September 7 - 11, 2020
| Digital
Announcement : #HIMSS21Europe | Save The Date - 8-10 June 2021 | Helsinki
The HIMSS & Health 2.0 Health Conference & Exhibition is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals throughout the European health ecosystem connect for the education, innovation and collaboration they need to reimagine health and wellness for everyone, everywhere.

A Brand-new Digital Experience

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.


Session Highlight: Digital Maturity: Improving Outcomes, Building Resilience


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

Wonder how easy it will be to use our virtual event platform? View our Attendee User Guide.



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.


Programme Overview



On-Demand Sessions

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For many health systems around the world, COVID-19 has only exacerbated an already existing burnout of health professionals associated with being asked to do more with less, and ever increasing workloads and complexity. How can we mitigate this pressure on our vital frontline workforce and make sure new technology deployments are supporting their workflows and not adding a layer of complexity? COVID-19 has also accelerated the transition to the digital delivery of critical health services and processes, as a direct and indirect effect of the pandemic response. How do we make sure these new digital protocols (care pathways / processes / workflows) continue to be mainstream with appropriate data and clinical governance beyond the current crisis? With workforces ageing at the same rate as the populations they serve and becoming an even more scarce and valuable resource, how do we safeguard and support this workforce as well as address these evolving demographics in our digital transformation strategies?

Learning points

  • Discover how COVID-19 has accelerated the deployment of digital health solutions in large hospital systems, including the use of apps and online consultations to maintain quality of care for patients during the crisis
  • Learn how crucial it is to involve health professionals in new implementations and make sure that digital is truly supporting, empowering and protecting the frontline, instead of adding a layer of complexity to their clinical practices
  • Learn how with human resources scarcity changing demographics challenges, digital health needs to remain a mainstream support of the frontline beyond the current crisis


Dr.Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, UK


Dr. Afzal Chaudhry, Consultant Nephrologist, Director of Digital & Chief Clinical Information Officer Cambridge University Hospitals, UK

Dr. Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer, Philips, The Netherlands

Dr. Peter Gocke, Chief Digital Officer, Charité, Germany

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The Covid-19 crisis created an unprecedented disruption for health systems across the world and has taken priority over other non-communicable diseases. The need for continuity of care for patients with chronic conditions did not stop during the outbreak. But routine follow-ups and chronic condition care pathways were put on hold, compounded by strict lockdown rule and the reluctance of many patients to attend hospital. Health systems are now confronted with the challenge of catching up with non-communicable diseases while at the same time responding to the current critical public health situation and maintaining quality and continuity of care for their most vulnerable patient cohorts. This session will explore how health care leaders and clinicians have rapidly coordinated solutions to reach patients in need, combining digital supports, remote monitoring, telehealth and appropriate messaging to engage patients in new methods of accessing their usual care and allowing early intervention for potential complication.

Learning points:

  • Learn how COVID-19 has taken precedence over other non-communicable diseases and how health systems are assessing the backlog and organizing their catching up with non-COVID patients.
  • Examine how we can harness our data analytics capabilities to identify, prioritize and connect with these patients that are most at-risk of complications.
  • Explore how technology can help maintain continuity of care in times of health crises but also beyond the current outbreak.
  • Understand the risks and benefits of the rapid shift to a new digital model of healthcare during Covid-19 for patients and healthcare professionals.


Dr Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, UK.


Henning Schneider, Chief Information Officer, Asklepios, Germany.

Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at Royal Philips, The Netherlands.

Rachel Binks, RGN, ENB 100, NMP, BHSc Health Science, MSc Nursing Practice, Nurse Consultant and Clinical Lead for Digital and Acute Care, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom.

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With the advent of the pandemic the pressing need to re-think healthcare has become an operational imperative. Digital capability will continue to be a key part of transformation, yet it needs to work hand in hand with clinical requirements to standardize care pathways and reduce unwarranted variation to help improve outcomes. Listen in on the discussion on how to approach care pathway redesign and why the time to do so, is now.


