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global digital health – today, tomorrow, and beyond

digihealthday on 10 nov 2023

hosted by the european campus rottal-inn

DigiHealthDay Teaser Video.
















Klick the video to watch Georgi Chaltikyan explain more about the event.

Thank you!

The DigiHealthDay-2022 has been a stunning success! With 1,000 registered participants from 100 countries – our valued DHD community – and more than 400 live attendees onsite and online, this year’s third edition of the signature DigitalHealth event at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology – European Campus Rottal-Inn (DIT-ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen, Rottal-Inn, Bavaria, GERMANY, attracted much attention locally, regionally, nationally, and globally, and was greatly appreciated by all who took part in it.

The event kicked off in the morning with an inspiring OPENING SESSIONS featuring welcome addresses by Klaus Holetschek, the Bavarian State Minister of Health and Care; Wolfgang Beißmann, the Mayor of Pfarrkirchen; Prof. Horst Kunhardt, the Scientific Chair of DHD, Vice-President of DIT and Founding Director of ECRI; Prof. Dipak Kalra, the Invited International Chair of DHD; Dr. Ryan Dos Santos, the Digital Health Officer at WHO EURO; and Prof. Yunkap Kwankam, the Executive Director of the ISfTeH.

The MORNING PLENARY with comprehensive keynotes by our legendary speakers Prof. Bernd Blobel (Germany), Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta (India), Prof. Anne Snowdon (Canada), and Prof. Sarah Andersson (Sweden) provided the audience with multi-dimensional insights into the key current aspects and upcoming developments in Digital Health, worldwide. The parallel EFMI SESSION, SCIENTIFIC SESSION, and STUDENT SESSION featured informative presentations by both established academics and young researchers.

The AFTERNOON PLENARY included impulse talks by Dr. Ryan Dos Santos from WHO EURO, a Digital Health enthusiast, journalist and blogger Artur Olesch, and Dr. Martina Rimmele presenting a very important project JADECARE, as well as a sponsor talk by Mr. Florian Oberhofer of SHL Telemedizin. The final jewel completing the IMMERSIVE 360 DEGREE DIGITAL HEALTH EXPERIENCE at DHD-2022, was a lively, interactive and extremely stimulating PANEL DISCUSSION titled “DigiHealth-AI Quo Vadis: How to Make Healthcare AI Safe, Efficient, Ethical, Explainable, and Accountable?” – a discussion that one of the attendees – according to her words – “would like to never end”.

Lastly, the DigiHealthEvening reception provided our onsite community with an unforgettable fest in the DigiHealth-DIT-ECRI family, in an amazing atmosphere, with drinks, snacks, music, mood, and many beautiful surprises! In case you missed it this year – make sure to join us onsite next time, to experience that unique blend of science and spirit!

We would like to THANK all those who have made the DigiHealthDay-2022 a boom:

  • ALL OUR ATTENDEES – both ONSITE and ONLINE – for their interest and commitment! All of this is essentially for YOU!
  • Our AUTHORITIES – the Bavarian State Minister of Health and Care, and personally Klaus Holetschek and Georg Muentzenrieder; the Landrat Rottal-Inn, and personally Michael Fahmüller; the Municipality of Pfarrkirchen, and personally Wolfgang Beißmann.
  • Our SPONSORS: the PREMIER SPONSOR SHL Telemedizin, and personally Florian Oberhofer, the SPONSOR iTD GmbH, and personally Dr. Martin Hyca, Corinna Bötcher, and Katharina Neumeier.
  • Our NGO PARTNERS: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HIMSS, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth ISfTeH and Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health CONEDIG, International Medical Informatics Association IMIA, European Federation for Medical Informatics EFMI, German Digital Medicine Society DGDM, German Telemedicine Society DGTelemed, Armenian Association of Digital Health AADH;
  • Our ACADEMIA PARTNERS: National Healthcare University in Kyiv, Ukraine; People’s Friendship University in Moscow, Russia; and Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Our MEDIA PARTNER DigitalHealthNews.eu. Our PUBLICATION PARTNERS: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research at DIT, and Ukrainian Journal of Medical Informatics and Engineering in Kyiv.
  • Our SPEAKERS: Prof. Bernd Blobel, Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta, Prof. Anne Snowdon, Prof. Sarah Andersson, Prof. Martin Gerdes, Dr. Ryan Dos Santos, Artur Olesch, Dr. Martina Rimmele, Mr. Florian Oberhofer, Prof. Lars Lindsköld, Prof. John Mantas, Prof. Catherine Chronaki, Prof. Kaija Saranto, Dr. Jodie Croxall, Prof. Ozar Mintser, Dr. Emmanuel Abara, Dr. Ganna Nevoit, Dr. Tamsin Brown, and Dr. Christian Prinz.
  • Our LEADERSHIP: the President of DIT, Professor Peter Sperber; the Vice-President of DIT and the Founding Director of the European Campus Rottal-Inn, Professor Horst Kunhardt; the Dean of the Faculty ECRI, Professor Christian Steckenbauer; Co-Editors-in-Chief of JAIR, Prof. Michelle Cummings-Koether and Dr. Kristin Seffer; and the Coordinator of ECRI, the Honorary Citizen of Pfarrkirchen, Former Mayor Georg Riedl.
  • Our DHD DREAM TEAM: Fara Fernandes, Samir Irshaid, Oscar Blanco, Jishen Pfeiffer, Hamza Maatouk, and Yasaman Rasouli.
  • Our STAFF: Miriam Bleck, Christine Schickhuber, David Quan, Julia Eder, Ilona Seiffert, Josef Dorfner, Claudia Hageneder, Daniela Schwertlinger, Elisabeth Müller, Valentin Bauer, Lisa Huber, and Stefan Hofbauer.
  • Our VOLUNTEERS – Students of Master of Digital Health at DIT-ECRI: Gustavo Zumelzu, Rawan Atoui, Alfa Nwanonobi, Ahmet AJ Jorayev, Dea Durro, Ahmad Al Waheby, Nadja Laurente, Hazel D’couto, Saurabh Verma, Airam Regalado, Luis, Nazek Fakhoury, and Eugene Amponsah.


