Invitation to Congress
The future of healthcare representment is regarded differently from today’s. It’s inevitable for rapidly developing technologies, together with demographic and economic changes, to replace the delivery of healthcare services worldwide.We are currently living in an era in which aging is replaced by long life, quality life options are becoming more and more widespread, we all have the opportunity to be our own doctors with artificial intelligence, some people can have senses such as seeing and hearing that they have never tasted in their lives, we can produce new organs, tissues and even beings, we produce solutions to genetic diseases that are thought to be helpless. Within this context, Digital Health has a crucial role in increasing the access, impact and efficiency of modern healthcare services. Many hospitals, with the impact of increasing expenditure in recent years, have already sought long-term solutions to minimize inpatient services.
Technology has undergone an even quicker alteration in the last few years with the pandemic and has radically rearranged the basis of hospital care. There are voluminous differences in question in the familiar layout especially through and after the Covid-19 days. The aging of the country's populations and the number of patients, which increased significantly with the epidemic, caused more bed demand and increasing costs; hospital managers and governments are focused on how to optimize inpatient and outpatient expenditure and integrate digital technologies into traditional hospital services under these conditions; eventually, there have been serious alterations in the health service delivery that we are familiar. In fact, it has almost become mandatory to turn our hospitals into digital ones.
Building a digital hospital may require investment to man power, technology, procedures and associations at first. In the short term, hospital management may not able to see the immediate return of these investments. But in the long term, as digital technologies improve care delivery, create operational efficiencies, and advance the patient and staff experience, returning of investment; seen as better quality care enhanced operational efficiency, and increased patient satisfaction. “Digital hospital” is a hospital with advanced technology and a hospital operation which has all information systems in the health institution are fully integrated with all kinds of medical and non-medical technologies, determined reliable data flow standards, providing mobile access to hospital and patient information by healthcare personnel by spending less time and energy, no manual operation, works paperless and filmless, the right drug and medical treatment applications are controlled, all operations are carried out, controlled and managed with a full automation system. Digital hospitals are fully integrated hospitals that include hospital information management systems, digital medical records, PACS, numerical medical archive, barcode, RFID technologies, drug, and material tracking, mobility and tablet computers, medical technologies, building, energy, lighting technologies, and information systems, communication systems, data, voice, image and multimedia technologies, telemedicine and distance education, virtual autopsy, virtual surgery, virtualization, management services, consultancy, orientation, garden, management elements such as parking and all kinds of integrated services, etc.
Even though becoming a fully digital hospital requires an expenditure, it is not as costly as it is commonly thought, and choosing the correct devices provides hospitals with additional savings opportunities. Rapid access to patient information from anywhere, data security, running all services in a computer environment, minimum error, low cost, patient and employee satisfaction ensures several benefits like achievement in diagnosis and treatment. Though it constittutes a great part of the investment costs, ensuring the sufficiency of substructure is an initial step for digital hospital. On the other side, software applications, websites, and networked devices are increasingly offering to guide individuals to generate, access, and share health information. In the healthcare industry, these are defined as “digital health platforms” and support patients that make self-care on their own and their relatives to collect, share and evaluate information from smartphones or goal-directed hardware by connecting them with healthcare providers. The digital hospital and digital health platforms, which can be described as the inevitable end of providing and receiving health care, create a perspective that will also provide a solution to the fatigue caused by untidiness and manual work, and the derangement of responsibility in the professional field.
Accordingly, main theme of the 6th International Congress of Informatics and Information Assurance in Health, , is going to be “Digital Hospitals and Digital Health Platforms”.
The Congress is going to create a platform where Information Technologies in Health and Information Security in the World and innovations are discussed. The mission of the congress that will be attended by many representatives of international institutions and experts; is going to be the interpretation of different applications, achievements, and Information Technologies in the context of global tendency, and Information Security in the World studies from the point of healthcare services. In addition, this congress will provide the participants with the opportunity to discuss the essential experience and practices in order to provide safer, more effective, and effective health services with information technologies that are renewed every day. Thus, you participants will have the opportunity to discuss basic approaches in providing Information Technologies in Health and Information Security in the World, and to test new systems and ideas that extend across the traditional boundaries, through the participants, conferences, statements of you practitioners in the field, their efforts and workshops.
We would be pleased to see you among us.
Prof. Dr. Seval AKGUN
Head of the Congress
Dr. Zakiuddin AHMED
Co-head of the Congress