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About us

We are faced with numerous Important challenges in the Digital Health Transformation.

Why a Digital Health?

The impact on the transformation of health services, the complexity in applying digital solutions to healthcare services, the outcomes of new start-ups, the new products and services within the industry, the results from academic researchers, etc., all the above is bringing daily an enormous amount of information, which we would like to transform into knowledge.

This is only possible with a community of knowledge and practice. For this ECHAlliance, with over 600 partner organizations, with a network of more than 16,500 experts and professionals, an International Network of Ecosystems in Europe, China, Canada and in 53 countries of the Commonwealth and a reach in some 78 countries as The Global Connector has decided to create the Digital Health Observatory, with the following objectives.

Objectives

Research

To provide relevant, timely and high-quality articles, reports, best practices and research in digital health transformation.

Awareness

To increase awareness and commitment of governments and the private sector to invest in, promote, and advance in transforming healthcare delivery.

Knowledge

To generate knowledge that will significantly contribute to the improvement of health using Digital technologies and processes.

Dissemination

To disseminate research findings and best practices in events, workshops and through social networks.

Research

To provide relevant, timely and high-quality articles, reports, best practices and research in digital health transformation.

Awareness

To increase awareness and commitment of governments and the private sector to invest in, promote, and advance in transforming healthcare delivery.

Knowledge

To generate knowledge that will significantly contribute to the improvement of health using Digital technologies and processes.

Dissemination

To disseminate research findings and best practices in events, workshops and through social networks.

Who We Are

Director

Joan Cornet Prat

Director

Former Secretary General of the Department of Health. Government of Catalonia. Later he was CEO of BIOCAT and TicSalut, Director of the mHealth Competence Center at Mobile World Capital Barcelona.
He is currently Director of the ECHAlliance Digital Health Observatory. Dublin / Belfast International senior expert in the development of the Croatian National Digital Health Plan. Business Development Advisor for DKV Innolab de Salud Digital. Barcelona Health Hub. Project evaluator at the European Institute of Technology, Munich. Director of the Master in Digital Transformation of Social and Health Organizations, Central University of Catalonia.

Editorial Board

Brian O’Connor

Chair, ECHAlliance

Richard Pengelly

Permanent Secretary, Department of Health (DHSSPS), Northern Ireland

Bleddyn Rees

Digital Health Expert & Lawyer at Osborne Clarke

Pr. James McLaughlin

OBE, Director, Engineering Research Institute, University of Ulster

Pr. George Crooks, OBE

Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Institute, Scotland

Julien Venne

Non-Executive Director Special Projects, ECHAlliance

Editorial Board

Brian O’Connor

Chair, ECHAlliance

Richard Pengelly

Permanent Secretary, Department of Health (DHSSPS), Northern Ireland

Bleddyn Rees

Digital Health Expert & Lawyer at Osborne Clarke

Pr. James McLaughlin

OBE, Director, Engineering Research Institute, University of Ulster

Pr. George Crooks, OBE

Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Institute, Scotland

Pr. Chris Taylor

OBE, Associate Vice President, Research – University of Manchester

Damian O’Connor

International Network of Ecosystems and Special Projects at ECHAlliance

Julien Venne

Non-Executive Director Special Projects, ECHAlliance

Editorial Board

Brian O’Connor

Chair, ECHAlliance

Richard Pengelly

Permanent Secretary, Department of Health (DHSSPS), Northern Ireland

Bleddyn Rees

Digital Health Expert & Lawyer at Osborne Clarke

Pr. James McLaughlin

OBE, Director, Engineering Research Institute, University of Ulster

Pr. George Crooks, OBE

Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Institute, Scotland

Pr. Chris Taylor

OBE, Associate Vice President, Research – University of Manchester

Damian O’Connor

International Network of Ecosystems and Special Projects at ECHAlliance

Julien Venne

Non-Executive Director Special Projects, ECHAlliance

Experts Committee

This committee is composed of an international independent experts’ network working to provide advice to the editorial committee and the Director. Mostly vision, defining of objectives and strategy, sharing their broad knowledge and perspective.

At the same time, they help to identify authors, themes or best practices worldwide and contribute actively to the objectives of DHO.

Joao Bocas

Global Digital Health Influencer

Elaine Colgan

Head of e-Health and EU Engagement at the Department of Health in Northern Ireland

Karolina Korth

Innovation Consultant

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD

Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Artur Olesch

Freelance Editor-in-Chief Polish Healthcare Journal

Jaume Raventos Monjo

CEO ITA. Mental Health

Tram Trinh

Founder & CEO VITAnLINK

Dr Margaret Whoriskey, MBE

Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation

Mobin Yasini

Research & Development director at dmd Santé

Experts Committee

This committee is composed of an international independent experts’ network working to provide advice to the editorial committee and the Director. Mostly vision, defining of objectives and strategy, sharing their broad knowledge and perspective.

At the same time, they help to identify authors, themes or best practices worldwide and contribute actively to the objectives of DHO.

Joao Bocas

Global Digital Health Influencer

Elaine Colgan

Head of e-Health and EU Engagement at the Department of Health in Northern Ireland

Karolina Korth

Innovation Consultant

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD

Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Artur Olesch

Freelance Editor-in-Chief Polish Healthcare Journal

Jaume Raventos Monjo

CEO ITA. Mental Health

Tram Trinh

Founder & CEO VITAnLINK

Dr Margaret Whoriskey, MBE

Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation

Mobin Yasini

Research & Development director at dmd Santé

Experts Committee

This committee is composed of an international independent experts’ network working to provide advice to the editorial committee and the Director. Mostly vision, defining of objectives and strategy, sharing their broad knowledge and perspective.

At the same time, they help to identify authors, themes or best practices worldwide and contribute actively to the objectives of DHO.

Joao Bocas

Global Digital Health Influencer

Elaine Colgan

Head of e-Health and EU Engagement at the Department of Health in Northern Ireland

Karolina Korth

Innovation Consultant

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD

Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Artur Olesch

Freelance Editor-in-Chief Polish Healthcare Journal

Jaume Raventos Monjo

CEO ITA. Mental Health

Tram Trinh

Founder & CEO VITAnLINK

Dr Margaret Whoriskey, MBE

Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation

Mobin Yasini

Research & Development director at dmd Santé

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