Statements for the NGIoT Thematic Workshop: Health & care

Statements for IoT and Edge: Health & care

Digital transformation and open markets of information services will subsume the IoT. However, we have work to do on standards relating to semantic interoperability, trust, privacy, data sovereignty, and cyber security. Further out we can expect major disruption from the emergence of human-like general purpose AI and the Sentient Web.

Dave Raggett, W3C/ERCIM

NGIoT should be aligned with cities strategy and wellness for citizens

Hugo Jaca, Operaciones SyC Investigaciones Academicas

I have been the Central Greece IoT health services manager of the Large Scale Horizon2020 Project ACTIVAGE and I am the Central Greece AI and IoT health services manager of the Large Scale Horizon2020 Project GATEKEEPER Via the know how and results of this Innovation Action projects, we plan to promote digital transformation of health and care services in Greece , in the era of Health 4.0

George Dafoulas, Clinical Research Fellow Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Thessaly

At PacSana we believe that measuring and understanding changes in movement patterns in the home is key to delivering high quality affordable social care. Our simple and unobtrusive solution is focused on, comfort, usability, and privacy for our service users. It provides meaningful insights that can help drive better home care by revealing sudden or emerging changes in movement patterns. We share this data with users and their carers through our smartphone app or desktop dashboard. These insights allow those providing social care deliver the support that enables the elderly and the vulnerable to live longer lives independently.

Feargal Duignan, CEO PacSana

We develop and offer smart technology to help seniors live a better life. Our products and services provide greater security and quality of life, as well as the opportunity for the elderly to live with the dignity and independence they deserve.

Mark Nolan, Head of Product

NGIot and Open Data are key for eHelath and Wellness with a huge number of activities. Services and applications.
Arndt Marylin, France

Technology should ultimately benefit the patient, either directly (better care provision, improved quality of life, preventive and personalised care) or indirectly (research and innovation, health system efficiencies). Patients, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders should be actively involved and informed, in order to be empowered and to make the right decisions/conclusions on how the generated data will contribute to better health outcomes. This should be coupled with awareness and literacy initiatives, transparency on the data governance framework and on how data contributes to the envisioned/realised objectives. Projects should be modelled for interoperability, security and data protection, and fit to form part of a bigger ecosystem that could be nested within or interacting with the European Health Data Space.
Danny Van Roijen, COCIR (Belgium)

NGIot and Open Data are key for eHelath and Wellness with a huge number of activities. Services and applications.
Arndt Marylin, France

Data is the new medicine, but we should treat it with care. Data can improve patient outcomes, foster research and accelerate the development of new health services only if it is shared between stakeholders and reused while respecting privacy, strengthening people’s control over their data and guaranteeing transparency. Well-defined, openly communicated data strategies are needed and data governance practices should be planned like any other key function in the organization.
Background: The working paper from the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra provides guidelines for the future strategic use of sensitive data within European health systems. It addresses ethical, legal and self-regulatory frameworks for balanced data ecosystems, discusses the current challenges and establishes a set of recommendations for a new health and well-being data paradigm.
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Jaana Sinipuro, SITRA, Finland