Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020

Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020 (WImDiH)

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As a result of several requests, we want to inform you that we extend the deadline for the submission of full papers to the Journal of Public Health, based on the presented abstracts at our Workshop on the Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020 (WImDiH), to the 30th of September 2020.

We are looking forward to your submissions. Please consult the journal’s Submission Guidelines for further information and use the journal’s Editorial Manager to upload your submission. After this, please inform Lorenz Harst about your submission with a short eMail to

Zum Abschluss des Projektes Care4Saxony möchten wir Best Practices für die Implementierung von Digitalen Gesundheitslösungen sammeln und mit Experten aus Praxis und Forschung diskutieren. Dafür organisieren wir am 11. August 2020 von 10:00 Uhr bis ca. 14:00 Uhr einen Online-Workshop “Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions”.

The “Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions” will be held online on Tuesday, 11th of August 2020 10 am until approx. 2:00 pm CEST.

All organisational information regarding the workshop will be published at this website.



Der Workshop wird über den Online-Kommunikationsdienst “Big Blue Button” abgehalten. Die Zugangslinks zu dem am Workshop-Tag freigeschalteten Stream finden Sie hier:

The workshop will be hosted on the online communication platform “Big Blue Button”. The links for accessing the stream and participation (see button above) will be activated on the day of the workshop.


Die Präsentationen werden auf Englisch gehalten. Bitte laden Sie Ihre Präsentationen bis 10.08.2020 auf unser Online-Repository. Der Name des Hauptautors sollte im Dateinamen ersichtlich sein.

Presentations will be held in English. Please upload your presentations onto our online repository until Monday, 10th of August 2020. The name of the corresponding author should be part of the file name


The workshop will feature two parallel sessions with a joint wrap-up at the end of the workshop. Please consult the agenda below or the Agenda document for your assigned session and the according time for presenting your work.

10:00 – 10:15Workshop Kick-off

Care4Saxony research on barriers and best practices in telemedicine implementation:
- Common barriers in telemedicine implementation
- Regional telemedicine maturity
- Acceptance and usability of telemedicine tools and AAL
- Effectiveness of telemedicine in three use cases
10:15 – 10:20Split in two sessions:
Session head 1: Peggy Richter / Session head 2: Lorenz Harst
10:20 – 10:40Mastella et al.

1-year experience of offshore telemedicine emergency service
Balagna et al.

Digital Health solutions during COVID-19 emergency: the experience of TreC_Televisita
10:40 – 11:00Wohlbrandt et al.

Overcoming barriers with a citizen-centered digital health data infrastructure in Europe

Müller et al.

Integration of mobile sensors in a multi-center hospital system - Telemonitoring of COVID-19 patients in the German national COVID-19 network
11:00 – 11:20Karschuk & Huber

Evaluation of a patient-oriented online decision aid in non-metastatic prostate cancer (EvEnt-PCA): Chances & perspectives of an online tool for shared decision-making in health care research
Pohl et al.

KULT-SH – A project leveraging telemedicine interventions for children with cancer
11:20 – 11:40Reifegerste et al.

Sauerbruch, STARPAHC, and SARS: Historical Perspectives on Telemedicine

Orre et al.

Ownership as a Key for Successful Implementation of Digital Health Solutions
11:40 – 12:00Gleiß et al.

Organizing ambidexterity in hospitals by integrating digital healthcare technologies
Steinmeyer & Wiese

Towards Easy and Scalable Deployment of Machine Learning Models for Medical Data Analysis
12:00 – 12:20Lunch Break
12:20 – 12:40Jusob et al.

A New Privacy Framework for the Management of Chronic Diseases via mHealth in a Post Covid-19 World
Burkard et al.

How Do Convenience and Unobtrusiveness Influence Urinary Incontinence Patients? An Adoption Model of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

12:40 – 13:00Greve et al.

Healing the “Pilotitis” of mHealth in Sub-Sahara Africa – Assessing the Challenges of Scalability and Sustainability
Fürstenau et al.

Tackling the Frailty Burden in German Healthcare: Learnings from the Implementation of Digital Health Solutions in a University Hospital Setting
13:00 – 13:20Barakat et al.

