Auszeichnungen beim eHealth Summit Austria


Der eHealth Summit Austria in Kooperation mit der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz eHealth2015 fand im Jahr 2015 bereits zum dritten Mal statt. Vom 18. bis 19. Juni wurden über 80 Vorträge gehalten, 14 Poster wurden vorgestellt und ein Roundtable organisiert. Das Programm wurde zum zweiten Mal mit 10 Fortbildungspunkten von der Akademie der Ärzte attestiert. Insgesamt waren über 300 Besucherinnen und Besucher vor Ort.

Salzburg Research war mit zwei Beiträgen vor Ort. Beide Beiträge – ein Poster und ein Paper – wurden ausgezeichnet:

Poster AwardDas Poster EMPOWER – Patient-Empowerment Services for Diabetes Self-Management erhielt den Best Poster Award.


„Diabetes is a serious world-wide medical challenge and there is a recognised need for improved diabetes care outcomes. This paper describes results of the EMPOWER project, to foster the self-management of diabetes patients by integration of existing and new services offered to patients after having been diagnosed with diabetes. The Self-Management Pathway described in this paper helps patients in the specification of personalized activities based on medical recommendations and personal goals, as well as self-monitoring of the results. The whole process is supported by innovative ICT services that motivate patients to change their lifestyle and adhere to defined medication and activity plans. We describe the approach and present the findings of the validation phase in Germany and Turkey.“

Bei den Konferenzbeiträgen werden jedes Jahr die vier besten für das Journal Applied Clinical Informatics vorgeschlagen. Hier wurde das Paper „Effects of an assistance service on the quality of life of elderly users“ ausgewählt und wird in der dritten Ausgabe des Applied Clinical Informatics Journal erscheinen:

Willner, V., Schneider, C., & Feichtenschlager, M. (2015): eHealth 2015 Special Issue: Effects of an assistance service on the quality of life of elderly users. In: Applied Clinical Informatics, 6(3), 429–442.


Background: The ‘Confidence’ smartphone application aims to support elderly people’s independence as long as possible.
Objective: This paper presents first findings on the impact of the system on elderlies’ lives.
Methods: 41 end-users tested ‘Confidence’ for six weeks in their daily routine. Before and after the test period the participants assessed their quality of life (QoL). These assessments were analyzed together with additional QoL statements and the usage of ‘Confidence’ which were collected with questionnaires.
Results: Six participants assessed their QoL after the trial better than before and six participants assessed it as worse. Five individuals felt that ‘Confidence’ positively influenced their life and these five testers had a positive attitude towards ‘Confidence’ from the start of the trial. After the trial 38 % of the participants said that they felt safer, 37 % communicated more with others, 27 % forgot less, 13 % felt better oriented outside, and 7 % were more on the move due to ‘Confidence’. Three percent said that they were less on the move, two percent felt more unsafe and two percent were less outside.
Conclusion: ‘Confidence’ has the potential to affect elderly users’ lives. However, within this analysis positive or negative effects of its usage were not correlated with the QoL assessment. A connection between positive attitude towards technology prior use and a positive impact afterwards was found.

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Fotos: Mit freundlicher Genehmigung – eHealth Summit Austria, Krisztian Juhasz



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