Digital Health Essential

3rd Digital Health


 24th May, 2024, 

Danubius Radisson Blu Hotel, Budapest, Teréz krt. 43, 1067

Digital health conference for public and private health care, digital pharma, and manufacturers of digital medical products and services.  


+ Digitization and data science in healthcare
+ Digital Patient, Digital Doctor
+ Pharma digital

Gálffy Gabriella
general director
Pulmonology Center of the Reformed Church in Hungary


Rami Riman
Director of Clinical & Business Improvements EMEA
InterSystems EMEA

Rami Riman leverages clinical best practices across multiple healthcare disciplines through engagement with InterSystems solutions. In his role, Rami works to improve hospital workflows to ensure patient safety, improve efficiencies and increase system adoption. Rami has extensive consultancy experience in healthcare IT, including change management consultancy, professional accreditation, hospital workflow management, and realizing a return on investments. Prior to InterSystems, Rami had 10 years of clinical experience across multiple hospitals in the US, UK, Lebanon and UAE. Rami’s passion remains in increasing patient engagement to improve community’s health and awareness.

Rami holds a B.A. from the American University of Beirut in Biology, a Doctorate in Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in infectious diseases from the University of London. Rami is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

The Digital Health Essential was May 17th, 2023. We had 260 guests and one conference room. 

The Digital Health Summit brings together public and private health care, digital pharma, and manufacturers of digital medical products, venture capitalists ynd startups from around Hungary, to network, exchange ideas and to become more familiar with opportunities in Hungary. Our independent conference will become a significant event for many companies in the DH industry and is particularly important in Hungary given the explosion of business and entrepreneurship in the region.

Digital health is the convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalized and precise. The discipline involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health problems and challenges faced by people under treatment. These technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services, including telemedicine, web-based analysis, email, mobile phones and applications, text messages, wearable devices, and clinic or remote monitoring sensors. Generally, digital health is concerned about the development of interconnected health systems to improve the use of computational technologies, smart devices, computational analysis techniques, and communication media to aid healthcare professionals and their clients manage illnesses and health risks, as well as promote health and wellbeing.

Digital health is a multi-disciplinary domain involving many stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers and scientists with a wide range of expertise in healthcare, engineering, social sciences, public health, health economics and data management.

Who attends
  • + Providers / Health Systems
  • + Payers
  • + Pharma
  • + Health Tech
  • + Platform Technology Pioneers
  • + Big Tech
  • + Investors
Why attend?
  • + INSPIRED. Our speakers are leading real business transformation, driving change across the enterprise and actioning measurable digital innovation for their businesses. Get motivated from leaders and walk away with new ideas you can implement.
  • + CHALLENGED. Rethink your current processes and business blueprints, the event speakers will challenge your way of thinking and allow you to realise that new methods may be your best way of moving forward sitting alongside your current beliefs.
  • + TRANSFORMED. The conference agenda and speakers are put together as such to reveal insights into how some of the biggest organisations are going about digital, from real business use cases to success stories and where the challenges may lie.
  • + NETWORKING. It's an invaluable part of events and where real value often presents itself, meeting those who are facing the same challenges and coming together to solve similar issues. Our agendas feature numerous opportunities throughout the day to meet like minded folk from various industries and backgrounds. We have previously had extremely positive feedback from delegates who have found long lasted business relationships with those who they wouldn't normally meet from opposite industries and largely seeking out the same solutions to industry wide transformation sticking points.


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business casual


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Keynote: Accelerating Healthcare Insights: Rapidly unlocking value from your data - Rami Riman, MD (InterSystems)

Keynote: Significant changes in the survival of metastatic lung cancer in the last decade in Hungary - based on everyday practice - Gabriella Gálffy, MD, PhD (Református Pulmonológiai Centrum)

End of the Healthcare  - Péter Balogh (STRT Holding) 

Digital health communication In Hungary - The COVID pandemic has significantly changed the public's attitude to self-medication and collecting health related information, with the use of rapidly accessible internet resources reaching new heights. 3 years have passed since then and a new balance has emerged in the use of offline and online channels. A recent survey by Szinapszis and the available data on internet traffic provide information on where and how the Hungarian population obtains information about diseases, treatments and health related issues as well as about the role of each channel in informing and decision-making. - Krisztián Laczkó (Szinapszis) 

