November 27, 2023

DMEA Newcomer Award – in search of innovative digital health ideas

Each year, the DMEA Newcomer Award honours the best Bachelor’s and Master’s theses on ’Digitalisation in Healthcare’. Graduates can apply for the DMEA Newcomer Award until 31 January 2024 .

Innovative ideas and brilliant minds are needed to give digitalisation in healthcare a decisive boost. In 2024, DMEA – Connecting Digital Health is once again providing a platform for visionaries and their ideas. Each year, DMEA honours the best Bachelor’s and Master’s theses on ’Digitalisation in Healthcare’ with the DMEA Newcomer Award. The award is presented in three categories:

• Bachelor’s theses

• Master’s theses

• Audience Award

In addition to receiving the coveted award, winners can look forward to prize money of up to 2,000 euros.

Who can apply?

Graduates can now apply for the DMEA Newcomer Award by submitting their thesis on digital health. Theses that suggest practical IT-supported approaches for long-term improvements in healthcare are especially welcome. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2024.

A panel of experts from business and industry will choose the winners. The applicants must introduce themselves and present their thesis in a brief video clip. The three best entries in both the Bachelor’s and Master’s categories will receive a Newcomer Award at DMEA 2024. The thesis given the best rating by the audience will receive the Audience Award.

In the Master’s category, the winner of this year’s DMEA Newcomer Award was Luisa Neubig for her deep learning-based analysis of swallowing. In the Bachelor’s category, the award went to Lars Anderegg and Jonas Jiménez, who designed the IT architecture for a patient@home concept. An overview of the entries which won the DMEA Newcomer Award 2023 can be found here .

Group photo of the winners receiving the DMEA Newcomer Award 2023
The winners of the DMEA Newcomer Award 2023, from left to right: Susanna Götz (THSW), Laura Hensel (HHN), Tanja Eichner (TUW), Luisa Neubig (FAU), Sebastian Kunz (BFH), Cyril Zgraggen (BFH), Lars Anderegg (BFH), Jonas Jiménez (BFH) and Raul Sîmpetru (FAU).

About DMEA

DMEA is Europe's leading event for digital health, which gathers decision-makers from all areas of the healthcare sector, including IT specialists, physicians, hospital and nursing care executives as well as experts from politics, science and research.

In 2023 around 16,200 attendees gathered on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, including 735 exhibitors from Germany and abroad and over 300 speakers.

In 2022, following two years of virtual events due to the pandemic, DMEA was able to take place once again as an in-person event on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Over 11,000 attendees, more than 500 exhibitors as well as 300 speakers from Germany and around the world took part in the event.

The DMEA is organized by the Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT - bvitg e.V. (Federal Association for Health IT) and is hosted by Messe Berlin GmbH. It is organized in cooperation with the industry associations GMDS (German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology) e.V., BVMI (Professional Association of Medical Informatics) e.V. and with the content-related participation of KH-IT (Federal Association of Hospital IT Managers) e.V. and CIO-UK (Chief Information Officers - University Hospitals).

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