Digital Health Germany
aims to improve and
connect the ecosystem
of digital health by:
• Conducting research and development
• Improving preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation processes
• Optimising knowledge and data management in health, medicine, and healthcare administration
• Improving organisational performance and communication
• Providing a strong network and political support
• Supporting startups
Our main goal is to provide a digital health ecosystem for all citizens.
“In medical care for patients – especially for the seriously ill – detailed knowledge of the patient’s medical history is often pivotal for the best possible treatment. The comprehensive exchange of information, with internal and external partners, is therefore essential. Today’s information technology already offers countless possibilities. The E-Survey 2018 confirmed that this also finds great approval among patients.”
Prof. Dr. Horst Kierdorf
Chairman of Digital Health Germany e.V. and
Director of the Clinics of the City of Cologne
Digital Health Germany aims to establish a common digital component for the health ecosystem through close engagement and collaboration with the citizens. For the best impact it is essential to include data from all health-related areas, such as clinical data, as well as people’s everyday lives. Each citizen has the right to share their personal data with third parties. Citizens will be able to use the data for personalised support, to provide access to specific data and to experience more suitable care through new, personalised services.
The digital transformation requires a global approach. A key component of Digital Health Germany is to foster national and international exchange, building on the network effect, in order to create stronger, more impactful networks. By bringing together citizens, healthcare systems, data and technology experts, research institutions and startups, a whole new level of shared knowledge around processes and data can be developed and shared. The holistic approach of combining health care data with new technologies will be crucial in creating a successful digital health care system. Allowing an effective exchange of knowledge between all stakeholders will ultimately lead to a healthier society.
Digital Health Germany will be tied-in with all health-related elements of the economy: public and private health and medical care service providers, public and private administrators, investors, startups, research institutions, tertiary education, private sector companies, the legislature and political groups. This overall ecosystem enables improved research outcomes and smarter patient care. The development of B2B services and tools will unlock unknown potential and help to raise the bar of excellence in healthcare. Digital Health Germany builds bridges beyond the “silos” of health care systems, including all health relevant areas to support the idea of one health data and service access system.
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Digital Health Germany will be tied-in with all health-related elements of the economy: public and private health and medical care service providers, public and private administrators, investors, startups, research institutions, tertiary education, private sector...
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Prof. Dr. Horst Kierdorf
Chairman of Digital Health Germany e.V. and Director of the Clinics of the City of Cologne
Dr. Pascal GrüttneR
Deputy Chairman of Digital Health Germany e.V. and Head of IT / Service-Center IT of the Hospitalvereinigung St. Marien GmbH
Dr. Hajo Jennissen
Treasurer of Digital Health Germany e.V. and Treasurer and Director of the CDT Strahleninstitut Cologne
Managing Director of Digital Health Germany e.V.
Boston Consulting Group
Digital Hub Cologne
German ICT & Media Institute
Industrie- und Handelskammer Köln
Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH
Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln
MVZ CDT Strahleninstitut GmbH
Universität zu Köln
+49 2203 202288-0
Digital Health Germany e.V.
Sophienstr. 1 D-51149 Köln