Keynote: Digital Transformation and Health Equity: A Global Discussion on the Journey Ahead

Thursday, April 20 at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CT
West Building, Level 3 | Skyline Ballroom | W375

Digital health transformation and health equity have become imperatives as healthcare leaders across the globe prepare to meet the health equity challenges of an interdependent world. Policy leaders must foster healthcare innovation at a time when providers are struggling to accelerate access to care for a rising world population amidst provider shortages, cybersecurity attacks, and financial constraints brought on by global economic strains. Our Thursday morning keynote panel of high-ranking government officials will examine how to confront the challenges of access to high quality care and what real world actions the HIMSS community can take to accelerate replicable solutions that work across all communities.



Harold F. Wolf III
President and Chief Executive Officer


Ernst Kuipers
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport
The Netherlands
Hans Kluge
Regional Director for Europe
World Health Organization
Lester Martinez-Lopez
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
Department of Defense
Päivi Sillanaukee
Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland