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DigiHealthDay-2020

Global Digital Health – Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

DigiHealthDay on 13 Nov 2020

Hosted by the European Campus Rottal-Inn

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the International Symposium DigiHealthDay-2020 hosted by European Campus Rottal-Inn of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT-ECRI) on November 13, 2020.

DigiHealthDay @DIT-ECRI is going to be a daylong action-packed event targeting primarily academia – from established researchers, to young scientists and students. Following the theme “How are digital technologies transforming health and care around the world”, the symposium will explore modern Digital Health and its role in tackling global health problems from a uniquely international perspective, with a special focus on Digital Health Education.

The meeting is supported and endorsed by our local and international partners: International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), International Health Informatics Association (IMIA), European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), German Telemedicine Society (DGTelemed), and Bavarian Telemedicine Alliance (BTA), as well as local and regional authorities.

The European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) is an international branch of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, a modern and dynamic university of applied sciences in South-Eastern Bavaria. ECRI provides quality health and technology education through its bachelor- and master-level study programmes, including two tiers of Digital Health Education: Bachelor of Health Informatics (BHI), and Master of Medical Informatics (MMI), to students from approximately 80 countries from five continents. This global diversity is reflected in the university’s research and development projects. Ranging from EHR, telemedicine and remote care, to security and patient engagement, and to innovation and entrepreneurship, the full scope of Digital Health is at the heart of this event. (See the full list of topics below.)

DigiHealthDay will feature a mix of keynotes by world-renowned speakers, oral and poster scientific presentations, audience-centered panel discussions, student thesis and project presentations, company expo, and of course, networking possibilities.

Additionally, a series of pre-conference DigiHealth Workshops (educational events by local and international experts addressing a range of topics in Digital Health) will be organized at DIT-ECRI in Spring-Summer 2020.

We invite you to contribute by publishing and presenting your research work at the DigiHealthDay 2020. Original full-text papers on different topics related to Digital Health will be peer-reviewed by a panel of experts. Accepted papers will be published in the electronic Journal of the "International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH)" as well as in print.

Whether you are curious about the latest advances in Digital Health, looking for inspiration for your business, or simply keen on meeting like-minded professionals from around the world — DigiHealthDay @ DIT-ECRI is just for you! (See Why Attend)

 

  • Attendance fee is 50 Euros for all non-student attendees

We look forward to welcoming you to charming Pfarrkirchen, in the heart of Europe!
 

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra
International Invited Chair

Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt
Scientific Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan
Organizing Committee Chair

 

  • Online registration / submission opens: March 1, 2020
  • Paper submission deadline:  June 1, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance (on or before): July 1, 2020
  • Online registration closes: October 1, 2020

 

 

  • EHR, Health Information Systems
  • Data Standards and Interoperability
  • Telemedicine and Remote Health Care
  • mHealth, IoMT, and Telemonitoring
  • Health Data Management and Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Privacy, Security, Trust, and Patient Engagement
  • Robotics, Blockchain, New and Emerging Technologies
  • Delivery Models, Bottlenecks, and Moving Forward
  • DigiHealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • SPECIAL FOCUS on Digital Health Education

 

 

  • Academics — to present your research to a professional audience consisting of Digital Health experts and enthusiasts from different corners of the world, to communicate your message to the Global Digital Health Community (through our information channels reaching a minimum of 150,000 users worldwide), and to publish your research in an open-access peer-reviewed indexed periodical.
     
  • Health professionals and managers — to improve your knowledge of Digital Health applications, products and services available in Germany and worldwide, and to find inspiration for integrating Digital Health into your routine workflow — for the benefit of your patients and your business.
     
  • Companies — to directly market your products / services to a diverse group of Digital Health students and specialists from 100+ countries around the world (each of them potentially an ambassador and promoter of your technology in their country of origin), to spread the word about your business to the Global Digital Health Community (through our information channels reaching a minimum of 150,000 users worldwide), and to position your company as a socially responsible supporter of research and development in one of the most important health-related domains.
     
  • Students — to hear from some of the brightest minds in the domain of Digital Health, to present your bachelor / master research or your business project to the audience consisting of top-level experts – with a chance to win a valuable prize!, to publish the results of your work in the internationally recognized and indexed periodical, and to network with young like-minded Digital Health enthusiasts.
     
  • Citizens — to familiarize yourself with the exciting new world of Digital Health, and to catch a glimpse of the upcoming revolutionary changes in medicine and health care.

 

Dipak Kalra, PhD, FRCGP, FBCS (United Kingdom)

Professor of Health Informatics, University College London

Role in DigiHealthDay: International Invited Chair

Leads the development of CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements.

