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MEF is an official partner of the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference 2019 which aims to bring together the entirety of the digital healthcare ecosystem: from hospital C-level decision makers to clinicians, nurses, payers, life science, and technology innovators.

Two of the key mobile ecosystem topics at the events are Harnessing the power of data and Transforming Healthcare with 5G which sets out to get insights on how 5G technology is impacting social and health care.

Harnessing the power of data

In a world that has generated 90% of all data over the last two years, health data is an invaluable resource whose potential we are just beginning to explore. The analysis of big amounts of data can help us improve medical outcomes and accelerate research but many questions arise on the road towards a world in which medical decisions will be primarily made by artificial intelligence.

In our daily activities, we generate massive amounts of data which can be turned into valuable information for healthcare. The challenge today is to have access to this data and to be able to interpret it appropriately. We also need a personal space where all the data is stored so we can decide who we want to share it with and for which purposes.

Another challenge is the standardisation of the data. Healthcare data can be very variable: medical health records, doctor notes, blood test results, medical images, patient-reported data from wearables and apps… To standardise the data and turn it into specific knowledge is another technical challenge. Interoperability between different systems is also essential to allow a fluid movement of data in the healthcare ecosystem. And we should be aware of the security risks that will threaten our data.

Health data is one of the most coveted pieces of information by hackers as it is sold in the black market at a much higher price than other types of personal data. So security and privacy are important concepts that we will need to take into account.

Harnessing the Power of data is a HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference full track,  and all the challenges and topics above mentioned will be reflected in the sessions composing this track: such as “Creating and ethical and actionable flow of data”, “From data to improved outcomes – toward a value-based care”, Genomics for personalized health and research”, “Prevention and Population Health Management” and of course “Cybersecurity”.

Transforming healthcare with 5G

The Finnish social and healthcare is using 5G technology and this is bringing a lot of great opportunities for the future hospital. The country has one of the strongest ICT and health technology centers in Europe: Oulu.

But, what is and why is the forerunner in digital health? It will be the creator of the smartest 5G hospital in the world, with an investment of 1.6 mil€. Visit Oulu University Hospital testbed, an innovative test environment in hospital premises and find out about the future hospital.

HIMSS Europe 19 & Health 2.0 Conference

The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference will combine HIMSS’ knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation with Health 2.0’s network of entrepreneurs and investors, showcasing the latest cutting edge and innovative health tech solutions.

MEF members get a discounted rate to attend or participate – Find out more >