The ever-rising demand for care puts healthcare systems under increased pressure to deliver better care to more people at lower cost. In this context, physicians, nurses and support staff are juggling the challenges of patient care with increased administration, while managers deal with staffing issues and increasing pressure to reduce costs. Those working in healthcare face professional and personal pressure, currently exacerbated by the pandemic. We cannot afford for these talented professionals to become disengaged or we risk losing their skills and commitment to the sector and patients. 

How can technology help to transform health delivery, improve patient care, alleviate pressure on medical staff and provide them with better work satisfaction? 

This Oxford-style debate will allow participants to share their views on the potential and shortcomings of data and AI-driven solutions in healthcare, reflecting on why the uptake has been slow to date, and defining who should do what to unlock the potential of data and AI innovation in health sector.

Moderated by Dr. Petra Wilson, Managing Director and CEO at Health Connect Partners, the debate will see the participation of Mr. Michele Calabrò, Policy Adviser at the European Patients’ Forum; Ricardo Castanheira, Counselor Digital-Telecom Coordinator at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union; Dr. Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer at Philips; Antanas Montvila, MD, Vice-president at the European Junior Doctors Association; Andrzej Rys, MD, Director of the Health Systems & Products at DG SANTE, European Commission; and Dr. Kristine Sørensen, Member of the Advisory Group at the European Health Futures Forum (EHFF).