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global digital health – today, tomorrow, and beyond

digihealthday 2024

hosted by the european campus rottal-inn






DigiHealthDay @ DIT-ECRI, Pfarrkirchen, Bavaria, Germany


We are excited to announce the establishment of our Advisory Board, a milestone development in broadening the reach and influence of the DigiHealthDay Series. Comprised of renowned international experts in digital health, this board is tasked with guiding the series' strategic direction and future initiatives. Their combined expertise and insights are poised to enrich DigiHealthDay, and strengthen its status as a premier platform for Digital Health education, research, innovation, and networking. The members of our inaugural advisory board include:

  • Prof. Dipak Kalra
  • Prof. Horst Kunhardt
  • Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan
  • Prof. Bernd Blobel
  • Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta
  • Prof. Anne Snwodon
  • Dr. Georg Münzenrieder
  • Ms. Pilar Fernandez Hermida
  • Ms. Birgit Bauer
  • Mr. Philippe Gerwill
  • Prof. Henrique Martins
  • Dr. Lars Lindsköld
  • Mr. Artur Olesch
  • Prof. Martin Gerdes
  • Mr. Dmitry Etin


Their involvement promises to propel DigiHealthDay forward, ensuring its place at the forefront of the Digital Health domain.

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DigiHealthDayS-2024 @ DIT-ECRI, Pfarrkirchen, Bavaria, Germany


We are pleased to launch the Jubilee 5th Edition of the DigiHealthDay, the premier international Digital Health Research, Education, and Networking Series, hosted by the European Campus Rottal-Inn of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT-ECRI), in collaboration with our esteemed PARTNERS, DONORS, and SPONSORS.

DigiHealthDayS-2024 invite you to explore the forefront of Digital Health and its pivotal role in addressing current healthcare challenges. The Series begins with a pre-conference DigiHealthDay Workshops in spring and runs until fall, culminating in the main activities held on the premises of European Campus Rottal-Inn (and streamed online) in November 11-15, 2024. With a history of excellence, highlighted by last year's growth to 1,323 registrations from 105 countries, we promise an even more action-packed and enriching Digital Health experience.

DIT-ECRI, the cradle of the Innovative, Interdisciplinary, and International (I3) Master of Digital Health (MDH) program, continues to lead in Digital Health Education. In addition to DigiHealthDay Workshops, this year as well, the exclusive Blended Intensive Program on Artificial Intelligence for Health, co-funded by Erasmus Plus, will be offered by world-renowned academics before and during the DigiHealthWeek of November 11-15.

JOIN US to delve into an exceptional program, meticulously curated by preeminent EXPERTS in the field, featuring a spectrum of topics such as AI Research, Ethics, and Regulation, the European Health Data Space (EHDS), Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Education in Digital Health, among others. Our goal is to unite diverse stakeholders in a collaborative environment, fostering unity and synergy to advance Digital Health on a global scale. The event will be filled with keynote speeches from leading experts, engaging panel discussions, scientific presentations, student session and unparalleled networking opportunities.

SECURE YOUR SPOT now for continuous updates and to connect with our vibrant international Digital Health community.

REGISTER, if you have not already and ensure you are well-informed about our distinguished speakers and dynamic program, including the year-round DigiHealthDay Workshops. Read the TESTIMONIALS (see below) from the previous year’s edition to feel the vibe.

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We eagerly anticipate welcoming you, either in person or virtually, to the heart of Europe, for unforgettable DigiHealthDayS-2024. Let's celebrate this Jubilee Edition together!

Warm regards,

Prof. Dr. Dipak Kalra

International Invited Chair

Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt

Scientific Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan

Organizing Committee Chair



Pilar Fernandez Hermida (UAE & UK)

Last week, a select group of healthtech shakers and breakers headed to a remote place in Bavaria, Pfarrkirchen. The epicentre was the Deggendorf Institute of Technology campus. The magnet was the DigiHealthDay (DHD). Prof. Georgi, the force of nature that brought us together. Away from flashing lights and tsunami-size conferences, DHD felt boutique. Not because of bling, but because it lets shine what matters the most: People.  Digitalhealth is about humans helping humans, powered by technology. Thanks for your reminder.

To me, digital health is about humans taking care of humans, powered by technology.

My head is still buzzing from the conversations and great insights shared during DHD. The energy of the students was contagious and it makes me very optimistic for the future of #digitalhealth. Congratulations on a great event Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan and team!


Birgit Bauer (Germany)

Es war uns eine große Freude beim Digihealthday dabei zu sein, ich persönlich habe viel gelernt und neue Perspektiven betrachtet. Und, was mich beeindruckt hat ist diese große Neugierde der Studentinnen und Studenten. I like!


Dr. Harvey Castro (USA)

Excellent speakers and overall conference! I am truly honored to be able to have given a talk at your conference. I want to say thank you for making this possible, and I look forward to meeting everyone in person next year.


Philippe Gerwill (Switzerland)

Hosting those illustrious speakers at Pfarrkirchen for the DigiHealthDay 2023 is a remarkable performance, but the true marvel lies in gathering students from over 100 countries in this small little German town, crafting not just an event, but a lifetime of global experiences.


