A special topic for dHealth 2019 was “From eHealth to dHealth”.
According to the motto “from eHealth to dHealth”, we renamed the conference previously known as eHealth, stressing that healthcare will be more and more data-driven in the future. While eHealth predominately concerns IT solutions at the level of healthcare providers, dHealth addresses additional fields along the data path “from sensors to decisions”. Both of the conference programme tracks, i.e. the scientific track and the applied dHealth Summit track, were designed as an interdisciplinary approach and to spark a transdisciplinary dialogue to the various aspects of digital health.
A special topic for eHealth2018 was “Biomedical meets eHealth - From Sensors to Decisions”.
Future ICT systems and biomedical systems and devices will increasingly be intertwined and share a common entity which is data. This completes the chain and flow of information from the sensor via the processing to the actuator, which can be anything from a human healthcare professional to a Robot. Along this pathway, methods for automating the information processing like machine learning and predictive analytics will play an increasing role in order to provide actionable information and to support preventive health care concepts, in both biomedical and digital healthcare systems and applications.