HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 Conference

Sitges, Barcelona
May 27-29, 2018

Partner Workshops

EC2VC Investors Forum

May 28th, from 15.00h to 19.00h
Hotel Melia Sitges, Room: Mestral 1 & 2.

The 10th edition of EC2VC Investors Forum and Pitch Competition and the 22nd edition of the Investment Forum Healthcare Barcelona will take place as part of the Health 2.0 track.

In 2018, EC2VC is partnering with Healthequity, Meditecnologia, COMB and eHealth Hub to gather over 100 digital health investors in Sitges. Other collaborators include Barcelona Activa – Ajuntament de Barcelona, ESADE-BAN and Biocat.

What’s the deal for investors?

As always, the event is FREE for investors who can already reserve their seats by filling out this investor registration form. And as always, their participation in EC2VC gives them 25% off the admission rate to the main Health 2.0 Europe 2018 conference sessions using the code EC2VC18.

Don’t miss your chance to network with over 150 of your investor peers!

What’s the deal for startups and SMEs?

EC2VC includes a dynamic pitch competition for startups and SMEs looking for funding. 12 companies will be selected and invited to present their solutions in front of a jury of influential digital health investors. Pitch presenters will introduce their solutions in a 4-minute pitch, followed by 6 minutes of Q&A. Apply now.

2 winners will be announced in 2 categories:

  • "Shoot", for companies pitching for their first investment
  • "Bloom", for companies having already received private funding and looking for follow up investment.

Winners’ prize:

  • EC2VC Trophy with mention in widely disseminated press release
  • 3 months special accompaniment by eHealth Hub, identifying and connecting with the most appropriate investors
  • One free ticket to HIMSS/Health 2.0 Europe 2019 or Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2018, with the option to do a demo at the event
  • One invitation to the private investor dinner immediately following EC2VC

Selection criteria: unique value proposition / scalability / user momentum or pilot/implementation programmes or commercial traction / UX design.

Eligibility criteria: headquarters in Europe + solution is live and available + company is actively looking for seed or follow up investment.

Currently looking for investments? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with the most influential digital health investors in Europe.

Fill out this application form to apply TODAY!





A Digital Ecosystem for Healthcare: creating actionable insights for improved operational and clinical performance

Date and Time: May 29th, 10.30-11.30
Location: Hotel Melia Sitges, Barcelona meeting room

Every day, vast amounts of health data are generated, for example in the form of images, laboratory results, pathological findings or reports. At this year's HIMSS in Barcelona, Iatropolis Magnitiki Tomografia, Greece and Siemens Healthineers will be showcasing specific examples of how a multi-site Medical diagnosis center can use such data to deliver value based care with better outcomes at lower costs.

About the Digital Ecosystem: to enable the use of health-related data, Siemens Healthineers has created an open and secured environment for the multitude of healthcare stakeholders, like payorspayers, patients and providers across the world, who can use a range of applications from Siemens Healthineers and numerous other partners based on shared healthcare data. Within the Siemens Healthineers cloud different data sources can be integrated and processed supporting a large variety of application types. To date almost 2000 institutions from roughly 50 countries are already part of this Digital Ecosystem continuously feeding their data into this ecosystem and deriving insights based on innovative applications and services.

Nick Raptis trained as an electronics engineer before he started his career in Public sector and Healthcare IT. He led the development of a nationwide radiology imaging networks in Greece back in the 1990s and has been actively involved in Healthcare IT activities ever since, including the cooperation with multiple vendors of related IT hardware and services, medical modalities and solutions.

As CIO of Iatropolis Magnitiki Tomografia, a huge Medical Diagnostic Centre with multiple sites in Greece, Nick is focusing on implementing new IT application environment and constantly updating IT infrastructure to keep up with the latest technologies in healthcare IT.

