Smart Health: “Faith­ful Ser­vant or Tro­jan Horse in the Body?”

Big Data is push­ing into almost every area of life. That means that even the health sec­tor is fac­ing a rad­i­cal change. More and more peo­ple are using wear­ables and thus allow the col­lec­tion of very per­son­al data. Whether it be steps, heart rate or speed – this col­lec­tion of data can bring immense advan­tages. But it also rais­es impor­tant ques­tions about the way that this data and the knowl­edge derived from it should be used.

What data is being col­lect­ed?

Who has access to this infor­ma­tion?

What indi­vid­u­als or com­pa­nies would find it use­ful? Is there a need for reg­u­la­tion?

A dis­cus­sion event on these high­ly-rel­e­vant ques­tions took place on Wednes­day 30 Sep­tem­ber 2015 in Berlin’s Meis­ter­saal.

Agen­da

17.30 – Wel­com­ing Remarks
Philipp Otto, project leader “Does Ger­many Need a Dig­i­tal Codex?”, founder and exec­u­tive direc­tor of the iRights.Lab

17:35 – Intro­duc­tion
Matthias Kam­mer, direc­tor of the Ger­man Insti­tute for Inter­net Con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and Secu­ri­ty (DIVSI)

17:40 – Open­ing Remarks
Oliv­er Schenk, head of depart­ment of Health Care Pol­i­cy and Telem­at­ics at the Ger­man Fed­er­al Min­istry of Health

17.50 – Keynote: “Big Data in Med­ical Prac­tice – the Future Has Already Begun”
Dr. Franz Bart­mann, pres­i­dent of the Schleswig-Hol­stein Med­ical Coun­cil and chair of the “Telem­at­ics” Com­mit­tee in the Ger­man Fed­er­al Med­ical Coun­cil

18.10 – Keynote: “Track­ing and Wear­ables – Every­day Data Col­lec­tors”
Stephan Noller, founder and CEO of the Ubirch GmbH

18.30 – Panel Dis­cus­sion: “Glass Patient or Health­care Rev­o­lu­tion?”
Dr. Franz Bart­mann, pres­i­dent of the Schleswig-Hol­stein Med­ical Coun­cil and chair of the “Telem­at­ics” Com­mit­tee in the Ger­man Fed­er­al Med­ical Coun­cil
Prof. Dr. Dag­mar Borchers, pro­fes­sor in Applied Phi­los­o­phy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men
Kai Burmeis­ter, head of sup­ply con­tracts at the AOK Nor­dost
Burkhard Düm­ler, cirec­tor devel­op­ment dig­i­tal sports at the Adi­das Group
Peter Schaar, direc­tor of the Euro­pean Acad­e­my for Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Data Pro­tec­tion (EAID)

19.35 – Sum­ming-up
Matthias Kam­mer

The event was host­ed by Lena-Sophie Müller, man­ag­er of the Ini­tia­tive D21 e.V., and Matthias Kam­mer.

This event was part of the project “Does Ger­many Need a Dig­i­tal Codex?” which the iRights.Lab car­ried out on behalf of the Ger­man Insti­tute for Inter­net Con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and Secu­ri­ty (Deutsches Insti­tut für Ver­trauen und Sicher­heit im Inter­net, DIVSI). After the first part of the project raised the ques­tion of whether a dig­i­tal char­ter codex estab­lish the social norms which were lack­ing in the inter­net, the sec­ond sec­tion took a con­crete look at the topic of “Big Data”. The project leader was Philipp Otto, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the iRights.Lab.