Events

25.11.2020: The electronic patient record in Switzerland – from EPD burnout to positive outlook?

The development of the electronic patient record has been a bumpy road from the start, with no light at the end of the tunnel. With frustrated stakeholders, funds going to waste and the postponement of the launch, we’ve asked ourselves: is there any way to save this crucial project, launch it and, most importantly, make it attractive for patients to use it?

For our digital session on 25th Nov, we have invited experts Anna Granta and Walid S. Ahmed from «Bright Insight» to share their insights on the crucial issues surrounding the development of the electronic patient record, and the way forward.

Bright Insight GmbH supports the players in the electronic patient record to achieve EPDG certification. Based on that, a legally compliant EPD can be created that is secure, functional and practicable.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We will discuss:
– How Anna and Walid found their way into eHealth
– What the challenges and issues were
– Why there are still so few women in digital or ehealth
– The bumpy road of the electronic patient record until now: How it all started and where it stands now
– Differences between the electronic patient record and health data platforms
– Positive injections: what’s NeNI and how to find a positive outlook that also benefits the patients

THE AGENDA

18:30 Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 Presentation by Anna Granta & Walid S. Ahmed (Bright Insight GmbH)
– 1st part: Intro by Anna & Walid and how they found their way into eHealth
– 2nd part: The bumpy road of the electronic patient record – from burnout to positive outlook
– Discussion & Interactive Q&A

20:00 End of the Event

*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Anna Granta is currently a Product Manager Training at Bright Insight GmbH. She is responsible for the development of an advanced further education program on all the aspects of the Swiss Electronic Patient Record (EPR or “das elektronische Patientendossier”, „EPD“). The goal of the program is to rise EPR-literacy and knowledge on implementing the EPR among its providers and users.
Previously Anna Granta led EPR-profile testing and development projects. She achieved her master’s degree in Sciences from the University of Luzern.
Anna Granta is also a member of NeNI, the National eHealth Network Initiative, a „do-tank“ and knowledge-hub of and for stakeholders in the Swiss (digital) health landscape, which Walid S. Ahmed is the founder of.
Besides her positive conviction towards the EPR, Anna Granta is a passionate adult figure skater, a president of the string orchestra Camerata Basilea and a lifestyle & culture journalist for women and men magazines.

Walid S. Ahmed is currently managing partner and senior consultant at Bright Insight GmbH. Before that, he was leading the section eHealth in the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Switzerland, with focus on the technical and legal of the electronic patient record (based on EPDG) and its certification. Among other key competencies, he is also an expert in interoperability standards such as IHE, HL7 and FHIR.
He is the founder of NeNI, the National eHealth Network Initiative, a „do-tank“ and knowledge-hub of and for stakeholders in the Swiss (digital) health landscape, which Anna is also a member of.

The ZOOM link details are as follows:

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Meeting ID: 812 1348 3787
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24.3.2021: Embodied Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Virtual reality represents a technology trend that is transforming the healthcare industry in meaningful ways. From behavior modification to pain management, innovative VR approaches are utilizing the sense of presence and embodiment to alter our minds and effectively improve health outcomes. The unique ability to precisely modify virtual bodies in ways that would not be possible in physical reality is opening new realms of healthcare opportunities to change and improve our minds and bodies.

For our digital session in March 2021, we have invited University of Zurich MedTech Entrepreneur Fellow Jasmine Ho to share her insights on the development and application of embodied virtual reality in healthcare.

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THE AGENDA

18:30 – Welcome and Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 – Presentation by Jasmine Ho
          – Discussion & Interactive Q&A

19:25 – Wrap-up

19:30 – Informal Networking

19:45 – End of Event

*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jasmine Ho completed her Bachelor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she worked as a student researcher in the Social-Affective Neuroscience Lab. Her Master’s thesis, completed at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), examined the influence of body lateralization differences on distinct measures of executive functioning, which sparked a particular interest in the intricate connection between bodily self-consciousness and cognition. Continuing her PhD studies at the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, Jasmine’s research focused on alterations of corporeal awareness and the potential therapeutic applications of bodily illusions in virtual and augmented realities, particularly for pain and conditions of aberrant body perceptions.

As a recipient of the UZH MedTech Entrepreneur Fellowship following the completion of her PhD, Jasmine recently started her post doc position at UZH to focus on the translation of virtual bodily illusions as a pain management tool into clinical practice.

