Master's graduate Christoph Bobrowski (MSc 1993), MD (Hamburg University) will share:
"35 years of computing: From the outside looking in"
Abstract: After receiving my Master's degree from DCS in 1983, I served in the social service in Germany and went on to Medical School. Triggered by the ever increasing availability of computing, there have been major transformations in the workplace and particularly in medicine. I have been part of these transformations as an informatics consultant, as a physician, project lead and key user.
These transformations and their impact on the workplace and on the practice of medicine will be reviewed in this talk. The impact of the economic and academic progress in computing in the last 3 1/2 decades will be discussed. The benefit of computing for a highlyskilled workforce can be best understood by reviewing the whole "socio-technical system".
Christoph Bobrowski (MSc 1983), MD, completed his master's at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto with a thesis on performance evaluation, supervised by the Ken C. Sevcik (1944-2005). He returned to Germany and served social service in lieu of army service in Germany, followed by a job as project lead in software engineering. Attended Medical School at Hamburg University and received a magna cum laude MD degree after completing a thesis in neurophysiology.
Dr. Bobrowski then trained as an internist at Hamburg University hospital. In addition, he also holds postgraduate qualifications in geriatrics, palliative care, diabetology, medical quality management and medical informatics. Currently, he is interim head consultant in Geriatrics at Helios Kliniken Schwerin, a tertiary hospital affiliated with Rostock University. His publications include clinical studies and economic analyses. He lectures at Greifswald University.
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