Opening Session – Smart policies for innovation and open innovation

How can healthcare and innovation in ICT come together? PĂȘteris Zilgavis, the Head of ICT for Health at the European Commission, makes a compelling presentation about the opportunities that emerge when combining these two areas. Through innovation and the technological advances in ICT, healthcare can offer solutions that are more personalized, cheaper and more effective.

Mr. Zilgavis and his team of specialists employ a user centric view on digitalized healthcare, bring together different practises and endorse the EU’s Digital Agenda to face the challenges of combining healthcare and innovation. User literacy in both ICT and health is essential for the success of eHealth.