Congratulations to the WINNERS of the STUDENT and YOUNG SCIENTIST CONTEST: Bryan Zafra (1st place), and Jishen Pfeiffer (2nd place).

And SAVE THE DATE for the DigiHealthDay-2023: Friday, November 10, 2023!


Your CHIEF ORGANISER, Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan


  • 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.


impressions from dhd-22

Head of Health Informatics, University College London

International Invited Chair, Scientific Session Host

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


Former Head, eHealth Competence Center (eHCC)

Visiting Professor, Charles University Prague, First Medical Faculty



Professor of Health and Welfare Technology, Mälardalens University

Keynote: Digital Health Technologies, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and reimbursement issues and research
agenda from usability perspective

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 - Digital Health, WHO
WHO Regional Office for Europe

Impulse Talk: The first WHO regional Digital Health action plan for Europe






President, Disease Management Association of India
Distinguished Professor, Sharda University

Keynote: The Role of Digital Transformation in Advancing Health System Performance
Panel discussion: 'DigiHealth-AI Quo Vadis: How to make AI safe, efficient, ethical, explainable, and accountable?'

Chair, 6th Frontiers of Development Symposium, Royal Academy of Engineering; Chair, Dynamic Coalition on
‘Internet & Jobs’– Internet Governance Forum, United Nations; Chairman, Drafting Committee for Digital Health standards,
ational Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)



Chief Scientific Research Officer at HIMSS

Keynote: The Role of Digital Transformation in Advancing Health System Performance
Panel discussion: 'DigiHealth-AI Quo Vadis: How to make AI safe, efficient, ethical, explainable, and accountable?'

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

Impulse Talk: Health data as the key to future-oriented, data-based care, policy governance and research
Panel Discussion ‘DigiHealth‐AI Quo Vadis: How to Make AI Safe, Efficient, Ethical, Explainable, and Accountable?’

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



Research Associate, Health Services Research adn Innovation, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority

Impulse Talk: Digitally enabled integrated person-centered care: transfer and adoption of good practices in different European contexts in the JADECARE Joint Action

Engaged in JADECARE “Joint Action on implementation of Digitally Enabled integrated person-centred CARE” among other projects in the EU,
Former Medical Manager and later Team Lead Medical Marketing, Bionorica SE,
Post doc at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and NYU Medical Center




Founder & Editor in Chief of aboutDigitalHealth.com

Impulse Talk: Digitally enabled integrated person-centered care: transfer and adoption of good practices in different European
ontexts in the JADECARE Joint Action

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




Global Digital Health Architect, Oracle

Impulse Talk: Digitally enabled integrated person-centered care: transfer and adoption of good practices in different European
contexts in the JADECARE Joint Action
Workshop on ‘Role of Genome Informatics in today's Public health and Precision Medicine disciplines’

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


More information on Dmitry Etin

Associate Professor of ICT and eHealth University of Agder, Norway

Panel Discussion ‘DigiHealth‐AI Quo Vadis: How to Make AI Safe, Efficient, Ethical, Explainable, and Accountable?’
Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction for Digital Health

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).



