HIMSS Liège - Schedule-at-a-glance

Monday April 1, 2019

12:00 - 14:00


14:30 - 17:00

The purpose of this workshop is to examine issues or barriers to delivering care beyond hospital walls. The goal is to end with a list of challenges and potential solutions to present to a panel of expert stakeholders during the main programme to use their expertise and recommend next steps. Gathering perspectives from multiple stakeholders, through a highly interactive format, this session will cover:

  • Aligning financial incentives between various care providers
  • Engaging patients
  • Identifying specific challenges for payers/insurers
  • Overcoming governmental roadblocks and administrative issues

Tuesday April 2, 2019

10:00 - 10:45

10:00 - 10:30: VIP Welcome Address

10:30 - 10:45: HIMSS Welcome Address

10:45 - 12:00

Technology is a key component of successfully delivering and improving healthcare of the future.

Safeguarding an empathic human experience is critical to patients embracing and adapting to changes, yet emerging technologies have the potential to distance patients and caregivers, leading to feelings of exclusion and doctor and patient frustration.

Author and futurist Koën Kas will provide a keynote address that will be followed by presentations from speakers working in the area, having faced the challenge of leading the way with patient-centric health care delivery. We will be hearing their recommendations for successful approaches.

Key audience messages / points for discussion:

  • What are key factors for technologists to consider?
  • What are successful examples/models to consider?
  • What should be the patient’s role in these processes?

10:45- 11:15 Opening Keynote - Professor and Dr. Koen Kas, Healthcare Futurist, author, professor of molecular biology and entrepreneur

11:15-11:30 Speaker presentation

11:30-11:45 Speaker presentation

11:45-12:00 Q&A / Wrap-up

14:00 - 15:15 

Now more than ever patients have access to technology solutions allowing them to have a more active role over their health.

However, can we say that patient empowerment has gone mainstream? Or is it still the privilege of a few enlightened and tech-savvy patients? In this session, we will introduce the concept of Patient 2.0. Have increasing technologies and the easy access to unending information changed the Patient’s view of their role and needs?

We’ll hear from patients and gain understanding of current Patient Expectations given this new construct. Patient speakers will also react to results of a pre-conference survey and we will compare and contrast views to help zero in on solutions to improve patient empowerment and engagement.

Key messages / points for discussion:

  • How to bridge the gap between Patient 2.0 expectations and Industry/Clinical Provider assumptions?
  • What are the opportunities for researchers, entrepreneurs/start-ups and companies, patients and professionals to provide patients more control over their healthcare journey?
  • What are the main challenges to achieving these new expectations, why are we not seeing larger quantities of patient involvement and engagement?
  • Can the journey to achieving this be accelerated and how?

14:00 - 14:20: Session Keynote

14:20 - 14:25: George Larbuisson and Luc Vesson, CHU Liège Patient Committee

14:25 - 14:30: Mitch Silva, founder Health 2.0 BXL, cofounder Esperity.com

14:30 - 14:35 Patient 3 - France

14:35 - 14:40 Patient 4 - The Netherlands

14:40 - 14:45 Survey Says!

14:45 - 15:15 Patient panel discussion

15:15 - 16:15

Human centered design provides a huge opportunity to involve patients in conceptualizing and codesigning their expectations and healthcare delivery needs. This session will illustrate how involving patients from design inception can increase engagement and avoid overlooking key patient segments (mental, social/economic factors, drug, aging).

We will address international standards and present successful models that demonstrate improved results from patient involvement. Dr. Victoria Betton will give an opening talk and moderate the session.

Key messages / points for discussion:

  • How can human centred design help optimize digital tools and services to support patients in managing mental health, aging, social/economic needs as part of their overall healthcare journey
  • What are the societal implications of incorporating digital solutions as part of mental health care or aging management?
  • What are the main challenges of managing the use of digital solutions in less engaged sectors (eg, aging population, mental health patients, other)

15:15 - 15:25 Dr. Victoria Betton - Opening talk re/holistic approach to care delivery. "Human Centered Design"

15:25 - 15:40 Speaker

15:40 - 15:55 Speaker

15:55 - 16:15 Panel Discussion

16:15 - 16:45 
16:45 - 18:00

While hospital innovation is opening up and turning to SMEs to procure smart, adaptable and user-friendly technologies, many pilots (successful in demonstrating improved clinical and financial outcomes) fail to scale up and turn into long-term paid implementations. Are startups doing something wrong? This session brings together hospital CIOs with startup owners to clarify expectations, discuss rules of engagement (including the unspoken ones!) and bridge a communication gap between two very different worlds.

Kicking off with a panel of CIOs discussing their priorities in terms of innovations, sharing their experiences working with SMEs, and giving them a few pointers; this session will also showcase highly innovative SME solutions for hospitals and care providers, followed by Q&A with the panel of CIOs. Bart Collet will moderate the session.

16:55 -17:00 Introduction

17:00 - 17:10 Start-up 1 

17:10 - 17:20 Start-up 2

17:20 - 17:30 Start-up 3

17:30 - 17:40 Start-up 4

17:40 - 17:50 Start-up 5

17:50 - 18:00 Wrap-up

18:30 - 19:30
20:00 - 22:00

Wednesday April 3, 2019

9:10 - 10:25 

This session will recap learnings from Day one and present case studies of implemented models that are delivering patient care outside of brick and mortar hospitals. We will examine successes of non-traditional models, the reasons for success, challenges faced and lessons learned.

Key messages / points for discussion:

To be further defined after presenters are confirmed.

9:10-9:30 Keynote: Technology as an enabler of a positive patient experience

9:30-9:40 Case study: CHU Home Hospitalisation

9:40-9:50 Case study 2

9:50-10:00 Case study 3

10:00 - 10:10 Case study 4

10:10-10:25 Wrap-up / Q&A

10:25 - 11:15

In this session, the top challenges uncovered during the pre-conference workshop will be presented to a panel of experts (including governmental, insurer, CIO and clinical representatives) who will provide further insights as to why the challenges exist, endorse workshop outcomes and provide alternative viewpoints. Further, they will examine and provide concurrence to the proposed solutions as well as add other possible solutions.

Key messages / points for discussion:

Based on workshop outcomes.

10:25 - 10:45 Panel presenting Monday's challenge/solutions workshop outcomes to a stakeholder panel.

10:45 - 11:05 Moderated discussion with stakeholder panel and audience members for reactions, actionable commitments and next steps. 

11:05 - 11:15 Wrap-up

11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00

Following a day and a half of patient focused discussions, this session will present a far reaching outlook as to where we go from here to achieve a fully engaged patient experience, capitalizing on the best that technology has to offer.

11:30 - 11:50 Closing keynote

11:50 - 11:55 Q & A

11:55 - 12:00 Overall summary / wrap-up

13:40 - 14:00 

Join us for a visit to CHU Liège highlighting the latest technology implementations and their results.

14:00 - 15:10 Hospital Tour

15:10 - 15:30