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21.4.2021: mhealth Interventions – Reflections on effectiveness and reimbursement

For our digital session in April 2021, we have invited Prof. Dr. Med. Claudia Witt, professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine of the University Hospital Zurich and co-director of the Digital Society Initiative to share her insights on the context and research surrounding mHealth applications and the German DVG.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

mHealth applications are a fast-developing and expanding field that have become an important part of daily life. The opportunities that arise are huge. Hundred-thousands of health apps providing health care interventions are downloaded every day.

Are mHealth applications effective and safe? The existing clinical research frameworks (e.g. for trials and medical devices) usually do not reflect the fast developments and type of measurements needed for these modern applications. In Germany the Digital Healthcare Act (Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz, DVG) allows apps on prescription for patients. It was developed to overcome some of the above-mentioned issues.

In her presentation Claudia Witt will introduce this context and research field. She will also discuss her experiences in clinical research on mHealth and with the German DVG.

THE AGENDA

18:30 – Welcome and Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 – Presentation by Prof. Claudia Witt
          – Discussion & Interactive Q&A

19:25 – Wrap-up

19:30 – Informal Networking

:: End of Event ::

*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Claudia M. Witt is professor at the Medical Faculty of the UZH and director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine of the University Hospital Zurich. She is a physician and epidemiologist. She is a co-director of the Digital Society Initiative. Claudia Witt has been conducting clinical studies on mobile health intervention since 2011. She advocates a reflective approach to digitalization in medicine and how to integrate it into day-to-day business.

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24.2.2021: AI and Ethics and how to integrate it into day-to-day business

For our first digital session in 2021, we have invited expert Ursula Mayer, CEO of Sciform GmbH to share her insights on the crucial issues surrounding ethics in AI and how to integrate it in a business context.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The talk will provide a short introduction to AI and explain, why it is important to consider ethical values during the entire life-cycle of AI technology. You will learn, which ethical values are the most relevant and get an overview, how AI ethics can be operationalized in a business context.

Sciform GmbH supports customers from industry and academia with a highly specialized expertise and an in-depth experience in Applied Mathematics & Distributed Computing.

THE AGENDA

18:30 – Welcome and Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 – Presentation by Ursula Mayer
          – Discussion & Interactive Q&A

19:25 – Wrap-up

19:30 – Informal Networking

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*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

As a computational scientist and CEO of Sciform GmbH, Ursula Maria Mayer combines deep technical knowledge, ethical expertise and business know-how to help companies build meaningful and successful AI solutions.She enjoys giving workshops for various audiences and is also a regular speaker at conferences.Her work on technology and ethics has been recognized by several awards.

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26.08.2020: Make health and health-related data shareable in Switzerland

We are excited to invite you to our next digital session this 26 August 2020! Join us for an interesting evening with Dr. Sabine Österle, Team Lead Data Interoperability, Personalized Health Informatics Group at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as we discuss the ‘Swiss Personalised Health Network (SPHN)’  initiative. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We will discuss

– how Sabine was inspired to chose this career path in healthcare and data science
– how it is to negotiate as a woman between the still very male dominated field of universities and other institutions
– how SPHN builds a dynamic scalable decentralized infrastructure based on a network with existing players in Switzerland
– how it aims to make health (e.g. clinical routine data) and health-related (e.g. cohorts, genomics, proteomics) data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and usable).

THE SPEAKER

Dr. Sabine Österle is currently the Team Lead for the Data Interoperability subteam and interim co-lead of the BioMedIT team at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). She oversees and manages the Personalised Informatics Group (PHI) portfolio and related activities towards achieving the interoperability goals/FAIR data in the Swiss Personalised Health Network (SPHN).  The PHI runs the Data coordination centre of the SPHN and BioMedIT. 

The SPHN is an initiative of the Swiss Federal Government, namely the State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI) and the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). We will discuss how SPHN builds a dynamic scalable decentralized infrastructure based on a network with existing players in Switzerland. And how it aims to make health (e.g. clinical routine data) and health-related (e.g. cohorts, genomics, proteomics) data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and usable). 

THE AGENDA

18:30      Start and welcome

    • Presentation of Women in Digital Health 
    • Dr. Sabine Österle: “Make health and health-related data shareable in Switzerland”
    • Interactive Q&A

19:30      End of the Event

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