Our focus is the interdisciplinary research at the intersection of technology, computer science and health care.
Digitalization is more present that ever in health care. Electronic data collection, digital communication, mobile devices and robotics have the potential to significantly improve quality and efficiency in the delivery of health care services. The possibilities are manifold such as mobile applications for personal health management, robotic systems for therapy or telemedicine. These future developments are facing many obstacles and demand, especially from researchers, the answering of pressing questions.
What are the factors preventing the progress of digitalization in health care? What potential is there for counseling, treatment and care? How should new technologies be evaluated? What ethical considerations need to be taken into account? How are new technologies accepted by workers in the health care sector?
Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Walter Swoboda the DigiHealth Institute aims to answer questions such as these.
Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Walter Swoboda and his surrogate Priv.-Doz . Dr. Elmar Buchner our group is situated at the Department of Health Managment. With degrees in medicine and computer science as well as many years' experience working as the CIO of several hospitals, Walter Swoboda is an expert for health informatics, medical process management and the use of digtal systems in health care. The research associates Felix Holl, Marina Fotteler, Michael Örtl, and Martin Schmieder complete the team.
- Prof. Dr. Walter Swoboda: Research Professor of the Department of Health Management, Member of the advisory council of the clinic in Weißenhorn, Bavaria
- Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elmar Buchner: Research associate for geo ressource and riks research, Coordinator Technologienetzwerk Bayerisch-Schwaben (TBS) and strategig research funding
- Prof. Dr. Johannes Schobel: Research professor in the field of "Digital Medicine and Care
- Felix Holl, M.Sc.: Research associate for digitalization in health care, PhD student at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
- Marina Fotteler, M.Sc.: Research associate for digitalization in nursing, PhD student at Ulm University
- Michael Örtl, B.Sc.: Research associate for digitalization in nursing and health data
- Dr. Martin Schmieder: Research associate for reseach project management and coordinator of the ethics commitee of the Bavarian Universities of Applied Scinences (GEHBa)
The current trends and innovations provide opportunities for exciting and challenging research projects on digitalization in health care. We are happy to assist students in their Bachelor or Master thesis and can assist choosing and finalizing a topic. Here you can find a list of previous work written under our supervision. Often a thesis will be part of a current research project and we strongly support the publication of a thesis as a scientific research article.
Should you be interested to write your thesis in our insttute, we are looking forward to hear from you.
- Digitalization of radiology - areas of application for artificial intelligence in medical diagnosing
- Secondary data analysis of public use files - analyzing the current situation
- The impact of digitalization in medicine using the example of the pathology department
- The impact of digital biopsy: A literature review
- Ethical challenges of digitalization in nursing
- 14. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi): "The Usefulness of Assistive Technollogies for Older Adults: Preliminary Results of a Systematic Literature Review" (Marina Fotteler, Viktoria Mühlbauer, Felix Holl, Walter Swoboda, Dhayana Dallmeier, Michael Denkinger), September 2019, Ulm
- 64. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e.V. (GMDS): "Die Digitalisierung der Neuropathologie am Beispiel der digitalen Biopsie: Eine qualitative Untersuchung zur Erforschung der potentiellen Auswirkungen" (Lisa Heninger, Marina Fotteler, Felix Holl, Jürgen Schlegel, Walter Swoboda), September 2019, Dortmund
- 15. International Symposium on Maritime Health: "The Impact of the MLC2006 and Health and Safety on Board - Results from a Pilot Study" (Marina Fotteler, Olaf Chresten Jensen, Despena Andrioti), June 2019, Hamburg
- 15th Fachtagung des Fachverbandes für Dokumentation und Informationsmanagement in der Medizin (DVMD): "Trotz des Seearbeitsübereinkommens weiterhin viele Probleme in der Seefahrt: Ein Aufruf, die Potentiale der Digitalisierung zu nutzen" (Marina Fotteler, Olaf C Jensen, Despena Andrioti), March 2019, Düsseldorf (Poster Presentation).
