Valts Ābols serves as the CEO of Children University hospital (CUH) in Latvia. Valts is pioneering the data use to enhance patient care and health outcomes and CUH is the first hospital in Baltic region to introduce unique electronic real-time Patient Reported Experience Measurement system. Valts’ ambition is to build the Digitally Enabled Integrated Children Health Ecosystem that embraces all children, their families, health professionals and caregivers with the common aim to improve children health and help them to realize their full potential.
CUH being the only Latvia’s hospital with full Electronic Medical Records aims to build the Digital Research Environment (DRE). DRE will harness the powerful combination of rich health data with data science and digital innovation to develop scalable solutions that boost the quality of health services in Latvia and beyond.
Valts is the Supervisory Council member at Riga East university hospital, the largest of Latvian hospitals and the main player in national healthcare response to Covid-19 crisis. Riga East university hospital plays the pivotal role in setup of National cancer registry and Cancer Genome Date Lake project.
Valts is leading Latvian Association of Large hospitals, driving the common agenda to boost the thriving ambitions of all three Latvian University hospitals.
Valts serves on the Board of European Children Hospital organization (ECHO) advocating for children’s health and their access to the best quality care through the collaborative work of children’s hospitals.