dHealth 2020 – Biomedical Informatics for Health and Care
Proceedings of the 14th Health Informatics Meets Digital Health Conference
Successful digital healthcare depends on the effective flow of a complete chain of information; from the sensor, via multiple steps of processing, to the actuator, which can be anything from a human healthcare professional to a robot. Along this pathway, methods for automating the processing of information, like signal processing, machine learning, predictive analytics and decision support, play an increasing role in providing actionable information and supporting personalized and preventive healthcare concepts in both biomedical and digital healthcare systems and applications. ICT systems in healthcare and biomedical systems and devices are very closely related, and in the future they will become increasingly intertwined. Indeed, it is already often difficult to delineate where the one ends and the other begins.
This book presents the intended proceedings of the dHealth 2020 annual conference on the general topic of health Informatics and digital health, which was due to be held in Vienna, Austria, on 19 and 20 May 2020, but which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was nevertheless taken to publish these proceedings, which include the 40 papers which would have been delivered at the conference. The special topic for the 2020 edition of the conference was Biomedical Informatics for Health and Care.
The book provides an overview of current developments in health informatics and digital health, and will be of interest to researchers and healthcare practitioners alike.