Breakfast Seminar : Innovation in Healthcare Design – What Have We Learned?

Health Innovation requires the development of knowledge and sharing of methods and resources, as well as collaboration in:

  • Developing the competence and ability to use design in healthcare
  • Contributing to the spread of innovations, work procedures, methods and tools
  • Implementing and supporting research
  • Opening the way for collaboration with other actors

The design method is based on an iterative approach to solving challenges from the user’s perspective. Based on this knowledge, we develop new solutions that can be tested on a small scale early on, together with the users. The creative, collaborative and user-centered approach helps us to create sustainable healthcare services and better patient experiences.

Worldwide, models of health and care are struggling to meet the challenge of our ageing population. Digital health and care interventions are recognised as key to the solution in tackling this crisis. The use of modern technologies and digital services is not only changing the way we communicate, but they also offer us more innovative ways to monitoring our health & well-being, giving us greater access to personal data for self-management. Together these advancements lead us to a convergence of information, technology, people and connectivity which can improve health and care outcomes.

By innovating in digital health and care we can support our ambition towards:

  • Reducing inefficiencies in healthcare delivery
  • Improving access
  • Reducing costs
  • Increasing the quality of care
  • Making our health services more person-centered
  • Personalising medicine for each patient’s unique needs

The goals of the seminar are to:

  • Highlight the European Union perspective on digital and healthcare innovation
  • Showcase the approaches to design and digital innovation in healthcare adopted by Scotland and Sweden
  • Discuss and share lessons learned in other regions


Sep 10 2019


08:30 - 11:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 10 2019
  • Time: 02:30 - 05:00


Rue du Luxembourg
22, Bruxelles


Assembly of European Regions (AER)
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