The basic goal of the series of BCSSS Vice President Felix Tretter’s workshops on (human) digitization is to make cyber-systemic perspectives of living systems explicit. Health and the health care system are important issues in this context. The aim of the previous workshops (WS I-II) was to examine the epistemic value of individual features of the digitization of our society, especially with regard to Big data as processing technology. For the purpose of this workshop, the term „Health Information and Communications Technology (Assessment)“ (hICTA), was preferred over the more common term „Digital Health Technology (Assessment)“ (DHT or DHTA).

Several topics were discussed at the meeting in June 2019:

  1. a rational framework  of evaluation of new health technologies
  2. a multidimensional checklist that covers 9 dimension
  3. the promises of hICT as an enhancement of economic efficacy
  4. evaluating h-ICT in context of the lifeworld of people with disability
  5. quality assurance in health service delivery
  6. and many more important questions

Please read the report on the third workshop in the series Big Data and Human Digitalization with a summary of all contributions from our distinguished colleagues and guests, Marcus Batschkus, Klaus Miesenberger, Alexander Degelsegger-Marquez, Lisa Rosenberger, Horst Kunhardt, Rania Wazir, Maria Ronacher, and Gerd Sumah.

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Workshop I: Big Data – Epistemological Requests of Systems Science

Workshop II: The “Truth” about health and disease by Big Data