More information on Dipak Kalra can be found here.


 

Horst Kunhardt, PhD (Germany)

Vice President of Health Sciences, Deggendorf University of Technology
Director, European Campus Rottal-Inn

Role in DigiHealthDay: Scientific Committee Chair

Professor Business Application Systems, Healthcare Management, Cross-border Healthcare Management

More information on Horst Kunhardt can be found here.


 

Georgi Chaltikyan, MD, PhD (Germany)

Director of the study program Master of Medical Informatics, Deggendorf University of Technology

Role in DigiHealthDay: Organizing Committee Chair

Professor of Digital Health and Healthcare Management, founding president of Armenian Association of Telemedicine (AATM), member of WHO Roster of Experts on Digital Health.

More information on Georgi Chaltikyan can be found here.



 

Dale Alverson, MD, FATA, FAAP (USA)

Medical Director, Center for Telehealth University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Past President of American Telemedicine Association

Role in DigiHealthDay: Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Professor at the University of New Mexico where he serves as the Strategic Telehealth Consultant for the Center for Telehealth involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico. He is also the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at LCF Research.

More information on Dale Alverson can be found here.

 

Hojjat Adeli, PhD (USA)

Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University

Role in DigiHealthDay: Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Editor-in-Chief of the international journals Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering.

More information on Hojjat Adeli can be found here.



 

Robert Istepanian, PhD (UK)

Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London

Role in DigiHealthDay: Distinguished Keynote Speaker

WHO expert on digital health. Coined and defined the concept of m-Health’. Former member of WHO’s Guideline Development experts Group (GDG) for digital health interventions. A digital health strategist and global expert in advanced technical developments and clinical aspects of mobile and digital health.

More information on Robert Istepanian can be found here.

 

Bernd Blobel, FACMI, FACHI, FHL7, FEFMI, FIAHSI (Germany) 

University of Regensburg, Medical Faculty

Former Head, eHealth Competence Center (eHCC)

Visiting Professor, Charles University Prague, First Medical Faculty

Title: Transformation of Health and Social Care through Autonomous and Intelligent Systems - Changes and Challenges. Abstract

More information on Bernd Blobel can be found here.


 

Lenka Lhotska, MSc, PhD (Czech Republic)

Head of the Department of Natural Sciences of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.

Head of CogSys department of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, Czech Technical University in Prague.
Former Head of BioDat research group.

Title: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Health Care: Opportunity and/or Threat? Abstract

More information on Lenka Lhotska can be found here.


 

Siegfried Jedamzik (Germany)

Professor Medical Informatics - DIT

Role in DigiHealthDay: Distinguished Keynote Speaker

General practitioner. Founder Ingolstadt practice network GOIN. Founder and managing director of the Bavarian TelemedAllianz. Founding member and managing director of Baymatik eV. Head of gematik's project office in Bavaria. EHealth and medical telematics expert.

 


 

Thais Russomano, MD, MSc, PhD (UK)

Professor and Deputy Director of the Space Physiology and Health Master's degree, King's College London

Role in DigiHealthDay: Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Workshop on TeleHealth Applied to Extreme Environments – Facts and Challenges

Senior Lecturer in Space Life Science, aviation medicine and telehealth. ​ Co-founder/CMO, International Space Medicine Consortium Inc., USA-based enterprise connecting space and humanity through space medicine. Founder, InnovaSpace, seeking to empower and engage future generations in the development of Space Sciences and Telehealth. 

More information on Thais Russomano can be found here.

Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, FACMI, FHIMSS (USA)

Director of Public Health Informatics & Associate Professor at the Indiana University (IU) Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health as well as the Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics.

Workshop on Applied Public Health Informatics.

More information on Brian Dixon can be found here.

 


 

Malcolm Fisk, PhD, MA and Dip Housing Studies, Dip Sociology, BSc Geography and Geology (UK)

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, De Montfort University

Expert Advisor to World Health Organization Digital Health Technical Committee.
Expert on a standards committee for the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE).
Led European Commission funded project to develop a European (now International) Code of Practice for Telehealth Services.

Workshop on Ethical Benchmarks for Digital Health.

More information on Malcolm Fisk can be found here.

 

Justus Wolff, BSc Finance, MSc Strategy (Germany)

Manager at Syte - Strategy Advisory for Digital Health

Digital Health projects over 5 years in the insurance, pharma and medtech sector. Guest lecturer at IMD and University of Oxford. Regular Guest Lecture DIT-ECRI

Workshop on Digital Health Entrepreneurship.

