Am 29. und 30. April 2019 veranstaltete das Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft (HIIG) eine Konferenz zur Zukunft von eHealth. Das große Interesse des Publikums bewies die Relevanz des Themas Gesundheit für die Zukunft. Annika Mierke hielt einen Vortrag zum Thema “Markets for eHealth: Perspectives from Innovators and Entrepreneurs”. Im anschließenden Discussion Panel wurde über die Chancen und Risiken dieses Marktes diskutiert.
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In recent years, there have been significant technological developments in the field of eHealth. Applications such as electronic health records, wearable technologies (fitness trackers, medical devices, etc.) or telehealth devices that allow patients to consult with a health-care worker using ICT technology, such as video calls or live chats, have led to significant social, legal and ethical challenges and insecurities among patients, healthcare professionals and regulators. Often, these systems are being used in transnational contexts, raising the question of regulatory and policy issues between different jurisdictions. The picture is further complicated by the increase in eHealth applications used on mobile devices (mHealth) as well as the rise of health analytics and automated expert systems (“big data”, “machine learning”).
The conference provides a comprehensive overview of the internationally relevant issues associated with the adoption of eHealth technologies and and offers a multidisciplinary platform for discussing the solutions to the identified challenges. It will feature contributions from scholars coming from diverse fields, such as media and communication studies, law, computer science, sociology and management.