Health transformations: How smarter use of data can improve health and wellbeing – and stimulate the economy

22-23 May at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus, Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari Street, 1 Door F, Auditorium B, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Health systems in many countries are trying to improve their use of patient data – gathering it, analysing it, and identifying care pathways that lead to the best outcomes for patients. The primary goal: making the health systems more effective and efficient. But at the same time, the technology and entrepreneurship this task requires has also stimulated rapid development of new companies, innovative health services, and vibrant innovation clusters. Finland, with its Health Capital Helsinki initiative, is an especially powerful example of that – but there are others throughout the EU.

At this conference, gathering senior policy makers, researchers and executives across the EU, we will examine the challenges and opportunities of better use of health data.

May 22

18:30-21:00 VIP dinner, by invitation only

Ateljé Finne - Arkadiankatu 14, Helsinki

Private roundtable dinner debate on the challenges of improving health systems through data. Speakers, partners and selected guests.
Discussion moderated under Chatham House rule.

May 23

22-23 May at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus, Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari Street, 1 Door F, Auditorium B, 02150 Espoo, Finland

9:30 - Welcome
By Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-chief & Vice Chair of the Board, Science|Business


9:35 - Opening addresses

The Finnish health transformation:
• Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Introduced by: Tuula Teeri, President, Aalto University

The EU perspective:
• Xavier Prats Monné, Director General, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Introduced by: Pekka Soini, Director General, Tekes - The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation

 

10:15 Why e-health data?

Panel discussion on the benefits – to patients, entrepreneurs and society – of making better use of health data

  • Ilkka Niemelä, Provost, Aalto University
  • Corinne Le Goff, Senior Vice President, Amgen
  • Pirkko Mattila, Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health
  • Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

    Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business

11:15 Break

11:45 Case studies in building health ecosystems

Health data can spark the growth of dynamic innovation clusters. Here are some examples

  • Tuula Palmén, Head of project office, Health Capital Helsinki
  • Andres Metspalu, Director, The Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu
  • Visa Honkanen, Director, Helsinki University Hospital
  • Jani Ahonala, CEO, Noona

Moderator: Mirja Kaarlela, Director, large companies and public organisations, Tekes

12:45 Lunch

13:45 The health data challenge

The biggest benefits will come from making better use of data on patient outcomes – what systems and treatments work best. A discussion of the challenges and opportunities.

  • Ian Forde, Programme Lead, Health Systems Quality and Outcomes, OECD
  • Cornelius Schmaltz, Head of Unit for Strategy, E-Health, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Samuel Kaski, Director, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference Research COIN, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
  • Olli Carpén, Scientific Director, Helsinki Biobank

Moderator: Petri Lehto, Director, Policy and Communication, MSD Finland Oy

14:45 The way ahead: How to make better use of data – for health and prosperity

  • Paul Lillrank, Professor, Aalto University
  • Tuomas Poskiparta, Partner, Nightingale Health
  • Mikko Leino, Partner, M&M Growth Partners
  • Gail Kent, Director, Resources and Support, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Arne Köhler, Principal, the Boston Consulting Group

Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

16:00 Networking reception

 

One-on-one networking app from brella.io

 

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Speakers

Pirkko Mattila

Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Xavier Prats Monné

Director General, DG SANTE, European Commission

Tuula Teeri

President, Aalto University

Pekka Soini

Director General, Tekes

Corinne Le Goff

Senior Vice President, Amgen

Hannu Seristö

Vice President, External Relations, Aalto University

Gail Kent

Director, DG Connect, Resources and Support, European Commission

Ian Forde

Policy Analyst, Health Systems Quality and Outcomes, OECD

Olli Carpén

Scientific Director, Helsinki Biobank

Tuula Palmén

Head, Health Capital Helsinki

Andres Metspalu

Director, The Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu

Jani Ahonala

CEO, Noona

Mikko Leino

Partner, M&M Growth Partners

Samuel Kaski

Director, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference Research COIN, Aalto University and University of Helsinki

Paul Lillrank

Professor, Aalto University

Tuomas Poskiparta

Partner, Nightingale Health

Arne Köhler

Principal, the Boston Consulting Group

Cornelius Schmaltz

Head of Unit for Strategy, Directorate E-Health, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission