SH Summit 2024

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2024 Agenda


Towards a harmonised EU landscape for digital health

The roadmap for harmonisation of digital health across Europe is underway. The European Health Data Space (EHDS) intends to provide a trusted and secure cross border digital infrastructure called MyHealth@EU that will connect Member States and will allow individuals to share their health data via access points established by Member States. What is its significance and what are the challenges? Could this initiative be a “gamechanger” for how healthcare is delivered in Europe and how health research is carried out?

Director responsible for Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) at the European Commission

Developments in Ireland: Where are we now? Where are we going?

Ireland’s implementation of the EHDS will be a significant milestone in our healthcare journey. With a focus on aligning with EU guidelines, investing in digital infrastructure, engaging stakeholders, and fostering research and innovation, how can we ensure that Ireland can revolutionise healthcare delivery and establish a prominent position in Europe’s healthcare innovation landscape

Cristina Chiotan, Head of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, EIT Health, Brussels
Adjunct Ass. Professor, School of Medicine Adjunct Ass. Professor, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin

Better health outcomes enabled by seamless, safe, secure and connected digital health services that support the health and wellbeing of patients and providers is the vision for Ireland’s health and care system. How do we get there from here?

Head of Healthcare Consulting, KPMG
CIO & eHealth Director, HSE Southwest
Group Transformation Director, Blackrock Health

STREAM 1: Building the infrastructure for our future digital health system

STREAM 2: AI at the forefront of a new era in healthcare

STREAM 3: Scaling Innovation

Organisational Psychologist and Head of Practice for Data & Digital Solutions, The Project Foundry

What are the building blocks for creating a sustainable, patient-centred, efficient healthcare ecosystem?

To see a fully digitised healthcare system you cannot look further than Denmark. As Ireland embarks on a new digital health strategy, what can we learn from the Danish experience? Henrik, who has been behind the vision and design of their national health portal and is an expert in remote patient monitoring, shares his insights on building critical infrastructure for digital health.

CEO,, Denmark

Being a laggard when it comes to digital transformation in healthcare could be to Ireland’s advantage if we grasp the opportunity to do things differently and avoid the same path that’s been trodden by other healthcare systems. If we heed past lessons and adopt innovative new solutions, we have the chance to deliver the step change that’s needed

Digital Health Leader, Professor of Innovation, the Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University
Entrepreneur & Broadcaster

What are the most promising transformative applications of generative AI in healthcare?


Real life AI, data and analytics best practice case studies:

  • Personalising the patient experience
  • Preventative medicine/harnessing the potential of wireless devices
  • How robotics, automation and AI are transforming care delivery
  • How AI is revolutionising drug discovery
  • AI’s role in changing healthcare delivery
  • Generative AI in healthcare: Legal and operational risks, safety and ethics
  • What are the necessary infrastructure investments needed for scalable AI-enabled solutions?
Consultant Radiologist, Mater Hospital
Founder/CEO, IntuVu Health, former CEO of The Halocare Group

DTx deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients that are driven by software programmes to prevent, manage, alleviate, or treat a medical disorder or disease. They can be used independently or in combination with medications, devices, or other therapies to optimise patient care and health outcomes, and their aim to is achieve positive clinical outcomes and / or deliver patient relevant improvements in the process and structure of healthcare systems.

  • What routes to market exist and how do you choose the right one for you?
  • Everything you need to know about clinical trial design
  • Innovate, iterate and integrate: Building the right product
  • Funding strategies in digital therapeutics
  • Unifying the DTx ecosystem: how to ensure interoperability and seamless integration of DTx into existing healthcare systems

Do DTx work? Insights into a real-life patient’s experience using DTx to treat a disorder


Our panel of innovators explore the highs and lows of the scaling digital health innovations. Learn from their insights as they discuss the challenges, lessons and successes

  • Why do so many pilot projects fail to roll out across the HSE? How do we make pilot projects more easily scalable in the HSE? It should be a key goal
  • Innovation in action : Case studies highlighted by Spark Innovation, presented by the health and care staff who delivered them, to show how implementing guidance leads to innovations in care which benefit patients.
Communities Director, ECHAlliance
Founder & CEO, Grit International Female Network
CEO, Tallaght University Hospital (TUH)

Digital leadership and embedding a digital culture of change

Chief Digital Information Officer and Director General, Department for Work and Pensions, UK, former CIO of the HSE
  • Are we seeing a culture shift in attitudes to and adoption of digital technologies? 
  • How are healthcare leaders fostering a culture of digital innovation? 
  • Real life examples of how collaboration with senior management, staff and patients is key to success
  • Sustainability for smart health: The importance of including sustainability throughout all aspects of digital transformation
Chief Digital Information Officer and Director General, Department for Work and Pensions, UK, former CIO of the HSE
Founder & CEO, Wellola

Our panel of healthcare technology leaders discuss their top priorities and longer-term investment priorities for the next few years in areas such as artificial intelligence, interoperability, telehealth and RPM, cybersecurity, EHR optimization, precision medicine, and emerging technologies.

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