Dr. Mark Davies, Chief Medical Officer, IBM EMEA

Mark O’Herlihy, Vice President, IBM Watson Health

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With so much uncertainty surrounding the long-term ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that healthcare organisations in the UK establish robust, agile and scalable systems going forward. This session will explore how digital solutions and clinical decision support tools can guide clinicians, along a common set of care references, based on the latest evidence and defined standards. Health and technology experts will also discuss how the broad implementation of these technologies will enable healthcare organisations to standardise the quality of patient care, by reducing clinical variation, which will help increase their preparedness for any future healthcare crisis.

Learning points:

  • How can clinicians administer consistent and uniform care and limit unwarranted variations?
  • How do we run a hospital in the new Covid-19 reality, increase efficiencies and deliver quality care that is sustainable?
  • How can clinical decision support tools be leveraged to support clinicians in optimizing patient outcomes?


Dr.Charles Alessi, Global Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, UK.


Ian Chuang, Chief Medical Officer, Elsevier, EMEALA and APAC.

James Bird, Chief Nurse Information Officer, Imperial College NHS Trust, UK.

Rhidian Hurle, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Medical Director, NHS Wales Informatics Services, UK.

Dr Tanya Pankhurst, Chief Clinical Information Officer, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK.

In collaboration with:

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Information sharing is the cornerstone of all ISACs aiming to protect critical infrastructure sectors. H-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center), is a global, non-profit, member-driven organization offering healthcare stakeholders a trusted community and forum for coordinating, collaborating and sharing vital physical and cyber threat intelligence and best practices with each other.

We focus on Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries, being the most targeted sector when it comes to hacking because of the tremendous value of its data. Let's get more secure and resilient in the face of all these dangers to compromise our systems and target patients' safety.


Salwa Rafee, VP Global Development Healthcare Cybersecurity, Health-ISAC.

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HealthTech Nordic represents a community of fast-growing Nordic startups, offering a variety of empowering world-class healthtech solutions. The new solutions empower the individual, patients as well as professionals. We are happy to introduce you to some of our members!


Anders Blomqvist, Co-funder and Vice CEO, CareLigo

Kim Baden-Kristensen, Co-founder and CEO, Brain+

Normunds Daudiss, CBO, Cardiolyse

Anita Sant'Anna, Founder & CEO, ResearchOnTheGo AB

Marino Sabijan, CEO, Luxheal

Hanne Pålsson, CEO & Founder, Vevios

Fredrik Koffner, Co-founder and CCO, Cuviva

Malene Schmidt, Co-founder, MyIndicators

Timo Heikkilä, Co-founder, COO, Popit

Stine Mølgaard Sørensen, COO & Co-founder, Radiobotics

Fredrik Ståhl, CEO & Founder, Dianovator

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Clinic Room of the Future – AI powered speech solutions is aiming to bring eye-contact and warmth back to the consultation room, improve the patient experience and decrease the threat of physician burnout. With AI embedded speech recognition as the backbone for clinical documentation, this foundation allows the future vision of healthcare to be realised. Called Ambient Clinical Intelligence (ACI), a purpose build healthcare device listens securely to clinician patient conversations while offering workflow and knowledge automation to complement the EHR. Exceeding the capabilities of a virtual or on-site scribe, ACI promotes a better patient experience by accurately capturing and appropriately contextualizing every word of the patient encounter and automatically documenting patient care without taking the physician's attention off the patient.


Simon Wallace, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Nuance Communications

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Patients with retinal diseases require accurate and regular vision monitoring to enable early detection of disease activity and the tailoring of treatment regimes. The Home Vision Monitor® allows patients to test their vision remotely via an app and alerts healthcare providers to changes in visual function, providing patients with access to regular monitoring and potentially reducing the need for clinic visits. The tool is supporting patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and is part of a broader approach to Personalised Healthcare in Ophthalmology.


Dr Faye Drawnel, Global Development Lead, Personalised Healthcare Ophthalmology, Roche, Switzerland

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A McKinsey study of the 2008 financial crisis found that the most resilient companies had prepared in advance and responded effectively during the crisis. So too, advance investment in health information infrastructure helps to ensure responsiveness during times of crisis, and resilience to recover when the crisis passes. We’ll explore several case studies illustrating the power of health information infrastructure to address not just the pandemic, but natural disaster and clinical transformation.


