IEEE Technology for Health Summit 2017

Brussels, Belgium

The 2017 IEEE Summit, Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing, brought together policymakers and leaders in the healthcare, medical technology and electronics industries, as well as expert patients, in order to facilitate a dialogue on healthcare enabled by connected technologies.

The Summit tackled the issue of innovation in healthcare, focusing on innovative wearable, bio-sensing and implantable technologies and their impacts on societal transformation. Sessions also addressed the resulting ethical concerns and behavioural challenges linked to these transformative technologies, and reflected on the key roles of R&D, standardization, as well as policy and regulatory actions in creating the right conditions for bringing cutting-edge technology innovations to market for societal benefit.

IEEE Technology for Health Summit 2017
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Technology for Health Summit 2017 - Welcome & Summit Opening

Jim Jefferies welcomes attendees to 2017's Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing, in Brussels, focusing on the initiatives taken by IEEE in order to support the integration of innovative digital technologies into healthcare; as well as on importance of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics in tackling many of the ethical questions that are linked to the transformation of healthcare by connected technologies.

 

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Technology for Health Summit 2017 - Summit Keynote: Roberto Viola

Director General DG CNECT of the European Commission Roberto Viola gives a keynote speech emphasising the importance of the digital transformation of society and the economy in all fields, and especially on healthcare. He highlights the role that personalized medicine will be called on to play in the years to come, the customized answers to citizen’s health needs, and the era of genetic medicine which is slowly approaching.

 

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Technology for Health Summit 2017 - Technology Keynote: Joost Felix

Global Head of Integrated Care Solutions for Agfa HealthCare Joost Felix delivers a keynote speech focusing on the key developments in connected technology for healthcare, and their applications. The address draws on examples from Agfa HealthCare to demonstrate the manner in which technological advances are transforming healthcare, and reflects on what is needed in order to accelerate this transformation, and to ensure the opportunities from this transformation are fully leveraged.

 

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Technology for Health Summit 2017 - Policy Keynote: Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho

Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho, Head of Unit, eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing, DG CNECT of the European Commission, delivers a keynote speech on the role that  European Institutions can play in encouraging the take-up of innovative technologies for healthcare, as well as ensuring that the challenges associated with the digital transformation of healthcare, including ethical challenges, are mitigated.

 

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Technology for Health Summit 2017 - Policy Keynote: Ilias Iakovidis

Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser on Societal Challenges DG CNECT, European Commission, delivers a keynote speech on the implications of the digital transformation of healthcare for societal health challenges and in particular for the sustainability of healthcare systems, and the necessary adjustments that must be made in order to ensure their suitability for new technologies.

 

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Technology for Health Summit 2017 - Wrap-up of Summit & Concluding Remarks

Christopher James, from the University of Warwick and Chair of the IEEE Summit Programme Committee, delivers concluding remarks, giving emphasis on the need to ensure that connected healthcare technologies are fully leveraged, while also taking into account the ethical concerns they create. He also underlines the important role played by R&D, standardization, policy, and regulatory actions in creating the right conditions for bringing cutting-edge technology innovations to market for societal benefit.

 

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