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

Off site events

Building predictive tools and digital services in cancer care using Health Data- early AI in action at Helsinki University Hospital

Date: 10 June 13-17.00.

Location: Biomedicum, HUS, Helsinki

Join us in this event that tackles the challenge of using data to build predictive and personalized cancer care with a holistic approach. You will hear presentations from world class researchers and the digital health company Noona, who is successfully operating in countries such as Finland and the US.

The event has two independent sessions of which one focuses on resilience and breast cancer patient care in general and the second session on digital tools in research and care. You are warmly welcome to attend both or just one of the sessions. Audience interaction is highly appreciated for mutual learning.

The event is organized by EU-funded Bounce Consortium, which brings together modelling, medical, and social sciences experts interested in efficient recovery from breast cancer. The event is especially targeted to HIMSS audience, health and social care professionals, patient organizations, and researchers.

For detailed agenda and registration please go here.



Dates: 11 June (Invite Only) & 14 June
Location: HUS, Helsinki, Finland

Come and discover first hand what Helsinki's hospitals have to offer. This visit includes a tour of the new state-of-the-art Children's Hospital full of striking design and new technologies, as well as a visit to the Terkko Health Hub to explore the hospital applications of emerging AI and VR solutions.

Register your interest to join the tour on Friday, 14 June from 11:00-13:00 here

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Date: 11 June
Location: Kotona, Helsinki, Finland

During the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference 2019, delegates will have the opportunity to visit the Digital Service Center Helsinki, see and experience what virtual care is all about from a workers and a client’s point of view.

First our visitors will see our Kotona (at Home) – show room. The visitors will be guided around the office and they will have the opportunity to participate in our virtual healthcare daily tasks. Helsinki currently already has 24.000 virtual contacts/month for elderly people living at home. They will be able to make a virtual nursing call to each other and see how group activities such as virtual rehabilitation and virtual lunch groups are handled. Virtual lunch groups gather a group of our clients to sit down to enjoy their lunch around big virtual lunch table. During virtual group activities, the clients will see and hear each other so they’ll have a chance to interact and engage.

After the tour around the office, the visitors have a possibility to see and try out our gadgets e.g. our GPS tracking device and our safety bracelet, at the show room with our experts giving them information about the devices.

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Transforming healthcare with 5G

Date: 9-10 June
Location: Oulu, Finland

Transforming healthcare with 5G

OuluHealth, one of the main partners of the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference, is holding a side event in Oulu on 9-10 June 2019.

Oulu has earned a reputation as one of the strongest ICT and health technology centers in Europe so this event will be an excellent opportunity to see what really makes it be the forerunner in digital health. Get insights on how the 5G technology is used in Finnish social- and healthcare and what new opportunities it brings. Visit Oulu University Hospital testbed, an innovative test environment in hospital premises and find out about the future hospital, an investment of 1,6 mrd€ that aims at creating in the city the smartest 5G hospital in the world. The agenda includes also a variety of demos, site visits and plenty of time to network with other professionals in the sector.

See how future healthcare services are being developed in Oulu, explore Finland at its best time of the year, experience nightless nights and simply enjoy the spirit of the north.


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Date: 11 June
Location: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

At the event, national authorities and core actors come together to share good practices on the secondary use of health data. The focus will be on how public health data can be utilized. The event is free of charge but requires registration. See the full program and register here: https://thl.fi/fi/ajankohtaista/tapahtumat/tapahtumakalenteri/-/event/4498449

Organisers: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Sitra and Business Finland.

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Wednesday 12th 07:00 - 07:30
Thursday 13th 07:00 - 07:30
Meeting point: Helsinki Central Train Station

How many health conferences have you attended? How many of them offer genuine health and wellness-related activities? Not many! The HELSINKI MORNING RUN consists of a 5km light run around the beautiful Helsinki - the perfect start to anyone's day, especially just before a conference. HIMSS brings together like-minded individuals who share a passion for digital health and running alike. Start your day right and sign up to this complimentary run today! It is open for all levels of running - fast and slow! To top it all off, you’ll be running alongside one of the most inspiring individuals who has broken down barriers on mental health discussions.

Ben Dave, a 31-year-old freelance events producer from Harrogate, came up with the ‘Running Yorkshire’ challenge in August 2018. He ran a 495-mile lap of Yorkshire’s boundaries in 18 days and raised over £25,000 for a mental health charity: Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a charity leading a movement against male suicide, which is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Ben will be joining us in Helsinki and leading our HELSINKI MORNING RUN. Join us for some exercise while you get the opportunity to meet Ben and learn about his story. Ben has inspired many people to open up about their mental health, and says "exercise is a massive part of it. Just going out for 20 minutes gives you a sense of control over your life".

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Past events

Technology’s impact on healthcare experiences – Join Philips live as it announces the latest Future Health Index findings

Philips logoDate: 29 May

Location: Webinar

Join Philips Chief Medical Officer Jan Kimpen in this webinar to discuss the latest edition of Philips’ global research project, the Future Health Index. This year’s Future Health Index researched the experiences of both patient and healthcare professional experiences of health systems, across 15 countries, through the lens of the quadruple aim and shows how digital health technology is moving us to a new era of continuous transformation.

Joining Jan Kimpen in an engaging discussion are…

  • K. Elizabeth Hawk, MS MD PhD Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine
  • Patricia Mechael, PhD MHS, Co-founder and Policy Lead, HealthEnabled, Technical Lead for the Global Digital Health Index
Jan Kimpen
Patricia Mechael
K. Elizabeth Hawk


The three speakers will discuss some of the top findings across the themes of:

  • Making the digitally supported healthcare professional a reality: The increasing number of healthcare professionals who use technologies like digital health records (DHRs) and telehealth see better results and higher job satisfaction.
  • Empowered patients – access to data, more control: Individuals with access to their own health data are far more likely to engage with that information in ways that improve the quality of care and their overall experience.
  • Shared experiences and interlinked relationships: When patients and their healthcare professionals adopt digital technology together, the higher level of engagement improves the experience and outcomes for both parties.
  • Learning from forerunners: The experiences of digital health technology forerunners like China, Singapore and India provide lessons that all countries can apply.
  • Transformation as standard – the new normal for healthcare professionals and patients: Incorporating new technologies into healthcare is a journey, not a one-time event, enabling healthcare professionals and patients to adapt as needs evolve and new challenges arise.

View the webinar

HealthTech Hackathon

“Hack the Skin Cancer. Melanoma Patient Digital Treatment Journey”

Dates: 24-26 May
Location: Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Aalto University, Espoo

Digitalization has changed and is still changing the conventional treatment journey of a patient in any given healthcare field. Creating awareness and understanding, self-diagnostics, health care professional appointments and diagnosis, treatment selection, treatment execution and follow-up, all of these important process phases, interactions and touchpoints between citizen, healthcare professional and healthtech services and pharmaceuticals.

In this challenge, MSD and HUS are particularly interested of melanoma patient’s treatment process and how to improve it with digital means. Currently, between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year. Winners will receive 5000€ cash and will be pitching at HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference.

More information here: https://ultrahack.org/ultrahack2019sprint1/hack-the-skin-cancer

Ultra Hack

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