Launch of Digital Health Ecosystem 'Health4All'
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Organised by SDG.17 Consulting GmbH in coordination with the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), this event launches the Health4All ecosystem in Hesse, Germany to local and international stakeholders. The ecosystem will connect startups, SMEs and large enterprises dealing with health solutions into a single integrated ecosystem.

Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee, Associate Professor of Digital Health, Head of Digital Education and Co-Director of the Centre of Health Technology at the University, will discuss the work in Plymouth and the South West to establish a health ecosystem – South West Interdisciplinary Technology Consortium for Health and care (SWITCH), an interdisciplinary cross-sector consortium, including NHS partners, industry partners, health and social care organisations and patient groups set up to enable greater connection and collaboration across the South West of England.  

Speakers:

  • Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystems and Membership, European Connected Health Alliance, Ireland
  • Dr Gisela Garcia-Alvarez, Managing Director, Cluster Saúde de Galicia, Spain

  • Eng. Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, Managing Director, SDG.17 Consulting GmbH
  • Dr Alexia Zurkuhlen, Head of gewi-Institut für Gesundheitswirtschaft

  • Yvonne Dauer, Head of Public Relations and Communications, Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg

  • Lucas Schmitt, Head of Innovation Products, TechQuarter, Germany

  • Nico Höler, CEO and Co-founder, Ted4med, Darmstadt, Germany

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Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee (AC)

Dr Chatterjee is Associate Professor of Digital Health Education, Head of Digital Education and Co-Director of the University's Centre for Health Technology. For over 30 years he has worked to build a sustainable infrastructure for a digital and eHealth ecosystem enabling innovative healthcare solutions that reduce the pressure on services and support healthy ageing in communities. His work in the South West over the last six years has culminated in the creation of the South West Interdisciplinary Technology Consortium for Health and Care (SWITCH). An ‘ecosystem’ for NHS partners, industry partners, health and social care organisations and patient groups, it has been set up to enable greater connection and collaboration across the region and beyond.

Find out more about Dr Chatterjee.

This event is organised by SDG.17 Consulting GmbH in coordination with the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance). ECHAlliance's Ecosystems are regionally-focused, permanent, multi-stakeholder partnerships committed to working together to implement innovative solutions that improve the quality of health and wellbeing of citizens, the effectiveness of the healthcare system and the scope for wealth creation and business opportunities. Since 2011, with the support of the European Commission, ECHAlliance has developed a methodology and approach on how to set up and manage ecosystems in 40+ locations internationally.

) to present the concept of the Health4All ecosystem to be established in Hesse, Germany to the local and international stakeholders;
2) to introduce already existing ecosystems in Germany within ECHAlliance and leading international ecosystems from Spain and UK;
3) to connect startups, SMEs, large enterprises dealing with digital health solutions in one ecosystem.

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