Transforming Europe’s healthcare systems through data

On Monday 26 November, The Parliament Magazine is organising its first Thought Leader Live debate on eHealth: transforming Europe’s healthcare systems through data around the European Commission’s recent (25 April) communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market.

Europe’s healthcare systems are struggling to move from being supply-driven to demand-driven and face considerable challenges such as changing demographics, rising costs, growing resource gaps, rising multi-morbidity and increasing patient expectations. The internet and digital technologies have changed people’s behaviours and attitudes and healthcare services, like many other sectors, have responded by adjusting the way they interact with patients and the public.

The debate will address the communication’s call for action at an EU level which can accelerate the uptake of digital solutions across primarily these three areas: citizens' secure access to and sharing of health data across borders; better data to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care; and, digital tools for citizen empowerment and person-centred care.

The Parliament Magazine’s Thought Leader Live debate will hear from, question and debate with, some of the EU’s key digital health decision makers on how data can enable the digital transformation of Europe’s healthcare systems.

Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Biljana Borzan MEP (S&D, Croatia), Co-Chair of the Interest Group on Patient Access to Healthcare
  • José Inácio Faria MEP (EPP, Portugal), Shadow Rapporteur on ENVI report on EU options for improving access to medicines in 2017 
  • Ioana-Maria Gligor, Head of Unit, DG SANTE European Reference Networks and digital health
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Dr Bernard Maillet, Vice-President (Belgium) and Vice-Chair, eHealth Group, Standing Committee of European Doctors 

This event will be moderated by Brian Johnson, Managing Editor at the Parliament Magazine. 

View the full programme here

To register your interest, please contact: | 0044 207 593 5560 | 0044 207 593 5672

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Monday, 26 November, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:00
Microsoft Executive Briefing Center
Rue Montoyer 51

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