Dr. Lars Lindsköld (Sweden)

When we engage in active listening and learn from each other by having conversations, we create an opportunity to shift our perspectives and change our minds on what we should or could do to make improvements. Thank you. Looking forward to next DigiHealthDay already :-)



Sergio Serrano Hernández

This conference was one of the very best experiences I have had the pleasure of attending. This would not have been possible without the contribution of all of the people behind the scenes: organizers, speakers, participants, and volunteers. I would like to publicly acknowledge my immense gratitude to Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan for being the mastermind behind this experience. It was truly touching seeing how many people’s hearts he has impacted; he is a clear example of how far dedication and kindness can take you as a person, and I admire that.

As an AI master’s student who attended BIP program, I see a clear need for pushing the advancements of technology in favor of humanity and making the shift towards digitalization in the healthcare sector not only to save lives, but also to improve the quality of life of mankind.


Saga Brilioth

… Intensive doesn't begin to describe this massively impactful week. With a limited background in AI, my contribution was driven by my passion for health, my love for challenge, and my will to learn. In a field historically dependent on human skill, it is beyond fascinating to hear experts unveil the steps we can take toward enhancing precision, security, and revolutionary medicinal discovery. Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan, renowned expert and head organizer of the DigiHealthWeek, THANK YOU does not begin to express my gratitude for having me as a student. You really did bring the family sentiment to this entire event and to all of us. Your masterliness and natural disposition as a leader is inspiring, and I very much enjoyed our captivating conversations. To many more!


Ashwanthi Balasubramanian

Had a great experience this past week attending my second DigiHealth Day hosted by Deggendorf Institute of Technology. It was a day full with insights and innovation in digital health, thanks to Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan. Love the interconnected community in digital health. Grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to DigiHealth Day 2024.


Mahsa Rouzkhatouni

“If you’re not into DigitalHealth, you’re not into Health” a motto to live with by Dr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta, PhD Once again, DigiHealthDay has left us in awe with its remarkable, international assembly of top Digital Health professionals, discussing the latest challenges, opportunities, and breakthroughs in the field. A day filled with diverse sessions and insightful plenaries, offering a comprehensive view into AI, Metaverse, Patient_Engagement, Data_Sharing, and more in Digital Health. Deepest gratitude to Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan  for organizing this invaluable gathering where knowledge meets innovation at every turn.Start planning and make sure you don’t miss DigiHealthDay 2024, and let’s meet in November 2024 in Pfarrkirchen, Germany


Aisha Umar Muhammad

Had a wonderful day at this year's DigiHealthDay! The quality of presentations was outstanding, and the organizers are wonderful for making this happen. 👏

I am genuinely proud of our university!


Rebekah Lamai Gambo

DigihealthDay 2023 was a great experience! It was a pleasure to meet and listen to the experts in Digital Health especially a presentation regarding the success factors for AI implementation by Dr. Justus Wolff . Coming from a Global Public health perspective the experience was quite eye opening. I also enjoyed working with an amazing group of volunteers😊. I would like to appreciate the chief organizer, Prof. Georgi Chaltikyan, and the organizing team, for this opportunity. Looking forward to DHD 2024 and beyond!


Ali Badran

I had an amazing time at the conference! The diverse mix of people from various countries and backgrounds made it a truly unique experience. Working and networking with such a dynamic group was not only enjoyable but also incredibly enriching. I worked at the conference as an international tutor and a student, I found the conference to be a perfect blend of professional growth and personal satisfaction. It was a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from others, and build connections that will undoubtedly contribute to my future endeavors. Big thank you to the organizers for putting together such an inspiring event. I am looking forward to more exciting events.




  • Special Focus on: Digital health education, AI research, ethics and regulation, digital health innovation and entrepreneurship, pragmatic research in digital health
  • EHR, health information systems
  • Data standards and interoperability
  • Telemedicine and remote health care
  • mHealth, IoMT, and telemonitoring
  • Health data management and analytics
  • Privacy, security, trust, and patient engagement
  • Robotics, blockchain, new and emerging technologies
  • Delivery models, bottlenecks, and moving forward



  • Academics — to present your research to a professional audience consisting of Digital Health experts and enthusiasts from different corners of the world, to communicate your message to the Global Digital Health Community (through our information channels reaching a minimum of 150,000 users worldwide), and to publish your research in an open-access peer-reviewed indexed periodical.
  • Health professionals and managers — to improve your knowledge of Digital Health applications, products and services available in Germany and worldwide, and to find inspiration for integrating Digital Health into your routine workflow — for the benefit of your patients and your business.
  • Companies — to directly market your products / services to a diverse group of Digital Health students and specialists from 100+ countries around the world (each of them potentially an ambassador and promoter of your technology in their country of origin), to spread the word about your business to the Global Digital Health Community (through our information channels reaching a minimum of 150,000 users worldwide), and to position your company as a socially responsible supporter of research and development in one of the most important health-related domains.
  • Students — to hear from some of the brightest minds in the domain of Digital Health, to present your bachelor / master research or your business project to the audience consisting of top-level experts – with a chance to win a valuable prize!, to publish the results of your work in the internationally recognised and indexed periodical, and to network with young like-minded Digital Health enthusiasts.
  • Citizens — to familiarise yourself with the exciting new world of Digital Health, and to catch a glimpse of the upcoming revolutionary changes in medicine and health care.


Head of Health Informatics, University College London

International Invited Chair, Scientific Session Host

Keynote: 'Unlocking the power of Health Data - by ensuring the public can trust the EHDS'. Abstract

Leads the development of CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) and ISO (International Organisation
for Standardisation) standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements.