Kathleen Aller, Director of Market Strategy, Healthcare, Intersystems, USA

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The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled healthcare providers to leverage existing technology systems in new and innovative ways. The Royal Marsden Hospital’s (RMH) use of OnBase, Hyland's enterprise information platform, is a prime example. In the midst of the pandemic, OnBase helped RMH properly triage patients and coordinate care alternatives, such as virtual visits. View this on-demand webinar to learn exactly how RMH did it.


Lisa Emery, Chief Information Officer, Royal Marsden NHSFT

Colleen Sirhal, RN, BSN, RHIT, CPHIMS, Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Global Healthcare Consulting

Yolana Areveda, Senior Manager, Global Services, Global Healthcare EMEA Services

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The covid-19 pandemic puts a heavy burden on healthcare services worldwide. Many healthcare recourses are being reallocated to deal with the outbreak of covid-19, leaving many patients, especially those with other ailments, without proper care. However, this doesn’t have to be the case – there are proven digital solutions available, that now, more than ever, could help relieve burdened healthcare services.


Marianne Larsson, Director, HealthTech Nordic

Aldo Vermiglio, Innovation Manager, HealthTech Nordic

Part 1: Emerging needs during and after covid-19

We have identified needs in collaboration with our vast network of key stakeholders from around the Nordics, such as healthcare professionals and solution providers. In this video we will address four of them:

  • Remote monitoring of chronics with Andreas Blomqvist, Founder and VP of R&D of Careligo
  • Digital visits in primary care with Charlotta Tönsgård, Founder and CEO of Kind
  • Mental health with David Brudö, Co-founder and CEO of Remente
  • Care backlog with Jakob Dahlberg, Co-founder and CEO of Joint Academy

Part 2: Emerging trend during and after covid-19

Interview with Valentin Bejan, Co-funder and CIO of Health Tech Hub Copenhagen, about local and global trends and insights on various areas within healthtech.

Part 3: Path to implementation for healthtech during and after covid-19

Interview with Towa Jexmark, Head of innovation of Ramsey Santé, and Per-Ola Kimblad, Deputy CEO of Skåne University Hospital about key views on covid-19 and healthtech solutions from the healthcare providers perspective and insights on various areas within healthtech.

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A review of the challenges in our current healthcare systems where EMRs have succeeded in digitizing patient data, but sometimes lack usability and are often cited as a factor in the increasing incidence of clinician burnout. Dr. Seiver and Christine Storm explore how healthcare informatics can more effectively support care teams in their need for communication, collaboration and decision support tools in this era of exploding data and knowledge. Next-generation informatics offerings using AI, telepresence, meaningful analytics and data visualization can provide insights that support both acute care and clinical operations improvements.

Learning Points

  • Identify challenges with today’s EMR-dominated informatics environment for acute care
  • Introduce the concepts of Systems of Record, Systems of Engagement, Systems of Insight
  • Explain how computing technologies, such as AI, telepresence, clinically fluent user interface and mobile computing, and platformization, enable informatics tools that will improve clinician engagement for insight and action
  • Provide a first look at the Philips next-generation informatics offerings for acute care and clinical operations


Adam Seiver, MD, PHD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, Medical Leader, Therapeutic Care and Hospital Respiratory Care, Philips Healthcare

Christine Storm, Business Category Leader Patient Care & Analytics, Philips Healthcare

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Do you know what's connected to your organization's network and what it's doing? Most HDOs don't and it leaves the exposed to compliance, vulnerability and security issues. Join this session to learn how you can discover and profile every device, identify risks in your security posture as well as automate and enforce clinically contextual security policies.


Offir Levy, Director, Sales Engineering, Medigate

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In December 2019, the German parliament passed the Digital Care Act (DVG) to speed up the digitization of the German healthcare system. The act paves the way for broad usage of and reimbursement for digital health applications. In this fashion, the German healthcare market is opening up to a digital transformation, enabling 73 million insured Germans access to digital health applications on prescription. This webinar will highlight the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the German healthcare system and provide insights into Germany’s digital health market, including the latest regulatory changes and the “Fast Track Program” for medical apps.


