In a Nutshell – Presentations in the Solutions Hub
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In 2023, companies will once again have the opportunity not only to present themselves as exhibitors at DMEA, but also to bring their innovative products or projects to the attention of the visitors at two hub areas.
There will be a choice of eleven key topics that interested visitors can find out about in a short period of time while at the Solutions Hub. The attention of the target group is not only guaranteed at the program area, as further opportunities for exchange in personal discussions will certainly arise directly afterwards.
Key Facts of Solutions Hub
- 11 selected key topics
- free participation for trade visitors
- individual presentations of max. 4 different companies/institutions form a thematic session
- max. 10 minutes presentation time per company/institution
Booking period for exhibitors
- Updated general booking deadline: March 16, 2023, 11:59 pm
Due to the limited number of available presentation slots, certain topics may already be fully booked prior to the general booking deadline.
The 11 topics of the Solutions Hub 2023
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.
From medical case histories to documenting diseases and their treatment – day in, day out, the healthcare system collects a mine of information, thereby creating enormous opportunities for future-proofing and improving patient care.
In order to lastingly improve care with data-driven innovations, a legally sound framework for sharing data is required, and not least a willingness on the part of the patient to provide sensitive data for such developments.
At a European level the proposal for a European Health Data Space opens up new possibilities for creating a forward-looking framework – including for national purposes and the health data governance act.
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.
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.
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.
Legal frameworks, guidelines and specifications are an inherent part of digital healthcare. In order to improve the quality and level of care in healthcare facilities, evidence-based new digital solutions within a regulatory framework are required.
These should not be rigidly installed, but instead provide maneuvering room to enable structural improvements to inpatient and outpatient care. This requires an innovative approach to ensure that the necessary processes, specifications and guidelines work.
Establishing interoperability between different medical technology systems and health IT is a key to improving day-to-day healthcare.
Nowadays, it is inconceivable to be without automatic data collection and communication systems, IT-supported capacity and process optimization systems, or telemedical applications in hospital and outpatient care. By collecting their individual health data, patients also contribute to improving healthcare, both their own and that of the general public.
That is why networking must take the patient into account, in order to increase acceptance and to emphasize individual responsibility.
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.
With the telematics infrastructure, various digital applications will come into play which will streamline medical processes, improve communications in the medical system and save time and human resources.
TI applications such as the electronic patient file (ePA), ePrescriptions, the TI Messenger, the Medical System Communications System (KIM), the Health Insurance Basic Data Management System (VSDM) or the Emergency Data Management System (NFDM) are aimed at improving public healthcare in Germany. In addition to mandatory TI applications such as the VSDM, other TI applications are intended to provide care, subject to patient approval.
Ultimately, however, the question as to who owns and has responsibility for individual data must always lie with the patient.
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 session 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.
Q&A session for the Solutions Hub
For anyone interested, we are offering another complimentary, digital Q&A session where you can find out everything you need to know about this format and ask us your questions live:
- Q&A Session: Wednesday, February 16, 2023, 2:00 p.m. (Join us via Zoom)