CleverHealth Network participated, for the first time, in the HIMSS & Health 2.0 conference organized in Messukeskus, Helsinki 11–13 June 2019.

The CleverHealth Network exhibition booth was buzzing as eager listeners came to hear the ecosystem's experts speak.

The most influential event in digital healthcare solutions landed in Finland after spending three years in Spain, and immediately gathered a record attendance of experts, businesses, and policy makers. This year, the main themes were integration of social welfare and healthcare; questions of home care; safe, ethical, and effective promotion of interoperability; making use of artificial intelligence; and the challenges and opportunities of open innovation.

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The CleverHealth Network team at their exhibition booth. In the picture from the left: Kirsti Koivulampi, Taru Hermens, Mirka Tammi, and Pia Viklund

This marked the first time CleverHealth Network participated with their own spectacular exhibition booth located in Finland's section of the exhibition floor, Finland Pavillion. The Pavilion and its stage showcased all the leading Finnish experts and operators in the field.

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Dozens of top experts took to the stage to give presentations and participate in panel discussions. CleverHealth Network’s Project Director Mirka Tammi spoke to an interested audience about the ecosystem's operation. Matti Ristimäki, Director of Data-Driven Business at Tieto, spoke about collaboration between the public and private sector operators within CleverHealth Network. Other CleverHealth Network experts also spoke on stage, among them was Miikka Korja, who is a Senior Medical Officer in Charge of Development and a neurosurgeon. He gave brilliant presentations that many will remember. Both Mikko Rotonen, ICT Development Director at HUS, and Visa Honkanen, Strategic Development Director at HUS, gave fascinating and very topical speeches regarding artificial intelligence, 5G technology, and utilizing digitalization in healthcare.

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CleverHealth Network’s primary goals at HIMSS were to increase recognition of the ecosystem and to converse with possible new collaborative partners.

  • “These goals were a resounding success. We had rewarding conversations about the CleverHealth Network's operation with several interested international industry representatives. We are very well set to continue forward with our current and possible new partners”, says Project Director Tammi.

At CleverHealth Network's booth, visitors were able to meet with the clinical experts and industry representatives participating in the network's projects. The visitors were given presentations about using AI analytics in head imaging (AI Head Analysis Project), making life easier for home dialysis patients with the help of an intelligent application, and remote monitoring for gestational diabetes (eMOM GDM Project).

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Members of the AI Head Analysis project (from the left): Vesa Varjonen (Planmeca), Vesa Mattila (Planmeca), Taru Hermens (HUS), Miikka Korja (HUS), and Rami Kujanpää (CGI)

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Clinical expert and researcher Virpi Rauta from the eCare for Me project spoke about making everyday life easier for home dialysis patients with the help of an intelligent app.

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Seppo Heinonen, and Salla Koivusalo spoke about how their mobile app developed for patients with gestational diabetes makes it possible to monitor blood glucose almost in real time. Heinonen is the Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics at HUS and the director in charge of the eMOM GDM Project, and Koivusalo is the project's clinical expert and a researcher.

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Industry representatives also visited CleverHealth Network’s exhibition booth to share information about their ongoing projects and their views on collaboration opportunities. In the picture: Antti Pohjolainen from Innofactor and Pia Viklund, CleverHealth Network’s Project Manager.

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Liisa Koivukoski from BC Platforms presented CleverHealth Network and collaboration from her company’s perspective.