4th EHFF Webinar 'Healthcare and Empowerment - a Case of Digital Design?'

4th EHFF Webinar ‘Healthcare and Empowerment – a Case of Digital Design?’

Friday, 12 June 2015 from 12:00 to 13:00 (BST)

For the fourth in the series on online discussions, EHFF has brought together a unique panel who will explore, contrast and link their own areas of interest. These include patient empowerment and patient-centred care, ICT, digital humanities, spatial/social network analysis, and how to apply appropriate design methods to facilitate innovation across a wide range of systems, policies and actors.

Kaisa Immonen-Charalambous (MA) is Senior Policy Adviser at the European Patients’ Forum (EPF), having joined the organisation in 2010. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations (UK and Finland). She is responsible for the overall lead of EPF’s policy and advocacy work at EU level, including policy analysis, liaising with the EU institutions and stakeholders; and developing EPF’s policy positions in consultation with the membership. Specific areas of responsibility include patient empowerment and patient-centred chronic disease care; quality and safety of healthcare; health literacy; clinical trials; pharmaceuticals regulation; and cross-border healthcare. She is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Patient Safety and Quality of Care, the European Medicines Agency’s Working Party with Patients and Consumers, and the PISCE Platform of Experts on Self-Care. Before joining EPF she worked in EU health policy, advocacy and external communications roles in both the private and NGO sectors.

Professor Daniel Steenstra is the first professor in Medical Innovation in the UK appointed by the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering at Cranfield University. He is an entrepreneur with a unique expertise in healthcare innovation. He has a degree in Medicine and a background in design and innovation in industry across a range of sectors. His brief is to link academia. Industry and the NHS to develop medical and healthcare innovation. Professor Steenstra is also a founder member of Innovations Factory Ltd, a private sector R&D organisation uniquely positioned at the Heart of England NHS Trust in Birmingham.

Shawn Day is lecturer in Digital Humanities at University College Cork and Queen’s University Belfast. He previously led the Digital Humanities Observatory, a project of the Royal Irish Academy for five years. He also lectures in Social Computing and the Philosophy of Technology at Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Recent articles have examined the social dimensions of the Victorian public mental hospital using GIS and statistical modeling tools. Shawn has been involved in a number of successful and innovative digital humanities projects throughout Canada and Ireland. Shawn is Communications Director for EHFF.

Seán Conlan (EHFF & Feasta) facilitator

Introduction by David Somekh (EHFF Founder)

EHFF (European Health Futures Forum) is supported by Feasta (the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability) and with the collaboration of IT Sligo, have gathered a unique group to converse and exchange their perspectives of these and other issues.

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