Digitalization and Quality Improvement: Challenges for Better Health Outcomes - Forum Materials

About this training

All presentations and live discussions are available here as recordings.

The QI Forum entitled Digitalization & Quality Improvement: Challenges for Better Health Outcomes took place online in June 2020 and was hosted on a closed platform provided by evaplan in form of pre-recorded presentations & discussions from experts all over the world, presenting the status of their research and highlighting challenges, chances, risks and limitations of their digital projects. By choosing to enrol in this training you will have access to all the pre-recorded presentations and the recordings of the live sessions of the forum.

The Forum was organized by evaplan Ltd at the University Hospital Heidelberg, the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) , the aQua Institute for Applied Quality Improvement – Göttingen and the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) of Heidelberg University.

Forum Program

The forum sessions were divided into 6 thematic groups:

Group 1: The eHealth Landscape and Ethical Aspects of Digitalisation –  German and International Perspectives

Chances and Challenges of Digitized Medicine. The Ethical Perspecitve by Dr Giovanni Rubeis

Using Modern Technology to Improve Health Systems: What Can History Teach Us? by Dr Peter Campbell

International Collaboration in Digital Health: Multidimensional Challenges and Opportunities by Akarsh Venkatasubramanian


Group 6: Capacity Development

Use of Digital Decision Support Tools to Improve Frontline Health Worker Performance by Steve Ollis, MBA, PMP 

The Training Robot for Ultrasound (TrainR4U) by António Lindo da Cunha and João Quintas 

Learning At The Heart Of Improving Health Care Quality And Making Health Outcomes Better by Nana Afriyie, WHO


Group 5: Patient Safety and Digitalisation

Transforming Patient Safety with Digital Solutions by Dr Juan Limo, MD, ISQua Expert

Interview on Patient Engagement and Empowerment through Health Information Technology by Ronen Rozenblum, Ph.D, MPH

Digitalisation and the Need of new Risk Management by Dr. rer. pol. Ilona Köster-Steinebach of the German Alliance for Patient Safety


Group 4: Technical Solutions for Better Quality – Risks, Limitations and Opportunities

Digital ≠ Paperless - Novel interfaces for a new generation of digital health by Pratap Kumar MD, PhD

Digital Consiles for rare diseases by Björn Broge 

Augmented Intelligence – The Next Step? by Raban Heller, MD

Telemedical Initial Assessment in Modern Emergency Care by Tobias Herrmann

Electronic Kenya Quality Model for Health (E-KQMH) by Dr. Aisha O. Mohamed

Collaborative Systems In Cross Border Health Care by Anna E.Schmaus-Klughammer 


Group 3: Policy and Global Networking

Global Solutions To Spread Knowledge In The Virtual Digital Age by Peter Lachman M.D. MPH. M.B.B.Ch., FRCPCH, FCP (SA), FRCPI

Successful IT Projects, A Recipe From The Big Cookbook by Wolfgang Kersten

Digital Tools for Narrowing the Gap Between Clinical Research and Clinical Care by Prof Freimut Schliess 


Group 2: Data Security and Personal Data

COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Privacy, Confidentiality and Policy by Steven Uggowitzer

Privacy, Security and Confidentiality in the Digital Health Era by Steven Wanyee Macharia


To see the full list of speakers and their biographies visit the evaplan website.

Introduction by Dr Peter Lachman, Prof Dr Joachim Szecsenyi, Prof Dr Michael Marx: