Guided Tours at DMEA 2023
Join our Guided Tours at DMEA 2023
The format, which is popular with trade visitors and exhibitors, will take place in a presence format at DMEA 2023.
Interested trade visitors can obtain information live and on site on selected key topics and get to know the relevant companies, their products, services and contacts in person.
Key Facts about the Guided Tours
- 12 selected key topics
- Free participation for all DMEA trade visitors
- Guided visit to max. 5 stations/exhibitors per tour
- Max. 8 min. presentation time per station per exhibitor
- Max. 60 min. per tour
- Registration as participant only on site and on the day of the tour (Meeting Point: Upper Floor South Entrance)
The 12 topics of the DMEA guided tours 2023
The success of medical treatment is dependent on many factors. In addition to the correct medical agent, the right dosage as well as side effects, reciprocal effects and many other considerations must be taken into account. This is an area where digitalisation can help doctors, nurses, pharmacists and naturally patients to keep everything under control and where it is possible to make the medication process safer, from prescription through to drug provision and use. Digital solutions can support all phases of treatment in every sector and improve communications between everyone involved.
Cloud computing already plays a major role in many sectors, including healthcare. However, health cloud computing in particular faces massive obstacles due to concerns regarding data privacy and the safety of sensitive health data, and because of wide-ranging scepticism among decision-makers and users and unresolved legal issues. All the while, the potential for improving medical care is immense, from being able to store and process data, the availability of computing power, to the provision of complete user applications. We want to highlight the benefits cloud computing can offer for healthcare and how existing obstacles can be sensibly overcome.
Healthcare actors are being confronted with the growing threat of cyberattacks. In addition to their frequency their impact is increasing too, in some cases with grave consequences. While the importance of a sufficiently high level of IT security seems clear, for many actors in some cases the legal requirements are not. Operational issues, from training staff to the necessary response in the event of an attack as well as the resultant damage also remain a challenge. These are areas where actors must establish measures to ensure integral IT security. We are looking for innovative solutions which the actors support and which address current roadblocks.
Digital health applications support the detection, monitoring, treatment and alleviation of medical conditions and the effects of injuries and/or disabilities. A digital health application (DiGA) is a CE-approved medical product according to Risk Category I or IIa as defined by the Medical Device Regulation (MDR).
Since the Digital Healthcare Act (DVG) came into force on 19 December 2019, digital health applications can be prescribed by doctors and psychotherapists and reimbursed by health insurances. DMEA highlights the opportunities that digital health applications (DiGA) offer for detecting and treating medical conditions at an early stage and for easing the path to an independent, healthy lifestyle.
Besides a large market for service providers, a growing number of patient-focused services are also emerging. Their aim is to let patients manage medical conditions of their own accord, be it for dealing with symptoms, correctly assessing and responding to unanticipated vital test results, or intensifying a treatment process.
Empowering the patient not only improves medical care and simplifies treatment, it also increases the quality of life.
As a rule, the compulsory period for retaining patient files is ten years, in the case of chronic diseases and/or radiotherapy 30 years even. As welI as blood and plasma samples, this includes paper documentation, imaging (nursing reports and planning, X-rays, MRI, ECG etc.).
Data volumes are increasing at a rapid rate, so that for rationalisation and economy reasons all healthcare facilities will have to transfer archiving and documentation to digital systems.
Digitalisation in nursing care has great potential: rapid and useful documentation, more efficient care and admin processes, and better communications among interdisciplinary teams (e.g. doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists etc.) are only a few examples. Digitalisation can also significantly relieve the burden on relatives providing care and give nursing patients an opportunity for involvement. It follows that digitalisation in nursing care is one of the most dynamic and relevant fields of the future.
As of 01 Jan. 2025 all 30,000 inpatient and outpatient facilities in Germany must be connected to the telematics infrastructure. Since 2022, the 125 SGB XI and 125a SGB XI model projects for the purpose of integrating nursing care in the telematics infrastructure have been taking place under scientific supervision and must be concluded by 2024. This year, DMEA aims to highlight the opportunities and challenges of the telematics infrastructure in nursing care, as well as future efforts in order to achieve success.
This tour is exclusively reserved for DMEA's career partners.
Career partners actively and directly support DMEA's young talent program, with which we show students and graduates the many opportunities in health IT. Find out more about the career partner benefits and opportunities!
The interoperable linking of various medical technology and health IT systems represents a key to improving everyday care.
Medical technology in the diagnostic and therapeutic areas that is interoperably integrated into existing hospital and practice management systems can make a significant contribution to successful treatment. The DMEA combines medical technology with digitization and highlights numerous opportunities and potentials for new technologies and optimized patient care.
In order to achieve interoperability in healthcare and research in Germany, the use of international standards is required.
Syntactic standards (e.g., FHIR) as well as semantic standards (e.g. SNOMED CT and LOINC) enable a structured and thus reusable data exchange in various areas. Thus, solutions that work with these standards can offer added value for care, research, but also administration.
A crowded waiting room or a long drive to the general practitioner’s office could soon be a thing from the past. Telemedicine methods are finding increasingly widespread use in patient care in Germany - this is particularly illustrated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Telemedicine is the term used when medical services can be provided across a physical distance.
Doctors and patients, as well as practitioners among themselves, can use digital applications such as apps, video services or teleconsultation platforms with the help of information and communication technology to get in touch with each other and exchange information about the respective treatment.
Acceptance by users is essential for the perception of digital health solutions. However, widespread skepticism and regulatory ambiguity often stand in the way of the applications' access to standard care. In addition to mandatory certification options, voluntary options offer the potential to provide a valid and reliable indication of the safety and functionality of an application, technology or process and thus reduce the corresponding skepticism. On the other hand, they can represent a unique selling point in the competition between different providers.
This tour will focus on how leading players in the healthcare sector deal with the various voluntary and mandatory certification options, as well as the added value that can arise for those players through the use of corresponding certificates.
Booking period for exhibitors
- Booking open for Gold, Silver and Bronze partners: January 23, 2023
- Booking open for all registered exhibitors: February 6, 2023
- General booking deadline: February 23, 2023, 11:59 pm
The above booking period is binding, no extension is foreseen. Due to the limited number of available presentation slots, certain topics may already be fully booked prior to the general booking deadline.
Q&A sessions for the tours
For anyone interested, we are offering two complimentary, digital Q&A sessions where you can find out everything you need to know about this format and ask us your questions live:
- Session 1: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 11:30 a.m. (Join us via Zoom)
- Session 2: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. (Join us via Zoom)