In healthcare, the Estonian EU Presidency wants to move faster towards simplified public e-services and formalities, making interactions between citizens and public administrations easier. It wants to accelerate the adoption of electronic identification (eID) and trust services. It wants to strengthen security and privacy of personal health data. Estonia considers it essential to update the European Union cybersecurity strategy and bringing the e-privacy regulation in line with today’s needs and challenges. And it wants to use e-health to advance a more inclusive and sustainable Europe. Advancing cross-border, protected personal data and harmonising health services will make it easier for all citizens, especially as they move around the EU.
Among the priorities the Estonian EU Presidency has announced, free movement of data represents a major concern for health system reforms in Europe.
On the occasion of the Presidency conference, “Health in the Digital Society – Digital Society for Health” from 16 to 18 October 2017 in Tallinn, Science|Business will organise on Monday,16 October 2017 in Tallinn a High-Level Roundtable under the patronage of the Estonian Ministry of Health and Labour.
Jaak Aaviksoo, Rector, Technical University Tallinn
Marika Priske, Chancellor, Ministry for Social Affairs, Estonia
The patient as a partner
How to engage the citizens, empower the patients to take up a relevant role in diagnosis, treatment, research, etc.? This is the ambition of different initiatives from Ministries, hospitals, universities, and companies across Europe and beyond. They are taking the ‘patient as a partner’ approach, dismissing the idea of professionals as the only ones responsible for healing.
Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General, Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport, the Netherlands
Maritta Korhonen, Ministerial Counsellor, Ministry for Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Anneli Habicht, Managing Director, Estonian Chamber of Disabled People
Blanca Usoz Oyarzábal, Medical Doctor, Specialist in Participatory Medicine
The ideal healthcare system
How can healthcare systems be re-oriented towards patient outcomes to make them sustainable? How can business and public joint forces? Experiences from some member states as examples of what works and what does not.
Cristian Grasu, Secretary of State for Health, Romania
Herb Riband, Vice President International Policy and Government Affairs, Amgen
Agris Peedu, CEO, North Estonian Medical Centre
Annabelle Bruyndonckx, Counsel for Life Sciences, Simmons & Simmons
Innovation in e-health will lead to economic growth
What economic benefits can we expect to see from better, more innovative e-health solutions? How industry is shifting to a model that focuses on value and outcomes delivered, both to patients and to health systems.
Barbara Kerstiëns, Deputy Head of Unit, Fighting infectious diseases and advancing public health, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Agnieszka Kister, Director, European Funds & eHealth, Ministry of Health, Poland
Natacha Lemaire, former Deputy Secretary General, Ministry for Health and Solidarities, France
Elke Grooten, Director for Governmental and Public Affairs Europe, Novartis
Ain Aaviksoo, Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation, Ministry for Social Affairs, Estonia
Monica Dietl, Senior Advisor, Science|Business
Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-chief & Vice Chair of the Board, Science|Business