Hoy traemos a este espacio el Participatory Health Informatics.
I International Workshop
From the 4th to the 8th of June, Seville will host the first edition of the International Workshop on Participatory Health Informatics, aimed especially at doctoral students or students with a Master’s degree.
Organized by the Computer Engineering School from the University of Seville and Salumedia Tecnologías, and with the support of the Oncoavanze medical center and the European research projects CATCH, CHESS and ENJECT, this first International Workshop will be a place for working, networking and learning in a new line of technological research in health called Participatory Health Informatics.
The workshop program has been designed based on this, with presentations and work sessions that will offer an approach to this context, showing the perspective of international experts who are currently working on this subject.
Along with interesting keynotes, we will run a Hackathon where patients will participate telling their experiences and posing challenges, and those attending in groupwork should try to respond. In this way, all are involved in the search for technological solutions while maintaining a user-centred design approach.
The I International Workshop is a great opportunity to expand knowledge, exchange experiences and establish new contacts for future.
Attendees can acquire a global vision about Participatory Health Informatics through the initiatives developed by companies, government and universities, and the experience of industry leaders.
Points of interest among others:
• Patient empowerment
• Patient-centred design
• Health and Social Media
• Exposome and Participatory Health
Also sessions that help attendees to acquire skills related to entrepreneurship, the creation of videos, or even techniques to make effective communication, are included.
What is Hack4Health?
Hack4Health is an event organised at the Computer Engineering School of the University of Seville within the I International Workshop on Participatory Health Informatics. Ph. D. students will form working groups to provide innovative technological solutions to address proposed challenges.
The challenges will be proposed by people living with chronic conditions participating in the initial session (6th June). Three people with different chronic conditions will talk about their life experience. A special interest will be paid in barriers and unmet needs to follow a healthy lifestyle, especially to be physically active.
The second session will take place on 6th June after lunch. Students, working in groups (4 students per group), must identify the relevant challenges raised during the initial session and devise a technological solution to solve the problems. They must design a low fidelity prototype and make a presentation for the last session.
The last session will be carried out on 8th June. A multidisciplinary committee will assess the proposed technological solutions. This committee will be composed of people with chronic conditions, healthcare professionals, and engineers. Each group will present, for a maximum in 10 minutes, the addressed problem, the challenges that they have identified, and overall, their proposed solutions. Committee members will be able to ask questions to each group after the presentation. Each committee member will assign a score to each proposed solutions. Finally, the best solution will be awarded with an accrediting diploma.
What is a challenge?
A challenge is whichever people’s barrier or unmet need requiring an innovative technical solution. Hackers will participate forming working group to address the selected challenge.