To outline possibilities but also the challenges and pitfalls of digital health, to discuss political frameworks and to show what is required to scale-up existing solutions and make them sustainable.
Digital methods are playing a rapidly increasing role in health care and are already used in virtually all areas of medicine: from electronic health records to telemedicine applications, portable devices, app-based decision support systems to payment systems for medical services. These developments will be further fueled by novel methods from the field of artificial intelligence or new generations of sensors. The meeting will discuss the diverse possibilities but also challenges and risks (lack of standardization, incomplete data protection, poor quality assurance, problems of the last mile). In order to do justice to the complexity of the topic, representatives from politics, industry, academia and civil society will be involved in this session