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pHealth 2021

Genoa, Italy, 8 – 10 November 2021

Dear Colleague,
We thank you very much for your support in one or more of our pHealth conferences as well as related events of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI). We would like to direct your attention to the coming pHealth 2021 Conference, virtually happening from 8-10 November 2021 at the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. The 2021 edition of pHealth will emphasize the interrelated aspects of pHealth, i.e. personalized, participative, preventive, predictive precision medicine (5P medicine) in health and social services. In that context, mobile technologies, micro-nano-bio smart systems, bio-data management and analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics for personalized health, the Health Internet of Things (HIoT), systems medicine, public health and virtual care. It also addresses new potential risks for security and privacy as well as safety chances and challenges, trustworthiness of partners and processes, the motivation and empowerment of patients in care processes, and health systems challenges in developing countries. The multilateral benefits of pHealth technologies for all stakeholder communities give enormous potential, not only for medical quality improvement and industrial competitiveness, but also for managing health care costs and, last but not least, improving patient experiences. One important topic of the 2021 event will address digital health ecosystems in the context of 5P medicine. The pHealth 2021 committees strive towards the possibility of including workshops and related pre- conference Summer Schools for graduates and PhD students in the field. The event is hosted by the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering (DIBRIS) of the University of Genoa, one of the largest universities in Italy. All papers must be formatted in accordance with the IOS Press template instructions available here. and have to be submitted through the conference online system reachable here. All submitted papers will be subject to a peer-review process by three independent reviewers. Accepted full papers will be included in the pHealth 2021 Proceedings published in Open Access in the IOS Press Series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics”. The series is indexed at Elsevier's EMCare, Elsevier's SciVerse Scopus, Google Scholar / Google Books, MEDLINE, PubMed, Thomson Reuters' Book Citation Index, and Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Scientific Program

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Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence – Hype or Prerequisite for P5 Medicine?
Bernd Blobel, Pekka Ruotsalainen, Mathias Brochhausen

Invited Papers

The International Patient Summary and the Summarization Requirement
Stephen Kay

Communicating about Mortality in Health Decision Support: ‘What and Why and When’ and ‘How and Where and Who’
Jack Dowie, Mette Kjer Kaltoft, Vije Kumar Rajput

How a Service User Knows the Level of Privacy and to whom Trust in pHealth Systems?
Pekka Ruotsalainen, Bernd Blobel

Towards Personalized Medication
Michael Huptych, Jiri Potucek, Lenka Lhotská

eHealth Turning Points as Forced by the Covid-19 Dramatic Experience
Francesco Pinciroli
pHealth 2021
18th International Conference on
Wearable, Micro & Nano technologies
for Personalized Health
8-10 November 2021, Genoa - Italy