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Learning from other countries on eHealth day in Hamburg

What can Germany learn from health systems in Denmark, Sweden and Estonia?

International experts, scientists researchers and industrialists will meet at the Chamber of Commerce on August 29 for the 2019 eHealth-Day in Hamburg. Emphasis is on smart health systems from Denmark, Sweden and Estonia with examples ranging from ambulances’ IT systems to electronic patient files. This comes after a study by Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH found that around 41 per cent of people in Hamburg rate the “potential of e-health applications” as “very high”. The above-average growth in the health sector and complex data sets are providing an ideal basis for digitization.

Digitization in healthcare

Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, Senator for Health and Consumer Affairs, will open the eHealth-Day. Then several keynote speakers will highlight examples of digital technologies from Sweden, Denmark and Estonia in workshops. Dr. Morten Elbaek Petersen, Director of the Danish webpage will share his experiences.

Hamburg as a medical location

The Hamburg Metropolitan Region is one of Germany’s leading medical locations with stakeholders such as the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) and e-health start-ups like Cardiogo GmbH & Co. KG and their 24/7 mobile cardiology unit. In June, the Hamburg-based healthcare group Asklepios announced an investment of up to EUR 500 million in its digitization strategy. Additionally, Hamburg, Lübeck, Kiel and Bremen are planning an AI Centre for Medicine with emphasis on adaptive medical systems, robot learning systems and smart living home assistants.

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