EIT Health Germany participates in e-health Forum Freiburg and sponsors Start-up Award

On 17 March 2018, the biggest congress on digitalisation in healthcare in Baden-Württemberg took place for the 8th time in the House of Doctors in Freiburg. Each participant had the opportunity to discuss new ideas and products and to meet interesting experts from different areas of the healthcare system.

From left to right: Dr. Michael Lauk (bwcon), Stefan Leutzbach (KVBW), Felix Franz, Henry Müssemann, Johann Rink (evid.one) and Eva-Maria Markutzik (EIT Health Germany)

Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of the Interior, Thomas Strobel, opened the event as the first keynote speaker. In his speech, he underlined that Baden-Württemberg has a leading and pioneering role in the digitalisation of healthcare, but that the general developments are quite slow in Germany in this field.

Another highlight was the speech of Dr. Mart Laanamäe, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia. Estonia is a pioneer in the digitalisation of medical care. Dr. Mart Laanamäe gave insights into the electronic patient file of the Estonians and showed the rights and opportunities which are included.

Dr. Thomas Kriedel from the Federal Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians explained the plans for Germany in this regard.

In addition to the keynote speeches, the pitches of the start-ups were another highlight. The three best start-ups, which were selected in a pre-selection, could present their ideas in 8-minute pitches and the e-health Forum participants voted electronically which team had the best idea. Cortrium, evid.one and Preventicus presented their ideas.

evid.one from Mannheim won the competition and received the start-up Award of 4.000 €, which was handed over by Eva-Maria Markutzik and had been sponsored by EIT Health Germany. In October 2017, the team members of evid.one had already participated in the German EIT Health Annual Symposium.

More information about the e-health Forum can be found here: ehealth-forum-freiburg.de

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