• Daniel Fürstenau

    Assistant Professor, Dr., CBS


    Daniel Fürstenau is an Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen Business School Department of Digitalization. His research areas are IT management and digital platforms and ecosystems, especially in a healthcare context. He is also an affiliated professor at the Einstein Center Digital Future Berlin and a lecturer at FU Berlin and a researcher at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He is the speaker of the Digital Health Group at the German Informatics Society, a member of the AIS and the Academy of Management, and co-leads the Digital Health Research Theme at Copenhagen Business School. Daniel Fürstenau’s work on digital infrastructures published in Information Systems Research has been awarded with the OCIS Best Paper Award Runner Up at the Academy of Management 2020.  

    Title of presentation: 

    Software as a Medical Device, Medical Apps, and Digital Therapeutics: Current Issues and Future Directions  

    Abstract of presentation: 

    In the field of software as a medical device, the first part of the presentation introduces differences between medical apps and digital therapeutics and highlights recent regulatory and technical challenges, especially using the example of Germany’s Digital Healthcare Act as a background that has introduced digital health applications into universal reimbursement status (“apps on prescription”). The second part of the presentation considers how such patient-generated data from medical apps and wearables can be combined with routine data and used for data-driven care research.

    Speaker for following sessions
    • Østerbro
      01-12-2 - Organized by CBS

      New technologies like sensors and wearables provide novel opportunities to predict, prevent, and personalize healthcare services to increase patient value. The workshop participants will debate the organizational and societal implications of current trends like AI, digital nudging, and value-based healthcare. Following up on the presentations in the previous session “Digital Health Part I”, this session allows participants to discuss, network and exchange ideas on how to move the field further.

      Introduction: “Introduction of CBS Digital Health research theme and impulse presentation based on “prototype” (interactive presentation)”, Daniel Fürstenau & Christiane Lehrer, Copenhagen Business School
      Debate: Roundtables (or booths) -> In-depth discussion about the organizational and societal implications of:
      1. AI and digital health,
      2. health behavior change through technology,
      3. value-based healthcare.
      Participants: all session participants Summing up: “What was discussed? What did we learn?” from each of the three topic areas, facilitated by Daniel Fürstenau & Christiane Lehrer

      Session coordinator: Christiane Lehrer, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Digitalization Daniel Fürstenau, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Digitalization
      Facilitator: Sine Zambach, Daniel Fürstenau & Christiane Lehrer
      Digital Health Part II: Technologies for specialized and personalised treatment along the patient pathway
      01-12-2 -
      Organized by ITU
      Modern computing systems consist of multiple distributed components interconnected with each other, and are often critical to society, affecting valuable assets such as people's lives, money, and reputation. In recent years, Software As a Medical Device (SaMD) has emerged as an application of computing systems to healthcare, used for monitoring and caring about people's health so that they can live better lives. Such software can inform patients about their health, drive their lifestyle decisions, and help them treat their health conditions. Technically, SaMD is a general term for software systems intended for one or more medical purposes without being part of a hardware medical device.  This kind of software may put at risk the well-being and often the lives of the people using it. Hence, it is extremely important that developers adopt the best methodologies available for ensuring the software is safe and secure. Unfortunately, the fast-growing number of SaMD applications is accompanied by a substantial growth in software complexity. Hence, it becomes increasingly difficult to develop systems that retain their safety and security, and it becomes more expensive for companies to comply with standards such as ISO 14971 or IEC 62304. The objective of this session is to discuss how existing research in software verification can provide new methodologies for the development of safe and secure SaMD so that it can scale to more complex systems.
      Introduction: Marco Carbone, Associate Professor, Head of study programme, ITU
      Business Talk: “Critical software for implantable medical devices”, Thomas Funder, Senior Director, Digital Solutions, Oticon Medical
      Scientific Talk: “Efficient and Effective Risk Management of Software as a Medical Device with Formal Methods”, Marco Carbone, Associate Professor, Head of study programme, ITU
      Business/Scientific Talk: “Software as a Medical Device, Medical Apps, and Digital Therapeutics: Current Issues and Future Directions”, Daniel Fürstenau, Assistant Professor, CBS
      Break – Getting the panel on stage
      Q&A – Panel discussion
      Session coordinator: Marco Carbone / Peter Ibsen, ITU
      Facilitator: Marco Carbone, ITU
      Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)
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