- German Society for Health Economics 2019 annual meeting: "Evaluation framework for mobile applications in health care: Results of the first iteration" (Felix Holl, Walter Swoboda, Ulrich Mansmann), March 2019, Augsburg
- EFMI Special Topic Conference (STC): "Using Confocal Endomicroscopy for Digital Biopsy During Brain Surgery: Presentation of a Study Protocol" (Marina Fotteler, Felix Holl, Christopher Käsbach, Jürgen Schlegel, Walter Swoboda), April 2019, Hannover (Poster Presentation)
- 63th annual conference of the GMDS: "Applying mHealth in health care" (Walter Swoboda, Felix Holl, Alexander Würfel), German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, September 2018 in Osnabrueck
- Z2X - The festival for new visionaries: "Where mobile phnes can save lives: digital solutions for countries with poor health care" (Feliy Holl), Zeit publisher, September 2018 in Berlin
- 16th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare: "Methods to measure the impact of mHealth applications: Preliminary results of a scoping review" (Felix Holl), Greek Biomedical and Health Informatics Association, Juli 2018 in Athens, Greece
- UAEM Conference Germany: "Use of technology in global health" (Feliy Holl), Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, June 2018 in Luebeck
- TBS Research day 2018: "Chances of digitalization in nursing" (Walter Swoboda), Technology network Bavaria-Swabia, June 2018 in Augsburg
- TBS Research day 2018: "Applying the latest tools to an old problem: Satellites, mobile phones and malaria" (Felix Holl), Technology network Bavaria-Swabia, June 2018 in Augsburg
- EFMI Special Topic Conference 2017: "Improving access to care in rural Africa through the use of telemedicine: Using a mHealth-system for diabetes patients in Cameroon as a case study" (Felix Holl), European Federation for Medical Informatics, October 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel
- Informatics for Health 2017: " Improving access to care in rural Africa through the use of telemedicine: Using a mHealth-system for diabetes patients in Cameroon as a case study" (Felix Holl), European Federation for Medical Informatics, April 2017 in Manchester, UK
- Fotteler, Marina L. and Risch, Beate and Gaugisch, Petra and Furmanek, Jan-Lukas and Swoboda, Walter and Mayer, Sarah and Kohn, Brigitte and Dallmeier, Dhayana and Denkinger, Michael (2021) Obstacles to Using Assistive Technology for Older Adults – Results from a Focus Group Analysis. (opens in a new window) Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 281. pp. 994-998.
- Holl, Felix and Kircher, Jennifer and Swoboda, Walter (2021) Evaluation Methods Used to Assess mHealth Applications for Cardiovascular Disease: First Results of a Scoping Review. (opens in a new window) In: (Proceedings of the) 31st Medical Informatics Europe (MIE), May, 29-31, 2021, Virtual Conference, pp. 1083-1084.
- Waibel, Ann-Kathrin and Buchner, Elmar and Fotteler, Marina L. and Holl, Felix and Örtl, Michael and Schmieder, Martin and Swoboda, Walter
Einsatz von Assistenzrobotik in der neurologischen Frührehabilitation: Untersuchung ökonomische und soziale Aspekte. (opens in a new window)
In: 13. DGGÖ Jahrestagung "Health Technology Assessment und Versorgungsentscheidungen", 08. - 09. März 2021, Nürnberg, Germany (virtuell).
- Pfeifer, Ann-Christin and Uddin, Riaz and Schröder-Pfeifer, Paul and Holl, Felix and Swoboda, Walter and Schiltenwolf, Marcus (2020) Mobile Application-Based Interventions for Chronic Pain Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Effectiveness. (opens in a new window) Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9 (11). ISSN 2077-0383
- Cullen, Theresa and Holl, Felix and Mengchun, Gong and Kanter, Andrew S. and Chang, Polun (2020) Low-to-Middle-Income Country (LMIC) National and Regional Responses during Epidemic Situations and COVID-19: The Role of Informatics in Prevention, Preparation, Control, and Management. (opens in a new window) In: AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium, 14. -18. November 2020, Virtual.
- Schmieder, Martin and Holl, Felix and Fotteler, Marina L. and Örtl, Michael and Buchner, Elmar and Swoboda, Walter
Remote sensing and on-site characterization of wetlands as potential habitats for malaria vectors – A pilot study in southern Germany. (opens in a new window)
In: (Proceedings of the ) 10th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference GHTC, October, 29th - November, 1st, 2020, Virtual, pp. 158-161.
- Fotteler, Marina L. and Andrioti Bygvraa, Despena and Jensen, Olaf C.
