The 5th Conference on Digital Health

The 5th Conference on Digital Health is a new Belgian based large-scale industry event that will create a much-needed dialogue focused on evolutive and disruptive innovation across the health ecosystem. It will create a platform and be a catalyst to discuss and ignite the transformations necessary to improve healthcare. It brings together health providers, industry specialists, health employers, established and new pharma and medical systems providers, government, disruptive startup organizations and investors.

It will provide a forum to discuss the latest advancements in healthcare that have the potential to improve outcomes, decrease costs, and reimagine our industry. It will be a catalyst for the development of the healthcare industry during a period of fundamental change. Every industry needs to shift in times of massive disruption; needs to adapt in order to stay alive and evolve. Healthcare is right in the middle of that today. This is the moment where senior leaders across the health ecosystem can come together and move their business forward in this new age. We believe we can envision much of what the future will be by focusing on the innovators of today.

>> Second edition 2019: Rewiring health!

Technology and digital do not drive transformation on their own. Instead, they are a means to a strategic end. Digital transformation in healthcare is therefore not about technology or data sciences as such, it’s rather about how we create a more sustainable healthcare model for the future, enabled by technology and digital.

The conference is a combination of keynote sessions – general sessions in the morning, 4 different tracks in the afternoon – and practical expo booths with e health players demo and info.

>> Tracks of 2019

Personalized medicine refers to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient, ultimately shifting from a “trial-and-error” and “one-size-fits-all approach” to “the right drug, at the right dose, for the right patient, at the right time.” Today, a combination of biotechnology and digital health innovations, and the digitization of health profiles, has evolved personalization beyond drug discovery and therapy selection, now also including how personalized care is planned for and delivered. In this track, we will discuss how new technologies and mobile medical apps are entering the market, and how organizations, patients and healthcare providers react to this new trend, including the ethical aspects associated with this trend.

How to deliver efficient multi-disciplinary patient-centric care is subject to debate all around the world. One constant element however comes back everywhere: the need for interconnectivity between the different care givers, and patient-centricity in the overall approach. This triggers topics such as digitalization of processes, the exchange of patient information, and the use of artificial intelligence in collecting and interpreting data, to name a few. On top of this, there is a need for more care providers as our population gets older and needs more care. In this track, we will discuss how we can make health care delivery more sustainable, as it is clear that the cards need to be reshuffled.

Because of patient demographics, new living and working models, and the resulting changes in mobility, health systems are actively reaching out to their communities with all new programs designed to lessen the impact of chronic diseases, and, by extension, to keep people out of the hospital as much as possible. A renewed focus on population health management, as opposed to the traditional fee-for-service medicine, is therefore clearly emerging. So instead of receiving care that is isolated and intermittent, patients receive care that is continuous and coordinated, much of it outside of traditional settings, and often from their own homes. In this track we will discuss new models that bring care into the homes of people, and how we are exploring new ways to delivering a more sustainable healthcare for the future.

In-between patients and the different players in healthcare are often a number of middlemen, with most having never touched a drug or seen a patient. In view of this, a number of new technologies and digital services have emerged, by-passing intermediaries, and leading to a change in the existing value-chain. In this track we will discuss emerging technologies and services, what value do they bring to the healthcare model, and how they may lead to a simplification of healthcare processes and ways of working.

In-between patients and the different players in healthcare are often a number of middlemen, with most having never touched a drug or seen a patient. In view of this, a number of new technologies and digital services have emerged, by-passing intermediaries, and leading to a change in the existing value-chain. In this track we will discuss emerging technologies and services, what value do they bring to the healthcare model, and how they may lead to a simplification of healthcare processes and ways of working.

Practical : September 5, 2019 in BluePoint Antwerpen. 

Tickets :

  • Early bird (until June 30): €395 (VAT excl.)
  • Regular: € 495 (VAT excl.)

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