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ESC and Radical Health Festival Helsinki join forces to transform healthcare as we know it

ESC partners with Radical Health Festival Helsinki to expand synergies in digital health innovation

Public Health and Health Economics
e-Cardiology and Digital Health

Sophia Antipolis, 16 February 2023:  The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is proud to join Radical Health Festival Helsinki, a new event focused on transforming the digital healthcare landscape, while delivering value, improving clinical and financial outcomes, and creating sustainable health systems. During the event, the ESC’s Digital Health Committee will offer a two-day accredited curriculum on ground-breaking topics.

According to the ESC’s Digital Health Committee Chair, Prof. Gerhard Hindricks: “Digital health is transforming the way we collect patient information and conduct research, as well as diagnose, monitor and deliver healthcare to our patients. As a provider of education for the global cardiology community, digital health is a strategic priority for the ESC. However, those at the sharp end of delivering healthcare are not the only actors in the digital health revolution that the world is trying to embrace, regulate, optimise and pay for.”

Radical Health Festival Helsinki will bring together all major digital health stakeholders, from policy makers, payers and providers to tech developers, life sciences and patient groups. 

“Being at the cutting edge of digital health is more than a strategic imperative for the ESC. It’s essential that we are part of this diverse group of stakeholders at the forefront of pioneering how digital health technology is integrated into the lives of the professionals who use it and the patients who will greatly benefit from it,” Prof. Gerhard Hindricks added.

Radical Health Festival Helsinki will offer high-level think tank discussions and startup pitch sessions, as well as accredited professional development modules. The ESC’s Digital Health Committee will bring insights on the following topics: 

  • Digital health innovations vs. regulations (MDR/AI-Act)
  • Connected health (mHealth and wearables/patient monitoring)
  • Adoption, implementation, and reimbursements
  • Electronic health records (EHR) and standardisation/sharing of data
  • Cardiovascular digital health success stories
  • Education/teaching
  • Digital therapeutics, in-silico trials (diagnostics and regulatory)
  • Big data, analytics, and perspective: connected health (mHealth and wearables/patient monitoring)
  • Patient empowerment

Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer of éditohealth, the festival’s organiser, added: “We are at a critical stage if we want to harness the opportunities of taking a life course approach to providing precision health and care to our citizens. As the event´s lead clinical partner, the European Society of Cardiology will provide a great model for other therapeutic areas in the future.”  


Notes to editor

Authors: ESC Press Office
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Pia Heikkurinen
Expert, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund
Secretary General, Radical Health Festival Helsinki  +358 50 4651025 

Sean Roberts
Strategic Relations Officer, éditohealth  +33 619 553 339

About the Radical Health Festival
The Radical Health Festival is a new pan-European event where international key players in digital health will come together to create one of the largest health markets across AI, cyber, innovation, mental health, climate health, active aging, telehealth, and digital maturity. The event aims to transform healthcare, deliver value, improve clinical and financial outcomes, and make health systems sustainable. 

About the European Society of Cardiology 
The European Society of Cardiology brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.