As we mentioned in session 07, devoted to digital transformation, we are continuing to take a deeper look at the essential levers and instruments for producing a structural change in the health system and model.
So, we are continuing on with innovation and the capacity of its transfer into the true improvement of health results which entails a true change in how things are done and improved assistance and satisfaction of the recipients of health services.
We also want to talk about the different types of innovation and the capacities of supporting them, funding them and reproducing them in a system that distances itself from classic models and offers open models that enable better shared knowledge, agile implementation and the obtainment of more efficient, satisfactory and sustainable results.
We will also reflect on the actual capacity to innovate in our healthcare provision structures, the partnerships that need to be developed for effective public-private collaboration and the level of training in professional structures that can break away from classic models and tackle new challenges and get the most out of legal capacities and attract regional, state, European and global funding.
We are going to take a closer look at reflections that make it possible to see and harness the main innovation hubs which are true driving forces for projects focused on the results that we have indicated and wealth generators in the sector.
Therefore, we seek contributions from our speakers than can enable us to delve deeper into the transformative capacities of innovation.
Are our health organisations truly prepared to innovate, do we have the right training and support structures? Do professionals find pathways for developing their innovative ideas? Is there the capacity and generosity to work on join projects shared between different entities? Do we know how to interact with industry in terms of the relationship of contributing value and results in a true public-private collaboration? Does European, state and regional governance offer opportunities to develop innovative processes, are they fully known and harnessed? Do we miss opportunities due to a lack of knowledge and/or the lack of an innovative strategy? Have the hubs of institutions and innovative professionals been identified and brought together? Is there actually a real dilemma based around different types of procurement – statutory, public civil service and labour -, is this a problem for transformation?
Both the speeches and the debates will incorporate contributions on these issues and many more.
Leo Lewis International Lead, Bevan Commission, Swansea University and Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care
After spending 8 years working for the International Foundation for Integrated Care, latterly as the Director of R&D, Leo is now a Senior Associate in IFIC and continues to contribute to its programme. In addition, Leo is the International Lead in the Bevan Commission, Wales’s independent think tank, and its Exemplars and Fellows to promote and share their innovation and transformation initiatives internationally and learn from others across the world for the benefit of people living and working in Wales.
Prior to taking up the position in IFIC, Leo worked as a health informatician for more than 20 years in academic, NHS and UK government sectors and successfully led and managed a range of information and communication technology enabled health and social care service improvement and transformation projects.
Through the building of strong relationships with stakeholders, Leo works with and alongside others to bring her knowledge, skills and experience together to co-create new transformational change approaches for delivering digitally enabled integrated care solutions to meet the needs of different populations.
Patrick Etyngier Entrepreneur & consultant at Data 4 Aim and Santé Value
Patrick Etyngier is an international consultant and an entrepreneur in innovation HealthTech.
As an entrepreneur, he founded Data 4 Aim in Europe and co-founded Santé Value in the USA. Both companies facilitate the health data sharing process to support Real World Evidence (RWE) studies or Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT) by leveraging the regulatory context in both geographies. He also developed and methodology and a cloud-based application that helps data providers (e.g. hospitals) to assess the fair value to health data to facilitate collaboration with industry.
Patrick also supports non-European companies to bring their technologies within Europe through Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) and key academics institutions. Prior to that, he spanned leadership roles in clinical research and partnerships in Philips, the HealthTech company, where he drove the creation of research/innovation hubs, in partnership with hospitals, academic center and related eco-systems across Europe.
He contributed to clinical research in various domains such as in cardiology and oncology and the use of imaging and data to better/faster diagnose related diseases.
Patrick obtained a PhD in computer science & applied math and contributed to the scientific advances at the intersection of machine learning and image processing.
Oliver Gröne Vice-Chair of the Board, OptiMedis AG, Hamburg, Germany
Dr Oliver Gröne, PhD MSc, is Vice Chairman of the Board at OptiMedis AG, responsible for the areas Analytics, Research & Innovation.
He is also Co-Founder and Director Population Health of OptiMedis-COBIC UK.
From 2011 to 2015 he was Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he developed new methods for assessing and improving the quality of care.
In addition, he worked for many years for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe where he led the “Quality of Health Systems” Programme.
He publishes regularly in high-ranking journals (H-Index: 41) and was Deputy Editor of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care from 2015 to 2020.
Oliver Gröne obtained a first degree in medical sociology at the University of Bielefeld, followed by a Master of Science Degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (supported by a full scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Services) and a PhD in Public Health at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Cristina Bescós PhD, Directora General de EIT Health Spain y Directora de Innovación EIT Health
Cristina Bescós es Directora General de EIT Health para España. Es doctora en Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones (especialidad biomédica) y cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia en investigación y gestión de grandes proyectos de innovación en salud digital. Ha trabajado para instituciones públicas de investigación, en innovación espacial (Agencia Espacial Europea – ESA), y el sector privado (Hewlett Packard, Telefónica I+D, Philips).
La Dr. Bescós se unió a EIT Health en 2019 después de ejercer como directora de programas europeos de salud poblacional y telemedicina en Philips. Ha desarrollado su actividad profesional en Suiza, Países Bajos, Alemania y España donde ha ocupado diversas posiciones de representación a nivel europeo en organismos industriales, comités de estandarización, foros de expertos y proyectos de innovación en el sector del envejecimiento activo y saludable y la gestión de pacientes crónicos.
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