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

EFMI Session Host and Speaker

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



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 Manager Marketing & Sales
SHL Telemedizin GmbH

Sponsor Talk: Breaking Barriers to better healthcare – How Telemedicine helps to overcome obstacles






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



More information on Filippino Martino

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).



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

Scientific Session Speaker

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




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





Early Stage Researcher, The European Institute For Innovation Through Health Data
Doctoral Candidate of Health Sciences - GDPR, Health Data and Health Sciences, Ghent University


Early Stage Researcher, Helical ITN
A stagiaire at the Legal Service of the European Commission



More information on Maria Christofidou

Fellow- Faculty of Clinical Informatics UK


Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust




Project Co-lead, Development of value frameworks for Digital Health Technologies in Low-to-Middle Income Countries (LMICs),


Development of a digital tool based on digital biomarkers for autism spectrum disorder.






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





Researcher, Neurology department, University Hospital Düsseldorf








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


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




Assistant Head of the Medical Data Integration Center, MeDIC, at Uniklinik Cologne


Platform Architect (SOA) under the flagship project of HiGHmed (Germany’s Medical Informatics Consortium); Alumnus, Master
Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI




Teacher, Research Associate, Deggendorf Institute of Technology


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




Research Fellow at the Core Facility Digital Medicine and Interoperability, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH@Charité)


Interoperability expert supporting the team with LOINC, IHE solutions and Project coordinator for the implementation
of the project AIQNET at the Charité.
Alumnus, Master Medical Informatics, DIT-ECRI





Friday, 10 November 2023


08.30 - 09.00 am 

Opening and Welcome addresses


09.00 - 11.00 am 

Morning Plenary Session



11.00 - 11.15 am

Coffee Break  

11.15 - 01.00 pm 

Parallel Sessions


EFMI Session

Scientific Session

Student Session


01.00 - 02.00 pm 

Lunch Break


02.00 - 04.30 pm 

Afternoon Plenary Session



04.30 - 4.45 pm

Coffee Break  

04.45 - 05.45 pm 

Panel discussion



05.45 - 06.00 pm

Wrap-up and Closing


digihealth 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 2023, in partnership with CONEDIG – the Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health.


Title: Clinical Decision Support Systems
Speaker: TBA
Date: TBA


Title: Data Integration and Interoperability
Speakers: TBA
Date: TBA


Title: Human-Computer Interaction for Digital Health
Speakers: TBA
Date: TBA


Title: Ambient Assisted Living and DeinHaus 4.0
Speaker: TBA
Date: TBA


Title: The importance of high-quality health data and its trustworthy use for learning health systems
Speakers: TBA
Date: TBA


Title: Role of Genome Informatics in today's Public health and Precision Medicine disciplines
Speakers: TBA
Date: TBA


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


DigiHealthDay 2023 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 2023 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 2023: 

  • 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:

  • Submission deadline: 1 August 2023

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 8,000 students study in a range of bachelor and master level courses held in English or German (of which 41% are international students from 100+ countries). More than 1,000 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.



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.








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.








RUDN University is one of Russia’s top 5 HEIs, has, from its foundation been a globalised institution. With 28,000 students, a quarter of whom are foreign from more than 150 countries, it runs 150 joint programs with over 100 countries. It plays a central role in the CIS, Shanghai organisation and BRICS University networks. 

Central to RUDN’s philosophy is the need for it to offer innovative, interdisciplinary and international training designed to impact society. It benefits from and builds on its decades long experience of managing international cooperation for both study and research: its students and graduates on returning home continue to honour the traditions they learnt at RUDN and often lead to further international cooperation. The University has a multiprofile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study.  RUDN is one of the leading universities in development and implementation of the PhD program.  In 2017 RUDN was among the first 19 universities in Russia which was granted an opportunity to issue the university PhD diplomas (before 2017 all the PhD diplomas were issued by a Higher Qualification Committee at the state level).

Medical Institute is the largest division of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Full-time (specialty "General Medicine", "Dentistry" and "Pharmacy") and extramural forms of study (specialty "Pharmacy") are studying 1,722 students and more than 1,000 post-graduate students (residents and graduate students). Over 6,400 specialists trained by the institute work today in more than 110 countries of the world.  Today, the RUDN Medical Institute is equipped with 14 state-of-the-art clinical laboratories, where a training system based on information-computer testing and television broadcasts has been created. For practical studies, compartments of computed tomography, liver fibroscan and andrology were created.



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.



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