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Your Presentation at the DMEA - Call for Papers Congress Program

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Take part in shaping the DMEA with your presentation!

In the DMEA 2024 congress program, we would like to show which topics, questions and trends are shaping digitization in healthcare today and in the future. Once again, experts from business, science and practice are in demand!

As of October 17, 2023, we will get started again and you can apply via the open Call for Papers - Congress. We are looking for presentations that showcase a current project or highlight ways in which care processes can be improved or made more efficient.

All submissions will be evaluated and placed by a panel of experts.

The application deadline expired on 17 11 2023!

The 18 topics of the DMEA Congress 2024

If digitization and interoperability are consistently implemented, immense data treasures from all sectors of the healthcare system can be utilized to enable better medical research and care. In this session, the focus is on the potential of data usage and the medical as well as societal benefits. It is not so much about the technical aspects of interoperability and system communication, but about the perspectives and results of merging, analyzing, and utilizing medical data, especially from cross-sector and cross-location sources.

In three presentations and a concluding discussion, the perspectives of data utilization and the potentials of data science will be explored, and the following questions will be discussed:

  • What data are being merged and made analyzable?
  • By what means and with what data infrastructures is this happening?
  • How is data access and security ensured in data utilization? Who should be allowed to use data, and how is societal acceptance of data usage achieved?
  • What legal foundations are needed for data merging and utilization ("data donation," "opt-in" versus "opt-out")?
  • What concrete benefits can already be demonstrated through data merging and analysis? What examples of medical and/or societal benefits are there?
  • What initiatives and pilots on a national and international scale contribute to the national health data infrastructure for the merging, analysis, and analytics of medical data?

Call for Paper

Only contributions that make fundamental considerations/statements and/or report experiences from implemented projects at the national and international levels are allowed. NO product presentations or project presentations with limited scope, no presentations with "requests" to the legislature (this will be addressed in the panel discussion). The session hosts aim to achieve an ideal composition of 2 contributions on data utilization and its existing challenges, and 1 contribution on a national health data infrastructure. Furthermore, they reserve the right to invite an additional panelist to the concluding discussion."

The session will take place in the format 60 minutes, meaning that there will be 3 presentations of about 12 minutes each and an additional discussion of 3 minutes each.

Call for Paper

The aim of the session is to present telemedical solutions and care models, along with their integration into existing documentation and record-keeping systems. Specifically, contributions are expected in the following areas: (i) data transfer from emergency services, (ii) telemedicine for emergency physicians, (iii) tele-intensive care medicine, (iv) telemedically assisted patient transfers or transportation, (v) telemonitoring, and (vi) assisted telemedicine using telemedicine terminals. In addition to presenting the concept, implementation, experiences, and results from routine use, contributions should also demonstrate the integration and approach to ensure interoperability with the respective infrastructures or systems (e.g., HIS, EHR, PDMS). Similarly, the involvement in the workflows of the stakeholders should be highlighted.

The session will last for 60 minutes and will include three presentations, each lasting a maximum of 15 minutes, as well as an interactive discussion round following the presentations.

Contributions should be structured as follows: 1. Introduction, motivation, and research question, 2. Materials, methods, and tools, 3. Description of the solution, 4. Results, experiences, benefits, and "lessons learned," and 5. Discussion and outlook. Contributions deviating from this format will not be considered for evaluation. The content of the contributions should be oriented towards the subject matter, and product placements should be avoided.

Taget audience

Representatives from medical institutions, manufacturers, and service providers.

More than a decade has passed since the conception of the telematics infrastructure. While the adoption of specialized applications is gaining momentum, an infrastructural renewal is now on the horizon. TI 2.0 is coming. In a session organized by the AOK Federal Association and the Private Health Insurance Association, in collaboration with distinguished guests, we will address why this change is necessary and what it means for all stakeholders.This 60-minute session will provide an overview of TI 2.0, focusing on three key themes:

  • Leaping into TI 2.0 and the Limits of TI 1.0: Why Zero Trust Builds More Trust
  • TI 2.0 Introduction: Digital Identities and E-Invoicing as the First Zero Trust Application
  • Leap, Don't Inch: A Vision for Digital Healthcare with the Help of TI 2.0

We greatly appreciate your contribution from the fields of business, healthcare, research, or other relevant societal areas. In the spirit of constructive dialogue, we kindly request refraining from product and service placements.

