Thomas Karopka, BioCon Valley eHealth specialist to strengthen Baltic Sea collaboration
Thomas Karopka, BioCon Valley, will from June 2017 assist ScanBalt fmba with a special focus on digitalization and digital health.
In this role he will be national coordinator for Germany in the project IC Health promoting digital literacy in Europe and represent Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and ScanBalt in the Digital Health Society Group which prepares the Digital Health Society (DHS) Declaration launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia.
Thomas Karopka has many years of experience within digital health and health care systems and has chaired several working groups on EU and international level.
BioCon Valley is an official liaison office for ScanBalt promoting regional and German interests within the ScanBalt network.
The aim is ScanBalt as Northern Europe’s Leading Accelerator for Inter-regional Cooperation envisioning the Baltic Sea Region as a Global Hotspot for Health and Bio Economy.
IC-Health is a project to develop a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) to help improve the digital health literacy of European citizens. MOOCS will be developed in eight languages (English, French, Italian, Danish, German, Swedish, Dutch and Spanish). Countries involved in the pilot are Spain, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Denmark.