University of Piraeus - Digital Health Services Laboratory (DHSL)

The Digital Health Services Laboratory (DHSL) is framed within the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. The DHSL is located in one of the University buildings on 150 Androutsou Str, 18534, Piraeus, Greece.

Short Description of the Organization
Main Role and Contribution to the Project
Previous experience relevant to the Project
Key People Involved in the Project


 

Short description of the Organisation

The main objective of the DHSL is to conduct research, development and educational activities in various areas of the wider field of eHealth. Through such activities, the DHSL aims at contributing to the collective excellence of the Department of Digital Systems and the University of Piraeus and to the realization of a human-centric information, communication and knowledge society.

Current research interests of DHSL members fall into the following areas:

  • Healhcare Information Systems
  • Workflow-based Healthcare Systems
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Personal Health Records
  • Service-oriented architectures in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Systems Security
  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing in Healthcare
  • Cloud Computing in Healthcare
  • Electronic Healthcare Services
  • Semantic Web in Healthcare
  • Knowledge management in Healthcare
  • Technology-based Healthcare Training

 

Main role and contribution to the Project

Project Leader

Work package Leader of:

  • WP5. e-Referral and e-Prescribing platform. This WP attempts to develop an integrated solution that consists of two subsystems: (a) e-Referral and (b) e-Prescribing.
  • WP7. User’s Training. During this WP an e-training methodology will be implemented alongside the following tasks: (a) Users’ Training Needs Identification, (b) Select Appropriate Pedagogical Approach (c) Design and Develop e-Training Courses and (d) Set-up and Maintenance of a Course Management System.
  • WP9. Socio-technical & Economic Evaluation. During this work package, an assessment of the socio-technical and economic environment will be carried out. The results of the proposed project will be disseminated too through the organisation of workshops

 

Contributions as work package member in:

  • WP1. Requirements Specification. Contribution to the design and development of use case and process models.
  • WP2. Cloud Infrastructure. Contribution to the design and development of the Cloud Computing Infrastructure.
  • WP3. e-Personal Healthcare Record. Contribution to the design and development of the PINCLOUD personal health record (PHR).
  • WP6.  Quality Assurance, Integration and Testing. Contribution to the development and assessment of the integrated PINCLOUD cloud platform.
  • WP8.  Pilot Operation. Contribution  to  the  evaluation  of  the  overall  system  for  the  assessment  of  its  user acceptance.

 

Previous experience relevant to the Project

The members of the Digital Health Services Laboratory (DHSL) establish a sound and very active research group that specializes in the study, analysis, development and integration of frameworks, systems and application in the healthcare sector, in a national and international level. The laboratory research activities include projects, such as:

e-SENS – Electronic Simple European Networked Services. EU/CIP ICT-PSP 2012 Pilot Type A, European Commission‘s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme’s ICT Policy Support Programme, 2013 –2016.

STHENOS – Interdisciplinary Research in Affective Computing for Biological Activity Recognition in Assistive Environments, 2013-2015.

eHIF – Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity. NSRF, 2007-2013.

E-LICO – An e-Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Data Mining and Data-Intensive Science EU-FP7 Collaborative Project, 2009-2012.

PEPPOL – Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine. EU/ICT-PSP CIP Pilot Type A, European Commission‘s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme’s ICT Policy Support Programme, 2009 –2011.

STAMINA - The Human Factors Training for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry. LLP/LdV/TOI/2009/IRL-512, 2009-2011.

CALLIOPE – CALL for InterOPErability: Creating a European coordination network for eHealth interoperability implementation. EU/ICT-PSP CIP 2249862008 –2010.

 

Key People Involved in the Project

Marinos Themistocleous is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Systems at University of Piraeus, Greece and the project coordinator for PINCLOUD. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, a Postgraduate Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, a M.Sc. in Information Systems Management and Ph.D. in Systems Integration. Before joining University of Piraeus, he worked as a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University, UK.  He has close relationships with industry and has worked as a consultant for the Greek Ministry of Finance, the Greek Standardization body, the Greek Federation of SMEs, the Bank of Greece, ORACLE UK, Havering Council, etc. He has authored several teaching textbooks, internationally refereed journal papers and conference articles and has received many citations and awards of excellence. His research has attracted funding from various funding bodies.

George Vassilacopoulos is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems and Deputy President of the Council of the University of Piraeus, Greece. He has worked as a consultant in many computer companies and has been an advisor in health informatics to the Greek Ministry of Health, a member of the board of large Greek hospitals, advisor of informatics to the National Ambulance Service of Greece and member of various informatics committees in the wider public sector. He has participated in several at national and EU-funded research and development projects in the area of health informatics. He has authored many publications in peer-reviewed international journals, has written four books (in Greek) and several book chapters and has taken part either as a contributor or as member of the organizing committees in many conferences. He also has been an editor and associate editor in several conference proceedings and books.

Flora Malamateniou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Statistics from the University of Piraeus, Greece and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Health Informatics from the University of Athens, Greece. She has worked as a senior analyst in many computer companies, as a teaching/research fellow at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece and as a researcher at the Computer Technology Institute, Greece and the Informatics and Telematics Institute Centre for Research and Technology, Greece. She has been involved in many national and EU-funded R&TD projects and has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals.

Andriana Prentza is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece. She received her Diploma in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences and her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She has been a teaching/research assistant at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology and a senior Research Scientist at the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of National Technical University of Athens (ICCS-NTUA), Athens, Greece. She has been very active in a number of European and National R&D programs and she serves as expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission and national research and development programmes. She has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is currently Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on the Information Technology in Biomedicine and serves as a reviewer for several other scientific journals. 

 

Contact Person: 
Marinos Themistocleous