Make data work for people’s health! – A Webinar for Pioneers in data-driven Health Innovations

Make data work for people’s health! – A Webinar for Pioneers in data-driven Health Innovations

Sitra and EHTEL are pleased to invite you to a joint webinar around the IHAN approach for trustfully personalised health services.

  • September 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Online

Digitisation in health care opens up tremendous perspectives for new data-driven services. This webinar addresses how individual health data combined with data collected in health and social care will provide the fuel for innovation in the future.

The implicit question is: “What is Europe’s role in data economy and could maintaining trust be the biggest opportunity for Europe?”

The promise is to leverage the synergies of huge data treasures and personal health and wellness data. For this to happen, new fair data economy business models are needed to change the ability to create value, and deliver benefits for consumers, patients, healthcare professionals, industry and the society.

The webinar covers what IHAN project is all about and how IHAN works in practise. What are the core technical components including identity wallet, consent management and logging. How these components can be built according to IHAN requirements?

As an example, a pilot project My Travel Health – Tokyo 2020 will be presented. The project aims to benefit all stakeholders – travellers get medical attention faster and more precisely; the health data provider’s data is securely exchanged with the traveller’s consent; and medical personnel can quickly get trusted information about the patient in their own language.

What? Webinar for experts and decision makers in digital health
Where? Online event hosted by Sitra and EHTEL
When? Monday 16 September 2019 at 15.00−16.30 EET / 14.00-15.30 CET



Jaana Sinipuro
Project Director

Marc Lange
Secretary General





Welcome and practicalities

Saara Malkamäki, Specialist, Sitra

15:05 EET

The Fair Data Economy Promise: From registers to personal data

Sitra’s IHAN® project aims to build the foundation for personalized wellbeing and healthcare services. It is a joint collaboration effort for European organisations, and everyone is welcome to join. IHAN® ensures trust for new digital services and is founded upon European values.

Saara Malkamäki, Specialist, Sitra



15:25 EET

From promise to practise – IHAN Architecture, requirements, functionality

As IHAN is not a piece of software or an application but a new way to practice Data Econonmy, the architecture of IHAN is a collection of requirements rather than a technical specification. The basic components are identity of an individual, data associated to that individual and the consent of that identified individual granting access to the associate data.

Juhani Luoma-Kyyny, Leading Specialist, Sitra



15:45 EET

Pilot project: My Travel Health

Utilizing national patient archives with citizen’s consent to create value for all parties: individuals, public and private sector. Implementing IHAN compliant services and using IHAN blueprint as a guideline for design. My Travel Health application: growing stronger roots, robust frame and components.

Perttu Prusi, Principal Solution Design Architect, Fujitsu


Questions and open discussion

16:20 EET

Conclusion delivered by EHTEL

Marc Lange, Secretary General, EHTEL
Stephan Schug, Chief Medical Officer, EHTEL

16:30 EET

Webinar session ends

Sitra is a Think-and-Do Tank that collaborates with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Sitra’s IHAN® project aims to build the foundation for a new and fair data economy, where data will benefit all stakeholders: the individuals, the businesses and the society. IHAN demonstrates the journey from system-centred health care to human-driven and individual promotion of wellbeing.

EHTEL is the one multi-stakeholder organisation within Europe that brings together organisations and individuals engaged in all aspects of eHealth.

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