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global digital health – today, tomorrow, and beyond

digihealthday on 13 nov 2020

hosted by the european campus rottal-inn



Dear Colleagues,

Less than a month left to the DigiHealthDay-2020, an international scientific symposium hosted by the DIT-ECRI in cooperation with our partners and sponsors: International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), DGTelemed, Bayerischer Telemedallianz (BTA), the City of Pfarrkirchen, m.Doc, and Digital Health News portal.

Join us to hear from our internationally renowned SPEAKERS from Germany, UK, US, Finland, Czechia, Russia, Ukraine, and other countries. With 8 keynote and impulse talks, and several scientific sessions, the day’s PROGRAMME is packed with knowledge and information on the most relevant topics in Digital Health. If you are a Digital Health enthusiast, don’t miss this excellent opportunity to learn more about the global Digital Health landscape.

Given the continuing and worsening situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will take place in a VIRTUAL FORMAT, with live online presentations and discussion rooms.

Attendance is FREE but requires REGISTRATION. All registered participants will get full access to both LIVE STREAMS and VIDEO RECORDINGS. Registration is open until November 1.

Our team will be coordinating the symposium onsite, on the premises of the European Campus Rottal-Inn. Provided the situation permits, we invite all our Digital Health students and colleagues who are currently in the area, to watch streams ON-CAMPUS and engage in discussions and networking. Onsite presence requires advance notification of the staff by email and is subject to special anti-epidemic measures and regulations. The room is limited to 60 seats. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the DIT-ECRI’s effort in delivering world-class academic excellence!

We are pleased to contribute to the Global Digital Health community through DigiHealthDay-2020.

Our sincere thanks to all our participants across the globe for making the pre-meeting VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES a success, proving how the new normal of virtual events could transcend borders and become truly international.

We look forward to your active participation!

Stay safe and healthy!

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra
International Invited Chair
Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt
Scientific Committee Chair
Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan
Organizing Committee Chair


Dear DigiHealth Enthusiasts and Supporters,
The DigiHealthDay-2020 pre-meeting VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES that took place from April-July, has been concluded. The initial plan was to host the events onsite at DIT-ECRI, but later they were converted to VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS, due to the pandemic situation. That allowed participants from across the globe to take part in and made the series an international success. 
For the first time ever seven separate educational-scientific events bound by a single theme of Digital Health, were staged at DIT-ECRI, spanning over the course of 14 days in three months, featuring 28 sessions to a total of 45 hours, and attended live or viewed on-demand by 163 registered attendees from 40 countries around the world.
Prof. Dr. Brian E. Dixon from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics (USA), Dr. Malcolm Fisk from De Montfort University (UK), Prof. Dr. Thais Russamano from King's College London (UK), Mr. Justus Wolff from the company Syte (Germany), and Mr. Florian Hettenbach from Amazon Web Services (Germany), were among the prominent speakers who conversed on topics that include "Applied Public Health informatics", "Key Ethical Benchmarks for Digital Healthcare", "Telehealth Applied to Extreme Environments", "Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare", and "Innovate faster with AWS – The Cloud Fundamental". VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS from DIT-ECRI alumni included "Clinical Decision Support Systems" by Dr. Arunakyri Natarajan, and "Data Integration and Interoperability" by Jonathan Okereke, Fernando Portilla, and Samir Irshaid. To help strengthen the concept, in addition to the presentation and discussions, several VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS also featured hands-on training sessions. Almost all WORKSHOPS were conducted on Microsoft Teams with very few technical issues and the participant survey suggests good audience reception. The audience appreciated the informative and engaging sessions, adding that the content was essential for their professional knowledge and career.
DigiHealthDay-2020 pre-meeting VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS with the combination of expert speakers and practice sessions through the online platform has helped DIT-ECRI reach a new milestone in its academic venture to provide world-class knowledge.
The main event “DigiHealthDay" on November 13, will continue the educational-scientific dialogue on the theme "Digital Health" with world-renowned experts. Given the current pandemic situation, we are happy to offer also VIRTUAL participation in the event, with a possibility to follow the presentations and discussions live and on-demand, FREE OF CHARGE. Register now and add the DigiHealthDay-2020 to your calendar.

Follow our updates on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/624311411696305/ for the most up-to-date information on the event!
New Submission Deadline September 1, 2020
The submission deadline for abstract/paper submission for the symposium proceedings and the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH) is now extended to September 1, 2020.

