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
The gross value added of the digital healthcare industry in 2017 amounts to € 5.3 billion, which is 51% or € 1.8 billion above the level of 2010. Since 2006, the digital sector has grown by an average of 3.8% per year. Nevertheless, its share is just 1.5% of the gross value added of the … Continue reading Digital Health Industry: Creating a framework for growth
Any business registered in the EU, can compete for public contracts in other EU countries. The value of the contracts open to public tenders in the EU is approx. €420 billion per year; the healthcare industry is a major purchaser. The following resources can help you better understand the tender procedures in the EU, which have been … Continue reading Resources: Public Tenders in Europe
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
CEBIT 2018 transformed from a computer trade fair to "Europe's Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization". In its first edition, the new CEBIT provided a first-hand account of opportunities and difficulties in digital transformation. Other mega-exhibitions will have to watch closely; they still have this step ahead of them. Let's be honest: who is still … Continue reading CEBIT 2018: The Transformers.
Note: This article is based on my webinar for the US Commercial Service in Düsseldorf, Germany. Germany is the world’s second largest healthcare market – spending € 374bln annually. The country features a world-class healthcare system, solid healthcare financing with reserves of € 35bln and close to 100% health coverage for its population. Yet, the … Continue reading eHealth in Germany: A time of opportunity
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 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
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