HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference

Thank you for attending the 2019 event.
We look forward to seeing you again 26-28 May 2020!

11-13 June, 2019 | Helsinki, Finland

Nordic Workshop (paid add-on)

June 11, 2019
12:00 - 16:00
Room 103 a

Please note this session is 85.00€ and requires prior registration.

This session can be added during the registration process. If already registered please either log back into your account, email AHajrulani@himss.org or see the registration team on-site

Meet the Nordic Digital Health Champions: 10 years – 5 countries – 1 shared vision 

Dive deep into the Nordic Health IT scene by learning about the latest in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltics – from innovative legislations enabling the take-off in secondary use of health data to novel reimbursement structures, genomics standardisation and pioneering initiatives in relation to electronic health record exchanges.

We will discuss big trends and changes happening in the individual Nordic countries followed by a closer look on realization of cross-border initiatives. Learn about the Nordic Interoperability Project, one of the most consolidated efforts to demonstrate the value for the patient from a seamless cross-border exchange of health data as well as about X-Road and the European Commission’s Recommendation on the European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format.




12.00 – 12.30  Welcome & Opening Keynote

Welcome by Sebastian Krolop, Chief Operating & Strategy Officer 

Secondary Use of Data legislation in Finland and its impact in the Nordics and beyond

Päivi Sillanakee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Finland


12.30 – 13.45   Exchange of views with Country Champions

New Reimbursement structure in Denmark

Claus Duedal Pedersen, Chief Innovation Officer, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Norway’s "One citizen - one health record" implementation in the Central Region

Kristian Onarheim, Vice CMO, Central Norway Regional Health Authority, Norway 

Genomics informatics and standardization from a Swedish point of view

Lena Morgan, Project manager, Reg Biomedical Scientist, Swedish Institute for Standards & Chair for Advisory Board for Healthcare Standards (ABHS), CEN, Sweden

Moderator: Geir Prestegard, Managing Director, Norway Health Practice, Accenture


13.45 – 14.15   Break


14.15 – 14.45  1 year on: Nordic Interoperability Workgroup update

Learn about Alva’s patient journey as her EHRs follows her across the Nordics

Anders Tunold-Hanssen, Project Manager, Nordic Interoperability Project


14.45 – 15.45  Nordic-Baltic cross-border innovation initiatives within a European context

Dr. Costica Dumbrava, Programme Officer - EU policies, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Kalle Killar, Deputy Secretary General of E-services and Innovation in the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia

Jan E Larrson, SVP, Cambio Health Systems, Co-founder of the Nordic Interoperability Project

Moderator: Anett Molnar, Senior Manager, Public Policy & Engagement, HIMSS Europe


15.45 – 16.00 Closing Remarks

Charles Jaffe, CEO, HL7 USA (invited)




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Programme Officer - EU policies
DG CONNECT, European Commission
Vice CMO
Central Norway Regional Health Authority
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Managing Director, Norway Health Practice
Jan E
SVP, Co-founder of the Nordic Interoperability Project
Cambio Health Systems
Project Manager
Nordic Interoperability Project
Chief Innovation Officer
Odense University Hospital
Deputy Secretary General of E-services and Innovation
Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia
Project Manager
Swedish Institute for Standards

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