Program

9:00-10:00Registration and coffee
10:00-10:10Moderator's Opening Remarks 
Sven Parke
l, CEO of Tartu Biotechnology Park
10:10-10:30
Setting the Scene 
Riina Sikkut, Minister of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs
10:30-12:00
SESSION I - Unlocking the Power of Health Data: Navigating its Role in Digital Therapeutics (DTx)
The European Parliament is about to approve the proposal by EC on European Health Data Space (EHDS). The session aims to discuss the status of the EHDS implementation process at the European as well as member state levels from the perspective of primary and secondary health data use with a particular emphasis on supporting the advancement of innovative digital solutions in health.

Keynote presentation
Jaanika Merilo, Head of eHealth Strategy at the Ministry of Social Affairs

Panel discussion
Moderator: Montse Daban, Director of Science Policy and Internationalisation at Biocat (Spain)
Riina Sikkut, Minister of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs
Elina Drakvik
, Senior Lead at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra (Finland)
Sander Pajusalu, Head of Genetics and Personalised Medicine at Tartu University Hospital
12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30SESSION II - Software as a medical device: National reimbursement models and MDR (Navigating Reimbursement Challenges in Digital Therapeutics: Lessons from Europe)
Considering the nature of software-based products and services, the main hurdle in bringing DTx tools to market is reimbursement. Specific models have already been developed and implemented in different European countries. We will explore how to navigate within the options, how they are related to MDR, how they help DTx providers and what needs to be done to find the best ways for reimbursement of DTx.

Keynote presentation
Robin van Kessel, Senior Health Policy Research Associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Netherlands)

Panel discussion: 
Moderator: Jaanus Pikani, Chairman of ScanBalt (Estonia)
Robin van Kessel, Senior Health Policy Research Associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Jaarika JärvisteHead Of Development at Estonian Health Insurance Fund
Vincent VercamerProject Director at the Digital Health Delegation (DNS) of the French Ministry of Health and Prevention
Thomas Karopka
, Board Member at Board of the German Network of Health Regions-NDGR (Germany)
TBC

14:30-14:45Coffee Break
14:45-16:15
SESSION III - Mission of AI implementation in DTx
AI is quickly being integrated into a wide range of digital solutions in healthcare. What additional opportunities and challenges does this bring for the DTx providers? How are these solutions being welcomed by clinicians and what could make implementation in healthcare smoother? We will explore best practices and try to unravel how the EU AI Act will affect the process.

Keynote presentation - The human side of DTx/AI – A holistic approach to implementation
Thomas Karopka, 
Board Member at Board of the German Network of Health Regions-NDGR (Germany)

Panel discussion: 
Moderator: Peeter Ross, professor of e-health at TalTech
Thomas Karopka, Board Member at Board of the German Network of Health Regions-NDGR (Germany)
Priit Salumaa, CEO and Founder at Better Medicine (Estonia)
Pilvi Ilves, Head of Radiology at Tartu University Hospital (Estonia)
Lise-Lotte Lääne, Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Group at Sorainen (Estonia)
16:15-16:25Key takeaways of the day and Closing Remarks with Kristiina Sepp, Health Technology and Services Focus Area Manager · Enterprise Estonia
16:25-17:30Networking with refreshments
 17:30  End of DTx New Nordics 2024