Health Excellence: "getIT HealthTourism" competition

The winners are announced!

The winners of the getIT Health Tourism competition of ideas were honored by Secretary of State Rickerts on April 27, 2017 at the conhIT event. The competition promotes new, digital concepts and ideas in health tourism. The first prize went to the medical tourism specialist MedLango, which developed the Berlin Health App in cooperation with the companies DocYet and GoClinic, and second place went to the medical-technology company MEYTEC for the idea of telemedical representations of the Berlin-Brandenburg health region abroad.

 

The Berlin Health App: global health benefits in Berlin.

The Berlin medical tourism specialists Med Lango, the Lüneburg assistance provider DocYet and the Dutch patient information system GoClinic are together developing a holistic mobility solution for international medical tourists in Berlin. The new Berlin Health App combines digital and personal assistance capabilities in order to provide patients with comprehensive information and support before, during and after their treatment. This all-round support package allows the patient to fully focus on recovery. 

During the entire process, the new digital assistance service provides patients with comprehensive & fully-automated support, individualized recommendations for medical services as well as tourist packages, and up-to-date information about their treatment progress. The possibility of also requesting a personal interpreter, who cares for patients and relatives in the hospital and during their entire stay in Berlin, is also seamlessly integrated into the app.

Trailblazing technologies are behind the "Berlin Health App", such as a chatbot based on artificial intelligence and the exchange of sensitive data by means of highly secure blockchain technology. By focusing on international medical tourists from the emerging middle classes, innovative clinics and advanced tourism professionals will be able to implement a comprehensive consulting, supervision and support package based on secure processes and modern technologies.

Foto der Preisträger v.l.n.r. Artur Steffen, MedLango GmbH; Elena Solovyeva, GoClinic B. V.; Florian Bontrup, DocYet © Berlin Partner | J. Dobrindt

The photo shows the winners from left to right: Artur Steffen, MedLango GmbH; Elena Solovyeva, GoClinic B. V.; Florian Bontrup, DocYet
© Berlin Partner | J. Dobrindt

 

MEYTEC GmbH: Telemedical representations of the Berlin-Brandenburg health region abroad

Central contact points are created in target countries for medical tourism by newly established telemedical representations. These must be technically equipped and operated with the supporting infrastructure. The German doctor can analyze the electronically available patient data and preliminary diagnoses and discuss the first possible treatment steps with the patient via secure video communication. The concept builds confidence and simplifies the diagnosis for the doctor and the decision to opt for treatment in Berlin-Brandenburg on the part of the patient.

Foto der Preisträger v.l.n.r. Dr. Stefan Dornheim, Geschäftsführer epos pro GmbH; Gerhard W. Meyer, Geschäftsführer MEYTEC GmbH; Viacheslav Galchenko, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter MEYTEC GmbH © Berlin Partner | J. Dobrindt

The photo shows the winners from left to right: Dr. Stefan Dornheim, Geschäftsführer epos pro GmbH; Gerhard W. Meyer, Geschäftsführer MEYTEC GmbH; Viacheslav Galchenko, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter MEYTEC GmbH
© Berlin Partner | J. Dobrindt

 

 

Berlin is a magnet for visitors in the heart of Europe, as demonstrated most recently by the record 30 million plus visitors last year. The German capital entices visitors with its art and culture, historical places, vibrant, trendy districts and major music and sporting events. Berlin also enjoys substantial international prestige in yet another area – increasing numbers of visitors come to the capital in order to get healthy or stay healthy. Health tourism has made enormous headway over recent years, and the number of foreign patients coming to Berlin for medical treatment has quadrupled in the last decade.

As the start-up capital of Europe, Berlin is a hotspot for creative thinking and expertise. Young entrepreneurs and internet companies define the scene with their innovative ideas and products.

The combination of digital solutions, health and tourism has enormous potential for development. Medical and non-medical institutions alike will benefit from the synergies between these two industries, and Berlin can set itself apart from other regions through smart ideas in health tourism, developing a unique USP in the process.

The competition is part of the „Health Excellence – Medizinhauptstadt Berlin“ initiative by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and visit Berlin. The aim is to position the capital region more strongly as a center for health in Europe. Besides digitalization, the initiative is also committed to the areas of networking, trade shows, roadshows and qualification. For further information: www.visitberlin.de/de/artikel/health-excellence-medizinhauptstadt-berlin