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DMEA Guided Tours

DMEA Guided Tours

Become a part of our Guided Tours!

The DMEA Guided Tours offer to interested trade visitors the opportunity to inform themselves about selected topics, exhibitors and their products, projects, services etc.

All guided tours are organized by the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg), the host of DMEA. Presentations are held by selected exhibitors at their respective exhibition stands.

Participation in the Call for Papers for DMEA Guided Tours 2020 is subject to a one-off processing fee of 150 € per application, irrespective of the result of the selection procedure for each submitted application.

Members of the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg) will take part in this Call for Papers free of charge.

The application deadline for the DMEA Tours 2020 is 31 January 2020.

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Overview of Guided Tours 2020

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (4.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

Third Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

Apps and wearables are revolutionizing communication between patients, doctors, health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry. Initially, everyday use was limited primarily to fitness and activity trackers, but now the networked devices can be used to collect relevant data for telemedicine or clinical studies. In addition, wearables are no longer just smart watches - jewellery such as rings and earrings as well as headphones are also equipped with the necessary sensors to monitor vital parameters, calorie consumption or sleep, for example. The effects of these developments - above all the emancipation of patients by collecting their own health data - cannot yet be fully predicted.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

Third Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

Drug Therapy Safety (AMTS) comprises all measures taken to ensure an optimal medication process with the aim of preventing or at least reducing medication errors and thus avoidable risks for the patient during drug therapy. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) can be promoted by the prescription of drugs by several therapists without communication, in particular without the continuation of the medication plan, or by an agreed self-medication. Special software solutions (AMTS checks) can support therapists in recognizing UAWs and intervening correctively. In order to achieve an improvement in the AMTS area, however, knowledge of the overall medication of a patient is always essential. For this reason, communication between general practitioners, specialists, patients and pharmacists must be supported.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

From the exchange of expert knowledge between doctors to coordination within a hospital and patient care: Good communication is essential, especially in the health sector. Since extremely sensitive data is sometimes exchanged, data protection and security are of the utmost importance.

On this guided tour, exhibitors will be presenting communication solutions and systems that enable effective and secure networking along the supply chain.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (4.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

Third Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (12.00 – 13.00 p.m.)

New ideas, disruptive concepts, digital services - the digitalisation of health care creates room for innovation. The guided tour will present companies, products and services that are already driving the digital transformation of tomorrow by today and that clearly differentiate themselves from existing solutions and approaches with their novelty value.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

Patient empowerment aims to strengthen the patient's position through information, participation and codecision. The patient should thus be encouraged and actively involved in the treatment process, in the sense of participatory decision-making. Digitalization plays an important role in the health care system, since patient empowerment includes patient portals, apps and mobility solutions.

This guided tour will show what patient empowerment can mean for the care sector and how technology can be effectively integrated into the care landscape - without replacing social contact.

First Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (4.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

Second Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (4.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

Healthcare institutions, in particular hospitals, have long been concerned with basic alternatives to paper-based archiving of patient files. Digital archiving systems have meanwhile been installed in more than half of German hospitals - and the trend is rising. Reasons for this can be found in the fact that the document and data stocks in the individual computer-aided application systems, the data volume of the imaging devices and the scope of the scanned documents reach such volumes that the data, documents and images have to be transferred to digital archiving systems for reasons of rationalisation and economy.

The basis of archiving is the documentation that is absolutely necessary for various reasons. This is characterized by a large variety of applications in the areas of patient care and research. Medical classification systems such as classifications and nomenclatures are indispensable for the evaluation and further processing of data, as is the increased transition from unstructured documentation to coded documentation. Quality assurance, big data, data warehouse, data integration centres and information retrieval have also become very important in documentation.

During this guided tour, innovative computer-aided documentation systems as well as the status quo of digital archiving will be presented and future options will be demonstrated.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

Second Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

The intersectoral exchange of quality-assured, treatment-relevant medical data is the leitmotif of the Electronic Case File (EFA). Meanwhile, three so-called EFA providers offer a data storage according to EFA 2.0 specification. The solutions are brought to the service provider in cooperation with a large number of industrial companies. In addition, the EFA 2.0 case file of an EFA provider is already in the TI confirmation process. Thus, the interaction with the EPO according to §291a should also be ensured in the perspective. The EFA has been using and driving the further development of international standards such as IHE and HL7 for more than 10 years. It is a model for associated file concepts and is already supported by a large number of IT health care companies with conformity assessments.

This guided tour is supported and conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

Third Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 Uhr)

High-quality care, which also takes into account the responsible use of available resources in the healthcare system, can only be provided on the basis of complete and centralised documentation.
Electronic patient files - whether administered by patients or doctors - provide the basis for this.
Sensible solutions for this already exist today.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

Second Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

In order to secure results and liquidity, clinics must achieve high billing quality. Doctors, coders and medical controllers need powerful tools to support processes and identify critical cases in the billing process. Solutions with a high degree of innovation, intuitive operation and high value contribution to the economic result of the hospital are to be presented.

This guided tour is supported and conducted by the German Society for Medical Controlling.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

Third Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (4.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

Due to the pressure to be able to communicate across facilities and sectors, to support mobile and cloud based applications and to create interoperability in the shortest time possible, the first Draft Standard for Trial Use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard of HL7 Germany is published in 2014.

FHIR is an open source standard that combines the strengths of HL7 Version 2, 3 and CDA. In addition, FHIR uses the advantages of modern web technologies such as XML and JSON and enables a fast electronic exchange and a simple standardized implementation of data from the health sector through a REST defined Application Programming Interface. In America, FHIR is already a very popular standard, which is already very well received in the healthcare sector. In Germany, the standard is also becoming more and more popular and is applied more frequently.

