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Sabine Koch, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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Arlene J. Astell, University of Toronto, Canada

Digital Health Equity for Older People
Ray Jones, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Jesse Hoey, University of Waterloo, Canada

 

Keynote Lecture

Sabine Koch
Karolinska Institutet
Sweden
 

Brief Bio
Sabine Koch is the Strategic Professor of Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and director of its Health Informatics Centre. Dr. Koch received both a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Informatics from Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany. Her early research was in dental informatics, especially dental imaging and IT supported integrated care concepts for dental offices. Her fields of interest include models for collaborative care, especially homecare, human factors/ usability and evaluation of information systems. Current research concerns a socio-technical perspective on integrating health, social and selfcare but also guideline-based clinical decision support and information visualization for enhanced decision making. Dr. Koch is the Past President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and Editor-in-Chief of Methods of Information in Medicine. She is a frequent member of the Scientific Program Committees for different international conferences in the field, associate editor of Applied Clinical Informatics and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Medical Informatics. She also acted as external expert for EC DG SANTE – Assessing the impact of digital transformation of health services.


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Arlene J. Astell
University of Toronto
Canada
 

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Digital Health Equity for Older People

Ray Jones
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom
 

Brief Bio
Ray Jones, is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Plymouth. He was awarded an MBE for services to digital health and social care over a 45-year career that has seen him lead multi-million pound projects and engage with people across the SW England. These projects have included pioneering initiatives, working with postgraduate students and younger researchers, in promoting the use of video calls and smart speakers to help care home residents stay connected with their family and exploring the use of robotics in care homes. Jones has tried to tackle digital health inequalities, for example, by giving patients access to their own records and helping older people make use of technology, including use of video calls and companion robots.

In 2017, Professor Jones secured £2.7m funding from the European Regional Development Fund for the project E-health and Productivity in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC). It has involved working with health and social care professionals and service users in the region to identify healthcare problems, then provide funding to local businesses to design and make potential digital solutions. The aim is to address regional inequalities, improving the eHealth sector in Cornwall. The first three years of EPIC funded more than 40 projects. In March, 2020, EPIC received a three-year, £4m extension, to continue the work, and a second 3-year project – the £1.6m GOALD (Generating Older Active Lives Digitally) – a collaboration with University of Stirling - was separately funded in 2021 by UKRI and launched alongside. 

Jones believes that our health and care students can be a major way of addressing digital health inequalities in the region, and promoting the use of evidence-based information in public debate about health. Through his teaching, he pioneered Digital Health Professionalism including a Digital Health Champions scheme and use of Twitter as part of the Plymouth undergraduate nursing curriculum in 2014, predating the ‘every nurse an e-nurse’ objective set by the Royal College of Nursing in 2017. Since then, every Plymouth nursing undergraduate has been required to use the platform using the prefix @PUNC (Plymouth University Nursing Cohort) to engage with patients, professionals and healthcare forums to supplement their learning.  Digital Health Champions from nursing and other health studies have volunteered to find ways of helping local groups and communities make better use of technology.


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Jesse Hoey
University of Waterloo
Canada
 

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