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Digital Health & Well-being


The healthcare sector is facing a profound transformation. Digital technologies hold the promise to provide better, cost-efficient, and patient-centric care through the sharing of authorized data and promoting proactive involvement by citizens to sustain their own health and well-being. Patients engage with health-related information and increasingly use digital systems, for instance in self-tracking and self-management of their health and well-being. The healthcare industry is currently enhancing business models through digital innovations and health tech startups are booming. Despite significant investments, governments worldwide have attained varying degrees of progress in healthcare digitalization.

While the early focus of digital health research has been on implementing provider-based technology such as electronic health records, the discussion is now shifting towards smart, mobile and artificially intelligent systems that can improve the daily life of citizens and augment clinical workflows. A number of challenges remain, for example: how to make sense of electronic patient data in clinical workflows; how to balance the potentials of genomics with patient privacy needs; how to include the voice of the user in the development of digital therapeutics; and how to avoid adverse health effects related to digital technologies and sustainably enhance health and well-being?

Research at the intersection of health and digitalization is poised to conquer new frontiers.  This track seeks contributions that address the challenges and potentials of digital technologies for better health and well-being. All methodological approaches are welcome, including but not limited to qualitative and quantitative studies, case studies, design science approaches, experimental studies, and conceptual papers.

Covered areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of health information technologies
  • Adoption, diffusion and assimilation of health information systems
  • National and international digital health benchmarking and policy comparisons
  • Digital transformation of healthcare providers, industry, and public agencies
  • Hospital information management and health IT architecture management
  • Implementation of electronic health records and medical health records
  • Health information exchange and health information infrastructures
  • Personal health records and citizen empowerment
  • Mobile health applications and their impacts
  • Smart assistants and digital solutions for the ageing society
  • Sensor systems and telehealth solutions for chronic illness care
  • Digital therapeutics and persuasive technology for better health
  • Wearables and quantified self in the context of health related behavior
  • Design of health information systems for digital nudging
  • User-driven design and participatory design approaches in healthcare
  • Online patient communities and cloud platforms in healthcare
  • Secondary use of data from electronic health record systems
  • Applications of data science and machine learning in healthcare
  • Artificial intelligence in healthcare and clinical decision support systems
  • User acceptance of digital health tools and integration into clinical workflows
  • The role of genomics and large bio data for digital healthcare innovation
  • Privacy concerns, measures, and regulation in digital healthcare
  • Ethical issues in digital provision of care and research
  • Implications of patient safety and medical device regulation for digital health
  • Adverse impacts of technology usage on health and well-being
  • Cognitive overload, technostress, digital stress and digital mental health

Track Chairs

Till Winkler

Till Winkler

Copenhagen Business School

Till J. Winkler is Associate Professor in the Department of Digitalization at the Copenhagen Business School, where he teaches digital innovation in Europe’s first Innovation in Healthcare MSc program. He holds a doctorate from Humboldt University of Berlin and a Masters from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research on IT governance, cloud computing, services management, mobile apps, and digital health has been published in journals such as the Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly Executive, and Health Policy and Technology. His most recent research project compares digital health policy across multiple nations.
Ursula Hübner

Ursula Hübner

University AS Osnabrück

Ursula Hübner, is a professor of Medical and Health Informatics and Quantitative Methods and dean of studies for the promotion of junior scientists at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany. She is head of the Health Informatics Research Group, a group of researchers and PhD students with a focus on eHealth innovation research, eAnalytics, eCognition, eCompetencies and eStandards in healthcare. From 2015 - 2018, she was international co-chair of the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative. In 2018, she served as Chair of the 63rd GMDS Annual Conference in Osnabrück. Ursula Hübner has published more than 200 articles.
Henner Gimpel

Henner Gimpel

University of Augsburg, FIM Research Center

Henner Gimpel is Professor of Business and Information Systems Engineering at the University of Augsburg. He is co-lead of the Research Center Finance & Information Management and the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT. His research focuses the analysis and design of human-centered and behavioral IS. He is author of more than 100 research articles. His latest research related to digital health includes the digitalization of hospital processes, the development of digital service systems for chronically ill, the effect of self-tracking design options on well-being, and the implications of digitalization for mental health.
Liste der Associate Editors

Associate Editors

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Prilla, Universität Siegen, michael.prilla@tu-clausthal.de
  • Prof. Dr. Björn Sellemann, Fachhochschule Münster, sellemann@fh-muenster.de
  • Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Breitschwerdt, Hochschule Flensburg, ruediger.breitschwerdt@hs-flensburg.de
  • Dr. Myriam Lipprandt, Universität Oldenburg, myriam.lipprandt@uni-oldenburg.de
  • Dr. Franziska Jahn, Universität Leipzig, franziska.jahn@imise.uni-leipzig.de
  • Dr. Jan-David Liebe, Hochschule Osnabrück, j.liebe@hs-osnabrueck.de
  • Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, bjoern.eskofier@fau.de
  • Dr. Asarnusch Rashid, Zentrum für Telemedizin Bad Kissingen, rashid@ztm-badkissingen.de
  • Dr. Hannes Schlieter, TU Dresden, hannes.schlieter@tu-dresden.de
  • Prof. Dr. Lauri Wessel, Freie Universität Berlin, Lauri.wessel@uni-bremen.de
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Sedlmayr, TU Dresden, martin.sedlmayr@tu-dresden.de
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann, Universität Bayreuth & Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe Wirtschaftsinformatik, torsten.eymann@fim-rc.de
  • Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, ETH Zürich & University of St. Gallen, tkowatsch@ethz.ch
  • Tobias Mettler, University of Lausanne, tobias.mettler@unil.ch
  • Dr. Christoph Buck, Universität Bayreuth, christoph.buck@fim-rc.de
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller, Universität Siegen, claudia.mueller@uni-siegen.de
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Fürstenau, Freie Universität Berlin, daniel.furstenau@fu-berlin.de