DigitalHealthEurope workshops at Portugal eHealth Summit

On the 20 and 21 of March 2019, DigitalHealthEurope will host two workshops at the 3rd Portugal eHealth Summit, in Lisbon. The events are organised together with Partners of the European Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society.

The overarching goal of the workshops is to facilitate expert discussion and agreement on efforts to advance the three priorities set in the European Commission’s 2018 Communication on the Digital Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market. These refer to: 1) citizens’ secure access to and sharing of health data across borders (2) better data to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care, and 3) digital tools for citizen empowerment and person-centred care.

The workshop on 20 March will focus primarily on work carried out by the Blueprint Partners. This has included so far the creation of twelve personas representing the health and care needs of specific, distinct population groups. The workshop will consider the portfolio of Blueprint personas as a starting point for the further co-development of user scenarios for innovative digital solutions. Next to this, the workshop will explore DigitalHealthEurope use cases on the use of health data for research, disease prevention and the potential for large scale deployment.

The following day, 21 March, a workshop addressing the DigitalHealthEurope Collaboration platform on “Citizen’s secure access to and sharing of health data” will take place. The workshop will highlight good practice examples in the domain of digital health literacy and citizen empowerment, citizen control data governance as well as data donation. A specific goal will be to consider the three domains with a view to identifying key issues and success factors. To achieve this, each domain will be discussed by a separate expert work group.

The workshops have been organised with the support of Portuguese project partner SPMS (Shared Services Ministry of Health). The Portugal eHealth Summit 2019 will take place between 19 and 22 March and is expected to reach out to an audience of more than ten thousand participants. The full agenda of the event is available here.