Conference on datafication of healthcare: Transforming practices, roles and knowledge

Conference: March 19th 2018, Seminar: March 20th 2018

The conference and seminar explore challenges and potentials of datafication in healthcare. How does datafication of healthcare transform the practices and roles of different actors such as clinicians, clerical staff, patients, care givers, healthcare administrators and decision makers?

Improvement of quality and management of healthcare services informed by data has long been a vision for healthcare practitioners, administrators, decision makers, regulatory agencies and IT system providers. The construction and development of information infrastructures in healthcare (IIH) has been and is ongoing, but the focus has until recently mainly been on collecting and storing data. Now the focus is on combining, analyzing and processing ever more heterogeneous, voluminous and fast real-time data for the purpose of improved care, efficiency and better management. The conference seeks to promote a dual vision of datafication where both the potentials and the challenges of datafication in healthcare may be voiced.

The conference on March 19th will provide talks by speakers for a larger audience.

The seminar on March 20th will be less formal and provide people the opportunity to present their own projects on datafication in healthcare and network with others. Please submit abstracts of 300-500 words (See:


Yunan Chen, Assoc. Prof., University of California, Irvine, U.S.A

Kaj Grønbæk, Professor, Computer Science, Aarhus University

Klaus Lindgaard Høyer, Professor, Dept. of Public Health, Copenhagen University

Karen Marie Lyng, Head of Dept., Board of Health Data (Sundhedsdatastyrelsen)

Jens Edlef Møller, Executive Architect, Cognitive Computing, Healthcare, IBM Denmark

Katie Pine, Ass. Prof., Arizona State University, U.S.A

Jonas Eskildsen Sørensen, Head of Business Intelligence, Central Region Denmark

Kai Zheng, Assoc. Prof., University of California, Irvine, U.S.A

Venue: Aarhus University, Building: 1333. Room: Auditorium A1