pHealth 2017 is the 14th event in a series of international conferences on personalized health, to cater for patient needs and to facilitate patient engagement. Starting in 2003 with personal health management systems as technology focused International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth has evolved to a truly interdisciplinary meeting of international experts by combining medicine, technologies, biomedical engineering, legal, ethical, social, and organizational aspects and im-pacts, with basic research for enabling future care paradigms. Thereby, pHealth increasingly combines medical services with public health and epidemiological monitoring, prevention, social and elderly care, as well as nutrition, wellness to establish participatory, predictive, personalized, preventive, and elective care settings. Smart mobile systems, health apps, sensors native or attached to mobile phones available to eHealth and telemedicine are emerging as enablers for ubiquitous pervasive health and the main components for the next wave of health services delivering integrated care, so still presenting advances in wearable or implantable micro, nano and biotechnologies for healthcare and wellness. Social media and gamification further highlight the potential of pHealth, both as a business domain and as a community safety-net.
First speakers announced!
Prof. Dr. habil. Bernd Blobel, (Germany) FACMI, FACHI, FHL7, FEFMI
“Requirements and Solutions for Personalized Health Systems”
Prof. Pekka Ruotsalainen (Finland)
“Trust – Essential Requirement and Basis for pHealth Services”