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May 28, 2021

DMEA Newcomer Award 2021: This year’s winners

On 27 May, as part of the virtual Newcomer Programme at this year’s DMEA, the best final papers written by students on health IT received a DMEA Newcomer Award.

Whether the topic is streamlining processes or intensifying disease research and improving treatment, the potential for digital solutions in healthcare is huge and has yet to be fully exploited. These subjects are an ideal environment for up-and-coming scientists aiming to help shape tomorrow’s healthcare system with their ideas. On 27 May at DMEA, seven students were presented with the DMEA Newcomer Award for outstanding final papers.

Six clever ideas for a digital healthcare system

This year, Yauheniya Zhdanovich from Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main impressed the jury with her contribution in the ‘Master’s degree’ category. Her paper on predicting prostate diseases with the help of machine learning received first prize. In the ’Bachelor’s degree’ category first prize went to Luisa Bode from Hochschule Hannover / Peter L. Reichertz Institut für Medizinische Informatik, TU Braunschweig and Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, whose paper dwelt on automated methods for detecting organ dysfunctions.

In the ’Master’s degree’ category second place went to Lisa-Marie Kraus from Technische Universität München. Her paper examined the possibilities for producing 3D-printed implants to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Dr. Maximilian Fünfgeld from the Mannheim Medical Faculty of Universität Heidelberg took third place in this category. His subject was data protection-compliant federal archiving of medical research data.

In the ’Bachelor’s degree’ category second place went to Maximilian Brosius from Universität Hamburg for his paper on VR applications as a method of treating neurological diseases. Third place went to Joshua Drewlow and Michael Däppen from Berner Fachhochschule, who had examined AR-assisted navigation in hospitals.

The audience cast their vote – the winners

In addition to the jury’s selection, this was the second time that the Digital Audience Award was presented to the audience’s favourites. More than 500 users responded and cast their vote. In the ‘Master’s degree’ category it was Lisa-Marie Kraus who impressed the audience, and in the ’Bachelor’s degree’ category Daniel Reichenpfader from FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences collected the most votes. In his paper under the heading ’Sleep Treatment on Cloud Nine’, he had developed the concept of a cloud-based platform for diagnosing and treating non-organic insomnia.

A video of the awards and brief presentations of all the finalists’ papers can be found at:

This year’s presentation of the DMEA Newcomer Award formed part of the virtual programme for school and university students and young professionals. Over the course of discussion rounds and lectures the young professionals were able to find out more about the industry and make contact with companies.

This year’s programme was sponsored by the Career Partners Dedalus HealthCare GmbH, Friedrich-Wingert-Stiftung, Helios IT Service GmbH, medatixx GmbH & Co KG, Meierhofer AG, Nexus / Chili GmbH and Sana IT Service GmbH.

About the DMEA Newcomer Award

Every year, the DMEA Newcomer Awards honours the best papers by Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates in Medical Informatics, eHealth, Health IT, Health Management, Health Economics and Healthcare Management. Prize money of up to EUR 2,000 awaits the winners. The next round of applications will open in autumn 2021.

For information on the DMEA newcomer programme

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. In 2019 a total of around 11,000 trade visitors came to DMEA to find out about the latest developments and products, acquire qualifications and establish important industry contacts. The next DMEA is scheduled to take place from 07 to 11 June 2021 as an entirely virtual event.

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

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