The future of healthcare: from vision to best practices

On the one hand, the pandemic has posed new challenges for the healthcare system, on the other hand, it has provided a considerable impetus for digitalisation. Gaps and media breaks in communication processes have been found and new IT options, mobile applications and apps have been created to close these gaps. Now it is time to review what has been achieved, what works and where there is still a need. The future of the healthcare is the topic of the new edition of the Healthcare of the Future conference at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel/Bienne.

The second Healthcare of the Future conference on 20 May will present an exciting mix of topics from the fields of medical informatics, eHealth and digitalised processes in healthcare. In two parallel tracks, international participants will present new work in the areas of interoperability, app development, workflow support and research.

All papers are peer-reviewed, of high quality and will be published in the Studies in Health Technology and Informatics series (HTI), which is listed in PubMed, Clarivate (formerly Thomson Reuters / ISI Book Citation Index), DBLP, Embase, Google Books and Scopus. In addition, the best presentations will compete for the “Brönnimann’s Award” and “Brönnimann’s Young Researcher Award”, each worth CHF 1,000. In addition, there will be keynotes by well-known people from the field of medicine and medical informatics:

  1. The first speaker will be Professor Sylvia Thun from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH). She has been working on topics of interoperability in medicine and medical informatics for years and was recently awarded the Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her work. Sylvia Thun will report on the transformation of healthcare towards better interoperability in her keynote address Transforming the healthcare ecosystem towards better interoperability .
  2. The second keynote will be given by Professor Rainer Röhrig from the Institute of Medical Informatics at RWTH Aachen University. His research interests include decision support in medicine and data management in biomedical research. Rainer Röhrig will speak under the title Data quality – What do we want, what do we need, what can we pay for? “on the importance of data quality in medical research.
  3. Finally, we were able to invite the Head of Clinical Ethics and Managing Director of the Clinical Ethics Committee at the University Hospital Zurich, PD. Dr. Tanja Krones, for a keynote speech entitled “Ethical implications of AI usage in healthcare” , in which she will talk about ethical aspects of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare.

The detailed conference programme and registration for the conference can be found here.

AUTOR/AUTORIN: Michael Lehmann

Michael Lehmann is Professor of Medical Informatics at BFH School of Engineering and Computer Science. He heads the BSc Medical Informatics and MAS Digital Health degree programmes. He conducts research on digital transformation in the healthcare sector.

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