An expert jury will assess the project outlines submitted.
The selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Originality and creativity of the concept
- Innovative content
- Practical application and feasibility in Berlin-Brandenburg
- Scientific significance of the concept
Managing Director of Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT – bvitg e. V.
While studying economics, Ekkehard Mittelstaedt, born in 1968, placed a clear focus on healthcare policy issues in connection with the evaluation of the recently introduced nursing care insurance. He then joined Arbeitgeber- und Berufsverband Privater Pflege e.V. and was soon appointed head of the association. He subsequently became managing director of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Psychotherapists (pkn), which he founded and built, before finally moving to bvitg in 2011. Mr. Mittelstaedt has written various specialist articles and lectures in addition to his full-time work. Together with Dr. Uta Rüping, he developed a practice value calculation model that has since been recognized as an authoritative method by Germany's Social Court (BSG).
Digital Health Entrepreneur
Juliane Zielonka is managing director of Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin, a three-month accelerator program for international startups from Berlin's digital healthcare industry. She has been involved with digital health for many years. Juliane Zielonka is also CEO of eHealth Publishing & Consulting and co-organizer of the global Health2.0 network that promotes innovative eHealth startups with an international focus. Her passions are intelligent algorithms and connected health innovations. As a mentor, she advises the Fraunhofer Institutes about entrepreneurship and business model development, in order to identify potential startups/spin-offs at an early stage. For the past five years, her mission has been the continuous development of eHealth products and services to achieve the best possible treatment results with clinical evidence. The TED blogger combines over 18 years' experience in the IT development, marketing and sales of digital products with the management of global brand accounts.
Market Management / Healthcare Tourism Project Manager, visitBerlin
Doreen Chung has been involved with Berlin tourism marketing since 2004 and is responsible for various projects at visitBerlin. In the area of market management, her responsibilities include Berlin's presence at the world's leading travel trade show, ITB Berlin. Since 2015, she has focused on healthcare tourism, an area in which Berlin has been heavily involved for several years with its tourist and medical network. Doreen Chung is coordinator of the current Berlin Health Excellence Initiative by visitBerlin and Berlin Partner.
Head of Healthcare Division, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Harald Mylord, born in 1963, has been head of the healthcare division at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology since 2013. Prior to this, he was medical technology project manager at TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH from 2002 and head of the healthcare coordination unit from 2010. As head of the technology transfer centre at Lausitz University of Applied Sciences, he gained experience of the application-oriented technology transfer between the university and regional business. He was also a member of the Future Committee at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. in Bonn/Berlin. He acquired his medical knowledge as EU project manager for telemedicine projects and assistant to the managing director at Charité Healthcare Services GmbH.
Head of Medical Tourism Research, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
Jens Juszczak, MBA, studied business management at TU Dresden and has been a research associate at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences since 1999, specializing in healthcare marketing, especially for the target group of international patients. He is head of medical tourism research at the university's Management Sciences Faculty, which was named a "2011 Landmark" as part of the "Germany – Land of Ideas" initiative. He regularly publishes the current market figures and trends for Germany and Switzerland in this field. For many years, he has advised hospitals, government departments, organizations, cities, communities and service companies about the development and implementation of medical tourism projects. He is also co-founder of the "International Patients" Working Group of German Large and Teaching Hospitals. Every year, Mr. Juszczak organizes a number of medical tourism conferences, seminars and workshops. He is also the specialist author of various healthcare and medical tourism publications.
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