IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services
14-16 October 2019 // Bogotá, Colombia

Workshop on Citizen-Centred Health Solutions for Personalized Healthcare and Wellbeing (CHESW2019)

Workshop on Citizen-Centred Health Solutions for Personalized Healthcare and Wellbeing (CHESW2019)

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The European Commission 2017 mid-term review of the Digital Single Market listed three priorities: (i) Citizens' secure access to electronic health records and the possibility to share it across borders and the use of e-prescriptions, (ii) Supporting data infrastructure, to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care in key areas, including rare, infectious and complex diseases (iii) Facilitating feedback and interaction between patients and healthcare providers, to support prevention and citizen empowerment as well as quality and patient-centred care, focusing on chronic diseases and on a better understanding of the outcomes of healthcare systems. Hand in hand with this, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the technology convergence of digital services aim at providing the European citizen the necessary means to access, share and manage own health and wellbeing data.

Citizens are getting more and more connected and there is a unique opportunity for a step change, based on the wide reach of mobile networks and services, smart devices and wearables at speed. But is technology all we need? What are the challenges for the citizen in what regards strategies for data access, data availability, privacy and security, citizen-centric transformation, etc.? Who needs to be involved from design phase to production in order to guarantee citizen needs satisfaction? How will digital solutions be tailored in order to address the all the different aspects that need to be considered?

Smart4Health is a Horizon 2020 European Project aiming at empowering European Citizens with an interoperable and exchangeable European Electronic Health Record that will allow European citizens to be active participants in managing their own health. The European Commission has set this project as a flagship project in Europe, having a direct impact in the quality of life of Citizens by bringing the different aspects of e-Health at international level in one platform that citizens will be able to use in their daily life’s.

The CHESW2019 workshop includes the presentation of the accepted papers, an overview on e-Health, with the participation of two Invited Speakers and a final round-table. The Invited Speakers are an European M.D. and a Colombian M.D., both with extensive knowledge in the area of e-Health providing insight on the state-of-practice in Europe and in Colombia, identifying future paths and possible synergies (final confirmation pending).


This workshop aims at sharing Smart4Health vision and provide a venue for policy makers, healthcare professionals, technology developers and academics to discuss and disseminate new findings regarding citizen-centred health. The workshop accepts not only test results from trials, but also theoretical results based on realistic deployment schemes and new health business models.

The targeted topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen-centred environments
  • Personalised health and wellbeing services
  • New dimensions in health and wellbeing
  • New technologies in health and wellbeing
  • Data ingestion and interoperability
  • Data privacy and data security
  • Secondary data usage
  • Consent and education

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 25 August 2019
Acceptance/Rejection Announcement: 30 August 2019
Camera Ready Paper Submission: 9 September 2019