Call for Papers

  • We greatly appreciate your contribution from the fields of business, healthcare, research, or other relevant societal areas. In the spirit of constructive dialogue, we kindly request refraining from product and service placements.
  • What changes with TI 2.0 for patients and healthcare providers, and what are the opportunities and risks?
  • How can data protection and the pace of innovation be balanced in the interest of optimal healthcare?
  • What are the lessons learned from the practice of TI 1.0, and how can we apply them for a successful and swift introduction of TI 2.0?
  • What international best practices can serve as models for a successful implementation of a Zero Trust infrastructure?

In recent times, you often hear that 'data is the new gold' in the field of healthcare IT. With the ongoing digital transformation, the significance of health data is increasing. However, this can only be achieved if the collected or gathered data can be meaningfully utilized. A PDF file originating from the scan of a paper document, while digital, cannot be readily used in a meaningful way. To interpret and further process it, the context of data collection needs to be linked to the actual 'useful data' through semantic annotations. It is indisputable that a substantial portion of the data generated in the healthcare sector should ideally be clean, structured, and semantically annotated. Moreover, AI applications require access to valid, application-relevant, and long-term available data for learning and subsequent utilization. This goal can only be attained through interoperability standards.

This session aims to showcase practical examples of steps taken towards achieving 'clean data,' the challenges overcome, and the solutions developed in the process. Exemplary presentations could include topics such as how a longstanding Hospital Information System (HIS) installation has been retroactively enriched with semantic annotations in certain areas and how these data are now being used. Alternatively, it could feature experiences in the implementation of a Clinical Data Repository as the central data repository for medical data and the mapping of existing data from systems to openEHR.

Requirements for the Call for Papers

  • Clear structure (Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion)
  • Real results, not just initial ideas at the outset of a 5-year project
  • Strong practical relevance
  • Clear take-home messages for congress attendees
  • No promotional content or praise for a company or product

Information Security affects all stakeholders in the healthcare sector. It is another pillar, alongside data protection, on which the digitization of healthcare is built. At the same time, successful cyberattacks on hospitals are frequently reported. Besides the financial damage that ransomware attacks, in particular, can cause, there is the potential harm to patients, and the often observed loss of trust in the underlying technology poses a danger to the necessary digitization of healthcare. Additionally, the legislature has reacted both at the national level with the Hospital Future Act (KHZG) and in European regulations (NIS2 Directive), requiring operators to take further measures to protect their processes and systems.

What can we learn from past cyberattacks? Where do the most significant threats currently lie? Which measures provide particularly effective protection? How can these be implemented in a practical manner? What organizational concepts have proven successful in this regard?

In this session, we aim to answer these and other questions as specifically and practicably as possible. If you have insights to share on these topics, we welcome your submission.

The session will last for 60 minutes and is expected to include 3 presentations of 12-15 minutes each, followed by a brief question-and-answer session.

Call for Paper

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and algorithms have been the talk of the town for years in the context of the digitization of healthcare. Even if the high expectations are not always fulfilled, as the example of "Dr. Watson" shows, and a multitude of questions are discussed - beyond marketing promises, the new processes have already found their way into everyday medical practice in many places. Be it for clinical decision support or also in use by patients. Generative AI that can generate text, images, or other media is considered the latest “game changer”. This session will again highlight where and how such applications are already being used in practice in hospital and outpatient care or by patients themselves. The focus will be on the practical application, the experiences gained, and the challenges faced.