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Vice President of Health Sciences, Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Director, European Campus Rottal-Inn

Scientific Committee Chair, Plenary Session Host

Professor of Business Application Systems, Healthcare Management, Cross-border Healthcare Management




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Director of the study programme Master of Digital Health, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Organising Committee Chair, Plenary Session Host, Panel Discussion Host

Professor of Digital Health and Healthcare Management, founding president of Armenian Association of Telemedicine (AATM),
Member of WHO Roster of Experts on Digital Health





Professor of Medical Informatics, University of Regensburg, Medical Faculty

Keynote: 'Designing and Managing Interoperability and Integration of Intelligent and Ethical 5P Medicine Ecosystems'. Abstract

Former Head, eHealth Competence Center (eHCC)
Visiting Professor, Charles University Prague, First Medical Faculty





Chairman, United Nations IGF's Dynamic Coalition on Digital Health;
Member- Commonwealth AI Consortium & WHO Roster of Experts.

Keynote: 'Digital Health - Fear, Force and Facts'. Abstract
Workshop: Global Digital Health Policy and Strategy Development 
Panel Discussion: Digital Health Data at the Forefront: addressing ethical, inequality and privacy hurdles.

Board Member, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (Switzerland); Former Advisor to the Union Health Minister, Government of India; Author of best-selling book - Digital Health- Truly Transformational. 




Regional Adviser, Data and Digital Health
Division of Country Health Policies and Systems
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Keynote: 'Digital Health in the WHO European Region: the ongoing journey to commitment and transformation'. Abstract






Professor of Health and Welfare Technology, Mälardalens University

Keynote: TBA

Past Director General of the Swedish Public Health Agency (Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs),
Past Professor of Health Policy and Management (Karolinska Institutet),
Past Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Stockholm County Council)




Technical Officer - Data Science & Digital Health, WHO
WHO Regional Office for Europe

Impulse Talk : 'Digital Health in the WHO European Region: the ongoing journey to commitment and transformation' (co-author). Abstract






Chief Scientific Research Officer at HIMSS

Keynote: 'Why Digital Health Matters:  Evidence of Quality and Safety in US Hospitals with Advanced Digital Maturity'. Abstract

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates






Head of Units - Fundamental Matters of Digitalization, and Knowledge Transfer and Future Questions in Health and Care,
Taskforce Corona Pandemic, Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care
Chairman of the Board, Gematik GmbH

Panel Discussion: Digital Health Data at the Forefront: addressing ethical, inequality and privacy hurdles.

Past Head of Unit Future Questions & Digitisation, Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care
Past Deputy Head of Unit - Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry



Founder, i-Expand
Health Tech Commercialization Mentor, IVMS programme

Keynote: 'Cash or Crash: Entrepreneur’s Journey in Digital Health'
Panel Discussion: Digital Health Data at the Forefront: addressing ethical, inequality and privacy hurdles. Abstract

Board Member, Digital Health & Care Alliance
In-Residence Go-to-Market Lead





President, DGG German eHealth Association

Keynote: 'Digitally-enabled heart failure journeys: from provider driven to patient centric solutions'. Abstract 








Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health, Dubai Health Authority

Keynote: 'Rising Above and Beyond: The success story of ZIMAM's digital health workforce development taskforce'. Abstract 

Board member at ISfTeH






Dean of the Faculty of Health and Public Administration at Semmelweis University
Director of the Health Services Management Training Centre, Hungary

Keynote: 'Data-driven evolution and artificial intelligence in healthcare - HU developments'. Abstract  

Past Minister of State for Health, Hungarian Government

Social Media & Digital Health Expert, Patient Expert
Founder & Project  Manager Data Saves Lives Germany - www.datasaveslives.de 

Keynote: 'Why we should use the power of patients for health data sharing and digital health!' Abstract 
Panel Discussion: Digital Health Data at the Forefront: addressing ethical, inequality and privacy hurdles. 









Managing Director & Founder, Lemonmint - Digital Hospital Initiatives


Former Vice President & Executive Director EMEA, HIMSS

Executive Advisor

Keynote: 'Revolutionizing Medicine: Rise of the Healthcare Metaverse & AI Doctors'. Abstract

Digitalization Humanist & Futurist
Board Member, Docthus Healthtech






CEO, Convo with GPT

Keynote: 'AI and Healthcare: The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown'. Abstract   

International Author & Public Speaker in Digital Health
Chief Clinical Operating Officer, ViTel Health







Past President of SPMS (Digital Health Agency), Portugal

Keynote: 'Global Digital Health Diplomacy: the G-EHR and first steps for a Global Treaty on Digital Health'. Abstract 

Past state co-chair of the EU eHealth Network

Visiting Professor, Korea University Medicine





CEO, SILREAL GmbH, Healthcare Consultancy, Berlin 

Keynote: 'A Journey into Digital Health Transformation in China'. Abstract







Founder & Editor in Chief of aboutDigitalHealth.com

Keynote: Will generative AI become the greatest doctors’ assistant they have been waiting for? Abstract

Digital Health journalist, content designer & science writer;
editor in chief of ICT & Health International (Netherlands) and OSOZ (Poland) magazines; Founder of aboutDigitalHealth.com; a health tech influencer on social media, speechwriter







Global Digital Health Architect, Oracle

Panel Discussion Host

Co-Founder, Forome Association & Genomics Platform
Former Global Life Science & Healthcare Lead, OpenText Enterprise
Former e-Health Solution Architect, Dell EMC


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Assistant Director, Strategic Planning & Operations for National Programs at The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR)

Workshop on All of Us Research Program

Educator, All of Us Research ProgramData and Research Center

Associate Professor of ICT and eHealth University of Agder, Norway

Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction for Digital Health
BIP Academic Staff

Member of the E-health Research Centre at the University of Agder, Norway
Working currently with various international research institutions.
A partner of European research projects on digital inclusion, mobile health, global health Improve healthcare support for
rural communities in India, funded also by British AHMRC, and management and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic with
digital health tools (funded by the Norwegian research council).



