Future50 Community – Europe

The HIMSS Future50 Community-Europe is a group of regional healthcare IT leaders across Europe. Every year, new group of health IT leaders across the region join the community. Each cohort has a term of one year and continues to engage and serve the community as alumni and mentors to new members. The European Community also collaborates with other regional representations of the Future50 Community like Middle East and Asia Pacific.

What we do?

The European members of the Future50 Community engage with HIMSS as speakers in the events, conducting webinars and podcasts, and contribute as content leaders through opinion papers, articles and blogs.

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The 2019-2020 annual class of Future50 Community consists of 25 top healthcare IT leaders across the European region.

Get to Know the Changemakers

Government Leaders
Daniel Forslund
Chairman of the Innovation and Development Committee
Stockholm, Sweden
Herko Coomans
International Digital Health Co-coordinator
Ministry of Health, Netherlands
Konstantin Parshin
Vice President, Executive Director of the Information Technology Cluster
Skolkovo, Russia
Maria Hassel
Senior Advisor and International coordinator at the Swedish eHealth Agency.
eHealth Agency, Sweden
Patrik Sundström
Head of Digital Health, The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions
Stockholm, Sweden
Innovation Leaders
Jorge Cortell
Founder & CEO
Kanteron, Valencia, Spain
Marianna Imenokhoeva
LinktoMedicine, Romania
Raja Sharif
Farma Trust London, United Kingdom
Sofia Cerderia
Academic Clinical Lecturer
Oxford University, United Kingdom
Patient Leaders
Alex Filicevas
World Bladder Cancer Coalition, Belgium
Marie Ennis-O’Connor
Patient Engagement Consultant
Mark Duman
Chief Patient Officer
MD Healthcare Consultants Manchester, United Kingdom.
Michael Seres
11Health Hertfordshire, England
Mitchell Silva
Esperity, Brussels, Belgium
Pierre-Mikael Legris
Pryv, Lausanne, Switzerland
Stefanie Veraghtert
Founder & Director
Big C, Belgium
Healthcare IT Leaders
Helen Balsdon
Head of Nursing (Informatics)/ Chief Nursing Information Officer
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Liz Ashall-Payne
Founding CEO
ORCHA, Bolton, United Kingdom
Päivi Salo
IT & Business Development Director
Pohjola Hospital, Finland
Sirpa Arvonen
Lead of eHealth Services
Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
Clinical Leaders
Ana Prado, MD
Lusiadas Saude Health Group, Portugal
Gabriëlle Speijer, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Leena Soininen, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
SoteDigi Oy, Finnland
Miikka Korja
Chief Innovation Officer
Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
Shafi Ahmed
Consultant Surgeon
Barts Health, NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom


Community members receive regular communications to steer them though the new resources in digital health, best practice, innovation virtual events and more.


Get valuable insights and continuously engage with the Future50 community through the blogs, articles, and whitepapers from the leaders.

HIMSS Staff Liaison

Angela Velkova
Director of Communities and Strategic Relations,
Office: +49 (0)30 34 65542 16
Mobile: +49 (0)172 871 85 31