Public lecture “Digital Transformation in Medicine”
09/12/2021 18:00 to 09/12/2021 19:30 (Europe/Luxembourg)
Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Klucken is the head of the Digital Medicine (dMed) Group that works in very close collaboration with the NCER-PD project (National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease https://parkinson.lu/) and is supported by the FNR-PEARL Programme at the LCSB (Luxembourg Center for Systems Biomedicine) of the University of Luxembourg, the LIH (Luxembourg Institute of Health) and the dMed Research Clinic at the CHL (Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg). The dMed group led by Prof. Klucken focuses on I) shaping and innovating personalised digital healthcare solutions, and II) understanding and evaluating the new benchmarks of a new ecosystem for digital medicine.
Digital tools including data-driven diagnostic and therapeutic applications and sensors are moving into healthcare. Already, the first telemedical services support patients life and the work of healthcare provider. Nowadays, new wearable sensors, smartphone application as well as intelligent algorithms ("artificial intelligence") developed by researchers are moving into the field of healthcare. The anticipated effects for patients as well as the market for new digital healthcare services seems endless.
However, the healthcare ecosystem including certification, regulation and reimbursement is different from other fields of services in our society. Quality assurance is of great importance and the EU-based Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have been established to ensure the technical quality of the new digital healthcare services, as well as the data safety/privacy issues on this very relevant topic of healthcare data management. Nevertheless, a European definition of the evidence for the medical and societal benefits of digital healthcare service is missing. Thus, market access and reimbursement procedures are extremely diverse within Europe and even within each country. Germany has moved forward by filing a new law (Digital HealthCare Act) that defines this evidence generation process linked to the reimbursement by the German healthcare system. Luxembourg considers this concept to be a strong basis to generate a coherent regulatory process on an European Level and is willing to contribute proactively to the development of such a process.
In the presentation the concept will be explained and especially the future consequences for researchers, patients and their Healthcare Provider, as well as for the society will be envisioned: open for discussion and shaping of our digital healthcare future.
European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL)
4, Place de l'Europe, L-1499 Luxembourg (Kirchberg)
A few days before the event, the streaming link will be sent to the registered participants