Proferssor Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Agder, Norway


Past Rector and Chairman of the board of the University of Agder, Norway

Has over 30 years of experience and has significantly contributed to national and international communication technologies. He was the 2015 director of the SFI Offshore Mechatronics and a key figure behind UiA's Mechatronics Innovation Lab. Since 1995, at Ericsson Sweden, he has led developments in wireless technologies and managed European research projects. Reichert founded Ericsson Cyberlab Singapore, focusing on user-centric design. Holding a Ph.D. from Aachen University, he has also advised the European Commission on R&D projects.

Manager at Syte - Strategy Advisory for Digital Health

Keynote: 'Success factors of AI implementation from a payer perspective'. Abstract







Regional developer, Department of digitalization, Region Västra Götaland,
Senior advicer, The Swedish Innovation Agency

EFMI Session Host and Speaker
BIP Academic Staff

Senior adviser, AI Innovation of Sweden (AI Sweden),
Board member RAI Umeå University,
Secretary Swedish Association of Medical Informatics
Institution Member Officer, EFMI Board



Healthcare Transformation Strategist, AI Innovation of Sweden (AI Sweden)

BIP Academic Staff

Research Associate, DIT-ECRI
PhD Candidate, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.

BIP Academic Staff

Lecturer in Digital Health, DIT-ECRI
Dental Physician and Radiologist






Professor, Aritificial Intelligence, Deapartment of ICT, University of Agder

BIP Academic Staff

Member of the Center of Artificial Intelligence Research at the University of Agder







Professor and Head of the Machine Learning Group, Luleå University of Technology

BIP Academic Staff

Vice-recto AI at Luleå University of Technology







Postdoc researcher, Machine Learning Group, Luleå University of Technology

BIP Academic Staff







Aassociate professor, Department of Natural Sciences of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University

BIP Academic Staff







Senior consultant for WHO Europe in primary care and quality of care as well as eHealth Project Manager at the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL)

BIP Academic Staff









Researcher and PhD candidate, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

BIP Academic Staff

CEO of Innex Labs and SmartDelphi







Professor, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

BIP Academic Staff

Vice-rector of the UPC Group





Associate Professor, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

BIP Academic Staff

CEO at Onsanity Solutions, CTO at Innex Labs and SmartDelphi






Professor Emeritus in Health Informatics at the University of Athens

EFMI Session Speaker

The Chair of the Accreditation and Certification Committee of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)
Past President of EFMI
Past Vice-President of IMIA




EFMI Vice President for the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
Secretary General, HL7 International Foundation, Europe
Immediate Past President European Federation for Medical Informatics

EFMI Session Speaker

Member, HL7-Hellas Management Committee

Professor in Health and Human Services Informatics (HHSI), University of Eastern Finland

EFMI Session Speaker

Chair of the WG Education of European Federation of Medical Informatics
President (elect) International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics





Associate Professor, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,
Academic Director of Digital Health and Care at the Institute of Management and Health, UWTSD

EFMI Session Speaker

Senior Researcher, Norwegian Center for E-health Research

Workshop on Data Integration and Interoperability


Professor for Management in Digital Healthcare, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Scientific Committee Member

Past Head Entrepreneurship & Tech Education, UnternehmerTUM GmbH - Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM






Specialist, orthopaedics and trauma surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM

Consultant and Advisor in private equity, venture
capital, and startups in the medical field
Organiser, "Digital Health Summit",
Founder, www.MakeHealthDigital.com





Professor for Medical Informatics, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, General practitioner

Founder Ingolstadt practice network GOIN
Founder and managing director of the Bavarian TelemedAllianz
Founding member and managing director of Baymatik eV
Head of gematik's project office in Bavaria
eHealth and medical telematics expert





Head of Digital Health at the MEDIAN Group
Chairman of the German Society of Digital Medicine e.V. (DGDM)

Past Supervised Digital health at fbeta GmbH
Past Lecturer in neurology at the Carus Academy Dresden




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Associate professor in Digital Health, Department of Health and Nursing Science, University of Agder, Norway

Member of the E-health Research Centre at the University of Agder, Norway
Working with the University of Oslo to control and eradicate a neglected tropical disease in South Africa.
A partner of European research projects on digital inclusion, mobile health, global health Improve healthcare support for rural
communities in India, funded also by British AHMRC, and management and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic with digital health
tools (funded by the Norwegian research council).





Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Founder & CEO, skyrocket.ai GmbH

Past Head of Data Academy, Alexander Thamm GmbH
Past Innovation Manger for Artificial Intelligence, Krones Group





Professor of Data Analytics, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Scientific Committee Member

Past Associate Professor at the Masaryk University in Czech Republic






Senior Research Engineer, Harvard University

Co-founder, the Forome Association - a community of contributors to the Forome Open Genomics Platform





More information on Michael Bouzinier

Sr. Marketing Manager Digital Solutions, Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH

Past Sr. Marketing Specialist, Medtronic Korea
Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI







Research Associate, DIT-ECRI
PhD Candidate, Accessing health through digital health literacy for migrant populations in Europe.

Student & Young Scientist Session Host

Project strategy development and research support, Yoleco GmbH.





Senior Medical Informatics Specialist and Product Owner, medondo AG
Innovation Consultant (Freelance), management4health

Workshop on Clinical Decision and AI Systems in Healthcare

Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI and an expert in Oral Medicine and Radiology.







Workshop on Data Integration and Interoperability

Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI







Teacher, Research Associate, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Workshop on Data Integration and Interoperability

Digital Health Senior Advisor for IDB, Interamerican Development Bank; Consultant as Specialist in health interoperability
standards projects in Latin America and the Caribbean region; Participant in SDOs (Standards Development Organisations)
HL7 Int., IHE, SNOMED CT Expert; Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI





Interoperability Expert
Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI







Monday - FRIday, 11-15, November 2024



digihealthDAY workshops

DigiHealthDay is not just a one-day symposium – it is also a series of educational events hosted at DIT-ECRI in Spring and Summer 2024, in partnership with CONEDIG – the Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health.



Title: Clinical Decision and AI Systems in Healthcare
Speaker: Arunakiry Natarajan, M.Sc, MDS (Germany)
Date: April 22, Monday, 2024


Title: Data Integration and Interoperability
Speakers: Luis Ruiz, PhD (Norway), Jonathan Okereke, M.Sc (Germany), Fernando Portilla, M.Sc (Germany), Henrique Martins, PhD (Portugal)
Date: May 13-17, Monday-Friday, 2024 

Format: Blended (Physical & Virtual)

Duration: 5 days

Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to understand and apply key concepts and techniques of data integration and interoperability within Digital Health systems. 

Foundational Understanding of Data Integration

Health Level Seven International (HL7) Standards: HL7 V2, CDA, IPS

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

Introduction to OpenEHR Standard & Implementation

Terminology and Mapping

European EHR Xchange Format (EEHRxF) and its features





13 May


Room: EC 1.04-1.06


14 May


Room: EC 1.04-1.06


15 May


Room: EC 1.17-1.20


16 May


Room: EC 1.07-1.10


17 May


Room: EC 1.17-1.20





Introduction to Data Integration and Interoperability

(Jonathan Okereke)

FHIR Introduction

(Luis Ruiz)

Introduction to OpenEHR based data modeling

(Luis Ruiz)

Terminology binding of clinical information models

(Luis Ruiz/Fernando Portilla)

Current eHealth landscape and the main EEHRxF features 

EHDS, adoption, implementation and the cocreation approach 

(Henrique Martins)






Data Integration Techniques

Different Inegration models

(Jonathan Okereke)

FHIR specifications 

Getting started with FHIR  


(Luis Ruiz/Jonathan Okereke)


Implementation / Integration Techniques and Challenges

(Luis Ruiz)

Teminology servers SNOMED CT and LOINC

(Luis Ruiz/Fernando Portilla)

Technical content I

Technical content II

    (Henrique Martins) 






Hands on session  

HL7 V2

(Fernando Portilla)

Hands on session

HL7 FHIR – Part 1


(Jonathan Okereke)

Hands on session

OpenEHR - Part 1

(Luis Ruiz)

Hands on session Mapping

(Luis Ruiz/Fernando Portilla)







ISO 13606 summary

International Patient Summary (IPS)

(Fernando Portilla)

Hands on session

HL7 FHIR – Part 2


(Jonathan Okereke)

Hands on session

OpenEHR - Part 2

(Luis Ruiz)


remarks, student’s work, and feedback

(Luis Ruiz/Fernando Portilla)




Title: Human-Computer Interaction for Digital Health
Speakers: Martin Gerdes, PhD (Norway) , Michelle Catta-Preta, PhD (Spain)
Date: June 5, Wednesday, 2024

REGISTER for details and zoom link


Title: European Health Data Space
Speakers: Dipak Kalra, PhD (United Kingdom), Dmitry Etin (Austria)
Date: June 24, Monday, 2024


Title: All of us Research Program
Speaker: Brandy Mapes, MLIS (USA)
Date: June 26, Wednesday, 2024


Title: Ambient Assisted Living and DeinHaus 4.0
Speaker: Horst Kunhardt (Germany)
Date: TBA


The DigiHealth workshops are co-sponsored by CONEDIG – the Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health.


DigiHealthDay 2024 is an International Symposium with the theme "Global Digital Health – Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond". We invite interesting abstracts pertaining to the field of digital health and its role in the context of 'Global Health'. You are welcome to submit scientific articles as abstracts or papers. 

Participation in DigiHealthDay 2024 entitles you to the publishing of one abstract and paper in the Symposium Proceedings and the Journal of Applied Interdisciplinary Research (JAIR) jointly with the Ukrainian Journal of Medical Informatics and Engineering. (Note: Formal acceptance required!) JAIR features topics in interdisciplinary research and is aimed at academic readers from diverse disciplines. To find out more about the journal, please visit https://jas.bayern/index.php/jair/index.

