eHealth Services & Infrastructure: Building a resilient and innovative public health ecosystem

This episode of our series takes place against the recent announcement of the European Commission’s proposal for the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which will benefit from €12 billion investments in digital health through Member States’ National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs). The EHDS sets out objectives to offer e-health services to citizens no matter where they find themselves in the EU, and additionally to expand (MyHealth@EU) and establish (HealthData@EU) cross-border health data sharing infrastructures for primary and secondary use.

As several Member States begin to procure and some already receiving pre-financing disbursements, the event will take a deeper look at the ways in which RRF funds are contributing to the emergence of the EHDS through a digitalisation of the healthcare ecosystem at national level.

The event will look at how both RRF investments in both eHealth services and digital infrastructure will play a significant role in the materialisation of such a data space, whether investment gaps can be foreseen and what action can be taken to accelerate the digital transition of healthcare.


Keynotes & 1st Panel Discussion

2nd Panel Discussion


09:30 – 09:45

Platform Opens

09:45 – 09:50

Welcome Remarks

Irena Bednarich

Irena Bednarich
Vice President, International Government Relations, EMEA and APJ, HPE

09:50 – 10:10

Keynote Speeches


Gilles Thiebaut
SVP and Managing Director, Northern Western Europe, HPE

Jorge Fernando Munoz Montalvo

Juan Fernando Muñoz Montalvo
Secretary-General of Digital Health, Information and Innovation in the National Health System, Ministry of Health, Spain

10:10 – 11:10

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A: Where does Europe stand in its digitisation of the healthcare journey and what role can the RRF play?


Moderated by: Irena Bednarich
Vice President, International Government Relations, EMEA and APJ, HPE

Dirk Van den Steen

Dirk Van den Steen
Deputy Head of Unit, State of Health, European Semester, Health Technology Assessment, DG SANTE, European Commission

Isabelle Zablit-Schmitz

Isabelle Zablit-Schmitz
eHealth Europe and International Director, Ministry of Health, France

Marc Lange

Marc Lange 
Secretary General, EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association)

Alice Borghini

Alice Borghini
Office Manager, Agency for Regional Health Services (AGENAS), Italy

11:10 – 11:25


11:25 – 12:25

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A: What infrastructure is needed to deliver a European Health Data Space and how can the RRF contribute?

Irena Bednarich

Moderated by: Irena Bednarich
Vice President, International Government Relations, EMEA and APJ, HPE

Martin Dorazil

Martin Dorazil
Acting Head of Unit Digital, EU4Health and Health Systems Modernisation, DG SANTE, European Commission

Klára Jiráková

Klára Jiráková
Co-chair, eHMSEG

Harmut Schultze

Hartmut Schultze
Business Architect, Data Lifecycle Practice, HPE

12:25 – 12:30

Closing Remarks


Event Platform

This event will take place online, using Forum Europe’s virtual solutionFor more details on our virtual solution, please visit


For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact the team.

Lorena Rodriguez
Event Manager
Forum Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 2922 338 311