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Press Release

April 12, 2023

DMEA sparks brings young professionals together with companies, universities and hospitals

Wanted: specialists. Jobs available: we are hiring. The digital health sector is urgently in need of new employees. Last year, there were around 290,000 job vacancies in the healthcare sector. That is where DMEA sparks comes in and wants to make a difference.

DMEA sparks combines the topics of careers, newcomers and sustainability, making it an even more important part of DMEA. For the first time the career topics at the DMEA congress will be a key attraction, directly next to the _Focus: DMEA sparks area. On day one of the trade fair, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Breil will talk about career opportunities in healthcare IT and examine the needs of potential applicants and how companies can respond accordingly. On day two, Prof. Dr. Anne Purohit from TH Brandenburg will talk about new business models, platform strategies and tech giants in the healthcare sector. As is tradition, on day two the presentation will take place of the DMEA Newcomer Award. Numerous Bachelor and Master’s degree graduates have entered the competition with their final papers. A jury will pick those that impress them most and honour the respective entrants with a DMEA Newcomer Award. On day three, Thursday, the focus on the sparks stage will be on green IT in German hospitals. Several experts will explain how in future climate change will impact the German health sector and what can be done to confront this. Full details of the DMEA sparks program can be found here.

DMEA sparks opens doors

Over 20 hospitals, universities and companies will be represented on the DMEA sparks area. Exhibitors will be on hand with HR representatives to engage directly with prospective employees. For students and young professionals, DMEA sparks opens doors to established companies, hospital IT departments as well as universities. At Meet2Match, young professionals and prospective employees can get to know each other during a speed dating slot and afterwards can follow up talks at the Recharge and Networking Area, or in a relaxed atmosphere over a game of table tennis.

Tours will take place on all three days of the trade fair to enable visitors to get to know the exhibiting companies and hospitals even better. Students and young professionals can find out more from CompuGroup Medical, Dedalus, DMI, medavis, m.Doc, Meierhofer, Sana IT Services, Oracle Cerner, medatixx, nexus ag, sectra, Smartify IT Solutions, Thieme and x-tention.

Full details of DMEA sparks can be found here.

Students of all ages and trainees can obtain a free voucher for an unlimited pass to DMEA. A corresponding ID must be presented on admission to the fair. Students of all ages and trainees can register for a free voucher on the website of bvitg e.V.

Tickets to DMEA are available from the online ticket shop.

Human with DMEA Cotton Bag
Looking for young professionals? You can find them at DMEA. Image: Messe Berlin

About DMEA

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

Every year, the DMEA dedicates a separate program to the central topic of "young talent and careers".

2022, the DMEA was able to achieve an increase in visitors: More than 11,000 trade visitors attended DMEA - plus over 500 exhibitors and 300 national and international speakers.

In 2020 and 2021, the DMEA could only take place digitally due the pandemic. In 2021, more than 4.000 participants registered for the digital version of DMEA, and around 2.500 viewers watched the program items every day.

The DMEA is organized by the Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT - bvitg e.V. (Federal Association for Health IT) and is hosted by Messe Berlin GmbH. The DMEA is also 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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