Manufacturers for the German market (StartUps and established offerers) are invited and requested in particular to show for what and how they use FHIR for new interfaces and applications.

Guided Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

The electronic patient record, telemedicine, AI in care and health apps are on everyone's lips. Nevertheless, digital applications in outpatient care are used little or only as "island solutions". Especially in outpatient care, hardly any modern technology is used to support persons in need of care and to relieve the burden on nursing staff beyond the classic home emergency call or standard applications. In this fast-growing area in particular, intelligent networking of care processes and their communication requirements could improve the situation with comparatively little effort and sustainably counteract the increasing shortage of skilled workers. Additional empowerment content would further strengthen this effect.

In the inpatient sector, nursing staff represent by far the largest group of people within medical care. At the same time, the market for nursing staff at health care facilities is being fiercely contested as never before. In order to improve care processes and give nursing staff more time for their core task - patient care - digital applications and modern IT systems can support the work of nursing staff, for example in documentation, patient control or communication.

This guided tour will show digital solutions that support outpatient care in nursing and/or that are able to optimize inpatient care in nursing.

Guided Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (4.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

Clinical care is currently experiencing extreme changes in its working environment. In addition to a massive shortage of skilled personnel, high administrative costs and demographic changes, many legal changes are currently affecting clinics in particular.

A relief of the nursing care, the improvement of the supply processes and the creation of attractive working environments are only some requirements to modern nursing care technologies and software. The market for digital care software systems, sensors and smart care aids is therefore growing steadily.

This guided tour will show digital solutions that support clinical care in nursing and will free up nursing professionals more time for their core task - patient care.

Guided Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (4.30 – 5.30 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, 21 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

Third Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

Artificial intelligence (AI or AI) is on everyone's lips. It is of central importance to increase efficiency and for the realization of smart self-learning assistance systems along the value chain in healthcare. From health promotion and disease prevention to the assistance function for doctors or medical personnel: AI-based applications are already there and, in some areas, have become an integral part of everyday healthcare.

The Guided Tour presents the status quo of the use of AI and shows future options that are opened up by its implementation.

First Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (12.00 – 1.00 p.m.)

Second Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

Systems for healthcare IT and medical technology are increasingly converging in practice. Automatic transmission of measured values, control of processes and workflows or planning of capacities and maintenance intervals are among the requirements in more and more hospitals and medical practices. In addition, telemedical applications and medical data collected by patients themselves are to be integrated into the care process, making interoperability between medical technology and healthcare IT increasingly important for everyday care.
This tour presents exemplary solutions for the integration of medical technology and healthcare IT in the above-mentioned application areas.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

Third Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (1.30 – 2.30 p.m.)

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices penetrate almost all areas of life - including medical care. In the meantime, there are numerous mature applications that optimize the work of doctors and nurses and improve processes along the supply chain. Tools such as automated documentation can save important time for the staff - so they can concentrate more on their actual tasks. In addition, Companion Apps help to simplify the lives of chronically ill patients by digitizing the tracking of symptoms and relevant measurements. The collected data can help to make treatment decisions faster and more accurately - because the algorithms of the applications help to understand the relationships between symptoms. The potential, even for completely new application scenarios, is far from exhausted.

Guided Tour: Thursday, 23 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

Patients, cost carriers and politicians have a central expectation of medical and nursing services: High Quality. What sounds relatively simple is in fact the result of highly complex processes. Quality assurance is often dismissed as an "obligatory bureaucratic exercise". However, this understanding is far too limited. The professional and structured assurance and monitoring of high treatment quality is crucial for successful and complication-free medical care.

This guided tour will give you an insight into the diversity of the topic and will show you that quality management is anything but dry statistics.

First Tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

Second Tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

This guided tour will be held in English and will take visitors to exhibitors interested in international cooperation. The participating exhibitors successfully operate in the German healthcare market and search for international partnerships.

Guided tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.)

This guided tour offers to established Health IT companies the opportunity to present themselves to representatives from the digital health scene at their own stand.

Do you have products or open interfaces that would be suitable for cooperation with startups? Are you looking for partners in innovative technology areas or a startup for a joint project? On this tour you can indicate your willingness to make contact and get to know representatives of startups in an uncomplicated way.

This guided tour is supported and conducted by the Cluster HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg.

First tour: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 (3.00 – 4.00 p.m.)

Second tour: Wednesday, 22 April 2019 (10.30 – 11.30 a.m.)

Third tour: Thursday, 23 April 2019 (4.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

The introduction and implementation of telemedicine applications is currently supported by various decisions and measures: (i) Relaxation of the ban on remote treatment by the German Doctors' Conference 2018, (ii) planned reform of outpatient emergency care in accordance with the coalition agreement, (iii) video consultation hours for patients (§291g, SGB V), (iv) telemonitoring with and of medical equipment, (v) "App auf Rezept" and "fast track" approval in the Digital Care Act (DVG) and (vi) various projects, e.g. by the Innovation Fund, the federal states or as model projects of the health insurance funds.

This guided tour will not only show practice-relevant telemedical solutions, but also how they can cooperate interoperably with other eHealth solutions such as electronic patient files and the future telematics infrastructure. Associated business models will also be addressed.

Call for Papers
Guided Tours
until 31.01.2020

Further Information

Timm-Joel Ruwwe
T +49 30 2062258-59

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance for the respective topic
  • Originality and degree of innovation of the product / project / service
  • Expressiveness of the application

Key Facts: Guided Tours

  • Guided tours on a total of 20 topics
  • max. 60 minutes per guided tour
  • max. 5 exhibitor per tour
  • max. 8 minutes presentation time per exhibitor
  • Free participation in guided tours for visitors of DMEA
  • Headphones and microphone are provided.