The Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2017 is back in Barcelona as part of the 4YFN 2017 event developed by the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance).
The objective of DHWS17 is to showcase the best innovators bringing digital technologies to improve healthcare delivery around the world.
The DHWS17 provides the matchmaking between the solutions suppliers and their customers (policy-makers, hospitals, insurers). It is also the main place for digital health startups to meet investors and create Digital health champions.
|Day 1 – Monday 27 February 2017
FIRA Montjuic, Plaça Espanya, Barcelona
Bleddyn REES, Digital Health Consultant and Lawyer at Osborne Clarke, Board Director at ECHAlliance (Moderator)
|10:30||Virtual Reality and Games
The main challenges that the healthcare systems are facing nowadays are related to peoples’ behaviour changes. Technologies and concepts coming from the video games industry, such as Virtual or Augmented Reality (VR/AR), have powerful effects on their users.
The engagement of individuals is key in prevention programmes, but patients’ engagement is still far from very efficient and healthcare sector would have a lot to learn from gamers’ engagement. It would have a huge impact in the number of conditions, such as mental health, addictions, phobias…
|11:30||The Digital Insurer
The revenues in the global market for private health insurance—already €1.3 trillion—are expected to double by 2025 (McKinsey, 2016). But, the traditional insurance model is currently questioned.
Delegates Free Time Lunch & Networking (Lunch not included)
Diabetes and Chronic Diseases Management
In 2015, the world counted 415 million people with Diabetes. It is expected to reach close to 650 million in 2040. Chronic diseases globally are the main burden on healthcare systems budget in all developed countries, counting for around 80% of costs.
|14:30||Corporate WellnessModern lifestyles engage people more and more in their professional environment. The company is a life place, just as the personal environment. Employers are more and more concerned by the wellbeing and the health status of their employees.
Taking care of the health of its employees’ present obvious benefits in terms of productivity and performance, avoiding absenteeism for example, but also in terms of innovation and creativity, the wellbeing acting on motivation, openness of mindsets, mental balance, etc…
Digital and mobile technologies can help the employers to understand better what their employees experience, feel and need in order to increase their wellbeing.
Coffee Break & Networking – Change Room (Room Nestlé Winter Garden)
The Future of Health is Digital
(Room Nestlé Winter Garden)
This plenary session will be the opportunity to present the latest trends and innovations within the health and wellness sectors. Part of the Digital health & wellness Summit, the ECHAlliance has invited key players in order to share their views.
Purpose-Driven Design in Healthcare
Invest in Digital health
What happened last year?
Watch the video here