Agenda

NEW SOLUTIONS IN DIGITAL HEALTH

2nd Congress by the SMITH Consortium of the Medical Informatics Initiative | June 28th – 29th 2022, dbb forum berlin

Here you can find the current program for the SMITH Congress 2022, as of 22/06/2022.
The program is available for download as a PDF file

Tuesday, 28th June 2022

Moderation: Hans-Peter Bröckerhoff, Founder and longtime editor of the trade magazine E-HEALTH-COM

10:00 - 10:30 | Press conference | Room Friedrichshain

Press conference

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend our press meeting.
Please register in advance via our online registration.

Hans-Peter Bröckerhoff

Moderator SMITH Congress 2022 “NEW SOLUTIONS IN DIGITAL HEALTH”
Founder and longtime editor of the trade magazine

Prof. Dr. Markus Löffler

Head of the SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology,
Leipzig University

Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx, FRCA

2nd Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Head of the Digital Hub DISTANCE,
Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine,
Head of the Department for Intensive Care Medicine,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. André Scherag

Congress President,
1st Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Science,
University Hospital Jena

Sebastian C. Semler

Director of TMF e.V. – Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research

10:30 – 11:00 | Welcome coffee | Lichthof
11:00 - 11:15 | Opening | Atrium

Opening

Prof. Dr. Markus Löffler

Head of the SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology,
Leipzig University

11:15 - 11:30 | Welcoming speech from politics: Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Atrium

Welcoming speech from politics: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling

Ministerial Director and Head of the Life Sciences Department,
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

11:30 - 12:15 | Keynote lecture: Data-driven healthcare – Today’s research for tomorrow’s healthcare (English) | Atrium

Keynote lecture: Data-driven healthcare – Today’s research for tomorrow’s healthcare (English)

The awareness of healthcare being a data-intensive discipline is slowly leading to redesign of the processes of data capture, storage, exchange, and use. Implementing such redesigned processes is a socio-technical endeavour involving legal, ethical, professional and technical challenges. This largely takes place at local and regional level, while at a European scale requirements are laid out in projects, initiatives and regulations. This keynote will focus on reusable health data, addressing technical successes and failures, the need for capacity building in medical training and beyond, and the importance of medical informatics research. Evidence-based medical informatics and implementation science are key to establish and scale-up successful innovations. Examples of such innovations in the Netherlands will be presented, including data exchange among care recipients and care providers and the need for comprehendible language in digital communication. This will be related to the upcoming European Health Data Space regulations.

Ronald Cornet, PhD,

Associate professor; Principal Investigator
Medical Informatics
Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute
Amsterdam UMC

12:15 - 13:00 | Panel discussion: Digital medicine - From Europe to the region (English) | Atrium

Panel discussion: Digital medicine – From Europe to the region (English)

In early May 2022 the European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), one of the central building blocks of a strong European Health Union. The objectives are to empower individuals through better digital access to their personal health data (including cross-board access), to unleash the potentials for digital health services and products and to set up strict rules for the use of individual’s non-identifiable health data for research, innovation, policy-making and regulatory activities.

In this session we want to discuss what the current status of the EHDS is and what to expect (practically). Next, we will ask where we see connections between the German activities and the EHDS. At a very practical level, how will citizens in urban and rural areas participate or benefit? To what extent is there a (foreseeable) compromise between all three objectives of the EHDS? Finally yet importantly, how can such a digital ecosystem be made sustainable and who is going to pay for it?

Ronald Cornet, PhD

Associate professor; Principal Investigator
Medical Informatics
Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute
Amsterdam UMC

Dr. Silke Haferkamp

Head of IT Division,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Dr. Christoph Klein

Policy Officer, Principal Administrator,
International cooperation, G20,
European Commission

Nick Schneider

Head of Division 511 –
New technologies and data use,
Federal Ministry of Health

Sebastian C. Semler

Director of TMF e.V. – Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch break | Lichthof
14:00 - 14:30 | Strong Data Integration Centers inspire clinic and research | Atrium

Strong Data Integration Centers inspire clinic and research

Data Integration Centers are an essential part of the sustainable IT infrastructure with which the Medical Informatics Initiative creates the conditions for cross-site networking of research and healthcare. In Data Integration Centers, medical data is collected centrally at the site, its formats harmonized and made available for research. Data protection and data security have the highest priority.

Seven of the ten university medical sites participating in the SMITH Consortium have so far established a Data Integration Center, and three network partners are preparing to set one up.

