Month: February 2020

Registration for eHealth Award 2020 is open

Calling Nordic start-ups within HealthTech!

eHealth innovations that can lead to empowering patients, better care outcomes and improve the cost-effectiveness of patient-centred care deserve attention. The eHealth Award aims to give start-ups within digital health just that, and this year we are searching across all the Nordic countries.

Nordic start-ups with innovative digital products or solutions with the potential to improve the lives of patients and citizens, work processes of clinicians, and organisation of healthcare providers are eligible to apply. For start-ups the eHealth Award is a great platform for telling their story, receiving well-deserved publicity and attention, expanding business networks and reaching a wider audience.

eHealth Award is a collaboration between Vitalis, Sahlgrenska Science Park, HealthTech Nordic och Cerner. The jury that evaluates the registered companies represent patients, healthcare professionals, government agencies, the industry and the wider Nordic HealthTech community.

The winner will be presented at the opening ceremony of Vitalis conference in Gothenburg, Sweden on 23 June 2020 and will receive; 50 000 SEK in prize money, 10 hours of publicity work provided by Miltton Group, speaking slot at relevant conference such as Cerner European Collaboration Forum in London 2021, and publicity in social media.

Take the opportunity to tell your story and showcase your innovation!

Register here before 30 April!

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eHealth Award 2020 kick off

The eHealth Award 2020 kicked off yesterday! During a knowledgeable afternoon jurors, previous winners and startups and healthcare representatives shared insights on healthtech in general and eHealth Award in particular.

The event was hosted in Innovation Skåne’s offices in Lund. Joakim Nelson, CEO of Innovation Skåne, kicked offed the event by welcoming all attendees. He then welcomed the afternoon’s main speaker on to stage, Pelle Johnsson, Clinical Program Manager SDV (Skåne’s Digital Care System), Region Skåne.

Pelle Johnsson was tasked with trying to answer the seemingly impossible question regarding when we’ve reached the digital paradigm shift in healthcare, and how we get there?

Watch Pelle Johnsson’s full presentation here

A big change for 2020 is that the eHealth Award has grown and will this year award the Nordic’s best healthtech startup. The award was previously only open to Swedish startups. Carolina Wallenius, General Manager, Cerner, and eHealth Award juror presented this news and further elaborated on how startups apply for the eHealth Award.

Watch Carolina Wallenius’s full presentation here

Cathrin Jung, Cross Technology Solutions

Last year, Cross Technology Solutions was named the winner of eHealth Award 2019. Cathrin Jung, Public Relations Manager at Cross Technology Solutions shared what the win meant for them:

  • Acknowledgment
  • Credibility
  • Publicity
  • Boost

– People were standing in line at Vitalis last year to get a demonstration of our solution, I hope it will be the same this year.  We came home with hundreds of new contacts in our target group from people who had shown real interest in our solution, said Cathrin Jung.

Watch Cathrin Jung’s full presentation here

Marianne Larsson, Director of HealthTech Nordic at Innovation Skåne, and eHealth Award juror ended the presentations by giving a short overview of how fast and wide the Nordic healthtech industry is growing. The Nordic solutions are truly spreading worldwide, creating better health for individuals and a better working environment for healthcare professionals.

Watch Marianne Larsson’s full presentation here

The eHealth Award aim to promote Nordic startups with an innovative solution that has shown benefits for patients, citizens, healthcare professionals and/or healthcare organisations. The award is a response to the Nordic Innovation’s 2030 Nordic Health System Vision. The winner of eHealth Award is presented at Vitalis, the largest ehealth event in Scandinavia. The winner receives 50 000 SEK, a speaking slot at a relevant conference such as Cerner’s European Collaboration Forum in London 2021 and important publicity.

The jury consists of:

  • Evamaria Nerell, Analyst, National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
  • Fabian Bolin, CEO & Co-founder, War On Cancer
  • Heidi Stensmyren, Chairman, The Swedish Medical Association
  • Carolina Wallenius, General Manager, Cerner
  • Charlotta Gummeson, CEO, Sahlgrenska Science Park
  • Maria Sterner, Business Manager, Vitalis
  • Marianne Larsson, Innovation Director, Innovation Skåne
  • Rasmus Malmborg, Senior Innovation Advisor, Nordic Innovation
  • Werner Christie, CEO, World Health Connections AS

The award has been presented annually since 2017 and is a co-operation between HealthTech Nordic, Vitalis, Cerner and Sahlgrenska Science Park.

The registration for eHealth Award 2020 is now open – to all Nordic healthtech startups, read more and apply here!