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 not only convenes at conferences, workshops and networking events, but also prepares presentations, panel discussions and organises hospital tours. Members take advantage of special offers and packages with invites to HIMSS events connecting the community globally with peers not only in Europe but also the United States, Middle East and Asia.

Upcoming Events

HIMSS Europe 19 & Health 2.0, 11-13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland

Past Events

HIMSS19, 11-15 February 2019, Orlando, USA

HIMSS Nordic Community meet-up, 14 November 2018, at EHiN 2018, Oslo, Norway

HIMSS Nordic Community meet-up, 11 October 2018, at the Week of Health and Innovation (WHINN), Odense, Denmark

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

HIMSS18, 5-9 March, Las Vegas

HIMSS17, Orlando

HIMSS16, Las Vegas

HIMSS15, Chicago

HIMSS14, Orlando

HIMSS19 Cybersecurity Survey

Share your thoughts on the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. Instituted as an annual cybersecurity survey in 2015, the HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey gauges the perceptions and practices of healthcare organizations on a number of cybersecurity topics facing the health sector. Please be assured that all responses will remain confidential and results will only be presented in an aggregated format. All participants will be notified when the report is published.

Why Participate?

  • Gain insight into how your organization’s cybersecurity program compares to your peers
  • Understand what healthcare providers and third party vendors are doing to safeguard health information
  • Learn about the opportunities to improve healthcare cybersecurity

The survey takes approximately 8 minutes.  

Click here to start the questionnaire (also for mobile devices):
HIMSS 2019 Cybersecurity Survey

This survey is specifically made for professionals from the Nordic countries and with the objective to benchmark the status quo with results from North America

Nordic Delegation to HIMSS19

11-15 February 2019, Orlando, USA.

From breaking the silos to scaling the markets to achieving global competitiveness, the Nordic Delegation programme put the spotlight on a wide range of initiatives and suite of tools to help shape the Nordic region in one of world’s most integrated and innovative health markets. We discussed the traditional barriers to interoperability, but also the opportunities ahead, all for the benefit of the entire ecosystem with the Nordic citizen at the core. 

HIMSS19 NORDIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nordic Collaboration needs Political Champions who are closer to the need of solving a health challenge.
  • The European Reference Networks (ERNs) for Rare Diseases is a good example of how countries can collaborate when they are forced to. The Nordic region can set up a new Paradigm for collaboration based on public trust and forward-thinking vision.
  • The HIMSS Nordic Community Interoperability Project is among the first initiatives to demonstrate the value for the patient from a seamless cross-border interoperability and presents a major step forward to making this a reality. The European Commission Recommendation on European Electronic Health Record exchange format, the IHAN®, and the Unique Patient Identifier common for the Nordic countries provide the foundation for a real take-off in the flow of health data across Nordic borders.

If you didn't get a chance to complete the cybersecurity survey in Orlando, please feel free to do so now by scanning this QR code. More info and direct link under HIMSS19 Cybersecurity Survey.

 

Interviews & News

HIMSS Blog: Enterprise imaging needs more cybersecurity. Your vendor’s knowledge is key to mitigating the risk of breaches
Posted on: 14.03.2019, By Simon Häger, Market Strategist at Sectra

 

Nordic Delegation to HIMSS Europe 19 & Health 2.0

11-13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland.

Following a successful collocated event in Sitges in May 2018, HIMSS and Health 2.0 continue to strengthen their ties and look forward to host the HIMSS Nordic Delegation in Helsinki. The conference will bring the best of both worlds: HIMSS’ knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation and Health 2.0’s network of entrepreneurs and investors, showcasing the latest cutting edge and innovative health tech solutions. The three-day event is supported and organised in conjunction with a number of Finnish organisations, including: The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, SITRA (The Finnish Innovation Fund), Business Finland, The City of Helsinki, The University of Helsinki, The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), Oulu Health, Turku Science Park and Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre. Further information on the dedicated programme for the Nordic Delegation will be announced here soon! In the meantime, find all general information about the conference here.

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference

27-29 May 2018, Sitges, Spain.

The HIMSS Nordic Community Workshop came together on 27 May in Sitges with over 90 health and care professionals representing the entire Nordic region to discuss burning issues in digital health and participating in valuable discussions about the path ahead.

Please click here to access all speaker presentations, conference images, articles, interviews and recordings as well as the full post-conference report. View the outcomes of the HIMSS Nordic Community Workshop in the report “Sharing and Using Health Data” below

Presentations Nordic Workshop

Nordic Community Reports

Hospital puts OnBase by Hyland at the...

Sharing and Using Health Data

Digital Health Revolution

Interviews & News

Finnish healthcare: interview with Jaana Sinipuro, Director, SITRA

Why patient-to-patient support makes all the difference - WarOnCancer CEO Fabian Bolin talks about how transformative it can be when patients can share compassion and emotional support with each other.

Understanding Sweden's eHealth 2025 strategy - Karina Tellinger McNeil, strategist for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, breaks down her country's ambitious plan to lead the world in the digitization of healthcare.

For more news and to stay on top of digital health developments in Europe, please visit INSIGHTS and HIMSS TV

Organising Committee

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Kalevi Virta

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

Bogi Eliasen

Bogi Eliasen

Futurist & Special Advisor on Future of Health,
Copenhagen Institute for Future Research

Sinipuro Jaana

Sinipuro Jaana

Project Director (IHAN),
Finland

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Bjorn Jonsson

CIO, Landspitali University hospital,
Iceland

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Jan E. Larsson

SVP Sales and Marketing
Cambio Healthcare Systems

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Line Helen Linstad

Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine

Katherine Myhre

Kathrine Myhre

CEO Oslo Medtech
Norway

Petter Ostbye

Petter H. Østbye

General Manager - Sectra Scandinavia

Claus Pedersen

Claus Duedal Pedersen

Odense University Hospital

Katri Raevuori

Katri Raevuori

Project Manager Business Finland
Finland

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Nard Schreurs

IKT-Norge

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Mette Maria Skjøth

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

Malin Soderlund

Malin Söderlund

Head of Sales Healthcare Tieto,
Sweden

Mona Truelsen

Mona Truelsen

Senior Innovation Adviser, Nordic Innovation,
Oslo Norway

HIMSS Nordic Community partners

Senior Partners

Cambio logo
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Intersystems logo
Philips logo
 
 

Associate Partners

Capgemini logo
Cerner logo
CGI
DXC logo
Hyland Healthcare
Microsoft

 

Nuance

 

Affiliate Partners