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.

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

The forum sessions were divided into 6 thematic groups:

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

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

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

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

Group 2: Data Security and Personal Data

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

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

Group 3: Policy and Global Networking

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

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

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

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

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

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

  2. Digital Consiles for rare diseases by Björn Broge 

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

  4. Telemedical Initial Assessment in Modern Emergency Care by Tobias Herrmann

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

Group 5: Patient Safety and Digitalisation

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

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

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

Group 6: Capacity Development

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

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

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