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Scale-IT-up 2023Workshop on Best Practices for Scaling-Up Digital Innovations in Healthcare (BIOSTEC)
Chair(s): Hannes Schlieter, Tobias Kowatsch and Kai Gand

Workshop on
Best Practices for Scaling-Up Digital Innovations in Healthcare
 - Scale-IT-up 2023

Paper Submission: November 22, 2022 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 11, 2022 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2023 (expired)


Hannes Schlieter
Technische Universität Dresden
Tobias Kowatsch
Centre for Digital Health Interventions, University of Zurich, University of St. Gallen & ETH Zurich
Kai Gand
TU Dresden

Healthcare delivery undergoes a rapid change from traditional processes towards the use of digital health interventions and personalized medicine. On the one side, hospitals and health care providers introduce hospital information systems, electronic health records and telemedicine solutions for more efficient workflows within and beyond institutions. On the other side, patients may choose between a wide range of digital health applications provided by wearables and mobile phone applications supporting their self-management, health and well-being. 

However, the question of how sustainable digital health implementation and diffusion can be successfully reached is not sufficiently solved yet. Also, it is questionable whether and which limitations still stay to ensure the continuity of care having digital health applications in place. For example, the German legislation on and introduction of DiGAs (Digital Health Applications ) as additional formally prescribable and statutorily funded therapy mode was well-acknowledged all over Europe. However, their actual added value and the possibility of more user-driven interventions remain questionable. Furthermore, it would be interesting to know what the prerequisites are or should be in order to arrive at "DiGA-like" applications across the board.

Our workshop seeks for submissions dealing with such questions and especially the diffusion and adoption of digital health innovations. We also invite papers on digital health innovations on an early stage of research that are presenting best practices or study protocols for successful uptake. We welcome research and theory papers as well as case studies. The workshop includes paper presentations, invited talks and open workshop parts for discussing innovative topics. Paper contributions are possible as regular papers, position papers or abstracts.