More information on Justus Wolff can be found here.

 

 

Florian Hettenbach, MSc (Germany)

Technical Trainer, Amazon Web Services (Germany)

Expert in the field of solution architecture. Alumnus, THD in Business Informatics (bachelor and master).

Workshop on Innovate faster with Amazon Web Services (AWS) - The Cloud Fundementals.

More information on Florian hettenbach can be found here.

 


 

Arunakiry Natarajan, MSc, MDS (Germany)

Project Manager and Digital Health Data Specialist
Primary lead on the use of information technology in management4health healthcare projects across the globe

Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI and an expert in Oral Medicine and Radiology.

Workshop on Clinical Decision Support System

More information on Arunakiry Nararajan can be found here.

 

 

Jonathan Okereke, MSc (Germany)

Assistant Head of the Medical Data Integration Center, MeDIC, and Platform Architect (SOA) at Uniklinik Cologne under the flagship project of HiGHmed (Germany’s Medical Informatics Consortium).

Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI

Workshop on Data Integration and Interoperability

More information on Jonathan Okereke can be found here.

 

 

Fernando Portilla-Vicuna, MSc (Germany)

Digital Health Senior Advisor for IDB, Interamerican Development Bank.
Consultant as Specialist in health interoperability standards projects in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Participant in SDOs (Standards Development Organization).
HL7 Int., IHE, SNOMED CT Expert.

Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI

Workshop on Data Integration and Interoperability

More information on Fernando Portilla-Vicuna can be found here.
 

Samir Irshadi, MSc (Germany)

Research Associate, DIT-ECRI

Health Information System Advisor.
Specialized in Health Information Management System Analysis.
Healthcare IT implementation Expert.

Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI

Workshop on Data Integration and Interoperability

More information on Samir Irshadi can be found here.

 

Programme

The programme is TBA.

DigiHealth Workshops

DigiHealth is not just a one-day symposium – it is also a series of educational events hosted at DIT-ECRI in Spring and Summer 2020, all bound by the same theme – How are digital technologies transforming health and care around the world”, culminating in the DigiHealth Day on November 13, 2020.

The following workshops and seminars will provide the attendees with an impressive mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences on various topics related to Digital Health:

Please register for workshop(s) you intend to attend.
Participation in all pre-conference workshops is free of charge.


Registration


Submissions

The DigiHealthDay 2020 is an International Symposium with the theme "Global Digital Health – Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond". Interesting abstracts pertaining to the field of digital health and its role in the context of 'Global Health' are invited. We welcome submission of scientific articles as abstracts or papers. Participation in DigiHealthDay 2020 entitles to the publishing of one abstract and paper in the symposium proceedings and the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH). (Note: Formal acceptance required!)

The following are topics that are of interest for DigiHealthDay 2020:

  • EHR, Health Information Systems
  • Data Standards and Interoperability
  • Telemedicine and Remote Health Care
  • mHealth, IoMT, and Telemonitoring
  • Health Data Management and Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Privacy, Security, Trust, and Patient Engagement
  • Robotics, Blockchain, New and Emerging Technologies
  • Delivery Models, Bottlenecks, and Moving Forward
  • DigiHealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • SPECIAL FOCUS on Digital Health Education


Submission of abstracts opening: March 1, 2020

Abstract / paper submission deadline: June 1, 2020

Notification of acceptance (on or before): July 1, 2020

Author guidelines for full paper: https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/about/submissions

Please address your inquiries to: submission.digihealth@th-deg.de


SUBMIT ABSTRACT
 

On acceptance and approval of your abstract, we invite you to present your paper orally or as a poster on 13 Nov, 2020 - DigiHealthDay 2020 at the European Campus Rottal-Inn. Accepted abstracts or papers may also be sent to the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH) for publication.

 


Host & Venue

The faculty European Campus Rottal-Inn is a semi-autonomous branch of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (abbreviated to DIT. In German the DIT is titled THD – Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, a university of applied sciences in Bavaria). ECRI was established in 2015 as a cross-disciplinary educational institution preparing multilingual, global graduates for international careers in applied healthcare and technical sciences. ECRI offers two full-time study programs in the field of Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies: Bachelor of Health Informatics, and Master of Medical Informatics, both taught in English, targeting not only local but primarily international students. 

