Information Saves Lives: Enabling a Healthy Flow of Data in Europe

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Information Saves Lives: Enabling a Healthy Flow of Data in Europe

Keynote Panel at the HIMSS Europe Conference 2020

Speakers Claudia Pagliari (University of Edinburgh); Mark Davies (IBM UK), Jyrki Katainen (Finnish Government)

Programme summary:
Boosted by the fast development of new AI capabilities, data has been called the new currency in health. It is at the core of our every effort to improve outcomes while ensuring the sustainability of our health systems. Data literally saves lives: informing pathways, personalizing health and care, predicting and preventing conditions, managing populations’ health, moving from volume to value, and fueling research and innovation. However, while the main defining quality of a currency is fluidity, health data remains too siloed to unleash its full potential: integrating health, social and lifestyle data, and paving the way for a new set of services that are based on fair data and transparency of services. While the amount of data continues to grow exponentially and become more and more personal, this session will discuss strategies to promote a healthy flow of data in Europe and balance our need to protect privacy with our mission to save lives

Learning Objectives
Understand the necessity to establish rules for citizen-driven, fair data ecosystems.
Learn from the European GDPR experience and how Finland harnessed this opportunity to strengthen users’ trust.
Discover the Nordic and European approaches to regulating and enabling secondary use of data.
Period8 Sept 2020
Event titleHIMSS Europe 2020 - Health 2.0: European Health Conference and Exhibition
Event typeConference
LocationHelsinki, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Health Informatics
  • Data Science
  • Data Sharing
  • Ethics
  • Information Governance
  • Culture
  • International collaboration
  • Platforms
  • Finland
  • Digital Health
  • eHealth