Nick is a strategic thinker with a strong hands-on mentality. He is passionate about bringing innovative digital solutions into the daily routine of healthcare providers. Under his leadership, many Internet related technologies have been tested either as an early adopter or as a professional provider.

Nick is a successful Archery Athlete who competes at national level.

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ECHAlliance workshop

The Digital Health Society and its moonshot mission - update

The Digital Health Society community will meet again to advance the digital health agenda in Europe. We will present the recently published DHS "moonshot Mission" and the work plan and agenda of the DHS Task Forces for the next months.

Tuesday 29 May 2018, from 8 a.m to 9 a.m
Meeting room: Mestral 1 & 2

All interested stakeholders are invited to participate and share their views.


08:00h - Presentation of the DHS moonshot mission "100 million Digitally Connected Healthy EU Citizens by 2027"
08:10h - DHS update and 2018 action plan
08:20h - Discussion and Q&A

There is no additional registration fee for this DHS Update


All registered delegates are welcome


Download: ECHAlliance workshop: The DHS moonshot pdf

Lunch and Learn: Providing better care via a revolutionary approach to enterprise imaging & AI for future

Date and Time: May 28th, 13.00 - 14.00.
Location: Hotel Melia Sitges, Barcelona meeting room.

At this year's HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference in Barcelona, Fujifilm will showcase best practices of Digital Health Transformation in different markets. Learn how Vimercate Hospital, in Lombardy/Italy, has overcome challenges with a unique and reliable informatics architecture that can ensure the maximum integration of all healthcare services offered through key technologies. In addition, we will present Enterprising Imaging practices in the Spanish healthcare community. This Enterprising Imaging solution gives clinicians secured access to patient's images in a multi-site environment with IT stability and robustness, which allows clinicians to focus solely on providing the best level of care for patients. Lastly, we will present an application-neutral and highly-scalable content management system that allows for secure storage and access of all patient imaging contents across the enterprise, and an AI development initiative, which will improve the current workflow with open-platform concept. Overcome challenges in the IT healthcare industry with Fujifilm Synapse architectures. Learn from three different success stories.


Dr. Giovanni Delgrossi, ASST Vimercate, Italy
Dr. Jordi Catala', Consorci Sanitari Integral, Spain
Kevin Shah, Fujifilm Europe

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Nordic Healthcare for Life

Date and Time: May 28th, 15.30 - 16.30
Location: Hotel Melia Sitges, Barcelona Meeting room.

Nordic healthtech empowers the individual, patients as well as professionals. It's a paradigm shift, providing new and better ways of giving and receiving healthcare. During this workshop we'll show you how it can be achieved.

HealthTech Nordic is an accelerator and community of pioneers in healthtech. We connect the dots between innovative solutions, healthcare and the global market.

The 150 Nordic startups in HealthTech Nordic all provide empowering new digital technology, enabling the paradigm shift. Together with healthcare professionals and patients, the new solutions not only lead to better quality and accessibility, proactive solutions and cost reduction. They also improve patient experience and working conditions for professionals. Individual problems and systematic challenges are being solved, and it starts with empowering you.

Learn more at www.healthtechnordic.com

Speaker: Marianne Larsson, Innovation Skane, Director of New Industries and Innovation, Sweden

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Breakfast: Transforming traditional ECM to enterprise content services (why is this important and why should you care?).

Date and Time: May 29th, 8.00 - 9.00
Location: Hotel Melia Sitges, Restaurant area

  • In our daily life we all consume content (think Netflix, iTunes, Spotify) but content is just another name for data ... So how do we turn traditional content management into an on-demand, enterprise wide service?
  • Hospitals are awash with content but conversely can only thrive if they improve their ability to effectively manage their content. After all, the information contained within that content informs the decisions, impacts the service and drives the clinical workflow which in turn will determine the clinical outcome
  • The key is recognising the need to harness all this content and securely deliver it to the people, systems and processes that rely on it,
  • In this mobile, connected world, where everything is electronic and the speed of delivery is constantly accelerating, content services will enable hospitals to keep pace - to work toward the promise of a true digital transformation ... so what's involved and are you ready?

