Digital Health

How can the health sector benefit from IT progress? How can each of us use IT safely in the daily management of health and illness? How do we create acceptance for new applications and technologies – digital patient files, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data?

Research at the BFH Centre focuses on people. Together with those affected – patients, relatives and professionals – practical solutions are developed, for example for dealing with patient information that brings concrete benefits in everyday life. This involves the targeted use of IT, which exploits opportunities and limits risks. The priority is a responsible approach to safety, self-determination and the physical and mental health of patients, relatives and professionals. The BFH Centre ensures that the use of IT meets the needs and demands of those involved and continuously evaluates the effects in its medical informatics laboratory and in practice.

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How routine clinical data help with quality measurements in hospitals

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The advancing digitalisation in hospitals means that clinical data are increasingly available electronically in the hospital information system.…

Digital Physiotherapy – A Future Model in Switzerland?

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The nationwide lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic led to an increase in digital services in outpatient physiotherapy. The Bern University…

From blended care to virtual reality – the transformation of the healthcare system

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The Digital Health innovation field at Bern University of Applied Sciences conducts research in the area of digitalisation and technologisation…

Free the data! – How the health sector is overcoming the system blockade

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The fourth Praevenire Digital Health Symposium in Seitenstetten, Austria, focused on the use of health data and how this would improve healthcare.…

The future of healthcare: from vision to best practices

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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…

How the Swiss assistance robot Lio supports nursing care

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Robots can take over repetitive and monotonous tasks in the care of sick and elderly people and thus relieve the nursing staff. A Zurich-based…

Digital competence = digital + analogue – a definition example of Spitex

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Digital tools such as apps on smartphones/tablets for care documentation or to remind patients to take their medication, as well as wearables…

How digital tools support care

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How does the use of digital tools and clinical information systems affect the sharing of patient information? How can nurses be trained to use…

Shaping artificial intelligence – an example from nursing care

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The development of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool to analyse and understand data has gained momentum. AI began as early as the 1950s.…

How apps can help with mental health problems

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Various mental health apps have been developed to support clinical professionals and patients. What is already possible today and what does it…

“Digital Twin Society”-initiative works on Austrian digital health ecosystem

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The two Praevenire Digital Health Workshops 2019 and 2020 as well as the Digital Health Symposium 2021 in Stift Seitensteten (A) have resulted…

How augmented intelligence benefits the health sector – Praevenire Digital Health Workshop, Part 2

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The second part of the symposium at the Praevenire Health Days in Seitenstetten Abbey was about augmented intelligence as an essential element…