HIMSS Nordic community

The longest-standing HIMSS Europe Community, established in 2006, the HIMSS Nordic Community has a unique programme specifically tailored for healthcare IT professionals from both the public and private sectors in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In order to address current needs and issues in the Nordic nations, a number of events and workshops are regularly organised. The community consists not only of workshops and networking events, but presentations, panel discussions and hospital tours also take place. Similarly, members can also take advantage of special offers and packages with invites to all HIMSS events in Europe, Asia and the US.

Upcoming Events

HIMSS18, 5-9 March, Las Vegas

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference, 27-29 May, Sitges, Barcelona


Nordic Community White Papers


HCI White Paper: Go-Live Implementation...


HCI White Paper: EPR System Selection


Accenture White Paper: Patient...

Community Insights

Moving towards a holistic healthcare ecosystem


Sweden is on the verge of a major reshuffle of its healthcare IT infrastructures. Because Sweden was an early adopter, many of its first generation systems are approaching the end of their life-cycle. More than half of the 21 Swedish regions are procuring or planning to procure new IT solutions now. Creating a patient-centric ecosystem that brings together digital services and real-world care is what these efforts are chiefly about, says Daniel Forslund, Commissioner for Innovation and eHealth at the Stockholm County Council.


Not all Europeans are created as equals


Europe is divided once again. The digital patient is a reality in some countries, while in many others, the paper patient continues to dominate. Insights has travelled to the extremes. We visited Sweden to learn how it feels for a patient to become ever more digital. And we went to the other side of the wall, to Germany, where a fully digital healthcare system is still a distant fantasy. Or isn’t it? In fact, 2018 could bring some light at the end of the tunnel.


Will Brexit jeopardise access to reciprocal healthcare?


Two years ago, when skiing in the French Alps, my daughter had a ski accident and was taken to hospital for urgent care. I was lucky enough to hold a European Health Insurance Card, which allowed us to receive healthcare as if we were local residents, as without it the bill could have been quite expensive for me!


Prescriptions Without Boundaries


In the first quarter of 2018, the five EU Member States Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Croatia and Estonia will embark on a path has the potential to change Europe healthcare forever. Cross-border exchange of electronic patient data will final exit project phase. Electronic prescriptions will be here to stay, and more likely to come.


The European eHealth Patchwork


Healthcare IT continues to be insufficiently funded and supported in many parts of Europe. As a result, a lot of healthcare facilities are not as digitally mature as they could be. This is a key result of the Annual European eHealth Survey, conducted by HIMSS Analytics. The results also show that priorities in healthcare IT vary considerably across the continent. What does not vary is the eagerness of eHealth professionals to improve their leadership skills.


Organising Committee


Kalevi Virta

HIMSS Europe Nordic Community Lead;
CEO eWELL Oy, Health IT & eHealth,
International networks; Coordinator at Centre for Health and Technology, Norway


Anne-Mette Bang

HIMSS Europe Country Lead for Denmark;
CEO and Founder, Adding Edge ApS


Ylva Hennig

HIMSS Europe Country Lead for Sweden;
CEO and Consultant på Edify Consulting AB, Sweden


Espen Hetty Carlsen

Senior Adviser, The Norwegian Directorate for eHealth, Norway


Bjorn Jonsson

CIO, Landspitali University hospital, Iceland


Jan E. Larsson

SVP Sales and Marketing
Cambio Healthcare Systems


Line Helen Linstad

Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine


Claus Duedal Pedersen

Odense University Hospital


Nard Schreurs



Ulf Sigurdsen

AHUS University Hospital and eHealth, Region S-E Norway


Mette Maria Skjøth

Senior Project Manager, Postdoc, PhD, Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT), Odense University Hospital, Denmark

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