conhIT 2018 | Newsletter no. 1
the digital transformation has reached every area of the health system – be it big data for obtaining important results in medical research, integrated IT systems for optimising processes in hospitals and medical practices, or robotics in patient rehabilitation for improving the quality of life. From 17 to 19 April 2018 trade visitors at conhIT – Connecting Healthcare IT in Berlin can get all the key facts. The first edition of our conhIT 2018 newsletter has information on fascinating topics, new formats and tickets.
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Congress Topics in 2018: A new Format – the IT Werkstatt
In 2018, under the heading of ’conhIT 2018 – Transforming Healthcare’, three parallel congress tracks will be taking place, with experts once again addressing innovations and trends in Health IT.
Key topics of the outstanding programme of Congress events will include:
• Benefits of the Digital Transformation in Healthcare to the Medical Profession
• Patient-centred Healthcare – Using Intelligent IT to Overcome Sectoral Boundaries
• German Telematics Infrastructure
• Intelligent Technology in Hospitals – the Convergence of Medical Technology and IT
• Digital Discharge Management – Ideally Controlled Processes
• Opportunities for Digitalisation in Medical Care
The Congress programme will also feature the new “IT Werkstatt”, where small working groups will jointly discuss and develop ideas on the following topics: ’Patients and their Data’, ’Personnel Shortages in Healthcare’ and ’The Blockchain in Healthcare’.
As in previous years the conhIT Congress is being organised by the industry associations bvitg e. V., BVMI e. V. and gmds e. V. The organisations CIO-UK and KH-IT e. V. provide contributions on the subject matter. The conhIT Advisory Board is responsible for compiling the programme of events. Its members represent science, politics, users, the industry and health insurances.
Topics Announced for the Academy in 2018
In 2018 users and providers will be able to join experienced experts in developing solutions and innovative strategies for dealing with current healthcare issues at the four workshops (a maximum of 40 participants per workshop) of the conhIT Academy. The four Academy topics (Academy language: German) are:
• IT Systems and the Planning and Documentation of Care (Tuesday, 17 April 2017, 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)
• Understanding and Applying the EU Data Protection Regulation (Wednesday, 18 April 2017, 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)
• MRD – Get multiple Requirements under Control (Wednesday, 18 April 2017, 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)
• FHIR and CDA with the Tool ART-DECOR® (Thursday, 19 April 2017, 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)
In 2018 the topics were again consciously chosen to address practical day-to-day issues and legal aspects as well as specific programming and software development concerns. Among those lecturing at the Academy seminars will be scientists and experts with practical experience. Together with experts the aim will be to find concrete ways of solving problems and establishing an innovative approach to health IT strategies.
conhIT Newcomer Award 2018: The Search is on for Healthcare IT Talents
The digital transformation of the healthcare system has resulted in high demand for medical IT specialists. In order to bring the health IT industry and healthcare institutions together with potential employees, conhIT – Connecting Healthcare IT, which runs from 17 to 19 April 2018 in Berlin, is organising a wide-ranging programme of events. The conhIT Newcomer Award will be the highlight of the career service events at the show.
The awards will recognise the best theses by Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates of Medical Informatics, eHealth, Health IT, Health Management, Health Economics and Healthcare Management. Students have until 28 February 2018 to apply online.
A panel of experts will examine all the entries and choose the theses which display a particularly practical approach towards improving healthcare in the long term through IT. The winners will receive prize money of up to 2,000 euros and details will be published in a special edition of the magazine ’GMS Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie’ (MIBE).
NEW: Meet Health IT Corporates over Coffee at the Startup-Café @conhIT
Whether they develop apps that detect symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia or software that supports paper-free hospitals, startups in the Healthcare IT sector are highly innovative and can make a significant contribution to digitalising the healthcare system. For newly formed companies being able to establish valuable contacts is particularly important, whether for attracting investors or exchanging views with industry experts.
conhIT – Connecting Healthcare IT attracts quality professionals, around 80 per cent of whom are decision makers, which makes it an ideal networking platform for startups. Next year, in addition to the mobile health ZONE, the Startup-Café @conhIT, which has its own special display area, will provide startups with a low-cost and flexible opportunity to meet decision makers in an informal atmosphere and present their business ideas over an espresso or cappuccino.
The Early Bird catches the worm: By registering as an exhibitor at the Startup-Café no later than 22 December 2017 companies will also get an opportunity to deliver a free two-minute pitch and present their products and services in front of a large audience in the mobile health ZONE.
Ticket Information for 2018: The Online Ticket Shop is Open Now
Reserving tickets online is practical and easy – your trade visitor or Academy ticket is just a few clicks away.
Trade visitor tickets
•Day ticket: € 55; Congress from 9.30 a.m., Trade Fair from 11.00 a.m.
• 3-day ticket: € 110; Congress from 9.30 a.m., Trade Fair from 11.00 a.m.
(per seminar, includes admission to Congress and the Fair, Language: German)
• 17 April 2018: € 130; 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.:
IT Systems and the Planning and Documentation of Care
• 18 April 2018: € 130; 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.:
Understanding and Applying the EU Data Protection Regulation
• 18 April 2018: € 130 ; 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.:
MRD – Get multiple Requirements under Control
• 19 April 2018: € 130; 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.:
FHIR and CDA with the Tool ART-DECOR®