For this session we are exclusively looking for contributions on the practical, medical, and patient-oriented use of AI, machine learning and algorithms in the entire treatment process (diagnostics and therapy) by healthcare professionals and/or patients. It is expected that the application is already used in everyday treatment—even if not necessarily already in standard care. Submissions with only theoretical considerations or on project planning will not be accepted.

The hospital reform is on the horizon, and the necessary legislation is in progress. The goals of the hospital reform are to secure financing, address staffing issues, and improve treatment processes and quality, as well as patient safety. In this context, the following questions arise regarding digitalization:

  • What are the consequences of the hospital reform for hospitals concerning digitalization, especially regarding performance documentation, billing, quality assurance, incident reporting, and hospital processes?
  • What are the impacts of the hospital reform on treatment quality and processes? How can patient safety be ensured?
  • What improvements and setbacks can the hospital reform bring for patients, doctors, nurses, and healthcare facilities? Digital competencies are essential to ensure the effective use of digital technologies by both staff and patients.
  • What opportunities does the hospital reform offer to effectively and measurably address the shortage of skilled professionals?
  • How can employees and patients be prepared for the new situation and empowered with digital skills?

If you wish to contribute an abstract from a conceptual or practical perspective on any of the above topics, we welcome your submission. Please refrain from product placements. The session will last 60 minutes and will include 3 presentations of 12 minutes each, followed by a 3-minute Q&A for each presentation.

We look forward to engaging presentations from practical experiences and an interactive discussion.

The session "Change Management in Hospitals - The “Digi-Valley to Efficiency Peaks trail” " invites experts and researchers from the healthcare sector to present innovative approaches to overcoming resistance, promoting technology acceptance, and enhancing employee participation in the context of digital transformation in hospitals.

In healthcare, digitization is a must, but the transition can be challenging. This session provides an opportunity to share best practices and case studies on how hospitals can manage the change from resistance to acceptance. A strong focus is set on creating a corporate culture where employees are actively involved in the change process and have the opportunity to provide constructive feedback on new tools and technologies.

Be inspired by exciting best practice presentations and lively discussions in this interactive session.

Call for Papers

  • Which strategies lead to the selection of digital solutions to achieve the desired benefits and employee acceptance?
  • How can users be motivated to use digital solutions efficiently and effectively?
  • What misconceptions might exist regarding the benefits of digital solutions?
  • Which lessons have been learned from successful and unsuccessful implementations of digital solutions?
  • How can the actual use of digital solutions be monitored?
  • What kind of organizational structures are conducive to the success of digital projects?

We cordially invite you to submit contributions to this session and engage in discussions about solutions for digital change management in healthcare. Feel free to participate in the call for papers and contribute to shaping a successful digital future for the hospital sector!

We kindly request that you refrain from product placements.

The session will last for 60 minutes and include 3 presentations of 12 minutes each, followed by a 3-minute Q&A session for each presentation. After the presentations, there will be room for discussion. Deviations from this format are possible.

With the law for the Acceleration of Digitalization in Healthcare (DigiG), the government has laid the foundation for a mandatory electronic patient record for all insured individuals in Germany. This session focuses on the examination and discussion of the extensive and fundamental changes, such as record activation following the opt-out principle, the emphasis on use cases, especially medication, and the secondary use of ePA data. The session targets on demonstrating the changes of the new ePA and how the significance of the ePA can evolve in everyday healthcare.

Call for Paper

  • The Federal Ministry of Health has set a target of an 80% usage rate for the "ePA for all" among all statutory insured individuals in Germany by 2025. How realistic is this goal, and what are the international experiences in this regard?
  • How can the extensive usage of the "electronic patient record for all" be achieved in german healthcare?
  • How do the new regulations of the "ePA for all" affect the acceptance of the electronic patient record among german healthcare providers?
  • What are the current challenges for practice software systems in integrating TI services like the electronic patient record or e-prescriptions? How can these challenges be addressed?
  • From the perspective of insured individuals, which current challenges of the electronic patient record are solved by the new "ePA for all" concept, and which are not?
  • What use cases, based on structured medication data in the "ePA for all," are imaginable, especially in connection with e-prescriptions? Does the ePA facilitate thereby its integration into everyday healthcare?
  • To what extent is the automatically written settlement-data by health insurance companies in the "ePA for all" medically meaningful or relevant to healthcare?
  • Does the new "ePA for all" concept dissolve the current high barriers to access and use the ePA from the perspective of potential ePA-FdV-users, and if so, to what extent? What is needed for an ePA access that ensures broad user acceptance?
  • What opportunities emerge based on the transmission of health data from the "ePA for all" for secondary purposes (research data offering)?
  • What potentials for german healthcare arise from the planned integration of structured data of the emergency data set and the electronic patient summary into the "ePA for all"?

