Webinar – Overcoming interoperability challenges from users’ perspectives

Webinar - Overcoming interoperability challenges from users’ perspectives


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The B3 Action Group on Integrated Care is launching a Sprint to lay the groundwork needed to overcome interoperability challenges from a users’ perspective.

The purpose of this Webinar is to:

• Present the Sprint objectives and activities.
• Explain how the Sprint is aligned to the Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society.
• Seek engagement of the B3 Action Group, other Action Group members and Reference Sites on the pain points and how the needs of users can be better addressed with the design and development of connected systems to support integrated care services.

Please sign up to participate in the Webinar to share your work and thoughts on this important topic and contribute to ensuring digital health developments address the real needs of users and connect to the wider digital ecosystems across regions in Europe.

Leo Lewis
Senior Fellow
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Leo joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care Team in early 2013 as a Senior Fellow leading IFIC’s work in the EU funded SmartCare integrated care project. Since this time, Leo has expanded IFIC’s role in Europe through involvement in two other integrated care projects as well as the United4Health telehealth study.

In addition, Leo is a member of the IFIC team collaborating with WHO Europe in the development of their Coordinated and Integrated Health Services Delivery: Developing the Framework for Action. Leo is an experienced programme manager having working in academia, the NHS and Welsh Government leading eHealth, chronic conditions management service improvement and research projects and was responsible for the development and testing of NHS Wales’ predictive risk modelling (Prism) tool. Through the building of strong relationships with stakeholders, Leo works with others to bring her knowledge, skills and expertise together to co-design new transformational change approaches for delivering ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to meet the needs of different populations. Leo has a keen interest in rural health and wellbeing and also works part time for the Institute of Rural Health.

As well as gaining NHS management qualifications early on in her career and Prince 2 training, Leo studied an MSc in Health Informatics at Swansea University and most recently gained a Diploma in Leadership for Collaboration from University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.

Dr Andrea Pavlickova
European Service Development Manager,
NHS 24/Scottish Centre, Telehealth and Telecare Scotland

European Service Development Manager at NHS 24/Scottish Centre For Telehealth and Telecare in Scotland. Andrea is responsible for the European engagement and management of the European projects focusing on the deployment and scaling-up of integrated care solutions in Europe.

She is also the coordinator of the B3 Action Group on Integrated Care of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA), specifically working on the development of ICT solutions to underpin the delivery of integrated care services in Europe. Andrea also focuses in her work on knowledge transfer, implementation of Memoranda of Understandings and exchange of good practices at national and European level to stimulate scaling-up of innovative solutions in health and care delivery. She studied at the University of Matej Bel in Slovakia where she was awarded MA and PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Andrea also continued her studies at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Canada with a curriculum focusing on International Development.

Michael Strübin
European Programme Director
Personal Connected Health Alliance

Michael Strübin is European Programme Director for the Personal Connected Health Alliance, a non-profit organisation that works collaboratively with health, technology and life sciences, public policy, research and advocacy groups to achieve personal connected health for all. PCHA, a division of HIMSS, hosts the annual Connected Health Conference (formerly the mHealth Summit) and publishes the Continua Design Guidelines, the international standard for interoperability of personal connected health devices and systems.

Michael leads PCHA’s outreach, communication and advocacy activities in Europe, and oversees the involvement in EU-funded projects. Before PCHA, Michael managed the European activities of the Continua Health Alliance and contributed to other associations in the health IT and social development field. Michael’s background is in strategic, programme and communications management. He studied liberal arts and political science at universities in Germany and the United States, and holds an M.A. degree in international relations from American University in Washington. He is based in Brussels, Belgium.

Mario Romao
Vice Chair,
Personal Connected Health Alliance

Mario Romao works at Intel’s EMEA Global Public Policy team. Mario interacts with European Union Institutions and European governments on policies to promote a Digital Single Market for Europe.

He is responsible for several dossiers such as the telecommunications framework, cloud computing, big data and eHealth technologies. His duties involve supporting EU policy & regulatory frameworks for the development of high quality Internet and telecommunications services and for establishing cloud computing as a key enabler of economic growth. He is also involved in policies that harness big data and ICT across economic sectors with special emphasis on healthcare.

He participates actively in numerous alliances and trade associations promoting the advancement of digital technologies in Europe.

Charles R. Parisot
Manager, Architecture and Standards,
GE Healthcare

Charles was one of the key contributors in the European eHealth Standards Mandate that delivered a recommendation to the European Commission on how to organize effectively the European-wide agreement on eHealth interoperability specifications across the 27 European countries. He is also contributing to the European large Scale Project (epSOS) where he has been elected to the Steering Committee of the Industry Team representing more than 30 vendors. He has supported the epSOS decision to base its interoperability specification on IHE profiles, leverage the use of IHE test tools, and organize the epSOS Projectathon, based on the model of IHE Connectathon. Charles is also engaged in the eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI).

He brings an extensive and practical understanding of the entire healthcare interoperability standards value chain, from standards development (HL7, DICOM, ISO TC215), to use case profiling (IHE and Continua), to product implementation, testing and market adoption

Charles has been a member of the IHE-Europe Steering Committee, since the inception of IHE-Europe in the early 2000. He is currently a member of the IHE International Board, as a past co-chair of the Radiology and the IT Infrastructure Technical Committees.

Active in the national healthcare field for the past 20 years, Charles has focused on bridging the clinical and business domains with the complex technical domain of health IT interoperability standards. In doing so, he has gained the respect of several physician societies, regional and international health information exchange projects, the European Commission and leading government health officials around the world.


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Webinar Lead:

Leo Lewis
Senior Fellow,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)