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Workshop
Workshop on Best Practices for Scaling-Up Digital Innovations in Healthcare - Scale-IT-up 2020

24 - 26 February, 2020 - Valletta, Malta

In conjunction with the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2020


CO-CHAIRS

Hannes Schlieter
Technische Universität Dresden
Germany
 
Brief Bio
Dr. Hannes Schlieter studied at TU Dresden where he received his doctoral degree in 2012. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Business Informatics. His research interests include conceptual modeling, business process management, and digital ecosystems. By now, he is a technical leader in a Horizon 2020 project and head of a research group that investigates the digital transformation of health care systems. Dr. Schlieter is speaker of the recently founded “Digital Health” group of the German Informatics Society.
Tobias Kowatsch
Center for Digital Health Interventions, ETH Zurich & University of St.Gallen
Switzerland
 
Brief Bio
Tobias Kowatsch is Assistant Professor for Digital Health at the University of St.Gallen and the Scientific Director of the Center for Digital Health Interventions (www.c4dhi.org), a joint initiative of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich and the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen. In close collaboration with his interdisciplinary team and research partners, Tobias designs digital health interventions (“Digital Pills”) at the intersection of information systems research, computer science and behavioral medicine. He helped initiate and participates in the on-going development of MobileCoach (http://www.mobile-coach.eu) an open source platform for ecological momentary assessments, health monitoring and digital health interventions. He is also co-founder of the ETH Zurich and University of St.Gallen spin-off company Pathmate Technologies (www.pathmate-technologies.com) that creates and delivers digital clinical pathways. Tobias has a Ph.D. in Management from University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, a Master of Science in Business Information Systems from Saarland University, Germany and a Master of Computer Science in Media from Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany. With his background in more than 30 research projects that focus(ed) on the design, technical implementation and evaluation of digital coaches and digital biomarkers, Tobias has co-authored over 55 peer-reviewed papers (e.g., American Journal of Preventive Medicine, BMJ Open, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Medical Internet Research, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Addictive Behaviors, Information Systems Journal, Computers in Human Behavior) and won several scientific and impact awards including several best paper awards.

SCOPE

Healthcare delivery undergoes a rapid change from traditional processes towards the use of digital health interventions and personalized medicine. While hospitals and health care providers introduce hospital information systems, electronic health records and telemedicine solutions for more efficient workflows within and beyond institutions, patients may choose between a wide range of digital health applications provided by wearables and mobile phone applications supporting their self-management, health and well-being. However, the question of how sustainable digital health diffusion can be successfully reached is not sufficiently solved yet. Our workshop seeks for submissions dealing with this question and especially the diffusion and adoption of digital health innovations. We welcome research and theory papers as well as case studies and best practice examples.

Topics:

- Innovative and implemented (telemedical) care models to mitigate the demographic impact on the health care system
- Implementation strategies or models for localizing and tailoring of digital health solutions
- Quality management in integrated healthcare networks and for digitally supported care models
- Dissemination and adoption strategies for digital innovations
- Transformation of traditional care processes by the use of information and communication technologies, e.g. successful intra- and interorganizational implementation of health information systems, electronic health records, or telemedicine/eHealth applications
- Health behavior change through the use of digital health interventions
- Digital Health at home - successfully putting individualized ambient assisted living solutions to use

 

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Innovative and implemented (telemedical) care models to mitigate the demographic impact on the health care system
  • Implementation strategies or models for localizing and tailoring of digital health solutions
  • Quality management in integrated healthcare networks and for digitally supported care models
  • Dissemination and adoption strategies for digital innovations
  • Transformation of traditional care processes by the use of information and communication technologies, e.g. successful intra- and interorganizational implementation of health information systems, electronic health records, or telemedicine/eHealth applications
  • Health behavior change through the use of digital health interventions
  • Digital Health at home - successfully putting individualized ambient assisted living solutions to use
Keynote Speaker

Scaling-Up Science-based Digital Therapeutics for Behavioral Health: From Scientific Research to National Deployment in the U.S.


Lisa A. Marsch
Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
United States
 
Brief Bio
Lisa A. Marsch, PhD. Dr. Lisa A. Marsch is the Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (www.c4tbh.org) and the Andrew G. Wallace Professor within the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in the U.S.CTBH is an interdisciplinary “Center of Excellence”, supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, that uses science to inform the development, evaluation, and sustainable implementation of technology-based tools (that leverage web, mobile, sensing and/or social media approaches) for behavior change targeting awide array of populations and health behaviors. These tools are designed to deliver engaging and effective health monitoring and health behavior interventions to collectively lead to transformations in the delivery of science-based behavioral health care.
Abstract
Dr. Marsch will describe the development and a couple of decades of research focused on clinically validated, digital therapeutics for substance use disorders and behavioral health. She will give examples of how entire systems of healthcare can be transformed to deliver scalable, science-based behavioral health care via digital health approaches. And she will share the journey of scaling up the most rigorously-tested and empirically-supported digital treatment for substance use disorders to become the very first “prescription digital therapeutic” authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which can be prescribed in the U.S. (with plans for international expansion).

Title: Available soon


Diane Whitehouse
European Health Telematics Association
Belgium
 
Brief Bio
Diane is Principal eHealth Policy Consultant at EHTEL (the European Health Telematics Association) (http://www.ehtel.eu) (Brussels, Belgium). EHTEL is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/home_en, and particularly its action group on integrated care. Digital enablement is a crucial element of the association’s activities. As part of EHTEL’s work on the European blueprint on digital transformation of health and care, EHTEL has been a keen enabler and follower of activities focused on the growth of digital health throughout the Union: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/blueprint_en. Diane’s previous work experience (1998-2007) was in European policy development in the domains of both digital health and accessibility at the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium). Her awards include the HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award (2017). Diane works on the policy, organisational, social, and ethical aspects of ICT and especially ICT for health, and her commitments have involved the production, editing, and writing of a number of books on eHealth e.g.,: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137379429 and https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642224737.
Abstract
Available soon

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: January 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)

WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Lorenz Harst, TU Dresden, Germany
Anthony Maeder, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Lena Otto, TU Dresden, Germany
Timpel Patrick, TU Dresden, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Germany
Lua Perimal-Lewis, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Peggy Richter, TU Dresden, Germany
Bastian Wollschlaeger, TU Dresden, Germany

PAPER SUBMISSION

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.

PUBLICATIONS

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

SECRETARIAT CONTACTS

BIOSTEC Workshops - Scale-IT-up 2020
e-mail: healthinf.secretariat@insticc.org
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