If you wish to contribute a conceptual-level presentation from healthcare, research, or business perspective on any of the above topics, we look forward to receiving your application. We kindly request that you refrain from including product placements. The session will last for 60 minutes and will include 3 presentations, each lasting 12 minutes, followed by a 3-minute Q&A session for each presentation.

In many industries today, cloud solutions are a central component of supporting B2B and B2C collaborations, and they are essential for the successful operation of businesses. Citizens and customers now expect easy-to-use, secure, and feature-rich solutions for private purchases, bookings, payment processing, and more. Additionally, companies and their employees collaborate with other businesses and customers using cloud solutions. However, this trend has not yet significantly impacted the healthcare sector.

This session aims to stimulate further development in this direction by focusing on the positive aspects and providing best practice examples of business models, value contributions, and benefits. Contributions should, for instance, address key questions and opportunities related to cloud and service offerings in healthcare or showcase how the potential benefits have been realized and have impacted patients and healthcare institutions through best practice examples. The session can also discuss the operation of on-premises cloud solutions, such as Hospital Information Systems (KIS). Submissions that highlight the potential of cloud solutions for regional digital ecosystems are also welcome.

Submissions should not only describe solution aspects but also provide insights into the expected future developments in this field within the healthcare sector.

Ensuring continuous care for sick, as well as nursing- and assistance-dependent individuals in a modularized and specialized healthcare system is one of the central challenges in current and future healthcare, given the increasing number of chronically ill and multimorbid patients. Existing boundaries between sectors and institutions complicate care, and result in deficits in management and information continuity.

Complex nursing care scenarios require a continuous, intersectoral (outpatient/inpatient), interprofessional (nursing/medicine/other therapy professions) flow of information among the involved stakeholders to ensure the safest and most effective medical and nursing care possible. Additionally, individuals in need of care and their families require information as a basis for active participation, evolvement, and education regarding medical and administrative aspects.

The session "Digitalization in Nursing" addresses these complex issues and aims to present both the challenges and obstacles (e.g., integration with the Telematicinfrastrucktur - TI) as well as specific and contribute to the exchange of experiences:
crete innovative solutions (e.g., Digitale Pflegeanwendungen - DiPA, Digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen- DiGA). Submitted contributions should ideally answer one of the following questions and contribute to the exchange of experiences:

Call for Papers

  • Which nursing processes are already digitally implemented in your facility (outpatient or inpatient)?
  • How does digitalization support the nursing, cross-sectoral discharge, and/or communication process in your facility?
  • Can you provide a practical example of a successful or failed digitalization project (positive and negative experience) in nursing?
  • What added value has been achieved through digitalizing nursing processes in your facility?
  • Do you involve caregiving family members in your digitized nursing processes?

If you wish to contribute a concept-based contribution from healthcare, research, or the business sector related to one of the above topics, we look forward to your submission.

We kindly request that you refrain from product placements presentation.

The session lasts for 60 minutes and includes 3 presentations of 12 minutes each, with an additional 3 minutes for Q&A per presentation. Deviations are possible.

Four years ago, Digital Health Applications (DiGA) were introduced, creating treatment options for patients. Since then, these can be prescribed by doctors or approved by health insurance companies to enhance healthcare. With the enactment of the Digital Care and Nursing Modernization Act (DVPMG) on June 9, 2021, digital nursing applications (DiPA) were introduced into outpatient care. Preparatory work for the inclusion of DiPA is already in full swing. These applications also play a significant role in the digitalization strategy of the Federal Ministry of Health.

