From April 25-27, our team represented IG&H at the DMEA - Connecting Digital Health conference held in Berlin. As one of the largest events of its kind in Europe, this event drew more than 700 exhibitors and over 16,000 participants, creating a diverse, multidisciplinary platform for exchange of innovative ideas.
At our booth, we engaged in insightful conversations regarding the digital future of healthcare. From discussing the digital transformation of German healthcare institutions, electronic patient records, European Health Data Space, IT Security, to AI-driven clinical decision support, telemedicine, connectivity, and interoperability, we aimed to understand and contribute to shaping the emergent trends.
One topic of particular interest to us was the role of low-code technology in driving digital transformation in hospitals. Many healthcare professionals expressed the need for digitization to streamline administrative processes and thus increase the time available for their primary responsibility - patient care. Low-code technology can indeed be the solution to this challenge.
Hackathon in Mainz: "Digital Administration" challenge
As a follow up, we collaborated with the University Hospital Mainz and formulated a "Digital Administration" challenge for the Healthcare Hackathon in Mainz from March 22 to 24.
Our challenge brought together diverse stakeholders from the University Hospitals of Mainz, Halle, Jena, Berlin, and Greifswald. Utilizing the versatility of low-code technologies, we co-created real-world solutions including a paperless recruiting process and a digital signature workflow. We were thrilled when our work was recognized as one of the best by the jury. Furthermore, the team received an invitation to present and discuss our results at the German Ministry of Health.
Our key to success? Continuous refinement based on real-time feedback from users, leading to a solution co-created by all. As we move forward, we're eager to see our joint solution come to life, fostering seamless administrative procedures in hospital environments. We believe that our efforts, along with your continued partnership, will significantly contribute to the evolving digital landscape of healthcare.
Would you like to know more? You can reach out to:
Dr. Patrick Heiler