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November 08, 2018

DMEA establishes itself as the main platform for digital healthcare

With its focus on interdisciplinary networking, DMEA – Connecting Digital Health will be gathering all the players from the digital health sector on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 9 to 11 April 2019.Featuring a broader concept, the former meeting place of the healthcare IT sector will become the main platform for digital healthcare.

As an event that combines presentations, a forum for exchanging specialist knowledge, and intense networking on the topics of digital products, services and processes, DMEA is dedicated to a broad range of topics. These include the benefits of the electronic patient file for physicians and patients, nursing in the intersectoral and interprofessional care process, as well as artificial intelligence and IT security in the health sector. Six themed tracks are new and will cluster topics according to key interests. Practically oriented, interactive formats are a main feature of DMEA. It effectively means fewer lectures and more workshops and discussion rounds. Event areas will also feature pitches on the subject of innovative ideas for business and patient care.


”The digital transformation of the healthcare system offers solutions for current challenges in society. Without the many IT applications that currently exist modern healthcare would barely function today. In that respect health IT has become a key part of our society. Be they political decision-makers, administrations, physicians, medical professionals, health insurances, companies in the digital health sector, numerous startups as well as health insurance customers, they are all part of the debate on the opportunities and risks accompanying the digitalisation of our healthcare system and the speed at which it is moving forward. The DMEA concept is just the right platform for this debate and presenting innovative solutions“, said Jens Naumann, chairman of the board of the German Association of Health IT Vendors (bvitg), the host of DMEA.


Newcomers and careers will also be a key topic at DMEA. During the three-day event talented young people with an interest in digital health can gain an insight into the industry and establish contact with universities and future employers. Following on from the success at the former event, DMEA will also host a Newcomer Award that recognises the best Bachelor's and Master's degree theses by graduates in Medical Informatics, eHealth, Health IT, Health Management, Health Economics and Healthcare Management.


Parallel with the wide range of events on offer the fair will feature companies from every branch of the digital healthcare sector. Demand for places is high, with more companies having currently already booked their stands than this time last year for the event. 2018 was fully booked, so that floor space at DMEA has now been increased. Overall, around 350 speakers involved in research and practical work, 600 exhibitors and some 10,000 trade visitors are expected to attend.


About DMEA

DMEA is the successor to the former event and represents a strategic evolution of that concept. It aims to mirror the entire digital supply chain including every process along the way. Step by step DMEA will expand into a platform representing every digital field of interest to all players in the healthcare system, both now and in the future. DMEA targets decision-makers in every healthcare sector – hospital managers, IT heads, doctors, nurses, healthcare policymakers and experts in science and research. As an integrated event combining a trade fair, congress, academy and a wide range of interactive formats, it gives participants the opportunity to find out about the latest digital healthcare developments and products, establish industry contacts and acquire high-level qualifications.


DMEA is held by the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg) and organised by Messe Berlin. DMEA is organised in cooperation with the following industry associations: the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg), the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), the German Medical Informatics Professional Association (BVMI). The National Association of Hospital IT Managers (KH-IT) and the Chief Information Officers of University Hospitals (CIO-UK) provide contributions on the subject matter. The three-day event takes place annually on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.


More information on products, topics, events and industry trends can be found by visiting the health IT homepage of bvitg Service GmbH, a subsidiary of  the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg).


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