In the short presentations of the session “Strong DConsoata Integration Centers inspire clinics and research”, the heads of the Data Integration Centers at the sites in Bonn, Leipzig, Halle, Essen and Hamburg will talk about the special features and achievements of the SMITH Data Integration Centers.

Data integration centers for local and national pandemic management

Dr. Felix Erdfelder

Acting Head of the Data Integration Center,
University Hospital Bonn

How can clinical researchers use the services of Data Integration Centers?

Dr. Thomas Wendt

Head of Data Integration Center,
Leipzig University Hospital

Tasks and Services of the trust office of the Halle Data Integration Center

Dr. Daniel Tiller

Head of Data Integration Center,
University Hospital Halle (Saale)

PROMs: Advantages of the Clinical Domain using the example of ePOS
Patient Involvement at the Data Integration Center Essen

Tobias Brieden

Head of Data Integration Center
University Medicine Essen

More than Data Sharing:
Electronic Data Capture as a Service of the Data Integration Centers

Dr. Jan Gewehr

Head of Research and Integrative Systems Department,
Business Unit IT,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

14:45 - 16:00 | Breakout Sessions: Outcomes of the SMITH Use Cases | Workshopräume

Breakout Sessions: Outcomes of the SMITH Use Cases

In one methodological and two clinical use cases, SMITH demonstrates the functionality and effectiveness of the established Data Integration Centers.

In the breakout sessions, small groups will present and discuss the results of the SMITH Use Cases that were achieved during the development and networking phase of the Medical Informatics Initiative.

After the Data Integration Center presentation, participants will be divided into three groups and directed to the respective workshop rooms for each use case. After each session, participants will switch workshop rooms. The sessions will be repeated three times each in order to be able to work in the small groups of participants.

Clinical Use Case ASIC –
Digital & innovative application for quality improvement in patients with acute respiratory failure
(Room Köpenick)

The clinical Use Case ASIC uses the treatment of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as example to show how intensive care can be improved by using already existing clinical data.

Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx

2nd Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Head of the Digital Hub DISTANCE,
Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine ,
Head of the Department for Intensive Care Medicine,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Clinical Use Case HELP –
Experiences to digitally support responsible antibiotic therapy for staphylococcal bloodstream infections
(Room Kreuzberg)

The clinical Use Case HELP supports the targeted use of antibiotics to combat staphylococcal bloodstream infections.

Prof. Dr. Mathias Pletz

Director of the Institute for Infectious Medicine and Hospital Hygiene
com. Director of the Institute of Immunology
Jena University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Rainer Röhrig

Director of the Institute for Medical Informatics,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. André Scherag

1st Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Science,
University Hospital Jena

Methodical Use Case PHEP –
From Data to Information to Knowledge – the Interface to Clinical Research
(Room Friedrichshain)

The methodological Use Case PheP develops methods to automatically extract medical information from electronic patient records and provides a platform for distributed analysis.

Dr. Frank Meineke

IT Coordinator and Project Manager,
Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology,
Leipzig University

16:00 – 16:30 | Coffee break | Lichthof
16:30 - 17:30 | Advancement of the Medical Informatics Initiative in research and education: New professorships and Junior Research Groups in the SMITH Consortium | Atrium

Advancement of the Medical Informatics Initiative in research and education:
New professorships and junior research groups in the SMITH Consortium

One of the most important goals of the Medical Informatics Initiative is to promote young scientists. Well-trained specialists play a central role in the future of digitization in medicine. Specialized “data scientists” should both master the latest tools of informatics and be familiar with medical terminology so that they can meaningfully evaluate the growing volumes of data.

To sustainably promote research and teaching in medical informatics, the SMITH Consortium has established six new professorships in Bonn, Essen, Halle, Hamburg, Jena and Leipzig during the development and networking phase. Some SMITH sites have established junior research groups. The junior research groups of the consortium develop forward-looking perspectives on medical informatics issues and future scientists.

In this session, the professors and junior research group leaders of the Bonn, Essen, Halle, Hamburg, Jena and Leipzig sites will present their professorships and junior research groups.

Digital medicine at University Hospital Bonn

Prof. Dr. Stephan Jonas

Director of the Institute for Digital Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Bonn

Towards predicting hyper-localized (neighborhood) virus load and virus variants from sewage data

Prof. Dr. Folker Meyer

Chair of Medical Informatics with a focus on Medical Data Science,
Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (IKIM),
University Hospital Essen

Bridges between research and care and between clinic and faculty at University Hospital Halle

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan Christoph

Scientific Director,
Data Integration Center / Working Group (Bio-)Medical Data Science,
University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Get to it – medical data finally in the practice!

