eHealth Conference 2014

One of the most important eHealth events is being held in Germany this summer and Norway have partnered up with the conference. The conference will discuss the integration of telematics and telemedicine to provide care for people and how to make eHealth more accessible.

The German Federal Ministry of Health, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Conference of Health Ministers and the Association for Social Security Policy and Research welcome approx. 400 high-level representatives and decision makers from the German health authorities on national and regional level, health care institutions, research and development, insurance, administration, industry and representatives covering the patients’ perspective to a two day conference on eHealth in Hamburg on the thematic “People, large cities, opportunities – better care through eHealth”. The conference will be opened by the German Health Minister, Hermann Gröhe and the Norwegian Ambassador, Sven Erik Svedman, among others.

eHealth in Germany and Norway

The German health care system is facing increasing structural challenges, particularly against the backdrop of demographic change and provision of medical care in rural areas. With their highly specialized facilities, large cities can make a considerable contribution to providing care for patients in rural areas by virtue of telemedical applications, helping them to avoid long journeys to the city. The conference will discuss the possible integration of telematics and telemedicine to provide care for people and how to make eHealth extensively available to those using the health care system. An important goal for the German eHealth conference 2014 is to strengthen patient involvement in the discussion on future area-wide telemedical care. An early involvement is stated as essential for eHealth applications being accepted and used. Germany is aware that Norway has provided medical advice for seafarers for decades, and with one of the largest offshore business in Europe the experience with use of advanced telemedicine for supporting maritime activities is immense. One of the main Norwegian contributions to this year conference will be the workshop named “Reaching the remote: Telemedicine brings specialists “on board”, presenting the status quo in Germany and Norway, the systems in use, sharing of experiences and highlighting what it takes to make remote health care work. Haukeland University hospital will play an important role during the workshop, showing live how they provide telemedical advice to remote ships and oil installations through advanced video conferencing systems.

Undine Knarvik, International Adviser for eHealth and telemedicine at the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine will present how telemedicine and the management of COPD is integrated in Norway.

Conference exhibitiors
Additionally to a B2B matchmaking on the 16th of June the six Norwegian companies and the cluster Oslo Medtech present their innovative solutions on the Norwegian eHealth Boot during the conference 17th and 18th of June. The conference participants can meet and listen to the innovative companies in the conference breaks;

June 17th

  • 13:00 Dignio
  • 13:30 Lyse
  • 15:30 Oslo Medtech
  • 16:00 Imatis

June 18th

  • 12:15 WMC Technologies AS
  • 12:45 Juztmove / Xcenter

Dignio AS
Dignio offers telecare and telehealth solutions to private- and public healthcare providers. Dignio enables elderly and those people with long-term conditions to live at home – independent – longer. In collaboration with home nurses, their services will enable individuals to take better care of themselves – to be in control of their own health, and when they need more assistance or in an emergency they will ensure there are healthcare professionals who are watching over them to help. They will be familiar with the user, and know his/her condition well. Self-care and easy access to help makes it easier for the person with a health condition to feel secure – living a life with dignity at home.
There is a huge relief in total health expenses when people stay at home longer, decreasing A&E and hospital admissions.

Lyse Smart is a subsidiary of the multi utility company Lyse Energi, owned by 16 municipalities, and is using the challenges from the energy market, and the required automatic meter reading (AMR), as a springboard for delivering new services in private households.

We will install a “Smart Gateway” in every home, enabling a wide range of services on one secure infrastructure: This includes AMR, load balancing, Home Automation, Alarm, and Welfare services.
The services have been developed through a range of PoC projects, together with elderly users, home health care nurses, and technology vendors.

Oslo Medtech
Oslo Medtech is a Norwegian Medtech cluster of companies, hospitals, finance-, knowledge and research institutions focusing on medical technology. Oslo Medtech generates innovation and facilitates development of medtech products and services. Their main goals are to:
• establish and increase R&D-, and innovation projects that are driven by market-, and user needs.
• help increase the knowledge and skills of Norwegian medtech companies in terms of their ability to attract capital to finance their activity.
• help promote the Norwegian medtech industry’s players towards the finance sector
• contribute to international market development for the industry by facilitating networking and co-operation with international partners.
• increase the competitiveness of the industry by creating a tightly coupled cluster of players from all parts of the medtech market value chains.

Imatis AS
Imatis is a Norwegian company, based in the industrial and technological city of Porsgrunn, Norway. An innovative software provider, Imatis is market-leading in the field of clinical workflows, logistics and integration technology within the healthcare and welfare sector. The company has attracted a world-wide customer base with a reputation of being an innovative software provider within the healthcare and welfare sector. The relatively small company, owned locally by its founder and many of its employees, has a world-wide customer base ranging geographically from Australia and Canada to the Scandinavian countries.

WMC Technologies AS
WMC Technologies AS (Bergen) ist schon in vielen Ländern der Welt vertreten und bietet mit der World
Medical Card ein weltweit führendes System zur Erfassung, Speicherung, Übersetzung und multimedialen Abfrage personenbezogener Daten für eine sichere medizinische Behandlung.
Vollständige Informationen unterstützen eine sichere Diagnose. Fehlbehandlungen, Folgeschäden und
unnötige Kosten können über folgende Komponenten vermieden werden:

– die pers. Notfall- und Gesundheitsakte (§68 SGB V)
– das Notfalldatenmanagement der eGK (§291 SGB V)
– den Organspenderausweis mit Mehrwert (§2 des TPG)
– den smarten Zugang zur Patientenquittung (§305 SGB V)
– die bessere sektorübergreifende Behandlung (§11 SGB V) has developed an internet based digital training/workout platform which makes it possible for rehabilitation patients and other users with need for physical exercise to do exercises in their own homes or over information screens in community houses, care homes, etc. (videos for specific diseases and rehabilitation situations) are continuously developing new features, for ex. a feature that control the patient’s exercises, giving corrections if the exercise is not done as it should according to specifications defined by e.g. the physiotherapist.

Xcenter AS
Xcenter AS is a start-up company developing an “Intelligent welfare sensor”. The purpose of the sensor is to enable elderly people to be safe in their nursing or private home. They can rely on getting help in critical situations even if they are not able to raise an alarm themselves.
An intelligent welfare sensor is mounted in a room that needs to be monitored. The sensor is a small wall-mounted unit that can detect several critical situations without the user carrying any equipment. The sensor can reliably perform fall detection and react if the user calls for help. It can literally see, hear and talk – using state of the art technology! The sensor is currently being field tested at nursing homes and will be launched commercially at the end of 2015.

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