Transforming healthcare with 5G – HIMSS & HEALTH 2.0 side event in Oulu

Transforming healthcare with 5G

OuluHealth is proud to partner the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference, one of the most important digital health events that will be held in Helsinki in Finland on 11-13 June.

We are hosting a side event in Oulu on 9-10 June, which offers you a great opportunity to get insights on how the 5G technology will improve Finnish social- and healthcare. Join us to see the future of healthcare and find out yourself why Oulu is a forerunner in digital health.

Oulu Health is one of the two candidate Reference Sites that have been awarded  a status of EIP on AHA Thematic Workshop 2019.

Time: 9-10 June 2019
Place: Maikkula Mansion, Oulu University Hospital, OYS TestLab
This event is free of charge.

Registration has already closed.


Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 19:00 (Maikkula Mansion).

Join us in the Maikkula Mansion to network with your colleaques. Enjoy the nightless night and a collection of Finnish delicacies by the beautiful Oulu river. 

Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 9:00 – 15:30 (Oulu University Hospital, OYS TestLab)

9:00-11:00 Plenary Session
Moderated by Mr. Jarmo Reponen, Professor of Health Information Systems Oulu University Hospital

  • Opening words: Welcome to Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Mr. Pasi Parkkila, Director of Development
  • Key Note: Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care – Shared European Policy Vision and EIPon AHA Reference Sites, speaker Ms. Donna Hendersson, NHS Scotland
    – Reflections from Nordic Reference Site Network, Scotland and Finland
  • What’s 5G and what kind of opportunities it gives to healthcare, Mr. Olli Liinamaa, 5G Test Network Lead, Nokia
  • Oulu Selfcare and virtual healthcare center, Ms. Eila Erkkilä, Deputy Chief Physician at the City of Oulu
  • Panel: OuluHealth –Ecosystem and OuluHealth Labs Ms. Minna Komu, Network Director, Ms. Maritta Perälä-Heape, Director and Mr. Timo Alalääkkölä, Manager, Testing and Innovations

11:00-13:00 Lunch, stands, matchmaking, demos at OYS Testlab

  • 5G demo
  • OuluHealth & OuluHealth Labs, DigiHealth Hub
  • Clinical skills centre
  • Human centric dataeconomy –IHAN
  • SME stands

Afternoon sessions

13:00-15:00  Future Hospital and Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPonAHA) goes Digital Health


  • 5G in Future Hospitals
    Moderated by Mr. Ari Pouttu
    , Professor, University of Oulu
    – What is 5G – the Main Features and Novel Operation Opportunities
    – Artificial Intelligence with 5G for Hospitals
    – Augmenter Reality/Virtual Reality Services for Future Hospitals
    – H2020 5G-ENHANCE – An introduction to a Practical Use Case
  • DigiHealth Hub enhancing digital health capabilities and collaboration
    The session is focusing on the future of health care and demonstrating how to build new competences in a rapidly changing, digitally aided, data-intensive care environment to maximize the data potential when developing novel preventive and predictive digital solutions.
    -Opening words: Welcome and introduction, Prof Maritta Perälä-Heape, Professor of practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu
    -Key Note: Paradigm shifts in health, care and healthcare, Ms.Tuija Ikonen, Senior Ministerial Advisor, Wellbeing and Services, Ministry of Social Affaris and Health
    -Panel I : Competence building in the data driven future – multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary,  cross-profession; Mr Chaloner Chute, DHI Scotland, Prof Jarmo Reponen , University of Oulu, Ms Sanna Virkkunen, Solita, Health, moderator Prof Maritta Perälä-Heape
    – Coffee and networking, company stands from innovative SME´s
    -Panel II: Cross-border collaboration as an enabler – reflection on the data driven future by international partners: Mrs Line Linstad, NSE Norway, Mr Per-Olof Egnell, LTU Sweden, Ms Myriam Martin, TIC Biomed Spain.
    – Closing words, Prof Maritta Perälä-Heape

15.30 Site visit to Enabling home environment at Oulu University of Applied Sciences


Register for the HIMSS & HEALTH 2.0 pre event to explore the north of Finland and spend wonderful time in Oulu, where the sun never sets on innovations!

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Contact person

Salla Hirvonen
Health & Life Science, OuluHealth