HIMSS Announces the Prestigious Future50 International 2019 European Cohort

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The “who’s who” list of people shaping the future of healthcare using innovation and leadership to improve outcomes and patient-centred care delivery

Berlin, Germany- (8 October 2019) - Healthcare Information Management System and Society is announcing the Future50 International 2019, European Cohort. The Future50 2019 European community consist of 25 top leaders in five categories; Government, Innovation, Healthcare IT, Patient and Clinical from the digital health ecosystem across 11 different countries in Europe. The remaining 25 leaders will come from Asia Pacific (nominations closed) and the Middle East (nominations still open).

The HIMSS Future50 is an international initiative aimed at identifying and bringing together the top 50 Healthcare Information and Technology leaders in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. This global community will work alongside HIMSS and its partners to overcome current and future systemic health challenges by addressing gaps and needs at the local and regional levels. The five categories of the Community include;

Government Leader: Government officials and public servants who have made significant contribution in the development and implementation of healthcare policy that have helped deliver results and steer change using information and technology within the public health sector.

Healthcare IT Leader:  CEOs and IT directors who were able to identify and adopt the right digital strategy, and enablers to drive transformational change, leading to better and improved health outcomes for patients.

Clinical Leader: Clinicians, who have made exceptional contributions in the clinical practice, supported by information and technology tools, which have led to improvements in care delivery and positive outcomes for the patient.

Patient Leader: The Champions who brought the patient voice to the forefront in enabling a patient-centred delivery of care and co-creation with the clinical, innovation and policy space.

Innovation Leader: The people who have developed innovative solutions by harnessing emerging, disruptive and cutting-edge technology to address healthcare pain points.

“These are the people whom we should look to for the future of healthcare. These leaders have the potential to influence digital health in Europe and globally, with regards to both policy, practice and patients.” Said Sean Roberts, Vice President of HIMSS EMEA “Their contributions and leadership across the many different layers of the healthcare space form an important cross-border community to open up the dialogue and shape health and care through real change. HIMSS is proud to launch Future50 for the second year and as a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation, we look forward to sharing, collaborating and inspiring better health through information and technology with these leaders.”

Ana Prado, Chief Medical Information Officer and Future50 Clinical Leader says, “It is a great honour to be considered among such awe-inspiring people. I sincerely hope to be able to continue to learn from and contribute with HIMSS and all communities that work towards using technology to benefit patients and healthcare in general. The fact that I get to be part of this, establish great connections, network and exchange experiences and knowledge in such a constructive way is definitely a privilege. I am also lucky that the organisation I work for encourages, supports and embodies the same spirit and goals – these are very exciting times!” Ana Prado, Future50 Clinical Leader from Portugal said.

Nominations are still open for the Middle East cohort.

HIMSS Future50 Middle East 2019


HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 475 provider organizations and 650 health services organizations.

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