So what’s all the fuss about? – Interview, part 4

Q. Why should people make an effort to be at the event? And what do you think people will take home from the event if they do?

FLORIAN SCHLEHOFER, HEALTHCAPITAL: As already mentioned, with our program we tried to paint the big picture of Big Data in Medicine. So I would love to see representatives from right across the healthcare world: patient organizations and representatives, physicians and hospital executives as well as executives from the healthcare industry -from biotech to medical devices.  Also, start-ups and, last but not least, academia. And I hope that the delegates will get an insight look in what happens in Big Data in Medicine right now and that it is a topic which will fundamentally change healthcare.

RAINER HERZOG, HIMSS EUROPE: C-level managers with responsibilities for healthcare organizations should attend – and all those who are in a position to shape healthcare. Also, opinion leaders from academia, industry members, pharma, life sciences, health IT…. in fact, all those who need to rethink their roles in healthcare in response to the paradigm shift that Big Data is bringing in.

When it comes to take-aways, we hope that everyone will gain a new insight into the potential of Big Data, its relevance to their own roles, responsibilities and professional life – and a network of connections that will help them make the potential of Big Data a reality within their organizations.

So what’s all the fuss about? – Interview, part 3

Q. I should imagine that the question, ‘Are we at the beginning of a golden age of healthcare?’ which is one of the questions that is expected to kick off the conference program, will generate a lot of interest at the conference. What does it take, to bring such a ‘golden age’ into being?

RAINER HERZOG, HIMSS EUROPE: Everyone is talking about this new golden era in medicine. But what I’m interested in – and I think this conference will help answer this – is what this means for the patient! Is it the ‘second shoot to the moon’, as an ex-president once referred to it? If it is, then of course, that’s a very exciting thing! But we also need to explore what it takes to implement Big Data – not just from a change point of view, but from a delivery-of-care point of view – and then, of course you’re into genomics, personalized medicine, population health management, risk stratification…

We need to ask ourselves, is this really the big breakthrough for the patient that everyone’s expecting? And, if so, how can we make sure that it materializes?

MATTHIEU-P. SCHAPRANOW, HPI: Yes. Big Data is not just a theory anymore! It’s about the practical application. And so it’s important to have these real-world examples so that people can say, ‘Ahah, so Big Data’s not just about buzzwords any more – it’s about data analysis at our fingertips… we can really begin to use this stuff now!’

And this is one of the reasons we picked the HPI as the venue for this event. So you’re here at the university campus – you can brainstorm about innovative ideas but you will also have hands-on experiences with latest advantages in life sciences and digital health.

FLORIAN SCHLEHOFER, HEALTHCAPITAL: It was absolutely amazing to see how engaged everyone – from HIMSS, HPI or the program board – was in the development of this program. I really want to thank all of them. These partners tried to create a program which shows the wide range of data-based applications in healthcare and to address the different stakeholders.

I am especially happy that we could also organize the regional-focused HealthCapital Sessions to showcase Berlin-Brandenburg´s research activities, start-ups, companies and initiatives in the field of Big Data in Medicine. With our selection we demonstrate that Big Data is not only a buzz word in the German capital region. No, it has reached entrepreneurs, companies and hospitals and is starting to engage the patient as well. In Berlin-Brandenburg, everyone is preparing for this new age of healthcare.

So what’s all the fuss about? – Interview, part 2

Q. What will the conference program look like? What did you have in mind when you put it together?

MATTHIEU-P. SCHAPRANOW, HPI: We invested a lot of time in planning the structure of these two days. We have, for example, created dedicated IMPACT sessions on each of the key topics, with a range of different, wide-ranging speakers presenting on each one, creating really high impact sessions – hence the name! We kick off with pretty important topics like how patients can benefit and how doctors and healthcare providers might contribute – and then, on the second day, the focus moves to the industry, such as pharma, and the payers, such as health insurance companies.

Extending the sessions, we are introducing very interesting program formats, like regional sessions, bringing together different partners not only from all over the globe but also from the Berlin-Brandenburg region, which provides a great opportunity for networking and match-making.

RAINER HERZOG, HIMSS EUROPE: Yes and what is very important is that we are not just talking about Big Data from a theoretical standpoint, but we also feature the concrete cases, explore the implementations, examine and discuss the best practice projects and examine what we can learn from each other on an international scale. And then we open up an opportunity to really engage in deep networks and share practical information. So it’s this concrete implementation and hands-on approach that we want to feature strongly in the program.

So what’s all the fuss about? – Interview, part 1

There’s a big buzz around Big Data in our industry, right? One reason why the new HIMSS Impact International Symposium on Big Data in Medicine – which takes place in Potsdam, 20-21 November 2017 – is already kicking up quite a storm! HIMSS Insights talks to the organizers of this exciting new event –and finds out why you should make every effort to be there!

POTSDAM, GERMANY – Tonya Stewart talked to Rainer Herzog, General Manager DACH at HIMSS Europe, Matthieu-P. Schapranow, Program Manager E-Health & Life Sciences at HPI and Florian Schlehofer, Deputy Head of Cluster Management Healthcare Industries (HealthCapital).

