Birgit Morlion

Birgit Morlion

Birgit Morlion is an engineer (master applied sciences and engineering with a PhD in biomedical sciences) with a mission to make digital health come true. In May 2017 she joined the eHealth, well-being and ageing unit of the European commission (DG Connect) where she works on the digital transformation of health and care with a specific focus on mobile health (mHealth), integrated care and active and healthy ageing.She is guest professor digital health at the VUB.Before joining the Commission she has been actively involved in eHealth research and facilitating the adoption of digital innovation in health and care in Belgium. She was part of the start-up team of the Flemish digital research and innovation institute iMinds; helping to bridge the gap between research and exploitation of results. She also occupied strategic advisory roles for the Flemish and the Belgian Ministers of health in the domain of medical data-exchange and patient access to electronic medical records/data (mijngezondheid/masanté).
Bringing (digital) technology and health and care practices together through alignment of different perspectives and bringing the right people from different backgrounds around the table. Both on business and policy level this approach succeeded in turning innovative and creative ideas into sustainable solutions with a positive economic and societal impact.