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Tuesday 16:00 - 17:30
Conference Hall (Ground Floor)

OneAquaHealth: Linking urban aquatic ecosystems and human health with HL7 FHIR

Session organized by HL7 Europe


Panel: Anne Moen, George Koutalieris, Eleni Kokinou, Elena Petelos, Christos Lionis, Catherine Chronaki.


The OneAquaHealth project aims to improve stainability and integrity of urban freshwater ecosystems by investigating the interconnection of ecosystem health and human wellbeing. The identification of early warning indicators aspires to enhance environmental monitoring with AI-assisted tools to support decision-makers. In this way, adequate and timely decisions towards effective measures will help restore the health of aquatic ecosystems and promote OneHealth.

This panel aims to support better insights in how to foster the use of environmental observation to meet OneHealth challenges with health interventions that activate citizens’ vigilance and create thriving communities. Exploring links between the health of nature, aquatic ecosystems and human health, panelists will explore different perspectives ranging from technology and early warning systems to managing health and personal well-being.


Program outline

Welcome, speaker introduction, Catherine Chronaki, Secretary General, HL7 Europe | Scientific Coordinator of xShare

Brief Interventions: 

  • The impact of urban stream degradation on human well-being: the Almyros, case study in Heraklion, Crete, Eleni Kokinou, Professor of Environmental Geology and Geotechnology, Hellenic Mediterranean University | Affiliated Researcher, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
  • Social Prescription of activities related to the urban ecosystem, Christos Lionis, Professor Emeritus of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Medicine, University of Crete
  • Green Skills and Thriving Communities, Anne Moen, Professor in Health informatics and Nursing, University of Oslo | Project Coordinator, Gravitate-Health
  • Global Health Challenges: OneHealth in the climate crisis, Elena Petelos, Chair Real-World Evidence and Artificial Intelligence IG, HTAi | President Global Health initiative, EUPHA
  • Dashboards for early action in the intersection of environmental health policy and human wellbeing (online), George Koutalieris, Senior Research, Innovation and Presales Executive, Enora Innovation

Commentary: The role of HL7 FHIR: implications for interoperability in OneHealth, Catherine Chronaki

Discussion: interaction with audience and next steps.