strategies, as food for thought for your further activities in this field. Joining this networking lunch, you might share your current status as well as major challenges and efforts you have experienced so far with eHealth initiatives. Based on this knowledge sharing you will be able to outline first steps for an individual eHealth strategy and action plan for your own institution or region easily.

Host: DDr. Thomas Schabetsberger, Head of Product Management eHealth, Siemens Healthineers.

Brought to you by Siemens.

Open to all delegates, no fee applies.

Tea Time with Startups

Time: Wednesday, 10th May 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Room: Neptune III

Open to all delegates. Complimentary.

Are you a digital health high flyer?

This is an invitation for a Tea Time with brilliant Startups in the digital health arena.

Roche Diabetes Care seeks partners to build a strong ecosystem. We would like to use eHealth Week to catch up with Startups focusing on management of chronic conditions - specifically big data in healthcare, behavioral change or clinical decision support.

Sounds like you? Let's talk during the Tea Time in Malta.