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Application Period Started for Medical App Award

The northern German industry network Life Science Nord and FUSE will be granting the award to the most innovative medical app. Applications welcome until 13 November 2015

It’s a premiere: the prize-giving gala of the Medical App Awards will be held on 12 January 2016 in the course of the “Connected Health” convention in Kiel. Taking place in its seventh year, the two-day congress will be organised by Schleswig-Holstein’s Ministry of Economics. The event be attended experts from the healthcare industry from all over Germany, using it as a platform for information and exchange, for networking and future visions. 2016’s motto will be “promote benefit – close gaps creativity is the future.”.

A Fast Trend

The idea for the assessment of medical apps by an interdisciplinary jury and to honour the best application with an award is a brainchild of Life Science Nord working group “Medical Apps”. Particularly in the medical field, the digital trend is evolving rapidly. “In the market, apps are increasingly launched. Especially in the medical field, quality is a high priority”, says Matthias Steffen, head of the Life Science Nord working group “Medical Apps”.

Long-Term Observation

Developers and seller of medical apps are invited to submit their application by 13 November 2015. Especially apps that facilitate the everyday medicine for clinics, healthcare institutions, physicians, patients, caregivers or family members are in demand. Apps that are not yet fully realised may apply for the award with a presentation. The apps will be judged by an interdisciplinary jury ( in regard to target group oriented presentation of information, ease of use and protection of data. Furthermore, the jury will observe the winning apps over the next three years to gain insight of how to individual apps perform in the market.

Digital Health in Focus

“We are pleased that we can integrate the Medical App Award into the “Networked Health’ convention”, says Dr Hinrich Habeck, managing director of Life Science Nord GmbH. “This allows us to once again strengthen the importance of digitisation in the health sector, and its importance for the future development of the sector.”

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About Life Science Nord

As cluster management agency in northern Germany, Life Science Nord Management GmbH is promoting the fields of medical technology, biotech and pharmaceutical industries under the umbrella brand of Life Science Nord. The agency initiates and supportes projects, events and trade fairs. By doing so, the cluster improves the industry’s visibility and strengthens the life science industry both internally and externally. In the registered association Life Science Nord, 200 companies, universities, research institutions and government agencies have come together to jointly strengthen the development and economic strength of the life science sector in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. The working group “Medical Apps” is headed by Matthias Steffen of FUSE GmbH. Steffen is a renowned specialist in mobile communications in the healthcare field.

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