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HIMSS Nordic Community

The HIMSS Nordic Community provides Nordic healthcare resources specifically tailored for health information and technology professionals from both the public and private sectors in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The longest-standing HIMSS Europe Community, established in 2006, it regularly organises a number of events and workshops to address current needs and issues in the Nordic nations.

The community convenes at conferences, workshops and networking events, and also prepares presentations, panel discussions and webinars, and organises hospital tours. Members can take advantage of special offers and packages with invitations to HIMSS events connecting the community globally with peers not only in Europe but also in the U.S., the Middle East and Asia.

The Nordic Community aims to promote and nurture collaboration among all five Nordic countries in order to help support an integrated health system at the regional level, a vision it shares with the Nordic Council of Ministers. The community has been instrumental in creating momentum in the Nordics to step up as a region in terms of interoperability, especially in light of the EU Strategy for a Pan-European exchange of health data coming to the surface in 2018. Consequently, members have initiated the Nordic Interoperability Project—an initiative that has taken off on its own and is now supported by major stakeholders in all Nordic countries. The Nordic Interoperability Project emphasises the importance of making patient data available at the point of care despite borders or boundaries, which is a key driver in helping to ensure consistent and appropriate care for population health.

With such important strides taken in its recent history, the HIMSS Nordic Community continues to make its mark on Nordic healthcare and health information and technology.

Get involved with the HIMSS Nordic Community today to add to the important work we are doing in the Nordics and around the world.


Previous webinars

Covid-19 – An Engine for Change? Building Resilient, Connected, and Prepared Health Systems in the Nordics

Committee Members

Kalevi Virta
Kalevi Virta, HIMSS Europe Nordic Community Lead
CEO eWELL Oy, International Networks Coordinator Centre for Health and Technology Finland
Bogi Eliasen
Bogi Eliasen
Futurist & Director of Health.
Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, Denmark
Nima Jokilaakso, PhD
Senior Advisor
Business Finland. Sweden.
Bjorn Jonsson
Bjorn Jonsson
Landspitali University Hospital. Iceland.
Jan E. Larsson
Jan E. Larsson
SVP Sales and Marketing
Cambio Healthcare Systems. Sweden.
Mats Levander
Mats Levander
Marketing Manager, Nordics
Intersystems. Norway.
Line Helen Linstad
Line Helen Linstad
Acting Department Manager
Norwegian Centre for E-Health Research. Norway.
Kathrine Myhre
Kathrine Myhre
CEO Oslo Medtech. Norway.
Petter H. Østbye
Petter H. Østbye
General Manager
Sectra Scandinavia. Norway.
Claus Duedal
Claus Duedal Pedersen
Director of Sentinel Unit Denmark
Nard Schreurs
Nard Schreurs
Director for E-health and Smart Living
IKT-Norge. Norway.
Sinipuro Jaana
Jaana Sinipuro
Project Director (IHAN)
Sitra – The Finnish Innovation fund. Finland.
Mette Maria Skjøth
Mette Maria Skjøth, PostDoc, PhD
Senior Project Manager
Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT), Odense University Hospital. Denmark.

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