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Accelerating digitalisation - a healthy approach
On Thursday, 18 March, AmCham EU and AmCham Portugal together hosted the third event of the Portuguese Presidency series focused on digital healthcare. Dr Diogo Serras Lopes, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health, Portugal, delivered the opening keynote speech; delineating Portugal’s ambitions in the digital health space. The panel discussion featured Monique Goyens, Director-General, the European Consumer Organisation; Andrzej Ryś, Director, Health systems, Medical products and Innovation, DG SANTE, European Commission; and Sónia Santos, Associate Director, Health and Public Administration, Accenture. The discussion was moderated by Zeger Vercouteren, Vice-President, Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy EMEA and Global Supply Chain Initiatives, J&J; and Chair, AmCham EU. The event focused on the future of digital healthcare centering on issues of trust in data, use of technology in healthcare and how to ensure digitalisation of healthcare across the EU evolves together with society.