Call for Papers on Scalable Digital Innovations in Healthcare: Scale-IT-up! 2020 & Keynote by Lisa A. Marsch

Call for Papers

International Workshop on best practices for Scaling-Up Digital Innovations in Healthcare – Scale-IT-up!

– Submission deadline: December 19th, 2019
– Notification of acceptance: January 9th, 2020
– Camera-ready papers due: January 17th, 2020

The workshop is part of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies – BIOSTEC 2020
24 – 26 February, 2020 – Valletta, Malta. Further information for authors (submission system, manuscript instructions, etc.) is available via the workshop’s website.

Healthcare delivery undergoes a rapid change from traditional processes towards the use of digital health interventions and personalized medicine. While hospitals and health care providers introduce hospital information systems, electronic health records and telemedicine solutions for more efficient workflows within and beyond institutions, patients may choose between a wide range of digital health applications provided by wearables and mobile phone applications supporting their self-management, health and well-being. However, the question of how sustainable digital health diffusion can be successfully reached is not sufficiently solved yet. Our workshop seeks for submissions dealing with this question and especially the diffusion and adoption of digital health innovations. We welcome research and theory papers as well as case studies and best practice examples.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative and implemented (telemedical) care models to mitigate the demographic impact on the health care system
  • Implementation strategies or models for localizing and tailoring of digital health solutions
  • Quality management in integrated healthcare networks and for digitally supported care models
  • Dissemination and adoption strategies for digital innovations
  • Transformation of traditional care processes by the use of information and communication technologies, e.g. successful intra- and interorganizational implementation of health information systems, electronic health records, or telemedicine/eHealth applications
  • Health behavior change through the use of digital health interventions
  • Digital Health at home – successfully putting individualized ambient assisted living solutions to use

Keynote by Lisa A. Marsch

Professor Lisa A. Marsch, PhD, is Director of the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (, Director of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network and the Andrew G. Wallace Professor within the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, USA. She will describe the development and a couple of decades of research she conducted to produce the most empirically-supported behavioral therapy for substance use disorders, which became the very first “prescription digital therapeutic” approved in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration. It is a story on scaling up from scientific research to a model where this software can be prescribed and reimbursed in the U.S. with plans for expansion outside the U.S.

Workshop Chairs

  • Dr. Hannes Schlieter, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, ETH Zurich & University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Preliminary Program Committee

  • Lorenz Harst, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Anthony Maeder, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • Lena Otto, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • Lua Perimal-Lewis, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • Peggy Richter, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • Patrick Timpel, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • Diane Whitehouse, EHTEL, Belgium
  • Basian Wollschlaeger, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany

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