It's a good time to contemplate how this new category of services has established itself in the German healthcare system, the challenges and obstacles that have been and need to be overcome, and what other countries can learn from Germany. In this session, we would like to explore various aspects of lessons learned and next steps together with you, including

The significance of DiGA/DiPA as a new category of services in the German healthcare system.

The impact on developments abroad.

Creating opportunities for new forms of collaboration in healthcare.

Making DiGA future-ready.

We look forward to engaging presentations from practical experiences and an interactive discussion round.

Call for Papers

  • What do patients desire from digital applications to successfully use and adopt them? What considerations should manufacturers take into account to ensure that patients derive value from these applications? What should doctors consider when prescribing them? Are there any obstacles in the redemption processes that can be reduced?
  • What significance do DiGA and DiPA have among doctors? What is needed for digital applications to provide added value in patient care from a physician's perspective? What do doctors wish for from manufacturers? What support or assistance do doctors require from the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigungen)? What do manufacturers desire from doctors?
  • Do DiGA and DiPA facilitate new collaboration opportunities with other stakeholders in the healthcare sector? Can these extend to the pharmaceutical industry or other industrial sectors? Can other healthcare providers be involved? What is required to make this successful?
  • Are DiGA a successful export - what is the landscape of digital applications in other healthcare systems? How do other countries approach digital applications? How can DiGA enter the market and establish themselves in other countries? What requirements and obstacles exist in this regard?
  • Was braucht es, um digitale Anwendungen für die Zukunft fit zu machen und in Umgebungen wie AI, KI, Plattformen agieren zu können? Was sind die next steps, die gegangen werden müssen. Wer muss diese starten?

If you would like to contribute a submission from the healthcare, research, or business sectors on a conceptual level regarding any of the above topics, we look forward to receiving your submission. Please refrain from product placements.

The session lasts for 60 minutes and consists of 3 presentations, each lasting 12 minutes, followed by a 3-minute Q&A session for each presentation. Deviations are possible.

In recent years, hospitals have primarily focused on the KHZG to drive digitalization within their institutions. But what comes next after KHZG? The DigitalRadar Hospital can provide guidance if viewed as a strategic benchmark tool, helping identify new areas of action. Equally important will be the specific care mandate of one's own institution and the resulting role in regional healthcare. This session provides you with concepts and examples on how to strategically approach future digitalization.

Taget audience: Hospitals (Management or CDO) Sponsoring Organizations Academia

Call for Papers

  • How to formulate an effective digital strategy, what are the fundamentals and methods?
  • How can digital maturity models, such as the DigitalRadar Hospital, serve as benchmarks to support this process?
  • What other aspects should be considered in a digital strategy?
  • What influence does the specific care mandate or the individual service offering have on the digital strategy?
  • The contribution of digitalization to the transformation of healthcare, whether it's the increasing shift to outpatient care or the move towards greater sustainability.

If you wish to contribute a paper from the healthcare, research, or business perspective on any of the above topics at a conceptual level, we look forward to your submission. Please refrain from product placements.

The session lasts for 60 minutes and includes 3 presentations of 12 minutes each, with an additional 3 minutes for Q&A after each presentation. Deviations are possible."

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is considered a crucial term in the future of medicine. Today, AI elements are already integrated into medical products, both as part of the software within these products and as standalone software classified as medical devices. The development of medically safe software is subject to the stringent requirements of the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Additionally, the so-called Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) may play a significant role in the future. The primary goal of both regulations is to ensure the development of safe AI products in medicine.Therefore, the focus is on the usability and traceability of AI medical products for patients and professional users in accordance with the medical purpose of the product. However, these regulations intersect with a rapidly evolving technological landscape where AI applications are becoming increasingly powerful (notably, self-learning AI). To develop a high-quality AI medical product while adhering to MDR, software developers must consider multiple aspects simultaneously. During this congress session, we aim to highlight the key points in this regard based on practical experience.

