Key Insights from the DACH Healthcare Innovation Summit: More Collaboration, Interoperability, and Technology to Enhance Healthcare Systems Response

Bamberg Health just released a free download conclusion document with the main highlights discussed at the DACH Healthcare Innovation Summit, that took place last month in Berlin.

BERLIN, Feb. 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a successful second edition of the DACH Healthcare Innovation Summit, Bamberg Health has unveiled a conclusion document with key ideas discussed in Berlin. This crucial event gathered thought leaders from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and collaborative exploration into the forefront of healthcare challenges and innovations.

The document highlights the urgent need for digitalization, the transformative potential of AI and big data, and the critical importance of fostering innovation and cross-border collaboration. Thomas Renner, Ministerial Director at the Federal Ministry of Health of Germany, emphasized in his opening remarks the challenge of interoperability in healthcare systems, highlighting ongoing legislative efforts like the Digital Act and the Health Data Utilization Act to improve data quality and access.

A spotlight session, "Market Access for Innovative Medicine and Therapies," highlighted the importance of efficient regulatory processes for new treatments. Prof. Dr. Karl Broich, President of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, stressed, "The close collaboration between regulatory authorities, industry, and other partners is crucial for accelerated approval processes."

Other main ideas discussed include:

  • Digitalization aims to enhance the quality of healthcare beyond simply facilitating performance-based reimbursement.
  • Innovative Diagnosis underscores that, despite their low cost, diagnostics are essential for cost-effective treatment.
  • Structural Innovation challenges include the need for healthcare to transition from hierarchical to networked structures to embrace new technologies.
  • Accelerated Approvals require a shift from regulatory authorities acting as gatekeepers to facilitators.
  • User Acceptance among healthcare professionals is vital for the success of digital initiatives.
  • Data Integration in Germany's healthcare sector faces significant barriers, affecting disease prevention and epidemic management.

Bamberg Health invites healthcare professionals, policymakers, and all stakeholders to download the document and engage with the comprehensive overview of discussions that have the potential to shape the trajectory of healthcare innovation in the DACH region and beyond.

The DACH Healthcare Innovation Summit is part of a series of healthcare innovation events organized by Bamberg Health around the world. These events aim to create valuable spaces that connect decision-makers to achieve a positive impact on global health.

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Marktzugang für innovative Medizin und Therapien - DACH HIS