September 7 - 11, 2020
| Digital

Information Saves Lives: Enabling a Healthy Flow of Data in Europe

Boosted by the fast development of new AI capabilities, data has been called the new currency in health. It is at the core of our every effort to improve outcomes while ensuring the sustainability of our health systems. Data literally saves lives: informing pathways, personalizing health and care, predicting and preventing conditions, managing populations’ health, moving from volume to value, and fueling research and innovation. However, while the main defining quality of a currency is fluidity, health data remains too siloed to unleash its full potential: integrating health, social and lifestyle data, and paving the way for a new set of services that are based on fair data and transparency of services. While the amount of data continues to grow exponentially and become more and more personal, this session will discuss strategies to promote a healthy flow of data in Europe and balance our need to protect privacy with our mission to save lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the necessity to establish rules for citizen-driven, fair data ecosystems.
  • Learn from the European GDPR experience and how Finland harnessed this opportunity to strengthen users’ trust.
  • Discover the Nordic and European approaches to regulating and enabling secondary use of data.

Attending this session will earn you Continuing Educational Credits for CAHIMS and CPHIMS as well as accreditation by the ICN and CPD. To apply for accreditation, please click here.

Session Details

September 8, 2020
13:00 - 13:45


Claudia Pagliari
Director Global eHealth Programme
University of Edinburgh
Mark Davies
Chief Medical Officer (EMEA)
IBM and IBM Watson Health
Jyrki Katainen
Former European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
President of Sitra