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Suppliers and Users examine concrete Solutions to Practical Issues.

The DMEA guided tours enable interested trade visitors to inform themselves about selected topics about exhibitors and their products, projects, services, etc. as part of a group tour. All guided tours are organized by the German Association of Health IT Vendors, the organizer of the DMEA. The presentation is made by the exhibitors at the respective stands.

Language: German | One Guided Tour in English!

Assessment criteria:
  • Relevance to the topic in question
  • Originality and innovativeness of the company/product(s)
  • Validity of the arguments presented

First tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (3.45 – 4.45 p.m.)

Second tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (1.15 – 2.15 p.m.)

Wearables, apps and smart services are revolutionising communication between patients, doctors, health insurances, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry. What impact these developments have, in particular the emancipation of patients now able to collect their own health records, for example, cannot be fully quantified yet. What is clear is that new solutions must take professional treatment and diagnostics into account while directly involving the patient.

First tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (3.45 – 4.45 p.m.)

Second tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (3.45 – 4.45 p.m.)

A safe drug treatment plan encompasses the full range of measures for an optimum medication process with the aim of minimising or avoiding medication errors and preventable risks for patients during the course of their treatment. In order to improve safe drug treatment a number of action plans have been put in place over the years. Patients receiving prescriptions from several non-communicating medical sources, discarding medication plans or taking medication without professional advice potentially risk unwanted drug effects. In order to improve safe drug treatment levels a complete knowledge of patient medication is required. As a result, better communications between the various sources, i.e. general physicians, specialists, patients and pharmacies are needed.

First tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

Second tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (1.15 – 2.15 p.m.)

Third tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)

Be it with new ideas, disruptive concepts or digital products, the digital transformation is creating room for innovation. The trade fair tour presents companies, products and services which are already driving tomorrow’s digital transformation and whose innovativeness sets them apart from existing solutions and approaches.

First tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (3.45 – 4.45 p.m.)

Second tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

The aim of patient empowerment is to strengthen the role of patients by providing them with information, enabling them to actively participate, and involving them in decision-making processes. The aim is to involve the patient more in the treatment and decision-making process. Digitisation in the healthcare system plays an important role in this context, as patient empowerment involves patient websites, apps and mobility solutions. The aim of the tour is to show what patient empowerment can achieve in nursing care and how technology can be efficiently incorporated into medical care without ignoring the need for social contact.

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Tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (5.00 – 6.00 p.m.)

The intersectoral exchange of quality-assured, treatment-related medical data is at the heart of the electronic case record (eCR). For over 10 years the eCR has been the beneficiary of and the driving force for international standards such as IHE and HL7. It sets the standard for related file concepts and is supported by a large number of IT health enterprises.

The aim is to present industrial solutions in actual care management scenarios based on the electronic case record and to highlight the benefits of control through physicians and high-quality information for the treatment process.

This tour is supported and carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST.

First tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

Second tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (1.15 – 2.15 p.m.)

In order to provide quality medical care which makes responsible use of existing healthcare resources access is needed to complete and centralised documentation, the basis for which is the electronic patient record. This can be maintained by either patients or doctors. Sensible solutions already exist.

Tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

The high complexity of the DRG encoding and the large amount of material to be viewed often make it difficult for hospitals to accurately translate all information into billing. Software can help to identify potential improvements in billing coding. The visited manufacturers show tools that support optimal revenue coding for hospitals with different technical and logical approaches.

This tour is supported and carried out by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizincontrolling e. V.

First tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (3.45 – 4.45 p.m.)

Second tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)

In 2014, with pressure growing to build intersectoral communications, support mobile and cloud-based applications and create an immediate interoperability solution, the first draft standard for trial use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard of HL7 in Germany was published. FHIR is an open source standard which combines the benefits of HL7 versions 2 and 3 and CDA. It also makes use of the benefits of modern web technology such as XML and JSON and by using a REST-defined application programming interface enables rapid electronic data transfer and an easy standardised implementation of healthcare data.

FHIR has already become a widely propagated standard in the US healthcare system and is in increasingly widespread use in Germany.

Manufacturers supplying the German market (startups and established providers) are invited and requested to demonstrate in what ways and for which purposes they are able to employ FHIR for innovative applications and interfaces.

Tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (3.45 – 4.45 p.m.)

Everyone is talking about the electronic patient file, telemedicine and health apps. However, electronic applications are either hardly used in outpatient nursing care or employed as standalone solutions only. In outpatient care in particular, house emergency call systems aside, scarcely any modern technology is used to assist persons in need of care and to reduce the burden on nursing staff. In this fast-growing market especially, intelligent communications could potentially improve care processes with relatively little investment and reduce the impact of skilled labour shortages. The tour highlights digital solutions which can support outpatient nursing care.

Tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (5.00 – 6.00 p.m.)

Inpatient nursing staff make up the largest group of medical care professionals by far. At the same time healthcare institutions are competing for their skills on the job market as never before. Digital applications and modern IT systems supporting nursing staff in their work, including documentation, patient supervision and communications, can be used to improve the care process and give nursing staff more time for their main tasks, i.e. caring for the patient. The tour highlights digital solutions which can support inpatient nursing care.

Tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (5.00 – 6.00 p.m.)

Health data is highly sensitive and must be protected. Securing IT systems against unauthorised access, protecting patient records and ensuring their availability and integrity is a top priority. However, satisfying these requirements must not lead to over-restricting medical information and withholding it from those involved in the treatment process and supplying emergency aid. The aim is to provide solutions using the appropriate technology, on the one hand ensuring health data remains secure and on the other facilitating networked access within the healthcare system.

First tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (5.00 – 6.00 p.m.)

Second tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is regarded as one of the key technologies of the twenty-first century. It is key to improving efficiency and realising smart and self-teaching assistance systems at every stage of the value chain in the healthcare system. Be it efforts to improve health awareness and avoid diseases or systems supporting doctors and medical staff, already day-to-day healthcare would be unimaginable without AI-based applications. AI helps to shape independent and safe living and to manage specific diseases and situations in life. The tour presents current uses for AI and highlights potential future applications.

The first tour is supported and carried out by Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik, Informationstechnik e. V. | FA GiAS.

First tour: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 (5.00 – 6.00 p.m.)

Second tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

The tour (including company presentations) is in English and takes visitors to exhibitors who are looking for international customers and who are currently marketing their products successfully on the German healthcare market.

This tour is supported and carried out by Germany Trade and Invest.

First tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)

Second tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets can be found almost everywhere, including in medical care. Currently, numerous tried and tested applications exist that can aid the work of doctors and nurses and optimise processes throughout the medical care phases. The possibility for employing them in completely new areas of application also exists.

First tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (1.15 – 2.15 p.m.)

Second tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

Healthcare institutions everywhere are lamenting an extreme shortage of young job applicants. The industry offers students a wide range of job prospects and just as many opportunities for launching their careers. With this tour, DMEA takes newcomers directly to the stands of exhibitors so that they can get to know the industry, the players and the various opportunities and possibilities for embarking on a career. The aim is for institutions to paint a positive picture of the industry as a potential future employer.

First tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (11.30 a.m. – 1p.m.)

Second tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (11.30 a.m. – 1p.m.)

Under the heading ’Startup meets corporate’ the tour gives established health IT companies an opportunity to introduce themselves to representatives of the digital health sector. Do you have products or common areas suitable for a joint venture with startups? Are you looking for partners in innovative technology segments or a startup to collaborate with? This trade fair tour lets you establish contact and get to know representatives of startups in an uncomplicated setting.

This tour is supported and carried out by the cluster HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg.

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First tour: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (2.30 – 3.30 p.m.)

Second tour: Thursday, 11 April 2019 (1.15 – 2.15 p.m.)

In 2018 the German Medical Conference decided to lift the ban on the exclusive provision of telemedical services. In future, doctors will be able to offer patients medical advice by phone or internet without having previously made personal contact. The introduction of the law aimed at remedying nursing care labour shortages (PpSG) will help to broaden the use of telemedical services in the nursing sector as well. The trade fair tour highlights telemedical solutions.

About the guided tours
  • The tours focus on a total of 17 topics
  • The maximum duration of each tour is 60 minutes
  • A maximum of 5 exhibitors are presented on each tour
  • Each exhibitor has a maximum of 8 minutes to introduce themselves and present their products
  • Exhibitors and visitors may take part free of charge
  • Headphones and microphones are provided for the tour