Call for Paper

  • Do's and Don'ts in the Development of AI Medical Products?
  • Special Learnings in AI Medical Product Development?
  • Role of Generalization and Focus in Medical Software/KI Medical Products?
  • Significance of Generative AI and Large Language Models in AI Medical Product Development?
  • Role of UX Design in this Context?
  • Generating Necessary Information for Technical Documentation and Clinical Evaluation for CE Marking?

Please note that these guidelines are general and may need to be adapted to the specific regulatory environment and medical field in which AI medical products are being developed. Compliance with local and international regulations is paramount in this context.

In English: "The session lasts for 60 minutes and includes 3 presentations of 12 minutes each, with an additional 3 minutes for Q&A after each presentation. Deviations are possible."

The rapid technological advancement is paving the way for a new era in healthcare, where connected medical devices and technologies play a crucial role in enhancing healthcare delivery. In this session, we will provide insights into key aspects of Connected Health - networked medical technology for the healthcare of the future. We will discuss the concepts and standards that best facilitate connectivity in medical devices, how Artificial Intelligence can transform connected healthcare into predictive hospitals, emerging technological developments in the realm of 5G and 6G technologies in healthcare, and how "Compliance-by-Design" can efficiently address regulatory requirements, safety, and security in connected medical systems. Join us for engaging presentations and an interactive discussion.

Call for Paper

  • IoT and wearable devices: The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices on healthcare.
  • Telemedicine and remote monitoring: Challenges and best practices for utilizing telemedicine and remote monitoring in patient care, especially in remote or underserved areas.
  • IT security, data security, and data privacy: Addressing crucial questions related to data security and data privacy in the context of connected medical technology and devices.
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning: The role of AI and machine learning in predictive healthcare, diagnostics, and personalized treatment.
  • Interoperability and standardization: Ensuring compatibility and standards in connected health technologies for seamless integration.
  • Managing chronic diseases: Innovative approaches to managing chronic diseases using connected medical technology.
  • Exploring new ways of connecting medical technology using 5G/6G/XG and other communication technologies.
  • Regulatory and normative requirements for Connected Health.
  • Regulatory and normative requirements for Connected Health.

If you wish to contribute a conceptual-level presentation related to any of the above topics from the healthcare, research, or business sectors, we look forward to your submission. Please refrain from product placements. The session will last for 60 minutes and include three presentations of 12 minutes each, with 3 minutes of Q&A per presentation. Deviations are possible.

The funding period of the KHZG expires on 31.12.2024. Investments must have been made and settled by then, while operating costs can still be paid from KHZG funds for the period of 36 months after going live.

The KHZG has given a huge boost to digitisation in hospitals. But changed, new processes and new IT systems also bring additional operating costs - hardware or software maintenance, leasing rates, additional staff, etc.

What concepts have you developed to deal with the costs of digitisation under the KHZG after the funding has expired?

Do you use digitisation to improve cost efficiency in such a way that the higher operating costs are at least partially offset by it?

Are you offsetting the possible penalties for not sufficiently fulfilling the MUST criteria of the KHZG against the additional operating costs?

Call for Papers

  • Hospitals are faced with the following situation:
  • late funding commitments for the KHZG
  • time-consuming tenders
  • manufacturers and service providers cannot deliver
  • no in-house staff available for the KHZG projects
  • no foreseeable funding for the additional operating costs beyond the 36 months after the start of production

If you would like to make a contribution from the field of health care, research or business at a conceptual level on the above topic, we look forward to receiving your submission. Please refrain from product placement.

The session lasts 60 minutes and includes 3 presentations of 12 minutes each plus 3 minutes Q&A per presentation. Deviations are possible.

