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European Campus becomes recognised centre of Digital Health education and research

Germany, France, Finland: university participates in three major Digital Health events

2.6.2022 | THD-Pressestelle

The European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI), a faculty of Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), participated in the Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) conference in Nice, France from 27 to 31 May. There Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan, head of the master’s programme Digital Health at ECRI, presented the university’s vast and successful experience in fostering global Digital Health education and chaired three scientific sessions.

The MIE conference is one of three conferences related to Digital Health the ECRI participated this spring-summer. At DMEA – Connecting Digital Health in Berlin the university was visible with a dedicated stand from 25 to 28 April. There ECRI presented its educational and R&D programmes, among them the main study programme Master of Digital Health (MDH), and the annual signature event series DigiHealthDay. At the MIE conference from 27 to 31 May in Nice, France, the university not only presented its vast and successful experience in the field of Digital Health, but Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan also chaired three scientific sessions, underlining his expertise. DIT-ECRI has been an Academic Institutional Member of  the European Federation for Medical Informatics, the host of MIE, since 2019, and has partnered with that leading European academic society in many aspects, in particular, within the frameworks of the DigiHealthDay series.

After participating in DMEA and MIE Professor Chaltikyan explains: “Thanks to the vast national and global networking and connections of its staff, the DIT-ECRI collaborates extensively with a number of key players in Digital Health, both in Germany and internationally, which has a mutually beneficial, “win-win” effect: on the one hand, students and staff at DIT have excellent opportunity to engage with the global Digital Health community, with multiple educational and research possibilities. On the other hand, DIT-ECRI contributes significantly to the advances in Digital Transformation of Healthcare worldwide, and brings its considerable expertise and experience to the forefront of innovation and development in this critical domain.”

The collaboration with key players in Digital Health will find its high point in the participation of the DIT-ECRI at the HIMSS22 Europe Health Conference in Helsinki from 14 to 16 June. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the leading global non-profit dedicated to advancing health care through its digital transformation, bringing together more than 120,000 experts, business developers, scholars, students, and Digital Health enthusiasts from all over the world. The 2022 HIMSS European Health Conference & Exhibition will be this year’s epicenter to accomplishing the goal of Digital Health Transformation. Therefore, the DIT-ECRI’s significant presence at the conference in Helsinki with a dedicated stand, more than ten teaching staff and students in attendance, and Professor Chaltikyan as the moderator of the Workforce Empowerment track of the conference will add to the university’s journey towards becoming a recognised centre of Digital Health education and research – nationally, Europe-wide, and globally.

Bild (THD/ECRI): Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan at the Medical Informatics Europe conference in Nice, France.