Challenges encountered in the development process of the International Standard Accident Number (ISAN)
Stegemann & Gersch

Orchestrating the evolution: Interoperability and platform dynamics from a process-sensitive perspective
13:20 – 13:50Wrap-Up
“Barriers in telemedicine implementation – and strategies to overcome them”
13:50 – 14:00Thanks and Farewell

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Full-Paper Submission

Akzeptierte Abstracts können bis 30. September 2020 12. September 2020 als Full-Paper für das Journal of Public Health eingereicht werden. Die Richtlinien zur Einreichung enthalten weitere Informationen.

We gladly expect your full paper submisisons until September 30th 2020 September 12th 2020. Please consult the journal’s Submission Guidelines for further information.

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Einreichungen / Submissions

Die Phase der Einreichungen der Abstracts ist bereits abgeschlossen.

Informationen finden sich im Call for Paper für den Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020.

The deadline for submission of the abstracts has already passed.

Further informationen can be found in the Call for Paper for the Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020.


Call for Paper

Important Information

  • Abstract submission: 1st of July 2020
  • Please submit all abstracts to
  • Notification of acceptance: 20th of July 2020
  • Event: The workshop will be held as webinar on 11th of August 2020
  • Full paper submission: Authors of accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to extend their abstract into a full paper for the Journal of Public Health (Springer) and submit it until 12th of September 2020 (see information below)


Healthcare delivery experiences a rapid change from traditional care processes towards the use of digital health interventions and personalized medicine facilitated by them. Hospitals and health care providers adopt information systems, electronic health records and telemedicine solutions for more efficient workflows and care delivery both within and beyond institutions. Patients nowadays can choose from a wide range of digital health applications such as wearables and mobile phone applications supporting their self-management, health and well-being.

However, barriers are still impeding a large-scale, sustainable implementation of these digital health innovations. This issue persists regardless of whether such innovations relate to individual patients or health care professionals in their working environment (micro level), their respective wider societal structure (meso level), the regulatory or financial framework of the health care system (macro level) or the technology to be implemented.

Our workshop seeks for submissions presenting strategies for the successful implementation of digital health solutions while considering barriers on one or more of these levels. We welcome abstracts about research projects, practical findings, implementation evaluation results, and strategies you employed to overcome implementation barriers in your daily work. Please elaborate how you developed your particular implementation strategy and what the next steps to full-scale implementation will be.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Telemedicine
  • Telehealth
  • eHealth
  • Digital health
  • Digitally supported care models 
  • Health Information Systems
  • Electronic Health Records 
  • Digital Health at home – ambient assisted living solutions


Formal Requirements

The abstract submitted should be no longer than one A4-page. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop as basis for joint discussion on how to successfully overcome different barriers. Upon participating in the workshop, each presenter has the option to have a full-text version of her/his abstract published in a special Issue of the Journal of Public Health (Springer- All contributions will then be subject to a double-blind review.

For further information regarding the workshop and subsequent publication opportunities, please contact us via



Peggy Richter

Peggy Richter, M.Sc.

Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Business and Economics, Germany

Brief Bio: Peggy Richter graduated at the TU Dresden with a master’s degree in Information Systems Research (Wirtschaftsinformatik) in 2013. She is research associate in the Digital Health group “Helict” at the Chair of Wirtschaftsinformatik, esp. Systems Development at TU Dresden. Currently, she is a member of the ESF-funded junior research group Care4Saxony and working in the European Joint Action iPAAC (Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer). Her research interests include application and theories on conceptual modeling, patient pathway modeling and digital solutions to support patient-centered, integrated care implementation, as well as process-based quality management.



Lorenz Harst

Lorenz Harst, M.A.

Technische Universität Dresden, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Germany

Brief Bio: Lorenz Harst graduated from TU Dresden with a master’s degree in Applied Media Science in 2016. He is a research associate at the Research Association Public Health at the Center for Evidence-based Healthcare at the University Clinic and Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus and also heads the clinic’s task force for the national network of University Clinics for COVID-19. His research interests include user-centered development, implementation and evaluation of digital healthcare solutions, especially for targeted health communication strategies.




Workshop Program Committee


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