Informatics, TU Vienna

Conference: infraHEALTH 2019

The 7th International Conference on Infrastructures in Healthcare at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

“Infrastructures for Healthcare” started out as a biennial workshop, from 2019 a biannual conference. The events were held so far in different universities in Copenhagen, Denmark (2007, 2009, and 2011), the Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø), Norway (2013), Fondazione Bruno Kessler and University of Trento, Italy (2015), and again in Denmark, Aarhus University (2017).

The seventh edition will be a conference and take place in Vienna, Austria. The conference will be co-organized with Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and Aarhus University. Conference papers will be published in the EUSSET digital library (

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We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting conference in Vienna!


Thursday, May 30th - infraHEALTH 2019 (FAV Hörsaal 1)

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Welcome and Opening
Hilda Tellioglu and Claus Bossen, Conference Chairs

09:15-10:15 Keynote
Infrastructures for Enabling Smarter Interface Technology
Kai Zheng, University of California, USA

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 "MIPRES grew like a snowball and took us with it": Evolution of a health information infrastructure
Sandra Agudelo-Londoño, Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou and Margunn Aanestad

Structuring EPR Data, a Smart Way to Extract Registry Information?
Line Silsand, Gro-Hilde Severinsen, Gunnar Ellingsen and Bente Christensen

Instant messaging systems as grassroot healthcare infrastructures. The case of an expert opinion service for breast cancer via WhatsApp
Enrico Maria Piras and Antonella Ferro

12:15-13:45 Lunch (included, Bep Viet)

13:45-15:15 Adaptation of Clinical Information Infrastructures by and for Users
Jørgen Bansler

User participation in the implementation of large-scale suite systems in healthcare
Gunnar Ellingsen and Morten Hertzum

Co-designing infrastructures
Søsser Brodersen and Signe Pedersen

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-17:15 The role of clinical leadership on the implementation of large-scale Electronic Health Records in hospitals
Kristian Malm-Nicolaisen and Gunnar Ellingsen

Usability and Utility of Head Mounted Displays in Care according to Caregivers
Marc Janßen and Michael Prilla

Information Infrastructures in healthcare and emergent data work occupations: The case of medical scribes and CDIS
Claus Bossen, Yunan Chen and Kathleen H. Pine

19:00-23:00 Social Dinner (included, Silberwirt)

Friday, May 31st - infraHEALTH 2019 (FAV Hörsaal 1)

09:00-10:00 Keynote
Computer-support and the automation of hospital work – a historical perspective
Ina Wagner, TU Wien, Austria

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00 "We can still talk to the patient!" - Negotiating the narrative power of patient reported data
Henriette Langstrup

Expanding hospital infrastructures: boundary resources for peripheral actors
Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, Egil Øvrelid and Margunn Aanestad

Infrastructuring knowledge in practice: designing self-experiments for type 2 Diabetes care
Silvia Fornasini

12:00-13:30 Lunch (included, Bep Viet)

13:30-15:00 Keeping the loop going: representations and reflective practices in remote care
Miria Grisot and Alexander Kempton

Infrastructural Artefacts in Community Health: A Case Study of Pregnancy Care Infrastructures in South India
Nervo Verdezoto, Naveen Bagalkot, Zainab Syeda Akbar, Swati Sharma, Paula Griffiths, Nicola Mackintosh and Deirdre Harrington

IT Infrastructure for Workplace Health Promotion: Between self-management and organisational coaching rhetorics
Alberto Zanutto and Enrico Maria Piras

15:00-15:30 Closing & next infraHEALTH Conference