Q. What is expected of HIMSS Impact? What is so special about the event for you?

RAINER HERZOG, HIMSS EUROPE: Big Data is such a broad and far-reaching topic with huge implications for the whole of healthcare and we think we have significant things to bring to the table with this exciting new event, run in collaboration with the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the Berlin-Brandenburg Cluster for healthcare industries (HealthCapital).

MATTHIEU-P. SCHAPRANOW, HPI: – Exactly. Although HIMSS Impact is a new event, we are not starting from scratch here. HIMSS Impact continues a very successful series of event on big data in medicine that we established at HPI a couple of years ago. It’s a real pleasure to have this unique collaboration between HPI, the local government, and HIMSS, as one of the leading organizations worldwide in this area – and packaging all this expertise into one unique event at the former borderline between Berlin and Brandenburg at the very heart of Europe.

FLORIAN SCHLEHOFER, HEALTHCAPITAL: At the very start of the planning process, we noticed that there was no such dedicated conference in Europe on “Big Data in Medicine”. We wanted to take a wider look at the subject and to explore what is in there for the different stakeholders – the patient, the doctor and the payer as well as academia and industry. With the HIMSS and the Potsdam-based HPI we have great partners to make such an event happen in our region.

HIMSS IMPACT 17 | Big Data – Adding Value for Patients and Healthcare Providers

International Symposium on Big Data in Medicine, November 20-21, 2017 at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Potsdam

“Big Data already has and will continue to have tremendous impact on the way medical doctors deliver healthcare to patients. Hospital management needs to address this ongoing transformation to remain competitive and to attract patients and medical talent in future. HIMSS Impact facilitates the required exchange between clinical experts to derive concrete actions and provide guidance that really matters.”

Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten, Charité Berlin

EARLY BIRD RATE until 30 August 2017

HIMSS IMPACT, taking place 20-21 November 2017 in Potsdam, just outside Berlin, will highlight the effects that Big Data will have on healthcare providers and hospitals, health insurance, the industry and patients.

Join the event to see distinguished speakers discuss the many life-changing benefits of Big Data for everyone involved in the healthcare system, from personalized treatment options to a capacity for more preventive care, which will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes and a better quality of life.


Networking options for all healthcare stakeholders

HIMSS IMPACT offers an unrivalled opportunity for all members of the healthcare ecosystem – from clinicians to healthcare management – to gain insight into the potential of Big Data and to network and share best practice.

When and where?

20-21 November 2017
Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Potsdam

What does Big Data mean for the other members of the healthcare ecosystem?

For healthcare systems, it allows the possibility to predict disease outbreaks and epidemics. At HIMSS IMPACT, Healthcare industry players such as healthcare IT providers, medtech or life science companies can expect insights on how Big Data will change their current business models and how they need to prepare.

Healthcare payers are expected to gain a clearer insight into possible future reimbursement models. Big Data opens up many treatment options – but what is both feasible from a health point of view and at the same time makes health economic sense?

When and where?

20-21 November 2017
Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Potsdam

HIMSS IMPACT 17 – Big Data in Medicine | Nov 20-21, 2017

HIMSS IMPACT: Big Data in Medicine: Super early-bird rate!

International Symposium on Big Data in Medicine, November 20-21, 2017 at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Potsdam

Big Data is set to become a game-changer for healthcare and is likely to have a groundbreaking effect in all areas: from health service to population health management and from prevention to treatment and care. HIMSS IMPACT will provide you with specific data and information on the current state of play. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the new healthcare requirements.

Make use of our super-early bird conditions until June 30, 2017! More information & registration.

“Today, latest diagnostic advances allow to acquire huge amounts of medical data within a short period of time. However, the transformation of these raw data into meaningful medical insights is still a global challenge. Therefore, we need to apply a completely new way of interdisciplinary cooperation to deal with knowledge engineering, privacy and security, and health information exchange. HIMSS Impact supports the exchange of international experts to unleash the power of Big Data.”

Prof. Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute


Discuss the game-changing effects of Big Data at new HIMSS event

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Big Data – Adding Value for Patients and Healthcare Providers?

HIMSS IMPACT will highlight the effects that Big Data will have on healthcare providers and hospitals, including faster and more effective diagnosis. Moreover, Big Data will enable the development of new therapies for chronic and life-threatening conditions in areas like oncology and cardiology to name a few.

Distinguished speakers will also discuss the many life-changing patient benefits, from personalized treatment options to a capacity for more preventive care, which will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes and a better quality of life.

When and where?

20-21 November 2017
Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Potsdam

Discuss the Game-changing Effects of Big Data at HIMSS IMPACT

This autumn, HIMSS Europe will launch its new international conference, HIMSS IMPACT, in collaboration with the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation (WFBB). Big Data in Medicine and its potential for healthcare will be the theme of the inaugural event, which runs on 20-21 November 2017, in Potsdam, just outside Berlin.

Big Data will become a healthcare game-changer and is likely to lead to a new era for the sector. Yet, while many positive benefits are expected of its use and implementation, a number of questions also arise.

When and where?

20-21 November 2017
Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Potsdam