What the design of the digital future can look like was also apparent in the context of a startup live pitch. The congress visitors were able to use an online voting system to vote on the ideas presented by young companies for the further development of a digital and therefore innovative health care system. The winner of the pitch was Moio, it addresses nursing challenges. The collected data of a sensor module is transferred to an app by nurses or relatives.
The seventh edition of the Congress had the motto “Digital Health and Care – the future is now!”. In the numerous forums, workshops and exhibition areas, the participants in the “MTC – world of fashion” in Munich were able to get an up-to-date picture of how much the health and care sectors have changed as a result of digital transformation – and will continue to change it.
The event made it clear that we have already arrived in the digital future today – but that further efforts and digital innovations are needed so that Germany can continue to provide its citizens with efficient and affordable health and long-term care. In this sense, the patron of the Congress, the Bavarian Minister of Health Melanie Huml MdL, emphasized in her message: “The digital future has long been our present. But there is still much to do, “and called for the future to be shaped together, and now.
One step in this direction is the Bavarian Innovation Prize for Health Telematics (BIG), which has been awarded since 2015 as part of the BTT. It honors outstanding projects and healthcare solutions in the digital health and care sectors. With around 60 submitted, highly innovative applications the decision of the independent expert jury was not easy.
First place went to the project “deepc”. This involves the development of a Diagnostic Decision Support System with Artificial Intelligence, which automatically detects pathological tissue and prioritizes urgent cases. In second place was the “Mobile Communication Assistant (MobiKA)”. This is a mobile, multifunctional robot for informal support of elderly and dependent persons in everyday life. Third place went to innovation called “Pathology 4.0”. Behind this is the approach to digitize and network pathology labs, increasing the safety and reliability of cancer diagnoses while increasing the efficiency and profitability of laboratories.
The other lecturing startups:
Checkpoint Cardio – sensor system (with data analysis and deep-learning) for blood pressure and submission of collected data to a medical control center for monitoring with alarm in case of problems
Sublimd – software with AI, which relieves doctors in 3 variants: for emergency departments, clinics in general and medical practices
Alpha Telemed – Telemedicine solution for Parkinson’s treatment, with terminal / exercises / analysis for medical professionals to adjust the therapy
PG Xperts – personalized medicine for everyday medical practice, with pharmacogenetics one determines interaction risks via check
At the end of the Congress, Prof. dr. med. Siegfried Jedamzik, Managing Director of the Bayerisches Telemedallianz, was very satisfied with the event and emphasized: “I am very pleased that the Bavarian Telemedicine Day again provides important impulses for the digitalization of health and nutrition through the many informative lectures, constructive discussions and stimulating discussions He added: “The very positive feedback that we received today is reason enough to hold a Bavarian Telemedicine Day again next year, and to continuously develop the event format. “