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LIH, 1 B, rue Thomas Edison L-1445 Strassen, Edison building (3rd floor room Curie/Pasteur)
12 November 2019

E-health: Is it good value for money
Opportunities and challenges surrounding the (development and) use of digital technologies in healthcare: A health economist’s perspective

Lecture series 2018/2019: improving patient & population health through innovative e-health interventions

SPEAKER
Dr Cynthia Iglesias
Associate Professor / Senior Health Economist, University of York (England)


LECTURE 
Monday September 30th throm 11h30 to 12h30
LIH, 1 B, rue Thomas Edison L-1445 Strassen, Edison building (3rd floor room Curie/Pasteur)

Invited by Prof. Marc Suhrcke (LISER)

MEET THE SPEAKER*
from 12h45 to 14h00
Light snacks provided LIH, 1 B, rue Thomas Edison L-1445 Strassen Room: Franklin 
*Registration is mandatory to meet the speaker by sending an email to tania.zamboni@lih.lu


E-health: Is it good value for money

ABSTRACT

The past few years have witness unprecedented acceleration in the development of digital technologies with a health application (digital health technologies DHT). While these applications have been associated with significant promise. There is a paucity of robust evidence of the actual benefits and costs – for healthcare systems and patients- associated with the use of DHT.
Regulation of healthcare technologies has been a pivotal cornerstone to ensure that manufactures generate an appropriate scientific evidence base in support of any claims
associated with their products. In contrast; historically, software engineers had not been formally required to generate scientific evidence in support of any claims regarding digital technologies.
Identification of a subset of DHT as medical devices has provided software engineers and other stakeholders in the DHT ecosystem, with a strong incentive to fully immerse into defining a minimum set of scientific evidence standards in support of their products. In this lecture, we will reflect on the recently published Evidence Standards for DHTs produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom.

LISER is a proud partner in the RESCOM grant awarded by the FNR for a Lecture Series on “Improving patient & population health through innovative e-health interventions” Other partners include the LIH (lead institution), the University of Luxembourg, LIST, CHL, Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, and ITTM.