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML): AI and machine learning (ML) developments are increasingly affecting healthcare, including imaging, disease diagnosis, and drug development. AI systems can process large amounts of data and identify patterns that help doctors make more accurate diagnoses and more personalized treatment. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare: AI has been transforming the healthcare industry by assisting in diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and patient monitoring. AI-powered algorithms can analyze vast amounts of healthcare data to detect patterns, predict outcomes, and personalize patient care. - panel discussion in English - dr. Judit Bidló (Ministry of the Interior), Szabolcs Szolnoki (Ministry of Economic Development), Rami Riman, MD (Intersystems) Moderator: (the language of the discussion is English)

Live-Saving telemedicine - Why dont we use it? View of the practicing cardiologist. - Prof. Gábor Z. Duray MD, PhD, DSc, MSc, FESC (Central Hospital of Northern Pest - Military Hospital)

Government healthcare solutions. Digital developments in public health - Legislation and financing environment supporting digitization in health care - Where are we now and what will the future bring? Digital skills development in healthcare - What digital skills should present and future healthcare workers have? Control and qualification processes for digital solutions. How can it be ensured that only high-quality, safe digital solutions can be integrated into the domestic publicly funded healthcare system? - panel discussion - dr. Zoltán Ónodi-Szűcs (Deputy Chancellor of Health, University of Debrecen), Karolina Molnár (Ministry of the Interior), János Révész, MD, PhD (OKFŐ), Moderator:

Digital Health goals and measurability of results - Prof. László Gulácsi MD, MSc. Ph.D. Habil. DSc. (Óbuda University of Budapest)

DATA PROTECTION AND REGULATIONS OF HEALTHCARE DATA: About data protection and regulatory challenges and their evolution. How to ensure that valid data is generated and available for data-based decision-making at the institutional, regional and national level. Healthcare data assets - clinical decision-making based on data. When, what kind of data and in what form should it be available to support the work of clinicians? Cyber security in healthcare institutions - How can compliance with cyber security criteria be ensured in healthcare institutions? (Infrastructure, processes and HR) - panel discussion - Magdolna Kádár, PhD (Ministry of the Interior), Szabolcs Németh (Roche), Moderator:

Improving Operational Efficiency: FUTURE-READY HOSPITALS - Special insight into cost-effective technology solutions that improve patient-centered care. Digital solutions such as electronic medical records (EHR), automated appointment coordination, and virtual waiting lists can help healthcare facilities and professionals increase the efficiency of their administration. This reduces the administrative burden and increases the time that can be spent on care. The PATIENT-CENTRIC approach: How to satisfy patients' expectations with seamless coordination, personalization and cooperation. - panel discussion - Prof. Andréka Péter, PhD, MD (National Cardiovascular Institute György Gottsegen), Krisztina Bogos, PhD, MD (National Institute of Early Pulmonology), Moderator:

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Companies registered for the conference:, 4IG, Állami Számvevőszék, AP Summit Now, Belügyminisztérium, Berlin Chemie, Budai Egészségközpont, Büntetés-végrehajtás Országos Parancsnoksága, Centricare International, Central Hospital of Northern Pest - Military Hospital, EIT Health InnoStars, ESZFK, Egészségkalauz, Egis, Debreceni Egyetem, Foglaljorvost Online, Hartmann, Házipatika, Hifylabs, HGL, Hungimpex, Gottsegen György Országos Kardiovaszkuláris Intézet, IBT Premier Consulting, Intersystems, IQVIA Solutions Services, STRT Holding, Országos Korányi Pulmonológiai Intézet, Népszava, Roche, New Medical Technologies, Spicy Analytics, Stratis, Szinapszis Piackutató, Óbudai Egyetem, Országos Kórházi Főigazgatóság, Oander, Telex, TritonLife, Pharmaindex, Református Pulmonológiai Centrum, Népszava, Novodata, Mandiner,, Vállalkozók Országos Szövetsége - VOSZ,  Webbeteg


Andreka Péter
general director
Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center

I graduated from Semmelweis Medical School in 1993 and started working at the 2nd Department of
Internal Medicine at the same university. After my board in internal medicine, I travelled to the US to
University of Miami where I did cardiology research and started my training in cardiology. I got board
certified in cardiology in 2002 and got the PhD degree in the same year. I got invited to the
Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center and became the chief of Department of Adult Cardiology
in 2006. I was working as an interventional cardiologist and performed several structural
interventional cardiology procedures first in Hungary with my team. I got board certified in
anesthesiology and intensive care in 2008. I was invited as a visiting professor to the University of
Aberdeen to teach interventional cardiology for six mounts in 2012. In December 2015 I was
appointed as the vice medical director and in December 2017 as the general director of the
Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center. In 2019 I got appointed as the chief of Cardiology Section
of the Hungarian Professional Medical Council. In 2022 I became professor of cardiology at the
University of Pecs. In 2023 I became the chief of the Hungarian Professional Medical Council. During
my directorate the team of our Institution became very much devoted to national and international
medical research and medical education. We run several PhD and clinical fellowship programs for
both national and international students and publish our projects in leading international peer
reviewed journals. My vision is to make Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center visible and
recognized also in field of international cardiovascular medicine.

