Digital in Practice Programme

Digitally enabled healthcare: addressing patients’ needs in a sustainable way 

19 Nov 2019
Rue de la Science 14
1040 Brussels
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DIGITALEUROPE kindly invites you to participate in a ‘Digital in Practice Workshop’ on 19 November 2019.

ICT-enabled healthcare seems to be stuck in enduring contradiction: on one hand, data aplenty and ready-for-use (about 1/3 of all data available is related to healthcare); on the other hand, elusive benefits for patients, professionals and systems alike. This is because data is typically stored in silos that are either not accessible or hardly interoperable if accessible. Furthermore, health data being highly sensitive requires high levels of safety and security.

Regardless, there is a broad consensus that digitalization cannot but contribute greatly to addressing the most pressing challenges in healthcare, i.e. accessibility and sustainability. Which makes this question compelling on European policy makers: How can we unleash the full potential of digital health to the benefit of patients, professionals and systems alike?

In light of these premises, we thought it was time to investigate how most effectively to build upon actions initiated by the Juncker Commission (e. g. EU Data Spaces, European Reference Networks, digital health literacy) and how to help the incoming Commission and Member States get their act together as regards Digital Health (e. g. the upcoming regulation on AI, the Cyber Security certification framework, etc.)



  • 08:30-08:40

    Registration and welcome coffee

  • 08:40-10:00

    Views of our experts and Q&A


    • Ioana-Maria Gligor, Head of Unit, DG SANTE
      European Reference Networks and Digital Health
    • Petra De Sutter, MEP, Chair IMCO
    • Jakob Tellgren, VP, Managing Director, Nordic Region, MSD
    • Lisa Hollins, Director of Innovation Delivery at NHSX


    • Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE


This debate will be held under the Chatham House rule.

For more information on our Digital in Practice Programme (DiPP) click here.

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