2. Digital Health Lab Day
«Life in Numbers 6»
Digitization in the health care system is a great opportunity for a high-quality and cost-efficient health care system. How important digitisation really is, becomes clear in view of this year's coronavirus pandemic. Digital networking in the healthcare sector, contactless consultation and treatment options, artificial intelligence for medical analyses - Digital Health offers solutions that are more demanded today than ever.
Around 230 participants from universities and industry discussed the latest trends and solutions in the field of digital health at the 2. Digital Health Lab Day on October 1, 2020. The multifaceted topic of digital citizen-based medicine was explored in depth in exciting keynotes, interactive workshops and a pitch session for digital health start-ups. We thank all participants for their interest and active participation!
In the morning, Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer (Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Zürich) demonstrated that the current corona pandemic is accompanied by a corona infodemia. He presented the first social and communication science findings on the characteristics of COVID-19 false information. In the second keynote presentation, Prof. Dr. Jens Eckstein (Dept. Innere Medizin / Dept. Digitalisierung und ICT, Universitätsspital Basel) presented the current developments in the field of wearables/digital innovations for clinical application.
The subsequent two-part workshop sessions focused on the application areas and the opportunities and challenges of digital health innovations. The participants discussed the following topics in workshop sessions:
- Digital Support for Epidemiology (Englisch)
- Digital Health Tools & Devices: Wearables (Deutsch)
- The Power of Patient Data & Public Engagement in Health Research –
How You Set up Your Own Citizen Science Project (Englisch)
- Anforderungen des neuen Datenschutzrechts an die Verarbeitung von Gesundheitsdaten in der Praxis (Deutsch)
- Vor der Krise ist nach der Krise – ist Ihre Organisation bereit für die nächste Pandemie?
Ein Fitness-Programm zur Steigerung der Resilienz von Gesundheitsorganisationen (Deutsch)
- Toolset from and for the Swiss Digital Health Research Community: Needs & Vision (Deutsch & Englisch)
- Digitale Lösungen für Patient/-innen und Ärzt/-innen (Deutsch)
In between, the poster session during the breaks offered the opportunity to gain insights into various ongoing research projects in the Swiss healthcare system and to discuss further questions in depth. In the Startup-Pitch-Session, which was moderated by Dr. Christian Russ (ZHAW Institute for Information Systems), Sunjoy Mathieu and Raphael Dobmann (Farner Consulting AG), selected startups in the digital health sector presented their promising technologies. At the subsequent virtual networking apero, participants were able to exchange ideas and make new contacts in randomly selected small groups.
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About the ZHAW Digital Health Lab: The lab is a collaboration of digital health experts from the fields of biomedicine, health, technology and business and has the aim to become a leading and internationally recognized competence center in the field of digital health in Switzerland. In order to facilitate research, innovation and technology transfer, we develop solutions for creating innovations, act as a liaison platform and cooperate interdisciplinary with service providers, industry, health insurance companies, politicians and other research partners. Find out more about our activities here: zhaw.ch/digitalhealth