Balogh Péter
STRT Holding

Nokia WiFi products: he was involved in the development and standardization of the first generation of wireless networks. As part of the WiFi standard, some of his ideas now facilitate the lives of hundreds of millions of people. PDAmill: founder, owner, CEO 2000-2006. A pioneering mobile game company with dozens of prizes. These days the website operates only as a museum :) NNG, a.k.a. NavNGO, i.e. iGO my way: co-founder, owner, Cto, CSO, CEO – global innovation company with 800+ employees and a revenue of ~$100m.

Deputy State Secretary for the Professional Management of Health
Ministry of the Interior

Dr. Judit Bidló has been the Deputy State Secretary for the Professional Management of Health at the Ministry of the Interior since March 1, 2023.

She is a pharmacist, economist, and infobionics engineer. Founding member of the Hungarian Health Economics Society. She gained her experience in the pharmaceutical industry at Novartis and the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Manufacturers. of which she was director for 4 years between 2005-2009. Since 2009, she worked at the National Health Insurance Fund, in the area of price reimbursement. She was the deputy general director of price reimbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund from November 1, 2018 until the end of February 2023. At NEAK, she was responsible for the operation and financing of the outpatient drug supply, the financing of medical devices and itemized based reimbursement technologies, as well as for procurement and orphan pharmaceutical products financing. She still participates in the work of the National Molecular Oncoteam at NEAK. Currently, she considers her main task to be the creation of outcome-based drug financing and the adaptation of financing systems to the telemedicine systems that are coming to the fore due to the COVID epidemic. In addition, she is a committed supporter of the development of data-driven healthcare decision-making.

Bogos Krisztina
Director General
National Koranyi Institute for Pulmonology

Krisztina Bogos MD, PhD has been the Director General of National Koranyi Institute for Pulmonology since 1
January, 2021.
She has been working at the institute since 1992 as Head of Pulmonology Department, then Medical
Director, and subsequently took over the management of the institute in July 2020 as acting Director
She obtained her medical degree in 1992 at the Medical University of Pécs, and then passed the specialist
examination in pulmonary medicine, general internal medicine, clinical oncology and European adult
pulmonary medicine within the framework of the HERMES program.
She obtained a PhD degree in 2009, followed by an MSc degree in healthcare management in 2016 at
Semmelweis University, and a Habilitation in 2023 at the University of Pécs.
Between 2013 and 2021, she was regional supervisor specialist in pulmonology.
She is the president of the Pulmonology Section of the Professional College, a member of the
management and board of the Hungarian Society of Pulmonology, a member of the board of the
Oncopulmonology Section since 2000, then its president from 2014-2022.
She is also a member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Hungarian Oncology Society and
the IASLC.
In 2020, she was awarded a certificate of recognition from minister of the Hungarian Ministry of Human
Resources, in 2021 she was awarded the Széchenyi Society award, and in 2022 she was recognised by the
award of the Hungarian Order of Merit by the Civilian Division of the Order of Merit.
She is an organiser and speaker of several national scientific conferences.

Head of Department of Cardiology
Central Hospital of Northern Pest - Military Hospital

Belgyógyász – Kardiológus, nemzetközileg jegyzett szívritmuszavar specialista. Általános orvosi diplomáját a Semmelweis Egyetemen szerezte, majd a szakképzése után 2005 és 2010 között a Frankfurti Egyetem Kardiológiai Klinikáján dolgozott, ahol a szívritmuszavar részleg főorvosaként dolgozott. Európai Kardiológus diplomát szerzett, majd az Európai Kardiológus Társaság tiszteletbeli tagjának választotta. A Semmelweis Egyetemen szerezte PhD doktori (2009) címét, Egészségügyi Menedzser MSc diplomáját (2019), majd ugyanitt habilitált (2020). A Magyar Kardiológusok Társasága Aritmia és Pacemaker munkacsoport alelnöke. Kutatási érdeklődési köre a szívritmuszavar, valamint szívelégtelenség miatt eszközös kezelésre szoruló betegek ellátási módszerei, a katéteres, műtéti (pacemaker, defibrillátor), valamint gyógyszeres kezelési stratégiái. Bevezette Magyarországra a legmodernebb, teljesen a szívbe ültethető törpe pacemaker (Micra) alkalmazását, és tapasztalataival nagymértékben hozzájárult a technológia széleskörű elterjesztéséhez. A mindennapi betegellátás mellett fontos számára az eszköz- és gyógyszergyártókkal való szoros együttműködés, a diagnosztikus és terápiás eljárások kifejlesztésével és alkalmazásával kapcsolatos kutatómunka.

Gulácsi László
Vice Rector for Research, and a professor at Health Economics Research Centre
Óbuda University of Budapest

László Gulácsi works as a Vice Rector for Research, and a professor at Health Economics
Research Centre, University Research and Innovation Center, Óbuda University of Budapest,
Hungary. He is a head of the Innovation Management Doctoral School Óbuda University. He is
a member of the Standing Committee of Pharmacy, Hungarian Academy of Science.
By profession he is a physician (Debrecen Medical University), having university degrees of
programming mathematics (Kossuth Lajos University of Arts and Sciences, Debrecen),
mathematical economics and sociology (Corvinus University of Budapest) and health
economics (University of York).
He received PhD degrees from the Medical University of Amsterdam, Corvinus University of
Budapest, Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest and from the Debrecen Medical
University. He is qualified in social medicine.
Habilitated and he is a Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Science.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Health Economics (EJHE)
IF:3,689, the Value in Health Regional Issues (ViHRI) Editorial Advisory Board, the
Editorial Board of the Hungarian Medical Journal IF: 0,540, and the Society and Economy,
Health Academy, University of Pécs.
He worked as vice rector for research Corvinus University of Budapest 2018-2019. He was a
founding head of Department of Health Economics (2013-2020) and founding head of Health
Economics and Health Technology Assessment Research Center, Corvinus University of
Budapest. He is the founding past President of the Health and Health Care Economics
Section of the Hungarian Economics Association (2010-2015).
So far, he has been involved in 18 European Commission funded research projects (Framework
Programmes, FP6, FP7, H2020), as a research leader, coordinator or participant.
Current projects:
Development and evaluation of innovative and digital health technologies; Thematic Excellence
Programme, Research Leader (National Research, Development and Innovation Fund project
TKP202 NKTA 36);
Changes in the Socio-economic Burden of Epidermolysis Bullosa in Europe, BUR-EB;
researcher (funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme with the
support of the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases COFUND-EJP N825575, with the
support of the NKFIH as a national participant, 2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET).
To date he (co)authored 775 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, published 16 books, 78
book chapters on health economics, public health, health technology assessment, health policy
and quality improvement.

IF: 409,663; MTMT 1 Citations 4938 (independent 3484),, Hirsh index 36. GoogleScholar:
Citations: 6688; Hirsch index 46.
( )
In the past 5 years (2018-2022) publications: D1=32; Q1: 13, Q2: 7; Q3=6; Q4=2, in Total: 60.
He has successfully supervised the completion of 8 PhD thesis.
Publication list:

Haraszti Péter

A TritonLife ötletgazdája, alapítója és részvényese. A Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetemen végzett, mint okleveles műszaki menedzser 2005-ben. Az egyetemi évek alatt hazai és nemzetközi diákszervezetek vezetőjeként alapozta meg karrierjét.2005-2008 között a Toyota Motor Hungary-nél műszaki és értékesítési területen dolgozott, mint területi menedzser, feladata többek között a hivatalos márkakereskedőknél a Toyota minőségi szabványainak bevezetése, betartásának ellenőrzése és működésük fejlesztése volt. 2009-től vállalkozó karrierje során számos vállalkozást épített fel és vitt sikerre vállalkozásfinanszírozás, tanácsadás, online értékesítés, kiskereskedelem, megújuló energia, ingatlan beruházás területén. Üzletemberként lelkes, lendületes, célorientált és nagy perspektívákban gondolkozik. Alapos előkészületek után 2018-ban azzal a céllal hívta életre a TritonLife csoportot, hogy megindítsa a magyarországi magánegészségügyi szektor konszolidációját és egy országos lefedettségű egészségügyi szolgáltatót hozzon létre.  A TritonLife vezérigazgatójaként főként a cégcsoport építésével, stratégiai irányításával és a növekedés finanszírozásával foglalkozik. Cégfelvásárlások, összeolvadások, jelentős organikus növekedés és számos új beruházás után a TritonLife csoport 2022-ben már a hazai magánegészségügy egyik legjelentősebb szereplője 6 magánkórházával, számos járóbeteg ellátójával és laborjával.

Kádár Mónika
Deputy State Secretariat
Deputy State Secretariat for Healthcare Financing and Development of the Ministry of the Interior

Graduate public health specialist, Doctor of Health Sciences. She has 10 years of experience in IT software design and coordination of IT developments. Her main task was the process-level synchronization of IT developments. Contact with users of healthcare field, the measurement and organization of business requirements. Planning of system describe processes, preparing of prior specifications. Coordination of developments and support the functional testing.

Previously, she carried out IT process manager, lead coordinator and healthcare specialist tasks in several projects implemented with European Union funds. Between 2012 and 2017 she strengthened the project team of National Public Health Center (formerly Office of the Chief Medical Officer of State), between 2017 and 2022 she was responsible for the developments of central hospital integrated management systems and medical laboratory diagnostic systems at National Directorate General for Hospitals. Under her project leading, the national introduction of Central Financial Approval System was implemented in all institutions provide publicly owned in-patient care.

Currently, she pays special attention to the domestic digital healthcare and from 2023 to the coordination of e-health department operating within the Deputy State Secretariat for Healthcare Financing and Development of the Ministry of the Interior. Head of the Health Development Policy Department at Deputy State Secretariat.

Laczkó Krisztián
business development manager
Szinapszis Piackutató és Tanácsadó

Krisztián Laczkó holds a degree in economics (MSc), and has been working
as the business development manager and a consultant at Szinapszis Market
Research & Consulting and the affiliated Quercus Consulting and Pearl Hungary
Health Communication Agency since 2010. He has expertise in both HCP and laymen
healthcare communication, providing data driven insights and solutions for pharma
and healthcare clients in these fields. Krisztian develops tailored multichannel
communication strategies and designs campaigns both locally and in the CEE

Mezei Fruzsina
phd student, Health Policy Expert & Health Economist
Semmelweis Egyetem

Fruzsina Mezei MSc graduated from Durham University as a Medical Anthropologist in 2017 and received her master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from Eötvös Lóránd University in 2019. She started her career at the National Public Health Centre of Hungary (NNK) as Health Policy Advisor (2017-2020) strategically planning and implementing evidence-based developments in the field of primary care. Her current focus is health economics and health technology assessment of digital health innovations and innovative medical technologies. She joined the Centre for Health Technology Assessment, Semmelweis University as a PhD student in the fall of 2021. Working on national and international healthcare projects, primarily in the field of chronic care, she has first-hand experience in the barriers of implementing innovative digital health solutions in the public health sphere. As the Digital Health Strategist of Omron Medistance, her goal is to help health technology developers overcome these barriers. 

Révész János
general director
National Directorate General for Hospitals

dr. Révész János, MD, PHD 1995-ben végzett a SOTE általános orvos karán, majd 2021-ben egészségügyi szakmenedzser master diplomát szerzett a Debreceni Egyetemen. Szülész-nőgyógyász, onkológus és farmakológus szakvizsgákat szerzett 2000-2007 között. 1995-ben a Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Megyei Központi Kórház és Egyetemi Oktatókórházban kezdett dolgozni, rezidensként, majd 2018-ban kinevezték főigazgatóvá. A Miskolci egyetem oktatója és számtalan szerkesztői, tanácsadói, társaság vezetői és egyéb kiemelt szakmai aktivitás jellemezte az elmúlt 20 évét. 5 kitüntetése van. 2024. január óta az OKFŐ főigazgatója. 

Szolnoki Szabolcs
Deputy State Secretary for Technology
Ministry of Economic Development of Hungary

Currently, as the Deputy State Secretary for Technology at the Ministry of Economic Development of Hungary, my primary mission is to design and implement programs which foster the technological maturity level improvement among Hungarian companies. I am also a researcher and a PhD candidate. In the past, as the Chief Innovation Officer to the President my primary assignment was counseling and generating project initiatives related to university-centric innovation ecosystems. As the founder of an international NGO I was dealing with innovation and humanitarian technology transfer. Earlier, as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Valorisation at Express Innovation Agency my role was to make scientific insights available and useable to industry; transforming knowledge and technology into something tangible for the benefit of the society and the economy. I used to be the former Deputy CEO for Innovation and Business Development at EAC Group, the most emerging multi-strategy firm in the CEE region operating consulting, investment and IT technology development arms. Between 2017-2021 as the diplomat for scientific and technological affairs in Tel-Aviv, my job was initiating projects mainly in cybersecurity, fintech, life sciences, mobility and space-industry. I am also the former head of startup relations of the governmental Export Promotion Agency (HEPA) and former head and concept developer of Budapest capital city’s municipal startup incubator and microfinance provider (BVK). At the begining of my carreer I worked as an employment policy expert at the Ministry for Economy and earlier at a parliamentary group. I also am involved in co-managing our family's enterprises.