ECRI is located in the district centre Pfarrkirchen, in the region of Lower Bavaria (South-East of Germany). It is a charming touristic town, nestled among rolling, picturesque hills, close to the Austrian border and only one hour’s drive away from Deggendorf. Attractive cities nearby are Salzburg, Regensburg and Passau, and Munich is just a 90-minute drive away. The proximity to Austria and the Czech Republic puts the district in the heart of Europe. Pfarrkirchen has excellent school and education facilities, and offers many leisure activities. In the recent years Pfarrkirchen has become culturally renowned in the area due to its exceptional art exhibitions, museum nights and numerous festivals and events throughout the year. In the summer, the old town festival tempts thousands of visitors with its multicultural culinary and musical events.

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) strives for academic excellence and ranks among the best universities of applied sciences in Germany. Founded in 1994, it is a young, modern and excellently equipped university offering relevant and practical courses set in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. DIT supports its students with many facilities, such as student clubs, a sports programme, an international office, career services and child care centre. It is the perfect environment for students to shape their futures and move forward into academic success.

Around 7,000 students study in a range of bachelor and master level courses held in English or German (nearly 730 of them – at ECRI), all of which are officially accredited by FIBAA and ASIIN according to international standards. DIT is committed to producing global graduates with international degrees: 165 partner universities around the world provide students with many opportunities to gain experience and earn credits towards their degree through foreign exchange semesters, internships and double-degree studies abroad. Additionally, great value is placed on German language training, which is tremendously beneficial for international students, helping them integrate easily into the Bavarian lifestyle.

The university focuses in three areas: firstly, full-time education; secondly, applied research & development; and thirdly, further education. Full-time education concentrates on the bachelor and master courses, whilst in applied research & development a vast range of research topics lead to practical scientific solutions that are used to develop new, marketable products, processes and services. In fact, many doctoral students are engaged in cooperative PhD programmes in this important field. Finally, further education is organized by the Deggendorf Institute for Further Education; its courses are geared towards students who work full-time whilst pursuing further education to advance their careers.


Partners

  • ISfTeH

A Global network of/for Telemedicine & e-Health stakeholders that facilitates the dissemination of knowledge and good practice in Telehealth & e-Health through promoting and supporting Telemedicine/e-Health activities worldwide and also by providing access to organized experts in the field, internationally. A Neutral, Democratic, Non-governmental and non-profit society with close ties to WHO and ITU that also aids developing countries in the field of Telemedicine and e-Health.

 

  • IMIA

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an association of associations’, IMIA acts as a bridging organization, bringing together the constituent organizations’ and their members. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population

 

  • EFMI

The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) is the leading nonprofit organization in biomedical and health informatics in Europe. The Federation comprises 30 national societies and includes an exceptional network of experts and stakeholders in health, care, IT and its societal dimensions; supported by 15 topic working groups ranging from human factors, to security and translational health informatics.

EFMI is committed to health for all underpinned by information and communication technology.
The objectives when founded in 1976 were:

  • To advance international co-operation and dissemination of information in Medical Informatics on a European basis;
  • To promote high standards in the application of medical informatics;
  • To promote research and development in medical informatics;
  • To encourage high standards in education in medical informatics;
  • To function as the autonomous European Regional Council of IMIA.

 

  • DGTelemed

German Telemedicine Society (DGTelemed) is a national association to promote, to disseminate, to market and to publish modern innovative developments, solutions and products in telemedicine. DGTelemed is a forum of communication, discussion and lobbying for telemedicine in Germany and Europe.

 

  • BTA

Bavarian Telemedicine Alliance (BTA) is an interdisciplinary network interface in the field of medical telematics which provides solutions, concrete insights and help for the practice of patient care in clinics and doctor’s offices. Topics are future regulations and standardization, technology options and infrastructures, new social and political framework conditions as well as pricing and financing forms for new telematics services. To realise these goals the BTA deals multidimensionally and beyond the blockades of current disputes with physicians, hospitals, pharmacies and other allied health professions.

The BTA was established in Ingolstadt, May 2012. It is a nationwide contact for all activities in the field of telemedicine, eHealth and health telematics. As a neutral competence platform, the BTA initiates, coordinates and networks telemedical projects in Bavaria, and is an information and support centre for the healthcare system and its patients. The BTA  brings diverse telemedical approaches to the public and increases the level of awareness and acceptance of digitally supported health care.

 

Media Partner

 

  • ehealthNews.eu

EHealthNews.eu is the first European eHealth news portal and one of the most visited sites on the Internet for eHealth decision-makers, professionals and stakeholders looking for the latest eHealth breaking news.

 


Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to the first DigiHealth Day, please contact Anja Weber.

We could offer you different sponsoring packages, including printing your logo on the website, in the invitation and the conference book plus a little booth where you could give information on your products/services for example. We would be very happy to talk about cooperate opportunities with you.


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