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Health congress eyeing robots and digitalisation in health sector

Congress in Hamburg to focus on digital trends

Companies, service providers, financing services and insurers’ representatives from all over Germany and abroad will be meeting in Hamburg Wednesday (September 20-21, 2017) in the Grand Elysee Hotel for the 13th health congress to focus on the latest trends and developments in the health sector.

Keynotes and health in the digital era

Health experts will discuss the use of forward-looking technology in hospitals under the theme “Robots conquer hospitals” on day one and turn to health in the digital era on the second day. Special emphasis will be on collaborations via telemedicine.

“Medicine 4.0”

Commenting on digitalisation in the health sector, Prof. Heinz Lohmann, who advises companies on restructuring processes, said: “Medicine 4.0 means patients can be treated according to their specific needs in future. But Medicine 4.0 also includes Purchasing 4.0, Logistics 4.0, Invoicing 4.0 and lots more.”

However, as the development is gradual, plans must be made against the backdrop of digitalisation. “The patients will eventually force this to happen,” said Lohmann. Patients will no longer accept situations in which their vital data cannot be analysed by doctors and hospitals, he added.

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Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH

The Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH (GWHH) aims to boost Hamburg’s excellent reputation as a centre of health by improving medical care across borders and sectors in the long-term. GWHH’s shareholders are the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg. Both are tasked with linking service providers and movers and shakers in the sector. GWHH and the Gesundheitsmetropole Hamburg e. V. association boost potential for growth, employment, innovative systems and are committed to raising the quality of care in Hamburg.


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