HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 2019 conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 17:23

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 are the annual digital health conferences that gather a diverse crowd from hospital CEOs to innovative SMEs and start-ups from all over Europe and overseas. HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 are the biggest and most significant events in this area in Europe. These conferences offer a great chance to explore international innovations in consumer health, patient care, digital healthcare technologies, big data and analytics, AI and wearables as well as to network with over 2000 digital health stakeholders.

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 showcase the cutting edge and innovative solutions from startups that are and will be shaping the future.

Save the dates 11-13 June 2019 in your calendar now, since these are the events not to be missed.

True team effort with a common goal

A tremendous team effort has been realised in order to arrange the HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 conference in Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre, in 2019 and for the subsequent three years. Messukeskus is the biggest event organizer in Finland with over 2000 meetings and congresses and 1,2 million visitors a year. Several organizations have worked together in order to achieve this goal. These parties are: The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Business Finland, City of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), BusinessOulu, Turku Science Park, as well as Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. This project has shown a productive collaboration of the public & private organizations in Finland.

Finland is a perfect location for HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 for many reasons. For example, Finland ranks number one in availability of latest technologies and the availability of scientists and engineers. Finland is among the most digitalised countries worldwide. It scores very well in the strength of digital skills , in terms of which it is ahead of all the other EU Member States. Furthermore, there are strong digital public services in Finland. 

Finland – leader in eHealth

The eHealth era started 35 years ago, as the first hospital information systems were taken into use. Since then, electronic services have become mainstream, and, already for several years, all patient records have been stored and shared electronically. According to international studies, Finland is one of the leading countries in eHealth. The national eHealth infrastructure is solid and provides a great possibility for further development.

The most recent eHealth service is the national personal health record storage that is offered free-of-charge for every citizen. It is also free-of-charge for innovative companies that want to build new health or wellness related services. This is a unique concept in the world. For instance, wearable monitor manufacturer can store data to this PHR system and a citizen may forward the data further to the healthcare service provider.

With a vibrant startup scene, highly educated people and workforce, and a unique and proven ecosystem that fosters R&D, Finland is one the best places to find new ideas and expand your business.

Sources: World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17, Digital Economy and Society Index