Technopolis City of Athens

6 days / 58 sessions
Celebrating digital health innovation

OCTOBER 19-24, 2017

Selected Main Conference Sessions

January 10, 2018
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Advancing eHealth in Greece

Representatives from the Hellenic ICT industry discussed the challenges of implementing digital health solutions and providing services within the Greek Public Health system, and set their goals to seek out opportunities and potential collaborations outside the Greek borders. Constantinos Angelopoulos, Director of Investment Promotion, Enterprise Greece presented the possibilities for enhancing the presence of Greek delegations and initiatives abroad and made a commitment to the industry representatives to provide support toward their future endeavours. Pantelis Lamprou, Director of Strategic Communication and Markets Analysis, Athens Exchange Group presented the services and opportunities offered by the Athens Stock Exchange to investors in general, and more specifically, tools & solutions for financing ehealth projects & companies in Greece.

At the panel discussion also participated: Vicki Kolovou & Lila Stavropoulou as moderators, and Kostis Kaggelides, Lina Nikolopoulou, Andreas Persidis, Alexandros Potamianos, Philip Sotiriades, Eleni Theodoridou, and Dimitrios Tsakiridis.

Cross-border Healthcare: One step closer

Speakers George PangalosChristos Schizas, and Patricia Van Dyke examined the principles of the EU Directive on Cross Border Health Care and the challenges and goals within member states in terms of unified legislation and state and private structures and systems to facilitate access to safe and good quality treatment to all EU citizens.

Towards a Digital Hospital

For the first time, in Greece, HIMSS, the US based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, hosted a session on the digitization of hospitals.
Steve Lieber, President and CEO, Emeritus of HIMSS moderated the session and discussed the role of HIMSS in the digital transformation of healthcare in the US as well as ways forward in closing the gaps in Europe while assisting countries where the transformation process at a fairly early stage. Gurhan Zincircioglu presented the Izmir Tire Public Hospital and how it achieved the EMRAM Stage 7 accreditation. Vladimir Ljubicic, Clinical Lead SAP Health, presented the company Health Data Platform and analysis tool. Health Public hospitals & private clinics managers joined the speakers in the panel discussion.

General Data Protection Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities

The session highlighted key points of the new EU data protection regulation GDPR coming into effect May 2018. Speakers presented the challenges and preparation involved in getting ready to comply with the new requirements and what these changes will mean for the health sector in particular.
Hellenic Data Protection Authority was represented by Dimitris Zografopoulos, Privacy and Data Protection Expert, Lawyer (PhD) – Legal Auditor and discussed with speakers Anthe Papageorgiou, Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer, “Henry Dunant Hospital Center”, Xenofon Liapakis, General Manager, CIO & Services of Interamerican Group, and Ioannis Giannakakis, Legal Data Protection Expert, CFE, CIPP/E, CIPM, DPO Certified.

Digital Innovation in Health & Business: key to success

Speakers discussed ways to move forward to accelerate the development of the eHealth market in Europe for the benefit of end-users and the economy, and whether member states are ready to face the challenges of the future of eHealth in Europe: Marco d’AngelantonioPanos StafylasJuerg P. Bleuer, Lorena MacnaughtanCharles Jaffe,  and Antonis Karokis.

Big Data Analytics in Health

Speakers highlighted the imperative, challenges and opportunities in effectively harnessing big data for everything from precision medicine and personalised care to the creation of smart cities, hospitals and devices: John RaynerAndy WilkinsGeorge Paliouras, Alexandros Potamianos, Andreas Persidis, and Alexandros Bregiannis.