HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference

Helsinki, Finland
June 11-13, 2019


Since the publication of the first mobile app store in 2008, the world has experienced a fast growing market for wellness, health and medical apps. In 2017 there were 325,000 of these types of apps available on all major app stores according to one report.

The paradigm shift in patient engagement requires a completely new mindset. Instead of ‘pushing’ tools and communication channels to patients top-down, significant breakthroughs could be achieved by bottom-up approach and creating a ‘pull’ effect. This is possible if we co-design solutions and services with citizens and local communities.

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

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

Climate change has been coming to the forefront globally. Mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions has many health benefits.

The foray of digital technologies in healthcare started with digitisation; it evolved in the shape of digitalisation; and continues towards digital transformation. However, the most exciting and perhaps most complicated adoption of digital comes from the field of healthcare that matters most to patients: therapeutics.

The ability of digital health innovation to help the disenfranchised and those underserved by the existing health care system may seem a stretch.

The healthcare domain and life science domain that is known for not being the fastest adopters, we are now beginning to sense a less rigid mindset towards the technology and its use in the Health Care.

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