September 7 - 11, 2020
| Digital


The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event from 7–11 September 2020 will bring the best of both worlds: HIMSS's knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation, and Health 2.0's network of entrepreneurs and investors showcasing the latest innovative health tech solutions. Featuring best practices and thought leadership from the brightest minds in Finland and across Europe, this digital European healthcare event sets the virtual stage for inspired conversations and solutions to be further developed and realized at the face-to-face event in Helsinki in June 2021.

Complimentary ALL ACCESS registration for Providers including HIMSS annual membership. Register now and join us on this digital transformation journey. Act now: early bird deadline 10 August.



A Brand-new Digital Experience - What to Expect?

  • Powerful five-day virtual experience facilitating partnerships and collaborations for digital healthcare transformation
  • Unique combination of live, simulive and on-demand sessions, with the opportunity to participate in live polling and Q&A throughout
  • Interactive, robust chat and networking capabilities that will allow you to connect with your peers and solution providers
  • Unrivalled opportunity to pitch, profile and connect with key industry stakeholders
  • 3-D exhibit floor, where you will experience a new way to interact with our technology and commercial partners in health IT



Our team, partners and advisors have been working on building the programme for the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event 2020, which will address the most pressing challenges in digital health, feature renowned experts, and focus on real-world case studies of large-scale implementations.

Key topics include:

  • AI: Beyond the Buzz
  • Building the Digital Maturity and Resilience of European Healthcare Systems
  • Building the European Healthcare Data Space
  • Critical Care in Critical Settings: Lessons Learned From COVID-19
  • Innovation Forum and VentureConnect
  • Securing Data, Protecting Privacy, Building Trust for Innovation and Action
  • Silver Health and Economy: New Demographics, New Opportunities


3-D Exhibit Floor

Wander around our virtual exhibition and stop by exhibitor stands—just like you would in person. Watch videos, download white papers and fact sheets, chat with staff about questions, and find the solutions that best meet your needs.

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Programme Overview

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Keynote Speakers
Hal Wolf
President & CEO
Kirsi Varhila
Permanent Secretary
Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Erik Gerritsen
Vice Minister
The Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Päivi Sillanaukee
Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Shafi Ahmed
Surgeon, Digital Health Futurist, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer
Medical Realities
Jyrki Katainen
President of Sitra
Former Prime Minister of Finland
Gottfried Ludewig
Director General
Digitalisation and Innovation, German Federal Ministry of Health
Anne Snowdon
Executive Director of Clinical Research
HIMSS Analytics
Charles Alessi
Chief Clinical Officer
Rebecca Love
President, SONSIEL: Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders; Vice President
Tim Kelsey
Senior Vice President - Analytics
Petra Wilson
European Program Director
Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA)
Chris Pointon
Co-founder & Global Campaign Ambassador
Don Rucker
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mary Harney
Independent Company Director
Former Minister for Health and Children
Ran Balicer
Chief Innovation OfficerClalit Health Services
Founding Director, Clalit Research Institute
Pravene Nath
Global Head for Digital Health Strategy, Personalized Healthcare
Jens Grueger
Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
Hans Winberg
Secretary General
Leading Health Care Foundation
Crystal Oldman
The Queen's Nursing Institute
med. Böttinger
Professor and Chair
Digital Health Center, Hasso Plattner Institute
Professor Sam Shah
Founder & Director
Faculty of Future Health

Frequently Asked Questions:

In order to respect the health and well-being of the healthcare IT community we feel it would be best to hold this conference digitally. Many of our attendees are working on the front lines of this pandemic and there are still many unknowns about our ability to travel and congregate in groups in the coming months. This digital event will enable all of us to still share and learn from one another with valuable interactive content.

Each day we will present a keynote and a track including 3-4 interactive sessions on topics including Critical Care, Digital Maturity, Data Privacy, AI and Innovation. See more detail on our themes and topics.

Now more than ever, we recognize the needs of our constituents to continue learning and to earn credit towards these efforts for a variety of certifications. In addition to CAHIMS and CPHIMS credits, we are working with several governing bodies to accredit this event and will post more information as it becomes available.

Yes, we will have a virtual 3D exhibition hall so you can still find the solutions you need to help support your healthcare IT needs.

Absolutely, no conference would be worth attending if it weren’t for the networking opportunities! We will provide these opportunities through the platform’s robust chat functionality which will allow you to connect with your peers, solution providers and speakers.

No, just a computer with an internet connection will do the trick.

Everyone who has already registered and paid for the 2020 HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference will get complimentary access to the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event, as well as credit for our face-to-face event in June 2021 in Helsinki. More information on registration will be announced soon.

Yes, that is the current plan. Save the dates of 8–10 June 2021 in Helsinki, Finland for our next face-to-face event. We cannot wait to see everyone in person again!

Yes, on-demand versions of all sessions will be available.

Hotel and air travel cancellations should be made directly with the hotel or airline.

A variety of opportunities are available to current sponsors and exhibitors. Your sales contact will be in touch to discuss.

We would love to talk to more about your involvement in our digital event, please email Ivana for more information.

Registration/Logistics Arben

Speaking/Programme Aida

Sales/Sponsorship/Exhibition Ivana

Communities Elizabeth

Accreditations & Certifications

HIMSS & Health 2.0 Digital Health Conference is an excellent opportunity to earn continuing education credit for senior executives physicians, nurses, pharmacists, project managers, health information management professionals, information security professionals and those seeking contact hours towards the renewal of CAHIMS, CPHIMS, CPD and ICN.

Additional accreditation information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. Please check back.

Please note: Educational sessions for HIMSS & Health 2.0 are not supported by any commercial entity.

Continuing Education Credit

This program has been approved for use in fulfilling the continuing education renewal requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).


This program has been approved for use in fulfilling the continuing education renewal requirements of the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).


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Approval for awarding International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs) is currently being sought from the International Council of Nurses.


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HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event has received In Principal Approval from the CPD Certification Service and will be submitted for Full Approval following the end of the Conference. HIMSS has been approved as a member of the CPD Certification Service which provides recognized independent CPF certification compatible with global CPD principles. (Member Number: 13037)