The impact of the Maritime Labor Convention on seafarers’ working and living conditions: an analysis of port state control statistics. (opens in a new window)
BMC Public Health, 20 (1586).
- Fotteler, Marina L. and Liesche-Starnecker, Friederike and Würfel, Alexander and Swoboda, Walter and Schlegel, Jürgen (2020) The potential for digitalization using the example of digital biopsy in neurosurgery – results of a process analysis. (opens in a new window) In: Joint Conference of the GMDS & CEN-IBS 2020, 06.-11. September 2020, Berlin, Germany (Virtual Event).
- Örtl, Michael and Holl, Felix and Fotteler, Marina L. and Kramer, Frank and Mahler, Andreas and Merli, Dominik and Mess, Elisabeth Veronica and Schmid, Stefanie and Teynor, Alexandra and Friedrich, Petra and Swoboda, Walter (2020) Digitalizing Nursing in the Bavarian Swabia Region of Germany - Presentation of the Joint Project CARE REGIO. (opens in a new window) In: (Proceedings of the) 18th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH), July 3-5, 2020, Athens, Greece (Virtual), pp. 265-266.
- Oertl, Michael and Prokop, Georg and Holl, Felix and Fotteler, Marina L. and Muehlbauer, Viktoria and Swoboda, Walter and Liesche-Starnecker, Friederike (2020) Automated Analysis of the Heterogeneity of Histological Glioblastoma Slides Using Neural Networks. (opens in a new window) In: (Proceedings of the) 18th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH), July 3-5, 2020, Athens, Greece (virtuell), pp. 1207-1208.
- Holl, Felix and Rschke, Louisa and Müller-Mielitz, Stefan and Fotteler, Marina L. and Swoboda, Walter (2020) Secondary Use of Research Data: A Review of Availability and Utilization of Public Use Files and Initial Steps for the Development of a Process to Facilitate Medical Research Data Donation. (opens in a new window) In: (Proceedings of the) 2019 IEEE/ACS 16th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), 3-7 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
- Stitz, Marcel S.A. and Swoboda, Walter and Holl, Felix
Konzeptentwicklung zum Materialtransport per Drohne zwischen den drei Kreisspitalstiftungskliniken im Kreis Neu-Ulm. (opens in a new window)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement.
- Fotteler, Marina L. and Heninger, Lisa and Holl, Felix and Schlegel, Jürgen and Swoboda, Walter (2019) Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy for Intraoperative Tumor Assessment: Development of a Conceptual Model for an Evaluation Study. (opens in a new window) Studies in health technology and informatics, 262. pp. 376-379. ISSN 1879-8365
- Holl, Felix and Fotteler, Marina L. and Müller-Mielitz, Stefan and Swoboda, Walter (2019) Investigating Ethical, Legal, and Socio-Technical Barriers of Medical Data Donation and Developing a Concept to Address Them - A Research Protocol. (opens in a new window) In: (Proceedings of the) 17th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH), 5-7 July, Athens, Greece, pp. 51-54. ISBN 978161499-986-7
- Fotteler, Marina L. and Holl, Felix and Käsbach, Cristopher and Schlegel, Jürgen and Swoboda, Walter
Using confocal endomicroscopy for digital biopsy during brain surgery – presentation of a study protocol. (opens in a new window)
In: European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI) Special Topic Conference, 07.04.2019-10.04.2019, Hannover, pp. 237-238.
- Fotteler, Marina L. and Jensen, Olaf C. and Andrioti, Despena
Seafarers’ views on the impact of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 on their living and working conditions: results from a pilot study. (opens in a new window)
International Maritime Health, 69 (4).
- Holl, Felix and Swoboda, Walter (2018) Methods to Measure the Impact of mHealth Applications: Preliminary Results of a Scoping Review. (opens in a new window) In: Data, Informatics and Technology: An Inspiration for Improved Healthcare. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 251 . IOS Press, pp. 285-288. ISBN 978-1-61499-879-2 (print) | 978-1-61499-880-8 (online)
- Holl, Felix and Munteh, Promise and Burk, Rainer and Swoboda, Walter
Improving access to care in rural African through the use of telemedicine: Using an mHealth system for diabetes patients in Cameroon as a case study. (opens in a new window)
Studies in health technology and informatics, 244.