OECD’s Health in the 21st Century: Preparing for change

Copenhagen | DENMARK – I had the honor to represent HIMSS at the OECD High-Level Policy Forum, where the Crown Princess, health ministers, policy makers and experts looked at digitization to prepare healthcare for change. This is a brief summary. What we discussed: Click on the headlines to read my full reports on LinkedIn. How … Continue reading OECD’s Health in the 21st Century: Preparing for change

Germany’s healthcare adds more gross value than the automotive industry

The health industry in Germany is constantly growing. The latest figures from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy show its significance for the German economy and job creation. The health industry contributes significantly to the gross value added Germany's health industry generated 350 billion euros in gross value added in 2017; Germany's flagship … Continue reading Germany’s healthcare adds more gross value than the automotive industry

Germany’s Health Telematics Infrastructure: The next Transrapid?

Fifteen years ago, Germany set out to build the world’s most comprehensive and secure network to exchange health information. Today, it features an eHealth card that stores the holder’s name, address, health insurance type and date of birth. That’s all. Will the Health Telematics Infrastructure (HTI) with the eCard ever be able to develop its … Continue reading Germany’s Health Telematics Infrastructure: The next Transrapid?

Germany’s new government pledges to digitize healthcare

Germany has been painfully slow in digitizing the country´s healthcare sector. The new government has now released the draft coalition agreement which puts eHealth high on the agenda; the goal is nothing less than creating electronic medical records for 70 million citizens by the end of the legislative period in autumn 2021. Here is an … Continue reading Germany’s new government pledges to digitize healthcare

Creating thought leadership content: Lessons from HIMSS Insights

Five years ago, together with the HIMSS media team, I launched Insights - a pan-European eHealth print magazine. Today, it is the most recognized brand in the entire HIMSS Europe portfolio. In this post I will share some principles behind developing HIMSS Insights that can help media and communications professionals create targeted and engaging professional content. First: … Continue reading Creating thought leadership content: Lessons from HIMSS Insights