A clinical webcast is planned for the beginning of June 2019. The webcast will be presented by Trial Leader Agostino Chiaravalloti from University of Rome “Tor Vergata” Hospital. The presentation will address the initial results from the Italian trial related to patient empowerment and the importance of sharing medical information among physicians. Stay tuned to our website for information on how to join.
The abstract ‘PICASO – Die Plattform für eine verbesserte persönliche, koordinierte Betreuung chronisch Kranker’ will be presented at the DGIM by Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, University Clinic Düsseldorf. The poster presentation is part of the theme, Digital Medicine, which will be presented on Monday 6th May.
The DGIM Congress takes place on 4-7 May 2019 at the RheinMain Congress Center in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Agostino Chiaravalloti from University of Rome “Tor Vergata” Hospital will present PICASO at the AIMN congress in Rimini, Italy, on 12 April 2019. This year, participants at the AIMN congress will earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and is therefore very exciting to be able to present PICASO in this context. Moreover, audiences will be presented with a questionnaire on PICASO, allowing us to gather a unique insight into how PICASO is received by a wide professional audience.
UDUS will host and run a workshop for professionals (clinicians, IT, and others) to present and discuss how PICASO can contribute to a harmonisation of treatment plans for patients with multiple co-morbidities. The PICASO solution to optimise the management of multiple treatment plans will also be presented and discussed and participants will learn first-hand about the first results from the trial run by UDUS.
The workshop takes place on 6 February 2019 from 15:00-18:00 at UDUS. The workshop will be conducted in German. If you are interested in participating please contact: email@example.com
|15:00-16:00||Introduction to PICASO background
Demonstration of the platform
|UDUS & consortium partner|
|16:00-16:30||Presentation of the first results||UDUS|
|17:00-18:00||Discussion – How does PICASO contribute to harmonization of treatment plans and how can the management be further optimized?|
PICASO and the POLYCARE project invite you to a discussion of e-health solutions and their effect on the provision of healthcare services in terms of cost and sustainability. The event takes place on 14th November 2018 in Sankt Augustin, Germany.
Project partner TUK gave a presentation on PICASO at the WIKT – 12th Workshop on Intelligent and Knowledge oriented Technologies 2017. The presentation, entitled “SW platform for heterogeneous health care data integration” was given by Marek Skokan in the first session on 30 November 2017.
The WIKT workshop took place in Kosice, Slovakia, on 30 November – 1 December 2017. See the programme here.
TUK’s presentation is available for download from the knowledge centre.
PICASO partner INUIT presented the paper “Understanding and granting Android permissions: A user survey” at the 51st International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST 2017) on 25th October 2017, in Madrid, Spain. The presentation is available for download via the knowledge centre.
The ICCST paper is titled: “Understanding and granting Android permissions: A user survey”. PICASO representatives from INUIT are co-authors of the paper and have drawn on their experiences from the development of Apps to patients and their informal carers who will participate in the PICASO trials. The paper focuses on how users consider, interpret and react to differences in app permission information which is provided at three different instances of the app installation cycle. This issue is very relevant in the PICASO context as the App for the PICASO home-monitoring solution will transmit patients’ health data to the PICASO platform. Although all patient data in PICASO will be pseudonymised and will otherwise comply with the applicable data protection regulations, it is important from an ethical perspective that users fully understand what the permission entails and why it is necessary.
Christian Schunk, INUIT, presented the paper in Session S6B: Access Control, Wednesday 25 October 2017. The presentation discussed the study described in the paper followed by a presentation of PICASO focusing on the App and home-monitoring components used in the PICASO trials.
“Whenever users install a new application on their smart devices with an Android KitKat or Lollipop operating system they are asked to grant the application (app) provider access to features of the device, ranging from data storage to device location and from device identity to the users personal contacts. The implications on users’ privacy and security are significant and therefore the users’ ability to give informed consent is highly important. Previous work has identified low rates of user attention and comprehension to permission warnings and concluded that these fail to inform the majority of users. Here we focus on how users consider, interpret and react to differences in app permission information which is provided at three different instances of the app installation cycle: 1. Before installation in the Google Play Store 2. During the installation process 3. After installation in the Application Manager. The information provided in these instances varies considerably in its granularity and detail. For this purpose, an online survey was developed in which users were asked questions regarding the installation of a mirror app whose main functionality is to use the user facing camera of the phone to mirror the users face (i.e. display an image of the face) on the phone’s screen. The survey participants were shown screen shots of the app description as presented in the Android Market store as well as of the various permission lists as they appear on the screen of the phone. The questions focused on the respondents’ perceptions and their hypothetical choices with regard to the installation of this app. Results show that the various presentations of permission information in Android versions KitKat or Lollipop cause concern and irritate a majority (51.67%) of users, especially those with some basic IT expertise. We conclude that the contextualization of app features and functionalities with the corresponding permissions needs to be improved especially for users with little IT expertise. Further user permission information should be made available at different
and consistent levels of granularity.”
The 51st International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST 2017) was held from 23-26 October 2017, in Madrid, Spain.
PICASO was represented at the annual CareWare conference which focused on new technologies targeted at the fields of healthcare and assisted living.
The aim with the CareWare Conference was to enhance innovation and the development of technological solutions and the dissemination of knowledge about these technologies and their use. The event took place in Aarhus, Denmark from 4-5th April 2017, and PICASO was part of the exhibition Freedom, Care and Safety.
Read more about the conference here.
Partner In-JeT presented PICASO and its approach to integrating health and social care at the international Week of Health and Innovation Conference (WHINN) on 5 October in Odense, Denmark.
The aim is to develop an ICT platform which will support the coordination of care plans across different sectors for people diagnosed with chronic, co-occurring diseases. The platform will enable exchange of knowledge and information across the different (and traditionally separate) domains (health, rehabilitation and social) and also actively include patients and their relatives in the care.
Visit the WHINN website to read more about the event.