Dr. Sylvia Nürnberg

Junior Research Group Leader Secondary Use of Healthcare Data,
Institute for Applied Medical Informatics,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

From AI assistance to digital didactics in medicine – the Medical Informatics Group at Jena University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Cord Spreckelsen

Chair of Medical Informatics,
Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Science,
Jena University Hospital

Dr. Sasanka Potluri

Junior Research Group Leader “KI-LoV”,
Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Science,
Jena University Hospital

Infrastructures for AI-based phenotyping

Prof. Dr. Toralf Kirsten

Chair of Medical Data Science,
Faculty of Medicine,
Leipzig University

Head of Medical Data Science Department,
Medical Informatics Center,
University of Leipzig Medical Center

Dr. Alexandr Uciteli

Junior research group leader “Terminology- and ontology-based phenotyping”,
Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology,
Leipzig University

17:30 - 18:00 | Closing dialogue | Atrium

Closing dialogue

The Data Integration Centers developed through the Medical Informatics Initiative have created an infrastructure that enables cross-location networking of research and healthcare. In addition to the focal points of the junior research groups and new professorships presented in the individual presentations, we would like to discuss how models of cooperation with the Data Integration Centers have already been designed or how they can be designed in the future. In addition, we would like to discuss whether and how the new professorships are involved in the teaching of human medicine and help shape this with a look at the “Master Plan for Medical Studies 2020”.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan Christoph

Scientific Director,
Data Integration Center / Working Group (Bio-)Medical Data Science,
University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Jonas

Director of the Institute for Digital Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Bonn

Prof. Dr. Toralf Kirsten

Chair of Medical Data Science,
Faculty of Medicine,
Leipzig University

Head of Medical Data Science Department,
Medical Informatics Center,
University of Leipzig Medical Center

Prof. Dr. Markus Löffler

Head of the SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology,
Leipzig University

Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx, FRCA

2nd Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Head of the Digital Hub DISTANCE,
Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine ,
Head of the Department for Intensive Care Medicine,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Folker Meyer

Chair of Medical Informatics with a focus on Medical Data Science,
Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (IKIM),
University Hospital Essen

Dr. Sylvia Nürnberg

Junior Research Group Leader Secondary Use of Healthcare Data,
Institute for Applied Medical Informatics,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Prof. Dr. André Scherag

Congress President,
1st Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Science,
University Hospital Jena

Prof. Dr. Cord Spreckelsen

Chair of Medical Informatics,
Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Science,
Jena University Hospital

18:00 - 22:00 | Get-together | Lichthof

Get-together

Opportunity for mutual exchange in a relaxed atmosphere

Wednesday, 29th June 2022

Moderation: Hans-Peter Bröckerhoff, Founder and longtime editor of the trade magazine E-HEALTH-COM

10:00 - 11:30 | Impulses for the future of healthcare: Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care | Atrium

Impulses for the future of healthcare: Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care

The goal of the “Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care” is to develop digital innovations for regional healthcare. Data from regional care is intended to strengthen the database of health research and improve it. The starting point of a hub is the Data Integration Center of a university hospital as part of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII). Within the framework of the hub projects, the Data Integration Centers network with regional partners – including hospitals, doctors’ practices, rehabilitation and care facilities, as well as emergency services. Research institutions and health insurance companies also collaborate with the hubs.

The session will include a presentation on the idea and current status of all six “Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In the subsequent panel discussion, which will include representatives of the hubs, participants will discuss solutions to any obstacles that may have been identified. One key issue will be the question of how successful digital innovations can be transferred to sustainable operation at a later date.

CAEHR – Improving health care for cardiovascular disease through cross-sector integration of treatment data

The Digital Hub CAEHR is about optimizing the care of people with cardiovascular diseases. The aim is to enable data to be used at all points in the healthcare system in order to predict the course of disease more accurately and thus improve prevention and treatment.

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting

CAEHR Coordinator,
Director Institute for Medical Informatics,
University Medical Center Göttingen

DECIDE – High-quality care and data integration with telemedicine, artificial intelligence and mobile sensors, even apart from a university hospital

The Digital Hub DECIDE aims to improve the quality of healthcare in rural regions. A wide range of IT solutions are being created for this purpose. These are used as examples in the treatment of complex and chronic diseases such as cancer and depression.

Dr. Torsten Panholzer

Head of the DigitalHub DECIDE
Acting Head of the Department of Medical Informatics,
Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics,
University Medical Center Mainz

DISTANCE – Cross-sector & digital hub concept for the follow-up of intensive care patients

The Digital Hub DISTANCE is dedicated to the aftercare of former intensive care patients who often who often develop mental, cognitive and/or physical discomforts after hospital discharge. The PICOS app is designed to support outpatient follow-up care and prevent readmissions.

Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx, FRCA

2nd Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Head of the Digital Hub DISTANCE,
Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine,
Head of the Department for Intensive Care Medicine,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

MIDIA Hub – User-centric development process for cross-sector digital networking

The aim of the Digital Hub MIDIA-Hub is to establish a portal in which regional healthcare providers can network with each other and share data generated during treatment in order to optimize therapies. Examples include the treatment of people with multiple sclerosis and the follow-up care of cancer patients via a portal. In addition, the MIDIA hub is establishing a patient portal through which patients can make their own medical data available in pseudonymized form and give their consent for research purposes.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Prokosch

Coordinator MIRACUM Consortium,
Head of the Digital Hub MIDIA-Hub,
Chair of Medical Informatics,
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology,
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

MiHUBx – Digital ecosystem to strengthen medical research, diagnostics and therapy in Saxony

In the Digital Hub MiHUBx, actors and initiatives in medical research and heathcare are to be networked with each other by making data available in a virtual system in a structured, comprehensive and data-protection-compliant manner. The services will be tested and developed on the basis of three use cases in the field of diabetic eye diseases, pandemic management and personalized cancer medicine.

Dr. Franziska Bathelt

Co-Head of the Digital Hub MiHUBx
Scientific deputy of the professorship for Medical Informatics,
Institute for Medical Informatics and Biometry,
Center for Medical Informatics,
Dresden University of Technology

LeMeDaRT – The Exactly Right Data at the Right Time in a Quickly Understandable Format for Everyone Involved in the Treatment Process, Including the People Affected

A Challenge for Digitization in Medical Care

The Digital Hub LeMeDaRT is concerned with improving healthcare in remote rural regions by means of digitization in medicine. In three use cases, exemplary digital solutions are tested that optimize the data flow between regional healthcare and cutting-edge medicine.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Fischer

Head of the Digital Hub LeMeDaRT,
Department of General Medicine at the CPD-BW,
University Hospital Mannheim

11:30 – 11:45 | Coffee break | Lichthof
11:45 - 13:15 | Panel discussion: From innovative impulses to primary care | Atrium

Panel discussion: From innovative impulses to primary care

The goal of the “Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care” is to develop digital innovations for regional healthcare. Data from regional healthcare is intended to strengthen the database of health research and improve it. The starting point of a hub is the Data Integration Center of a university hospital as part of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII). Within the framework of the hub projects, the Data Integration Centers network with regional partners – including hospitals, doctors’ practices, rehabilitation and care facilities, as well as emergency services. Research institutions and health insurance companies also collaborate with the hubs.

The session will include a presentation on the idea and current status of all six “Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In the subsequent panel discussion, which will include representatives of the hubs, participants will discuss solutions to any obstacles that may have been identified. One key issue will be the question of how successful digital innovations can later be transferred to sustainable operation.

Dr. Franziska Bathelt

Co-Head of the Digital Hub MiHUBx
Scientific deputy of the professorship for Medical Informatics,
Institute for Medical Informatics and Biometry,
Center for Medical Informatics,
Dresden University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Joachim Fischer

Head of the Digital Hub LeMeDaRT,
Department of General Medicine at the CPD-BW,
University Hospital Mannheim

Dr. Anne Sophie Geier

Director of the German Digital Health Association

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting

CAEHR Coordinator,
Director Institute for Medical Informatics,
University Medical Center Göttingen

Mina Luetkens

Managing Partner,
Patients4Digital gGmbH

Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx

2nd Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Head of the Digital Hub DISTANCE,
Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine,
Head of the Department for Intensive Care Medicine,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Dr. Torsten Panholzer

Head of the DigitalHub DECIDE
Acting Head of the Department of Medical Informatics,
Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics,
University Medical Center Mainz

Thomas Renner

Head of subdivision “Digitalization and Innovation”,
Federal Ministry of Health

13:15 - 13:45 | Summary and outlook | Atrium

Summary and outlook

Prof. Dr. Markus Löffler

Head of the SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology,
Leipzig University

Prof. Dr. Gernot Marx, FRCA

2nd Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Head of the Digital Hub DISTANCE,
Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine,
Head of the Department for Intensive Care Medicine,
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. André Scherag

Congress President,
1st Spokesman SMITH Consortium,
Director of the Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Science,
University Hospital Jena

from 13:45 on | Congress closing | Lichthof