September 7 - 11, 2020
| Digital

Attend a variety of topic-focused HIMSS community webinars leading up to and during the HIMSS and Health 2.0 European event.

HIMSS Nordic Community Preconference Workshop

COVID-19: An Engine for Change? Building Resilient, Connected and Prepared Health Systems in the Nordics

Register to HIMSS & Health 2.​0 Europe Digital 2020 to watch this session on-demand.

Among the shifts taking place globally following the ripple effect of COVID-19, the need for healthcare digitization is surfacing as one of the most pressing. It is no longer a question, for instance, to know if we should widely promote the implementation of telehealth services. The discussion now focuses on the speed at which we can safely introduce new technologies to help connect care and provide critical information and clinical pathways to support our front-line workforces. Discover how to best leverage the evaluation groundwork that enabled an accelerated onboarding of these digital solutions during the outbreak and how to ensure they remain part of mainstream care after COVID-19. Explore the strategies ahead in individual Nordic countries in response to rapidly evolving healthcare needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • How do we harness this momentum of change and adjust policies to extend the use of evidence-based digital solutions to mainstream care?
  • How do we address the challenges of rapidly redesigning workflows while making sure we continue to scale the implementation of fast-tracked digital solutions?
  • What are the lessons learned in technology and governance on the need for interoperable solutions
  • What is the right balance between protecting citizens’ privacy and responding to public health critical priorities in times of crises?


Dr. Christer Mjåset, MD
Deputy CEO, Helseplattformen, Norway and Researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA


Ms. Mette Lindstrøm Lage
Assistant Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Danish Regions, Denmark


Dr. Max Herulf, MD
Senior Advisor, Swedish e-Health Agency, Sweden


Leena Soininen
Dr. Leena Soininen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, SoteDigi Oy, Finland


Dr. Runolfur Palsson
Director, Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Landspitali–The National University Hospital of Iceland and Professor of Medicine, University of Iceland

Moderated by:

Dr. Priit Tohver
Advisor for E-Services Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia


HIMSS Italian Community Webinar

Post-COVID-19 Telehealth: The Italian Experience: The Vision of the Patient and the Physician

Monday, 31 August, 18:00–19:30 CET

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Explore telehealth and how it is viewed by the main actors—the patient and the physician—through concrete cases presented by direct users. Review an analysis of the implementation of telehealth in Italy, with particular reference to what emerged in terms of opportunities as well as the resistances that still prevent a systematic use of these technologies. Two perspectives for the use of the same technology will be presented, allowing a complete vision of this new mode of interaction. By listening to these direct experiences, we will explore the strengths and advantages of telehealth even in the post-COVID-19 period.


Telehealth Analysis of the Current Scenario and Future Developments

Ing. Paolo Locatelli
Scientific Officer of Observatory on Digital Innovation in Healthcare – School of Management – Politecnico di Milano


Telehealth As Seen by the Patient

Ing. Angelo Nicola Caione
Head of Smart Ostomy Support Project, Federation of Incontinent and Ostomy Associations (FAIS)


Rosario Pedron
Patient, Ostomy Center of the Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital; User, Smart Ostomy Support Platform


Telemedicine As Seen by the Physician

Dr. Davide Pareyson
Head of the Rare Neurodegenerative and Neurometabolic Diseases Unit, IRCCS Foundation Neurological Institute Besta, Milano



Claudio Saccavini
Transition Manager, IHE Europe


Telehealth Implementation Masterclass

Tuesday, 8th September 11h - 12h CET

The HIMSS Telehealth Community invites you to join a lively discussion about telehealth’s critical role in changing healthcare.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to scale up telehealth
  2. Recognise telehealth solutions, beyond teleconsultation, to deliver and make improvements to care
  3. Discover evidence based and effective telemedicine interventions identifying relevant studies

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HIMSS Women in Health IT Community – Post-Conference Webinar

Join us on September 15th 17:00 -18:00 CET to discuss the ways to increase the diversity of roles and to ensure equal prospects to leadership positions in the healthcare IT industry.

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Achieving Gender Parity in the Digital Health Workforce

According to most national statistics around the world, women significantly outnumber men in the health and care workforce. Women in health IT is a different story. In recent years, there has been a gradual rise in women's participation in the digital health workforce, nonetheless, women are still underrepresented in health technology and tend to be less recognized for their contributions. As in most industries, there is a disappointing representation of women in executive management positions, and this ratio is probably the highest in healthcare. Only 13% of CEO positions in the US are held by women. Achieving gender parity and equal chances for career growth between men and women is still a distant reality for most of us. The webinar explores ways to increase the diversity of roles and to ensure equal prospects to leadership positions in the healthcare IT industry by highlighting the results of the Women in Health IT EMEA Annual Survey.

  • Recognize the key role women, and in particular nursing professionals, have played in the COVID-19 ecosystem response.
  • Examine how important it is for health IT leadership to represent the population it serves, including men and women parity.
  • Discuss the best ways to promote gender equity in the digital health ecosystem and encourage women entrepreneurship and innovation leadership.


Liz- Ashall Payne (UK)
Founding CEO, ORCHA, Bolton, United Kingdom

Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Liz is leading National and European change programmes and networks to deliver transformational shift. Liz founded ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application in 2015, determined to present a way to offer much needed guidance to app developers to help raise app quality, as well as helping the public and professionals to confidently find and apply apps that could genuinely improve public, patient and organisational outcomes. Liz holds a number of other roles including being a National Innovation Accelerator Fellow with NHS England, and Associate vice Chair for standards for British Computing Society.


Marianna Imenokhoeva (Romania)
Founder, LinktoMedicine

Marianna Imenokhoeva has 20 years of experience in IT including regional sales, marketing and operations director roles within Xerox, where she also acted as a Member of the Board of Directors for Xerox EurAsia since 2011.In 2017 Marianna founded LinktoMedicine, an IT consulting company focused on deployment of digital health solutions. In 2018, she joined HIMSS as an Ambassador for Eurasia and facilitated HIMSS engagement with two new countries - Russia and Kazakhstan. She is a member of HIMSS Innovation Committee. Marianna hold a Master’s degree in Technical cybernetics and various certifications in IP networks/ telephony, Lean Six Sigma and project management.


D. Johnstone
Daniel Johnston MRes, BSc, RN
Clinical Safety Officer & Clinical Workflow Specialist at Imprivata

Daniel has assumed a range of leadership roles in emergency care provision in both clinical and research and development positions at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston MA, - Teaching Hospital-Harvard Medical, School USA, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Throughout Daniel’s extensive clinical practice, he has occupied management and operational roles directing frontline services to meet the contemporary challenges in healthcare provision. More recently, Daniel has focused on understanding the complexity of care standards while examining the opportunities for technology to digitally advance patient outcomes. These rapidly converging specialty fields are aspects of care Daniel has been at the forefront of integrating in his previous roles and he brings this passion and expertise to Imprivata.


Pascal Lardier
Vice President - Events & Media Content, HIMSS

Pascal is a digital health strategist and connector. He was appointed Vice President for content across international events and media at HIMSS in 2018. Previously, he had been fostering a grassroots innovation movement around the world for over 10 years as Health 2.0 's International Director – mentoring innovators, engaging stakeholders, linking start-ups with investors and consumers, creating product acceptance mechanisms for pharma and insurance companies, and coordinating international matchmaking and hackathon activities. He was also involved in several EU-funded digital vertical health projects; including the GET and eHealth Hub projects, where he was specifically responsible for accelerating investment and commercial traction for digital health solution providers in Europe.



Angela Velkova
Director of Communities and Strategic Relations, EMEA, HIMSS

Angela Velkova is Director of Communities and Strategic Relations, EMEA at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS Communities bring together health IT professionals from public and private sectors across regions to exchange innovative ideas, discuss trends, challenges and solutions. Angela is galvanizing these self-organizing groups, delivering unrivalled opportunities for health professionals. She is responsible for leveraging organisational, social and cognitive proximity of national and regional ecosystems in Europe, Middle East and Africa in order to enable the best use of information and technology in healthcare. In support of HIMSS global vision to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere, Angela is entrusted the task to identify, link and unlock synergies among stakeholders, policies and practice for amplified community impact and diffusion of innovation in healthcare.


HIMSS Dutch Community webinar

De HIMSS Dutch Community houdt haar webinar op 2 September, 15:30-17:00 CET. Registreer en luister mee naar hoe de mens het verschil maakt in tijden van een pandemie, vanuit verschillende perspectieven: de patiënt, de organisatie en de techniek.

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Critical care in critical settings – De mens maakt het verschil

De afgelopen maanden is er veel gebeurd. De wereld is overvallen door een pandemie, de economie heeft een harde klap gekregen en de zorg staat onder druk. Met behulp van ICT werkt men onder andere hard aan de beddencapaciteit, het opschalen van coronatesten en het maken van de nationale CoronaMelder app. De grote uitdaging ligt echter bij de mens. De mens maakt het verschil, zo blijkt ook weer tijdens de coronacrisis. Het zorgpersoneel werkt overuren om goede zorg te kunnen blijven leveren, er vormen communities om aan innovaties en oplossingen te werken en er worden mensen opgeleid om bij het testproces actief betrokken te kunnen zijn. Of het nu om de IC capaciteit, schaarste door de grote vraag coronatests of de lab uitslagen gaat, het menselijke aspect geeft de doorslag tot succes door samen te werken in tijden van crisis.

Op 2 september as. vindt van 15.30 tot 17.00 uur de HIMSS Nederlandse delegatie webinar plaats waar drie sprekers vanuit het perspectief van de patiënt, de organisatie en de techniek toelichten waarom het menselijke aspect in tijden van crisis doorslaggevend is.


Dave Tjan
Dave Tjan
Medisch leider Acute Zorg en Anaesthesioloog-Intensivist, Gelderse Vallei Ziekenhuis Advance Care Planning op de kaart door COVID-19


Joyce Simons
Joyce Simons
Lid van Landelijk Coördinatieteam Diagnostische Keten Covid-19, Senior managing consultant Zorg – Berenschot

COVID-19 hoe het landelijk coördinatie team diagnostische keten omging met enorme omvang testen


Robert Stegwee
Robert Stegwee
- bestuurslid HL7 Nederland, Projectteam CoronIT van GGD GHOR

Koppeling labs aan GGD teststraten en de rol van standaarden hierbij


Women in Health IT Annual Survey
HIMSS is conducting a short survey to better understand the challenges and opportunities encountered by women in the Health IT industry. By understanding these issues, we will be in a strategic position to develop services to help women further empower themselves as leaders in the field.