Join Phil Colbourne, Hyland EMEA Healthcare Director, as he leads a thought-provoking discussion on the above points and how Hyland can underpin your digital transformation initiatives.

Speaker: Phil Colbourne, Hyland EMEA Healthcare Director, UK, Hyland Healthcare

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Location: Catalunya Meeting Room
Date and Time: May 28th and May 29th: 10.00 - 10.30; 13.00 - 14.00; 15.00 - 15.30

Accenture's presence at HIMSS will include four market-relevant interactive digital health demos. Visit the Catalunya room during the breaks and experience our Alexa for the elderly, Savana AI, Blockchain and Medical Researcher Ecosystem demos first hand. Our experts will be there to talk you through the demonstration and answer any questions.

AI for the elderly: can Alexa serve your grandmother's health needs?

This demo is of a pilot programme that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and the ease of voice to help older people manage the daunting challenges of navigating their care delivery and well-being. The Accenture, AI-powered platform, that can learn user behaviours and preferences, suggest activities to support the overall physical and mental health of aged individuals, includes a ‘Family and Carer’ portal that lets family and caregivers check on the individual’s daily activities, such as whether they have taken their medication or made new requests for caregivers. The Accenture platform can also spot abnormalities in behaviour and alert family or friends, based on user defined permissions. Join us to see all this in person and discuss the possibilities for your organisation.

Better than a textbook: how Savana supports clinicians in diagnosis

While evidence-based medicine has proven benefits in terms of health outcomes and process efficiency, adoption among clinicians is still quite low. Thousands of clinical pathways and protocols (mainly available on pdf or even paper) are difficult to remember and apply. Join us for a demonstration of how Accenture, teaming with start-up Savana, has developed a proactive, real-time, non-intrusive clinical decision support system which leverages clinical natural language processing, big data and machine learning algorithms. Savana AI provides clinicians with medical evidence advice and additional relevant information with the clinical context of the patient.

Your blockchain health coach: secure data for personal health

This proof-of-concept demo combines information from a user’s wearable devices with a pre-defined smart contract, and a healthcare coach, to provide insights on the user’s activities and modify behaviours to manage health proactively. Using blockchain to enable medical data to be shared securely and anonymously, users can subscribe to personalised health programmes. Activity data from different devices like heart monitors orpedometers, are collected and stored, and coaches apply defined conditions and rules to make recommendations to users. Coaches can adjust the programmes according to users' needs and progress – but don’t just read about it, witness the system for yourself and ask our experts detailed questions at HiMSS.

Health Analytics: Refining Medical Research

The Accenture Health Analytics Platform combines several market-leading technologies to meet the technical requirements for a very complex challenge: secure integration of structured and unstructured healthcare data from disparate databases for research purposes. While the proof-of-concept is based on limited, generic data sets, it features secure access control at data entry points to the system. The demo will show Accenture's understanding of the problem, and propose an industrialised, repeatable and scalable solution.

Fill out this application form to join TODAY!

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Envisioning the IT Infrastructure for the Future of Coordinated Care

Date and Time: May 28th, 10.30 -11.30
Location: Hotel Melia Sitges, Barcelona Meeting room

Coordinated care requires a fundamental transformation of care delivery from acute and hospital-based to early prevention, population management, community and home-based care, and the participation of citizens. This can't be accomplished without a change in vision, accompanied by collaboration across IT suppliers, providers, payers and national standards bodies; suitable incentives; and supported by innovative technology. This highly interactive workshop will explore the required characteristics of the unified health record at the center of that innovative technology. We will draw on the experiences of several European exemplars to guide the conversation.

Speakers: David Hancock, Client Engagement Director, UK and Kathleen Aller, Director of Market Strategy, Healthcare, USA

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