HIMSS and Health 2.0 Europe join the WHINN Programme Committee

Critical thought leadership on digital health, social health and technology will be curated at the annual health and innovation event.

BERLIN, Germany - (HealthTech Wire / News)  - HIMSS and Health 2.0 Europe have joined the Week of Health and INNovation (WHINN) programme committee and will be contributing to shaping the educational sessions and bring thought leadership to the conference.

WHINN is an annual health tech and health innovation conference that takes place in Denmark on 9 – 11 October for executives, entrepreneurs, decision makers, policy makers, clinicians and consumers. In addition to an educational programme, the three-day event includes topic-based tracks, an exhibition, investor matchmaking and networking activities.

HIMSS and Health 2.0 Europe will be contributing to the WHINN educational programme, bringing critical thought leadership to the forefront and engaging its ever-expanding network of start-ups. HIMSS will help shape three tracks:

  1. Is digital health the future for healthcare?
  2. Social Health - how do social factors affect the health of the individual?
  3. Prevention - how is digital technology affecting our approach to prevention?

Hal Wolf, CEO and President of HIMSS said: “WHINN continues to develop unique content and thought provoking sessions. HIMSS is honoured to participate as both a facilitator and contributor to thought leadership”.

Bruce Steinberg, Executive Vice President of HIMSS International, added: “We are delighted to be joining the WHINN Programme Committee in 2018. It is essential to build partnerships and stimulate innovation in Europe so that together we can realise the full potential of transforming health through information and technology to improve patient outcomes”.

In addition to conferences and activities, WHINN offers complementary events such as state of the art technology in use, fascinating test laboratories where tomorrow’s health technology is being developed as well as inspirational company visits.

Michaela Andersen, Director at WHINN, said: “We are very proud and honoured to have HIMSS and Health 2.0 onboard WHINN. Last year we had 2,400 delegates attending from 40 countries and we are certain that with the strong partners already in our programme committee we will be able to strengthen the international content and especially bring thought leaders to the event.”

WHINN is held in the city of Odense in Southern Denmark, an area that is known as a front-runner within health technology and innovation. To learn more and to register to the conference, visit the WHINN website.


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HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through the application of information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS provides thought leadership, community building, public policy, professional/ workforce development and engaging events to bring forward the voice of our members. HIMSS encompasses more than 70,000 global individual members, 630 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work through HIMSS to leverage the innovation of digital health to improve both the health of individuals and populations, as well as the quality, cost-effectiveness and access of healthcare.

HIMSS innovation companies offer a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to support healthcare systems and market suppliers. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, guides operations and clinical practice through predictive analytics tools and maturity models to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health information and technology, so they have the right information at the point of decision.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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