The following are topics that are of interest for DigiHealthDay 2024: 

  • Special Focus on: Digital health education, AI research, ethics and regulation, digital health innovation and entrepreneurship, pragmatic research in digital health
  • EHR, health information systems
  • Data standards and interoperability
  • Telemedicine and remote health care
  • mHealth, IoMT, and telemonitoring
  • Health data management and analytics
  • Privacy, security, trust, and patient engagement
  • Robotics, blockchain, new and emerging technologies
  • Delivery models, bottlenecks, and moving forward


Please use the following links to assist you in the submission

Submission preparation checklist and author guidelines:


Paper Submission:

Please register at the following link in order to submit a paper


Abstract Submission:

Please submit your abstract at the following link


Important Dates:

  • Abstract / paper submission deadline: 1st September, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance (on or before): 1st October, 2024
  • Student session submission deadline: 1st September, 2024

Please address your inquiries to: submission.digihealth@th-deg.de


host & venue

The faculty European Campus Rottal-Inn is a semi-autonomous branch of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (abbreviated to DIT. In German the DIT is titled THD – Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, a university of applied sciences in Bavaria). ECRI was established in 2015 as a cross-disciplinary educational institution preparing multilingual, global graduates for international careers in applied healthcare and technical sciences. ECRI offers two full-time study programs in the field of Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies: Bachelor of Health Informatics, and Master of Medical Informatics, both taught in English, targeting not only local but primarily international students. 

ECRI is located in the district centre Pfarrkirchen, in the region of Lower Bavaria (South-East of Germany). It is a charming touristic town, nestled among rolling, picturesque hills, close to the Austrian border and only one hour’s drive away from Deggendorf. Attractive cities nearby are Salzburg, Regensburg and Passau, and Munich is just a 90-minute drive away. The proximity to Austria and the Czech Republic puts the district in the heart of Europe. Pfarrkirchen has excellent school and education facilities, and offers many leisure activities. In the recent years Pfarrkirchen has become culturally renowned in the area due to its exceptional art exhibitions, museum nights and numerous festivals and events throughout the year. In the summer, the old town festival tempts thousands of visitors with its multicultural culinary and musical events.

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) strives for academic excellence and ranks among the best universities of applied sciences in Germany. Founded in 1994, it is a young, modern and excellently equipped university offering relevant and practical courses set in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. DIT supports its students with many facilities, such as student clubs, a sports programme, an international office, career services and child care centre. It is the perfect environment for students to shape their futures and move forward into academic success.

Over 8,500 students study in a range of bachelor and master level courses held in English or German (of which 45% are international students from 100+ countries). More than 1,500 students are at ECRI, in exclusively English study courses. DIT is committed to producing global graduates with international degrees: 165 partner universities around the world provide students with many opportunities to gain experience and earn credits towards their degree through foreign exchange semesters, internships and double-degree studies abroad. Additionally, great value is placed on German language training, which is tremendously beneficial for international students, helping them integrate easily into the Bavarian lifestyle.

The university focuses in three areas: firstly, full-time education; secondly, applied research & development; and thirdly, further education. Full-time education concentrates on the bachelor and master courses, whilst in applied research & development a vast range of research topics lead to practical scientific solutions that are used to develop new, marketable products, processes and services. In fact, many doctoral students are engaged in cooperative PhD programmes in this important field. Finally, further education is organised by the Deggendorf Institute for Further Education; its courses are geared towards students who work full-time whilst pursuing further education to advance their careers.












The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) is a global advisor and through leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit for more than 60 years, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise gloabl leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. With a community-centric approach, our innovation engine delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers around the world.

HIMSS serves the global health ecosystem with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Members encompass more than 100,000 individuals, 480 provider organisations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organisations.

Vision - To realise the full health potential of every human, everywhere.

Mission - Reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.

  • Initiatives
    • Accelerate Health
    • Global Health Equity Network
    • Women in Health IT
    • Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability
    • Alliance for Nursing Informatics
    • EHRA
    • Health Technology Alliance
    • Immunisation Integration Programme
    • Interoperability Showcase
    • IHE USA
    • TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform)



A Global network of/for Telemedicine & e-Health stakeholders that facilitates the dissemination of knowledge and good practice in Telehealth & e-Health through promoting and supporting Telemedicine/e-Health activities worldwide and also by providing access to organised experts in the field, internationally. A Neutral, Democratic, Non-governmental and non-profit society with close ties to WHO and ITU that also aids developing countries in the field of Telemedicine and e-Health.


The "Consortium of  Educational Institutions in Digital Health" ("CONEDIG") is an organ of the ISfTeH, academically independent, that operates under the umbrella of the Society's Education Program and Management Board.

CONEDIG’s purpose is to assist the Consortium’s partners to coordinate their programmes around Digital Health education issues (including Telemedicine, eHealth, m-Health, Medical Informatics, Bio-Medical Engineering, etc.) such as teaching, research, development, practical applications in view of initial graduation and post-graduation



The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an association of associations’, IMIA acts as a bridging organization, bringing together the constituent organizations’ and their members. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population



The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) is the leading nonprofit organization in biomedical and health informatics in Europe. The Federation comprises 30 national societies and includes an exceptional network of experts and stakeholders in health, care, IT and its societal dimensions; supported by 15 topic working groups ranging from human factors, to security and translational health informatics.