Dr. Marcus Schmidt, Director of Chemicals & Healthcare, Germany Trade and Invest

Julia Pietsch, Senior Manager Digital Health, Germany Trade & Invest

Armin Scheuer, VP International Business Development, HIMSS

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EIT Health is a vibrant community of world-leading health innovators backed by the EU. Our network connects approximately 150 world-class partner organisations, as well as start-ups from the worlds of business, research, education and healthcare delivery. Our work is changing lives across Europe today. We are already helping to answer some of the healthcare needs people in Europe face, so they can live longer and healthier lives.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and progressive disease that requires complex and long-term management. Smartphone apps can use a combination of active tests and passive monitoring to detect the subtle changes in disease progression that can occur in between clinic visits in patients with MS. Here we look at an example of these apps, Floodlight MS, which aims to improve patient outcomes and is part of a broader approach to Personalised Healthcare in Neuroscience.


Jorge Cancela, Digital Health Leader, Roche, Switzerland

Cristina Costantino, Group Global Scientific Director, Roche, USA

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Keynote Speakers
Hal Wolf
President & CEO
Kirsi Varhila
Permanent Secretary
Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Hans Kluge
Regional Director for Europe
World Health Organization (WHO)
Crystal Oldman
Chief Executive
The Queen's Nursing Institute
Gottfried Ludewig
Director General
Digitalisation and Innovation, German Federal Ministry of Health
Päivi Sillanaukee
Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing of Finland
Director-General, Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Don Rucker
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Shafi Ahmed
Surgeon, Digital Health Futurist, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer
Medical Realities
Catherine Chronaki
Secretary General
HL7 Europe
Erik Gerritsen
Vice Minister
The Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Anne Snowdon
Director of Clinical Research
HIMSS Analytics
Jyrki Katainen
Former European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
President of Sitra
Pamela Cipriano
1st Vice President
International Council of Nurses
Charles Alessi
Chief Clinical Officer
Jan Kimpen
Chief Medical Officer
Pravene Nath
Global Head for Digital Health Strategy, Personalized Healthcare
Rebecca Love
President, SONSIEL: Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders; Vice President
Hans Winberg
Secretary General
Leading Health Care Foundation
Simon Wallace
Nuance Communications
Mathias Goyen
Chief Medical Officer Europe
GE Healthcare
Mark Davies
Chief Medical Officer (EMEA)
IBM and IBM Watson Health
Tim Kelsey
Senior Vice President - Analytics
Mary Harney
Former Minister for Health and Children
Independent Company Director
Erwin Böttinger
Professor and Chair
Digital Health Center, Hasso Plattner Institute
Jan Semenza
Lead of the Health Determinants Programme
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Marianne Larsson
Director of New Industries and Innovation
Innovation Skane
Ran Balicer
Clalit Research Institute
Founding Director
Lav Agarwal
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Jens Grueger
Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
Meredith Makeham
Associate Dean, Community and Primary Health Care
University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Sam Shah
Founder & Director
Faculty of Future Health
Chris Pointon
Global Campaign Ambassador
Simon Eccles
CCIO for Health and Care
Mikael Rinnetmäki
Sensotrend Oy
Erwin Böttinger
Professor and Chair
Digital Health Center, Hasso Plattner Institute
Jennifer Dixon
Chief Executive
The Health Foundation
Claudia Pagliari
Director Global eHealth Programme
University of Edinburgh

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 information about the accreditation process will be posted on this page as it becomes available. Please check back and email if you have any further accreditation-related queries.

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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The HIMSS and Health 2.0 Digital Event 2020 has been accredited by the International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs) from the International Council of Nurses for the majority of conference sessions. A participation tracking form will be posted on this page shortly with a full list of ICN-accredited sessions.


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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 CPD Approval compatible with global CPD principles. (Member Number: 13037)


Next Steps to Claiming your CPD Credits

Once you have attended the conference, click on the relevant link below for further details on how to claim your CPD credits with your chosen accreditation service provider (CPHIMS, CAHIMS, ICN or the CPD Certification Service). In all cases, you will be required to fill out a session tracking form, stating which sessions you attended, and to return it to by 12 October.

HIMSS Europe 20 Digital CAHIMS/CPHIMS Tracking Form

HIMSS Europe 20 Digital CPD Tracking Form

HIMSS Europe 20 Digital ICN Tracking Form