Climate change is one of the key issues of our generation. Whilst the public has primarily focused on aviation and other industries, the healthcare sector is slowly starting to wake up to its own responsibilities in this field. As are international bodies - for instance at the recent World Health Summit or this year’s COP28.When looking at greenhouse gasses, the healthcare system creates twice the emissions of the aviation industry. Whilst it can be argued that healthcare at least saves lives during those emissions, we should be aware of the impact our operations have and how to mitigate them where we can.In this session, we will bring innovators on stage who have identified these and other drivers for this change and are working every day to achieve their green health goals. The session consists of three presentations and a subsequent panel discussion that answer the following questions:

  • What specific actions need to be taken in secondary care to become carbon neutral?
  • How do supply chains need to be adapted to become more sustainable?
  • How do we create a toxic free provision of healthcare?
  • What are the key levers for each actor, including specific metrics showing data over time?

Call for papers

Our call for papers asks for specific examples on local, national and international level of this much needed shift towards a more sustainable healthcare system. No product pitches will be accepted, nor wish list presentations with calls for politicians. Data driven presentations showing actual outcomes are welcome.

AudienceHospital management, medical device suppliers, with a focus on supply chain managers.

Digitisation in medical practices and medical care centres (MVZ) has long been an integral part of routine operations. The use of electronic practice IT systems has replaced paper files almost everywhere. Most employees in medical practices and MVZs would like to see an expansion of digital networking to facilitate communication with other institutions involved in health care. However, the telematics infrastructure (TI) required for this, with its individual components such as ePA, emergency data record, KIM etc., has not yet been satisfactorily implemented by all. The reasons given in particular are that the technology does not work smoothly and the functionality of the individual applications needs improvement. The key to a successful implementation of digital processes is to generate a recognisable benefit and added value for the practices and MVZs. To achieve this, it is necessary to involve the users in the IT-technical developments.

The aim of this session is to present experiences with practicable and user-friendly digital applications and to show new solutions that have a noticeable benefit, especially for independent small and medium-sized practices and MVZs. We are therefore looking forward to contributions with a high practical relevance.
The session lasts 60 minutes and includes 3 presentations of 12 minutes each plus 3 minutes Q&A per presentation. Deviations are possible.

Key Facts:

  • Duration of a congress session: max. 60 minutes
  • Number of presentations per session: 3 expert presentations
  • Duration of expert presentations: approximately 12 minutes per presentation + 3 minutes Q&A per presentation (Deviations are possible and are at the discretion of the session organizers)
  • Languages: German or English
  • Product, advertising, and marketing presentations are expressly NOT allowed.
  • Call for Papers: Tuesday, October 17 - November 17, 2023
  • Acceptance notifications for the Call for Papers - Congress will be communicated in January 2024.

All Important Information at a Glance

The Call for Papers for the DMEA Congress is open to all stakeholders in the healthcare industry or other appropriate industries. We look forward to receiving diverse, innovative and practical submissions.

From 17 October on until 17 November 2023 we invite you to apply for a lecture with your topic.

Only papers that are submitted in full via the submisson portal form by the end of the submission period will be considered.

We do not recommend this, as each application should be specific to a congress theme if possible.

Participation in the Call for Papers is completely free of charge. There are no fees for you for either the submission of a paper or the subsequent placement.

The content and therefore also the selection of the presentations for each session are the responsibility of the respective session leaders. They are guided by the following weighting:

  • Practical benefit for users (25%)
  • Technical quality (including content, methodology, framework conditions) (10%)
  • Structuring, comprehensibility and comprehensibility of the abstract (10%)
  • Originality and degree of innovation of the contribution (20%)
  • Sufficient consideration of legal, technical and organizational aspects (10%)
  • Relevance of the contribution to the session (15%)
  • Internationality and diversity of speakers (10%)

Four submission tips:

  • When writing your abstract, follow the structure guidelines.
  • Match your abstract as closely as possible to the descriptive text of the selected congress topic.
  • Refrain from promotional content. Presentations with a scientific focus and those that concentrate on imparting knowledge are in demand.
  • Make your presentation as practice-oriented as possible; user presentations are welcome.

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