Digital health is an emerging trend to improve various fields of research and healthcare using latest digital solutions. Therefore, digital health brings together subject-matter experts from individual fields of life sciences to collaboratively improve state-of-the-art healthcare services. The given session will share latest trends and challenges in digital health and therefore provides a forum for constructive exchange between individual subject-matter experts, e.g. researchers, clinicians, citizens.
The BMBF Medical Informatics Initiative is the latest, national-scale funding schema for university hospitals in Germany. Four national consortia consisting of university hospitals, research partners, and associated industry partners were selected in 2018 to build-up and contribute to Germany’s next-generation digital healthcare infrastructure. The given session will provide a detailed overview of the funding program, its strategic aims, first findings from consortia work, and a forum for mutual exchange for collaborations.
Why do we need more patient-centric health systems and where are the challenges in current structures? How can digital technologies foster more patient focus in health care? With our experts in integrated care, e-health and evidence, we want to look at three cases of supporting a patient focus in health: 1) investigating patient-empowerment in structurally underdeveloped areas, 2) patientempowerment for more adherence and compliance, and 3) thirdly the role of patient-empowerment in evidence-based medicine through patient-reported outcomes measures.