We look forward to meeting you all on November 13, 2020!
The DigiHealthDay 2020 pre-meeting VIRTUAL WORKSHOP continues to bring people together on virtual platforms to share knowledge and experiences in Digital Health. Participation around the globe highlights the significance of DigiHealthDay’s theme at an international level. With the next three upcoming VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS DigiHealthDay 2020 pre-meeting VIRTUAL WORKSHOP series concludes. The success of this event is expected to follow also, the much-awaited final meeting – the DigiHealthDay-2020 on November 13, 2020.
Submission Deadline extended to July 1, 2020
The submission date for abstract/paper for the symposium proceedings and the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH) is now extended to July 1, 2020. If your paper is selected, you get an opportunity to present the paper orally or as a poster on 13 Nov 2020 - DigiHealthDay 2020 at the European Campus Rottal-Inn. The paper will also be published in the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH). Accepted ones will be notified by August 1, 2020.

The final meeting – the DigiHealthDay-2020 on November 13, 2020, is still planned as before. We stay on the watch while the situation with the corona pandemic continues. You will be notified in case of any subsequent changes.



Dear Colleagues,
Just like it happened with all other events around the world, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic intervened also in our plans and activities related to the DigiHealthDay-2020.
In particular, we have decided to convert our pre-meeting workshops scheduled in April and May, to online, virtual workshops. Furthermore, the dates of the first three workshops have also changed. Please, refer to the updated schedule on the website, and follow our announcements for timely information on the virtual workshop schedule and formats of participation.
While we will continue watching the development of the pandemic closely, in order to adjust our plans as necessary, the final meeting – the DigiHealthDay-2020 on November 13, 2020, is still planned as before. You will be notified in case of any subsequent changes.
We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to your active virtual participation in our WORKSHOPS!
Stay safe and healthy!

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra
International Invited Chair

Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt
Scientific Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan
Organizing Committee Chair


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: November 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

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 Institute of Technology
Director, European Campus Rottal-Inn

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 Institute of Technology

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

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.

Title: The International Digital Transformation of Healthcare: Telehealth Development in the Global Community. Abstract

More information on Dale Alverson can be found here.


Hojjat Adeli, PhD (USA)

Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University

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

Title: Transformative Role of Machine Learning in Digital Health and Medical Diagnosis in the 21st Century. Abstract

More information on Hojjat Adeli can be found here.



Pirkko Kouri, PhD., MNSc, PHN, RN (Finland)

Principal Lecturer at Savonia University of Applied SciencesInternational Master of Digital Health Programme, in charge.

Vice President of Board of Directors in International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH). Board member and secretary in Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (FSTeH). International Medical Informatics Association, member of Nursing Informatics education working group.

Title: Citizens participating in their healthcare – challenges for nurses. Abstract

More information on Pirkko Kouri can be found here.


Robert Istepanian, PhD (UK)

Professor of Health Informatics, Imperial College London

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.

Title: Mobile Health (m-Health) inthe developing world:Two decades of progress or retrogression. Abstract

More information on Robert Istepanian can be found here.


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

Professor of Medical Informatics, 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, MD, PhD (Germany)

Professor of Medical Informatics at DIT

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.

Title: (TBA)



Thais Russomano, MD, MSc, PhD (UK)

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

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.

Workshop: TeleHealth Applied to Extreme Environments – Facts and Challenge. Abstract

More information on Thais Russomano can be found here.

Gernot Marx, MD, FRCA (Germany)

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Chair at the University RWTH Aachen.

Head of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine and Intermediate Care at the University Hospital RWTH AachenChairman of the board of the German Society of TelemedicineBoard member of the German Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Board member of the interdisciplinary German Society of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Title: (TBA)

More information on Gernot Marx 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: Applied Public Health Informatics. Abstract

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: Ethical Benchmarks for Digital Health. Abstract

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: Digital Health Entrepreneurship. Abstract

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: Innovate faster with Amazon Web Services (AWS) - The Cloud Fundementals. Abstract

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: Clinical Decision Support System. Abstract

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: Data Integration and Interoperability. Abstract

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: Data Integration and Interoperability. Abstract

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: Data Integration and Interoperability. Abstract

More information on Samir Irshadi can be found here.


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.



DigiHealthDay-2020 pre-meeting VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES took place from April-July, 2020. The following workshops and seminars on Digital Health related topics were provided, with an impressive mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences.