EFMI is committed to health for all underpinned by information and communication technology.
The objectives when founded in 1976 were:

  • To advance international co-operation and dissemination of information in Medical Informatics on a European basis;
  • To promote high standards in the application of medical informatics;
  • To promote research and development in medical informatics;
  • To encourage high standards in education in medical informatics;
  • To function as the autonomous European Regional Council of IMIA.



The German Society of Digital Medicine e.V. (DGDM) is a professional society dedicated to the promotion of science, research, and teaching in the field of Digital Medicine and its development as a future-oriented medical specialty. The DGDM promotes scientifically based education and training in studies and clinical practice in the form of scientific programs, events, and information in the field of Digital Medicine. It participates in health policy discussions. The Society pursues its goals especially by uniting scientists and physicians working in the field of Digital Medicine, as well as medical students, trainees, and members of non-physician healthcare professions who have a practical or scientific interest in Digital Medicine. The DGDM was founded in November 2020 and is registered as an association with headquarters in Berlin.



German Telemedicine Society (DGTelemed) is a national association to promote, to disseminate, to market and to publish modern innovative developments, solutions and products in telemedicine. DGTelemed is a forum of communication, discussion and lobbying for telemedicine in Germany and Europe.



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitstelematik (DGG) is a long-standing Digital Health Association speeding up the development and meaningful routine use of eHealth, Telemedicine and Digital Health services in Germany and Europe. DGG is the ISfTeH National member for Germany. Through a rich collaboration network (e.g. in HIMSS sphere), DGG supports mutual learnings with a global perspective. As organisation and through its members, DGG has made vital contributions for building the European EHR and cross-border ecosystem. DGG advocates digitally enabled integrated person centred care and thus cross-sectorial and decentralised/localised health and social care. DGG Interop Council representatives support consensus finding on clinically oriented Health-IT architectures, standards and profiles. DGG partners in dialogues on EHDS, telehealth etc. are German legislators and implementers on Federal and State level, gematik (National Agency for Digital Medicine), Medical Informatics Initiative (MII/TMF - HealthData@EU).

Data Saves Lifes Germany



"Data Saves Lives" is a multi-stakeholder initiative whose purpose and ambition is to raise awareness among patients and the public about the importance of health data.

Data Saves Lives DE aims to provide information on how health data can be used, including the European Health Data Space and the Health Data Utilization Act. They want to create a trusting environment for an open dialog between stakeholders in which the responsible use of health data can be discussed from all perspectives.


Bavarian Telemedicine Alliance (BTA) is an interdisciplinary network interface in the field of medical telematics which provides solutions, concrete insights and help for the practice of patient care in clinics and doctor’s offices. Topics are future regulations and standardization, technology options and infrastructures, new social and political framework conditions as well as pricing and financing forms for new telematics services. To realise these goals the BTA deals multidimensionally and beyond the blockades of current disputes with physicians, hospitals, pharmacies and other allied health professions.

The BTA was established in Ingolstadt, May 2012. It is a nationwide contact for all activities in the field of telemedicine, eHealth and health telematics. As a neutral competence platform, the BTA initiates, coordinates and networks telemedical projects in Bavaria, and is an information and support centre for the healthcare system and its patients. The BTA  brings diverse telemedical approaches to the public and increases the level of awareness and acceptance of digitally supported health care.



Medical Valley EMN e.V. is a leading international cluster in the field of healthcare management. Highly specialized research institutions, internationally leading and at the same time many emerging companies are active here. These companies cooperate closely with world-renowned health research institutions in the cluster in order to find solutions for the challenges of healthcare of today and tomorrow. After being named a national Leading-Edge Cluster in 2010 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Medical Valley was declared one of 12 national "Digital Hubs" by the German Federal Ministry of Economics in 2017. Medical Valley EMN e. V. has been acting as a cluster management organization since 2007 and currently networks around 250 members from economy, science, healthcare, networks and politics.








Armenian Association of Digital Health (AADH) is a non-governmental, non-profit professional organisation founded in December 2008 by a group of physicians and ICT specialists in Yerevan, Armenia, interested in exploring and developing Digital Health in Armenia and worldwide.

Armenian Association of Digital Health is visioning to lead the quality and accessibility of health care in Armenia via exploration, establishment and development of Digital Health services in the local health care system.

The mission of Armenian Association of Digital Health is to promote the development of Digital Health in Armenia, concurrently participating and contributing to the further advancements in the field worldwide


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Founded in 1997 under the joint authority of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia, Russian-Armenian University (RAU) is a young, rapidly developing and ambitious university and nowadays already one of the leading universities in the South Caucasus region.

RAU offers a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. Academic programs at RAU are coordinated by 8 Institutes, which offer high-quality education most branches of modern science and the humanities at all levels of study, as well as innovative career-focused courses: the Institute of Economics and Business, the Institute of Law and Politics, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, the Engineering Physics Institute, the Institute of the Human Sciences, the Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy, the Institute of Media, Advertising and Cinema, the Institute of Oriental Studies. RAU implements more than 100 educational programs in Russian, Armenian and foreign languages in accordance with the State educational standards of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. It is practically the only university in Armenia that can be classified to the research cluster. In 2016, it was included in the list of the 1000 best business schools in the world, according to the expert agency EdUniversal.




The University of Agder is an academic institution that provides a combination of excellent educational and research opportunities within a pleasant and open environment.

