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In 2019 there are fife academy workshops. You can find more information about the individual sessions here.

Book your tickets for the fife academy workshops via our DMEA ticket shop. The

Academy Tickets

(Academy Language German) also entitle you to attend the congress and the Trade Fair.

Please note that only 40 places will be given per workshop. We therefore recommend a timely booking.

09 April 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Chairman: Prof. Christian Johner, Johner Institut

At the very latest with the introduction of the new regulations for medical products, the subject of IT security introduced a statutory requirement to be complied with by all manufacturers.
What sounds simple enough is proving to be difficult to implement in everyday situations: How can one tell how secure a product is against intentional and unintentional threats, either internally or externally? What sort of actions are legislators expecting from manufacturers? How can such actions be included in the development process? And what must be done by manufacturers and by operators once the process has been put into effect? And how does one deal with a situation in which one’s team does not include any IT security experts, even though they may be skilled developers? And what are the requirements of the authorities, auditors and relevant bodies?
This workshop not only provides information about statutory requirements but also offers concrete assistance and replies to the above questions.

09. April 2019 | 1:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Chairman: Heiko Mania, NursIT Institute

Professional nursing care is experiencing far-reaching changes. In addition to a shortage of skilled personnel and demographic challenges, there is also an increasing outlay on documentation. As a result of the latest legal initiatives the transparency of nursing care services also acquires an economic importance. By way of contrast, in more than 70 % of clinics nursing staff are still using paper and pens to produce their documentation. However, this is where increased interest clearly exists in launching corresponding digitalisation projects in nursing over the coming months.
However, the digital transformation in nursing care is not simply a major IT project. The successful digitalisation of this professional group also depends on a number of diverse nursing and organisational aspects. In this respect practical support for the nursing process by means of innovative workflows, technology and skills has an important part to play.
This workshop offers knowledge based on best practice, shows some pitfalls and explains the particular characteristics of professional nursing care. An exemplary digitalisation process is explained using a combination of short lectures, statements and a subject-specific dialogue, with the involvement of the participants.

10 April 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Chairman: Prof. Oliver J. Bott, BVMI

The workshop seeks to give its participants an overview of areas in which hospital information systems are deployed in medicine, the relevant standards and general regulatory conditions.

The workshop will begin by using examples of applications to illustrate the potential of AI approaches in medicine. In addition to addressing current solutions that have been successfully applied (e.g. in classifying skin lesions), attention will also focus on typical historical failings, in order to identify factors of critical importance in the successful use of AI.

In recent years machine learning (ML) processes have been attracting particular attention in medical applications too. The workshop will present the necessity for a division of responsibilities, and the form that it will take, between traditional knowledge processing, which still remains indispensable, and ML. Two of the HL7 standards that are relevant for the deployment of AI will be featured: the Arden Syntax and Clinical Quality Language (CQL). Moreover the workshop will take a look at the viability of other standards from the non-medical field (including the business process model and notation, and the predictive model markup language) for AI applications in medicine.

Many AI applications have been designed to support diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making or processes. Implementation of the new Medical Device Regulation 2020 (MDR 2020) throughout the EU leads in this case to a tightening of the general regulatory conditions, and this will also be dealt with in the workshop. We can expect the clinical evaluation of AI-based applications to become a prerequisite for their routine deployment. The workshop provides an overview of the evaluation methods and relevant findings.


11 April 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Chairman: Cornelia Vosseler, BVMI

IT systems are being used increasingly in intensive care units, intermediate care, stroke units, in emergency outpatient departments, in anaesthetics and in the recovery room, where patients are being continuously monitored, and where large volumes of data have to be processed. The IT systems in question (known as PDMS and AIMS), which are used to support medical and organisational processes, make information about the treatment process available quickly and clearly to all those involved, as well as improving patient safety. By means of scoring, therapeutic planning and standards, the use of such systems improves the quality of patient care and reduces mortality in intensive care units. The introduction and operation of PDMS and AIMS is a project that is not confined to any specific professional group or department and involves physicians, nursing staff, the IT department, medical technology, financial controlling and accounting personnel. This makes far-reaching integration in the HIS and/or CAS and other IT systems such as medication an essential factor.
The speakers from various clinics will describe the process, introducing PDMS/AIMS and showing how they have already achieved integration in their own HIS / CAS etc., the challenges that have had to be overcome, and what functions still need to be implemented.

11 April 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Martin Staemmler, Bundesverband der Krankenhaus-IT-Leiterinnen / Leiter e. V. (KH-IT)

The purpose of the seminar is to present participants with the general conditions and technical concepts, as well as with experience gained from practical implementation. To begin with the fundamental principles will be considered (Section 20 Data Protection Regulation, §630g BGB). This will be followed by discussions about concepts for interfaces and identification, authentication and secure transport as prerequisites for the transfer of data to patient/health files. Two contributions by medical facilities will deal in detail with the practical implementation of data transferability, featuring the underlying architectures as well as the experience gained from actual use. The desired outcome is for participants to then be in a position to plan a suitable approach to ensure the viable transfer of data, identify the measures needed, and to organise and implement this demand by patients in a way that complies with data protection requirements.