Enriching knowledge and enhancing care through health data

i~HD speakers

DIPAK KALRA
President of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data

Dipak Kalra, PhD, FRCGP, FBCS, British, is President of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD). He plays a leading international role in research and development of Electronic Health Records, including the requirements and models to ensure the robust long-term preservation of clinical meaning and protection of privacy. He leads the development of ISO standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements, and has contributed to several EHR security and confidentiality standards. Dipak has led multiple European projects in these areas, including Horizon 2020 and the IMI programme alongside pharma companies, hospitals and ICT companies. He recently co-led a €16m project on the re-use of EHR information for clinical research, EHR4CR, alongside ten global pharma. He is a partner in another IMI project, EMIF, on the development of a European clinical research platform federating multiple population health and cohort studies. Dipak also led an EU Network of Excellence on semantic interoperability, and is a partner in other EU projects on the sustainability of interoperability assets, the transatlantic sharing of patient summaries and quality labelling. Dipak is Professor of Health Informatics at University College London and Visiting Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Gent.

 

THOMAS ALLVIN (TBC)
Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems, EFPIA

Thomas Allvin is Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), where his responsibilities includes developing EFPIA's policies for data-driven, outcomes-based and sustainable healthcare systems. Before joining EFPIA in 2015, Thomas was Health Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, representing Sweden in the Council working parties for public health and pharmaceuticals & medical devices, and previously worked in several positions in the Swedish Ministry of Health and the Swedish Parliament.

 

BART VANNIEUWENHUYSE (TBC)
Senior Director Health Information Sciences, Janssen

Bart Vannieuwenhuyse is Senior Director Health Information Sciences at Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson. He joined Janssen Pharmaceutica as a clinical trial monitor in 1985. In the course of his career with Janssen, Bart has held a variety of marketing and sales positions, both at local operating company level (e.g. the Netherlands) and at international level. While in the Netherlands he was one of the pioneers that started “Healthy Solutions” a J&J daughter company that focused on developing integrated services in the healthcare field. Later, he was in the core team that developed the initial CRM approach for Janssen EMEA. Between 1999 and 2003, Bart spent 4 years in the IM department of Janssen Pharmaceutica in the US, where he was responsible for the e-business initiatives and for the overall IM technical architecture. Bart joined the EMEA CRM Center of Excellence in April 2003, where he prepared the CRM Roadmap for the short to mid-term. In 2009 Bart was instrumental in developing a new customer-orientation project for Janssen Europe. In 2011 Bart joined the Janssen R&D group to focus on external eHealth / Health Information projects with external partners. Currently, Bart is coordinator of the EMIF (European Medical Information Framework) project.

 

LUC DE KEYSER
Medical Officer at InSite

Luc De Keyser is the medical officer at InSite, a TriNetX company, active in the build out of a global real world clinical data network for use in clinical trial development and patient selection. As a medical doctor and medical information scientist he has accumulated an extensive experience in electronic medical records and their application in clinical research. As CIO of the university hospitals of Leuven he lead the development of the KWS, a comprehensive  clinical workstation, being rolled out in a dozen other hospitals. He also spear pointed ventures in electronic medical record applications supporting contract laboratory analyses, investigator networks and EMR integrated data capture.

 

PASCAL COOREVITS
Professor, Ghent University, Vice President for Research, The EuroRec Institute, Ghent, Belgium

Pascal Coorevits is Professor of Medical Informatics and Statistics at the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Ghent University (Belgium) and Vice President Research & Development of the European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec). He is also Director of RAMIT (Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics), an R&D spin-off platform of the Ghent University. He teaches several courses in biostatistics and eHealth related topics. His primary research interests lie in the domain of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and are oriented towards various aspects of quality labelling and certification of EHRs (quality criteria, data quality characteristics, quality labelling and certification models, tools/methodologies for EHR evaluation and conformance testing, semantic interoperability aspects, secondary use of EHR data). Through EuroRec, RAMIT and the Ghent University he has participated in several EU -, national - and transatlantic eHealth research projects (e.g. ASSIST, EHR-Implement, EHR-Q TN, ARGOS, HITCH, Antilope, EHR4CR, SemanticHealthNet, EURECA, EXPAND,...).