The BioS Project on the Conference for integrative medicine in Kos, Greece

The BioS Project on the Conference for integrative medicine in Kos, Greece

10/05/2018 14:19

The BioS project was presented on the Conference for Integrative Medicine (organized by IGNK in cooperation with European Medical Association and European School of Governance), which took place on the Greek Island of Kos from 02.05. till 09.05.2018.



02 May 2018 – 09 May 2018


Island of Kos, Greece

Around 200 health professionals (medical doctors, pharmacists and others) met on the island of Hippokrates. “We all as health professionals in practice should be aware of the influence and chances digitalization has on our daily work and how we can use big data in favour of our patients.” With these words Prof. Hartmut Schröder introduced the BioS project in his welcome the conference´ participants. “In discussions with many participants I realized once more the need of bridging the gap between the possibilities of bioinformatics and the practice of the health professionals” this is the resume of Dr. Gudrun Voggenreiter from Steinbeis-University Berlin.

The workshop “Telemedicine” was made possible by Prof. Winrich Breipohl (EUREHVA). In this workshop Stephan von Bandemer (IAT) and Dr. Secer Songül (DEGEDI) could show, that telemedicine will deliver a great part of the “big data” which are necessary for predictive and personalized medicine. Sources of these data are biomolecular or genetic research as well as electrophysiological analysis. Electrophysiological data can be achieved for example from implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. About 600.000 people have respective devices in Germany. A systematic use of this information would provide more than 30 Mio. datasets per year. These data can be used for early diagnosis of complications (detection of arrhythmias, early recognition of decompensation) as well as for the improvement of individualized therapeutic regimes (adaption of medication, optimization of device programming). In addition to regulatory (data standards, quality assurance) and financial (reimbursement conditions) provisions the use of data requires management competencies that include workflow, service design and qualification of in- and out-patient medical service providers.

The handling of these data requires data service centers that use telemedical strategies for the data evaluation. In practice it will not be feasible, to integrate the data analysis into workflows of in- or out-patient settings. Therefore, comparable to laboratory services, the telemedical centers evaluate data, provide information for physicians in charge of the patients and involve specialized expertise i.e. in case of need for individual re-programming of devices. Qualification for physicians will include the added value of the use of these data, the design of new diagnostic and therapeutic options and workflow models that ensure efficiency.



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