Title: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Abstract
Speaker: Arunakiry Natarajan, M.Sc, MDS (Germany), 
Date: April 29-30, 2020

Title: Ethical Benchmarks for Digital Health, Abstract
Speaker: Malcolm Fisk, PhD, MA and Dip Housing Studies, Dip Sociology, BSc Geography and Geology (United Kingdom)
Date: May 4-5, 2020

Title: Data Integration and Interoperability, Abstract
Speakers: Jonathan Okereke, M.Sc (Germany), Fernando Portilla, M.Sc (Germany), Samir Irshaid, M.Sc (Germany)
Date: May 11- 13, 2020

Title: Introduction to Amazon Web Services, Abstract
Speaker: Florian Hettenbach, M.Sc (Germany)
Date: May 18, 2020

Title: TeleHealth Applied to Extreme Environments – Facts and Challenges, Abstract
Speaker: Thais Russomano, MD, MSc, PhD (UK)
Date: June 4, 2020

Title: Public Health Informatics, Abstract
Speaker: Brian Dixon, MPA, PhD, FACMI, FHIMSS (USA)
Date: June 8-11, 2020

Title: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Abstract
Speaker: Justus Wolff, BSc Finance, MSc Strategy (Germany)
Date: July 9, 2020


Title: Analysis of Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in Digital Health: A Comparison of Guidelines and Approaches in the European Union and United States

Authors: Fara Aninha Fernandes, Research Assistant, European Campus Rottal-Inn, Germany

Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan, Program Coordinator Master of Medical Informatics, European Campus Rottal-Inn, Germany

Abstract, Poster


Title: Content parallels between systems biomedicine and e-health

Authors: Ozar Mintser - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Medical Informatics of the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Larisa Babintseva - Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Medical Informatics of the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Olga Sukhanova - senior lecturer of the Department of Medical Informatics of the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Olena Shevtsova - assistant of the Department of Medical Informatics of the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Abstract, Poster


Title: Diversity of electronic information systems: “EcoIS” monitoring system

Authors: Olena Klyuchko, PhD, Associate Professor of the National Aviation University (Kiev, Ukraine); Pavel Beloshitsky, PhD, Dr.Med.Sci., Full Professor of Uman P. Tychyna State Pedagogical University (Uman, Ukraine)

Abstract, Poster


Title: Implementing Health Information Technologies in Undergraduate Medical Curricula as a Tool in the Transformation of Healthcare Services and Quality Improvement

Authors: Jessica Ortiz Huerta, MD, M.Sc., Researcher, European Medical Business Institute (EMBI) at EurAKA University, Switzerland
Jean-Pierre Himpler, PhD, M.Sc., Director, European Medical Business Institute (EMBI) at EurAKA University, Switzerland

Abstract, Poster


Title: Technologies of artificial intelligence and smart microelectronics in mobile telemedicine

Authors: Ozar Minzer, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education;
Volodymyr Romanov, V.M.Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of the NAS of Ukraine;
Igor Galelyuka, V.M.Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of the NAS of Ukraine;
Oleksandr Voronenko, V.M.Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of the NAS of Ukraine;

Abstract, Poster



Title:What are the approaches to mitigate patient identity-related challenges in an attempt to achieve interoperability between different healthcare entities?

Authors: Anju, Philip - Scientific Research Assistant, Uniklinik Köln

Prof. Dr. Georgi, Chaltikyan - Technische Hochshule Deggendorf, European Campus Rottal-Inn

Jonathan, Okereke - Healthcare Solutions Architect, Uniklinik Köln

Abstract, Poster


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: 1 March, 2020

Abstract / paper submission deadline: 1 September, 2020

Notification of acceptance (on or before): 15 September, 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


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.



  • 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.


  • Stadt Pfarrkirchen

  • m.doc 

m.Doc is a digital healthcare pioneer from Cologne, Germany, founded in 2016. Based on its Smart Health Platform, m.Doc provides numerous digital solutions for clinics, rehabilitation and care facilities, and physicians' practices. The company is at the center of a strong and constantly growing partner network that opens the way for digital innovations to enter the healthcare system. m.Doc's solutions, which are tailored to the needs of the industry, make efficient care possible and give doctors, nurses and medical staff more time for what really matters: the patient.


Media Partner


  • digitalhealthNews.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.



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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