Health Talks: health technology assessment. The new standard for health and wellness apps, online

The Health Talks is a series of health, life sciences and entrepreneurship talks organized by Aalto University, Health Design, Health Hub Tampere, HealthTurku, HiLIFE, Kuopio Health, OuluHealth, Terkko Health Hub, Upgraded – Health Startup Association of Finland, Laurea Entrepreneurship Society, Metropolia Entrepreneurship Society and Xes Helsinki.

Time: 5 May, 10:00-11:00
Place: Online

Participation in this webinar is free of charge.


During the webinar, this time hosted by OuluHealth, you will learn about health technology assessment (HTA) and the new standard for health & wellness apps.

DigiHealth HUB at the University of Oulu – Faculty of Medicine together with the Finnish Coordinating Center for Health Technology Assessment (FinCCHTA) has developed new assessment methods called Digi-HTA for healthcare digital solutions, as the current assessment process does not fully consider the specific needs of new technical solutions. In developing the assessment methods, the perspective of companies is particularly taken into consideration.

The standardization communities in CEN, CENELEC, ISO and IEC on health and wellness apps have jointly developed technical specification of Health software – Part 2: Health and wellness apps – Quality and reliability (ISO/DTS 82304-2:2021). This will provide a set of requirements for developers of health and wellness apps, intending to meet the needs of health care professionals, patients, carers and the wider public.

Join us online to find out more about this topic and ask our experts Jari Haverinen and Terhi Holappa your questions.


10:00-10:05 Opening words

10:05-10:40 Digi-HTA, a New Process to Perform Health Technology Assessments for Digital Healthcare Services in Finland – Jari Haverinen

10:40-11:00 New standard CEN ISO/TS 82304-2 – Health software. Part 2: Health and wellness apps. Quality and reliability – Terhi Holappa


The webinar will be held via Zoom. The link will be sent after the registration.


Jari Haverinen – Senior Planning Officer at FinCCHTA

Terhi Holappa – Health Tech and Digital Health expert, Entrepreneur at USBIMED. Member of international Health and Wellness apps – quality and reliability – standardization group.


The event will be recorded and later shared with the public.

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