26th July 2019
EIT Health helps grow talents in the field of digital transformation in healthcare.
L-ead Summer School is a distinctive programme run by EIT Health Partners which educates students in the field of healthcare digital transformation. The closing module of the programme took place between 15-19 July in Budapest.
The Summer School is led by EIT Health academic Partners – the Semmelweis University and IESE Business School, in cooperation with EIT Health industrial partner – E-Group. This year participants had the possibility to learn about specific topics related to e-health workforce development such as labour market dynamics, strengthening healthcare systems, benefits and use of Big Data, change management, technology-driven initiatives and opportunities, digital healthcare ecosystems, telemedicine and e-health solutions.
This year’s edition attracted Master’s and PhD students with healthcare background. Among selected attendees, 30% came from EIT Health regions embedded in the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme Programme (RIS). This programme supports more progressing regions from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe in discovering and developing innovations in healthcare industry. This number shows huge interest in attending EIT Health Campus programmes in the regions that are listed as emerging ones according to EIS (European Innovation Scoreboard).
The L-ead Summer School consisted of two modules. The first part of was held between 8 and 12 July 2019 in Barcelona and hosted by IESE Business School. Participants could learn about the specifications of healthcare systems in Europe and the effective digital transformation pathways. The second stage was hosted by Semmelweis University between 15 and 19 July 2019 in Budapest where participants joined practical exercises related to e-health. The summit of L-ead Summer School was a two-day long hackathon with the challenge of “How to adapt digital transformation to increase clients’ adherence to improve health care outcomes?”. Six teams competed with each other. The winning team was “The Escaper” with a digitalized solution for escaping from asthma.