Digitalization of healthcare and introduction of innovations into the medical equipment sphere will be one of the key topics of the VIII Open Innovations International Forum. Telemedforum dedicated to international trends in modern medicine will be held as part of the event.

Digital technologies are already helping the healthcare system be more efficient over the entire "patient's route" — from preventive treatment and diagnostics to therapy and rehabilitation. Artificial intelligence detects oncological diseases with the accuracy of up to 95%. Big data analysis greatly simplifies and accelerates the work of specialists. Organs and tissues printed on 3D-bioprinters are saving the lives of people left without a donor. In addition to improving the quality of medical services, all this leads to creation of new preventive and personalized medicine.

Natalya Polushkina, Vice President, Executive Director of Biomedical Technologies Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation: "Today it is impossible to create innovative biomedical technologies, devices, medicinal preparations or treatment procedures without digital technologies. They have become one of the key factors of successful industry development and implementation of the national healthcare projects. And of course, their improvement is one of the potent drivers for making patients consciously involved with their own health. For that reason, principles or predictive and personalized medicine and many other crucial healthcare issues will be the focus of the Open Innovations Forum this year".

At the Open Innovations Forum, representatives of healthcare industry, science, authorities and business community will discuss digital technologies as a driver for demographic development, healthcare and improving the quality of life. The Forum program will include such sessions as "Legal Issues of Digital Medicine", "Internet of Things in Healthcare", and "Life Science. Digital Solutions Changing the Medicine", "Urban Health. How to Restore Metropolis Health?", etc. Special attention will be paid to cyber security of medical records: in the first quarter of 2019 medicine was the target of the largest number of hacker attacks worldwide (10%), second only to the public sector.

Medicine and healthcare-related panel discussions will be attended by: Harold Wolf, President of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), Michael Yugay, CEO of Moscow International Medical Cluster, Luiz Ary Messina, Telemedicine University Network Coordinator within the National Education and Research Network, Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca Chief Executive Officer, Quentin Vanhaelen, Insilico Medicine, Virtual Human Project Director, Yusef Khesuani, 3D Bioprinting Solutions, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Yakov Zhitomirsky, Hadassah Medical Center, Digitalization Field Manager, and others.