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

HIMSS19, 11-15 February 2019, Orlando, USA

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

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. The HIMSS Nordic Team is currently working on putting together a report highlighting the outcomes of the discussions which will be available shortly.


Nordic Community White Papers


Digital Health Revolution:


HCI White Paper: Go-Live Implementation...


HCI White Paper: EPR System Selection

Community News

HIMSS Nordic Community: HIMSS18 outcomes. Future digital health challenges and developments in the Nordic region


At HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, HIMSS Europe brought together the Nordic community delegates present for a structured workshop on the state of eHealth in the region.

HIMSS Nordic Community: HIMSS18 outcomes - pdf 15mb

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.


HIMSS Nordic Community partners

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Associate Partners


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Innovation partner


Contributing Partner Programme