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

22-23 May, Helsinki, 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

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:

9:30 Welcome Words:

  • Pekka Soini, Director General, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes
  • Tuula Teeri, President, Aalto University

9:40 Opening addresses:

  • Pirkko Mattila, Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health
  • Xavier Prats Monné, Director General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

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

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Case studies in building health ecosystems

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

  • The Helsinki case
    • Tuula Palmén, head of project office, Health Capital Helsinki
    • Visa Honkanen, Director, Helsinki University Hospital (TBC)
    • Jani Ahonala, CEO, Noona
  • The European experience – Case studies from Estonia and UK

Moderator: Mirja Kaarlela, Tekes

13:00 Lunch

14:00 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
  • Line Matthiessen, Acting Director, 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
  • Arne Köhler, Principal, the Boston Consulting Group

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

15:00 The way ahead: How to make better use of data – for health and prosperity

  • Andrea Rappagliosi, Head of Public Affairs Europe, Sanofi (TBC)
  • Paul Lillrank, Professor, Aalto University
  • Tuomas Poskiparta, CEO, Nightingale Health
  • Mikko Leino, Partner, M&M Growth Partners
  • Gail Kent, Director, Resources and Support, DG Connect, European Commission

Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

16:00 Reception/Ends

  • One-on-one networking app from brella.io

 

 

 

Register here to attend the conference

Registration

Contact person

Should you have any question or doubt, email Ivo Alho or call + 32 28 803 040

Supported by

Hosted by

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

Line Matthiessen

Acting Director, Health, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Olli Carpén

Scientific Director, Helsinki Biobank

Tuula Palmén

Head, Health Capital Helsinki

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