Genoa, Italy, 8 – 10 November 2021
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,
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
and have to be submitted
through the conference online system reachable
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.
Please click here
to download the Scientific Program of the conference
Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence – Hype or Prerequisite for P5 Medicine?
Bernd Blobel, Pekka Ruotsalainen, Mathias Brochhausen
The International Patient Summary and the Summarization Requirement
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