UIA has over 1,500 employees and 13,000 students, which makes us one of Southern Norway’s largest job providers. Regionally anchored in Southern Norway, which is famous for its astonishing natural surroundings, the University of Agder offers a wide range of studies across six faculties. We have two campuses, one in Kristiansand and the other in Grimstad.

We are an open and inclusive university characterised by a strong culture of collaboration and a global outlook. Co-creation of tomorrow’s knowledge is our vision. UIA aims at further developing education and research at a high international level.





Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students. Lulea University of Technology is located at 97187 Luleå, Sweden.




AI Sweden is the national center for applied AI and brings together more than 100 partners across the public and private sectors as well as academia. AI Sweden is funded by the Swedish government and our partners, both public and private. Together, we invest in generating tools and resources to accelerate the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and everyone living in Sweden.

To achieve this, we run projects of national interest together with our partners in areas such as information-driven healthcare, decentralized AI, edge learning in space, and language models for the Swedish language. Moreover, we are building talent programs and provide courses and resources for driving organizational change. By utilizing our Data Factory, our partners can access and share data, as well as leverage computing power and storage capacity for their AI projects.

The AI Sweden network acts as a catalyst for organizations that have the ambition to generate sustainable value using AI. As a partner to AI Sweden, you are part of building a robust and highly attractive Swedish AI ecosystem that is propelling organizations to use AI for solving key societal and business challenges.

AI Sweden is funded by Vinnova as well as by partners. We are around 70 employees and have offices in offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Lund, Örebro, Eskilstuna, Luleå, and Linköping as well as Montreal, Canada.




The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) (www.cvut.cz) was founded in 1707 and is one of the oldest technical universities in Europe and currently the major technical university in the Czech Republic. Offering high quality education and a long tradition of cutting-edge science and engineering, CTU counts approx. 1.7K members of academic staff, 18.5K students, 8 faculties, and 5 institutes.

The Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU) (www.ciirc.cvut.cz) is a modern scientific research institute of the Czech Technical University in Prague that brings together excellent research teams, young talent and unique know-how with the aim of pushing technological boundaries and building on the best traditions of Czech technical education. CIIRC CTU was founded in 2013 and is the youngest CTU’s institutes, starting its full operation in newly built facility in 2017. The CIIRC CTU’s research focuses on four basic pillars: industry, energy, smart cities, and healthy society, all implemented in basic and applied research. In 2021, the institute has nearly 255 employees (210 FTE) working in 8 research departments complemented by four specialized centers such as Testbed for Industry 4.0, RICAIP Centre - Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production (www.ricaip.eu), National Centre for Industry 4.0 (NCI4.0) and Centre of City of the Future (CCF). CIIRC CTU aims to concentrate on cutting-edge research in the fields of computer science, robotics, cybernetics, artificial intelligence and related areas, especially machine learning, optimization, automated reasoning, machine perception, computer vision, intelligent, distributed and complex systems, automatic control, computer-aided manufacturing, energy transport, smart homes and smart cities, bioinformatics, biomedicine, and assistive technologies.




The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of higher education and research that specialises in science, engineering and architecture.

The UPC is the technical university with the highest percentage of doctoral-level graduates in Spain. lt has 8 campuses, 20 schools and 30 departments. lt teaches 66 bachelor's degrees, 81 master's degrees and 45 doctoral degrees.

Every year the UPC receives a great number of international students. During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 1,314 incoming students from exchange programmes. Most of them came through the Erasmus programme, although a significant percentage carne as a result of mobility agreements with South American universities.

There are also a great number of international students enrolled at the UPC as regular students (4.158 students in the 2020-2021 academic year). Around 54% of the students enrolled in doctoral programmes are international students. And around 27% of the students enrolled in masters programmes are international students.


  • The UPC is the Spanish university with the highest number of international students on master's and doctoral degrees.
  • The UPC is the Spanish university with the highest scientific output and research income, thanks to the research projects carried out.


Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine (Shupyk NHU of Ukraine) is the national leader in higher and postgraduate education, continuing professional development for medical doctors and pharmacists with a history of over 100 years.

Shupyk NHU of Ukraine is constantly expanding cooperation in the field of education and science. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (the name of the institution at that time) became collective member of the International Personnel Academy of UNESCO (2001), a member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (2008), a member of the European Association of Medical Education (2011). The University is the first institution from Ukraine represented in the Global Excellence Index of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM Global Excellence Index).

Since 2018, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (the name of the institution at that time) is a member of ORPHEUS (The Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System). Within the University there are 3 educational & research institutes and 5 faculties, which unite 81 departments (of which 69 are clinical, located on 230 clinical sites), scientific library, 4 centers, 3 laboratories, vivarium, clinic, 17 divisions, 5 dormitories. There are 11 specialised academic councils for 17 scientific specialties, and 25 scientific schools. 2018 it was awarded "Recognized Excellence – 5 Stars" by the European Foundation for Quality Management.

DigitalHealthNews.eu is the first European eHealth news portal and one of the most visited sites on the Internet for eHealth decision-makers, professionals and stakeholders looking for the latest eHealth breaking news.

The JAIR is an interdisciplinary open access journal in which researchers from different academic levels publish according to high scientific standards and in compliance with the principles of Good Scientific Practice. We welcome application-oriented researchers from all academic institutions: You are more than welcome to submit a paper! The JAIR is an English-language journal, although, in the spirit of open science, we are open to accepting papers in other languages with an appropriate English translation.



Ukrainian Journal of Medical Informatics and Engineering


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