Emagister Eventos

Organizado por eHealth Center, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

1st International Research Conference on eHealth and eWell-being Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift in Health

  • Fechas:

    Del 26/01/18 al 26/01/18

  • Lugar:

    Palau Macaya. Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona, Barcelona, España (mapa)

Web del evento

Descripción ↑ subir

For effective digital approaches to the promotion of health and eWell-being to be successfully adopted, an important challenge is that of generating scientific evidence that analyses digital actions’ feasibility and accurately evaluates their impact on society. 
The 1st International Research Conference on eHealth and eWell-being: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift in Health seeks to give experts in the use of digital technologies and data for promoting health measures an opportunity to share their scientific research and evidence-based practices.
The main objectives of the conference are:
● to provide scientific evidence that ensures quality, ethical and safety standards in eHealth;
● to assess the state-of-the-art on the subject at an international level;
● to discuss digital technologies’ challenges and opportunities for a paradigm shift in health.
In order to pursue the above goals, the UOC eHealth Centre  is investigating the following three areas of research:
1. Empowerment and participation in health. This area focuses on providing evidence-
based processes by which (a) citizens gain control over the factors and decisions that
affect their health and disease prevention and (b) communities participate in the
development of healthcare policies.

2. Design and assessment of interventions in eHealth. This area involves the design,
assessment and scientific validation of mobile apps, using the best scientific evidence

3. Health data science. This area entails research on health-related big data strategies
and services to develop personalized, predictive, preventive and participative
processes for the provision of health and eWell-being.

Those attending the 1st International Conference on eHealth and eWell-being will be looking at:

● scientific standards to evaluate and/or implement eHealth activities;
● evidence-based models for empowering citizens in the management of their health; 
● challenges and opportunities that need attention in order to promote health and eWell-being in digital societies.


Who should attend?

● Researchers in eHealth.
● Representatives of health institutions interested in defining digital strategies based on the latest scientific research.
● Key stakeholders from the health sector including nurses, practitioners, policy makers, clinicians, managers, etc.


Where will be take place?

The 1st International Research Conference on eHealth and Well-being. Evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift in Health will be take place in Palau Macaya-Barcelona. 


Lugar ↑ subir

Programa ↑ subir

9:00       Registration (Attendance is free but registration is required).


9:30       Welcome. Josep A. Planell, President, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).


09:45    Opening Session. Creating a Pandemic of Health: What is the Role of Digital Technologies?

Alejandro Jadad. Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation, University of Toronto. Founder of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (Canada) and professor at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.


10:30   Session I. Health data science. Building Learning Healthcare Systems from Big Data: Challenges and Promises.

Stein Olav Skrøvseth. Centre Director at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research. 


11:00     Session II. Design and assessment of interventions in eHealth. mHealth Assessment: Conceptualization of a Global Framework

Carme Carrion i Ribas. Researcher at the eHealth Center (UOC), Professor at the UOC’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and Knowledge Area Coordinator at the eHealth Center.


11: 30   Coffee Break


12:00    Session III. Empowerment and participation in health. Parque De La Vida (Colombia). A Case Study of Social Innovation and Health Promotion. 

             Carlos Palacio. Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (University of Antioquia).


12:30    Round table: Drivers and Barriers for a Paradigm Shift in Health.

Alejandro Jadad
Stein Olav Skrøvseth
Carme Carrion
Carlos Palacios

Moderator: Elia Gabarron. Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, University Hospital of North Norway.    


13: 15   Closing remarks


Ponentes ↑ subir

Eventos relacionados