Under the motto “Experience the future of medicine live”, Prof. Dr. Jochen A. Werner, Medical Director of the University Medical Center Essen, and member of the Board of Trustees of the German Israeli Health Forum for Artificial Intelligence (GIHF-AI), as well as the publisher and organizer Jens de Buhr from 31.08.-01.09.2022 in the Colosseum Theater in Essen to the premiere of the BIG BANG HEALTH Festival. High Mayor Thomas Kufen welcomed the guests of honor as well as many bright minds from medicine, business and science.
Together with the German Israeli Network of Startups and Mittelstand (GINSUM) and GIHF-AI, ELNET participated in the “Fireworks of Medicine” and brought Israeli know-how in the field of Digital Health to Essen. In addition to a panel discussion with Carsten Ovens, Executive Director ELNET in Germany, former Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries (ELNET Advisory Board member), Inga Bergen (Visionaries of Health) and Thomas Hofmann (Careanimations), in which the topic “Start-up brake healthcare sector” was discussed, GINSUM brought the Israeli startup Vayyar Imaging to the Ruhr metropolis for networking with German companies. GIHF-AI Board of Trustees member Dr. Gottfried Ludewig, Senior VP Health Industry T-Systems International, and representatives from Philips also stopped by the ELNET booth for a presentation of the innovative fall detection system
The digital keynote by GIHF-AI Board of Trustees member Prof. Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, CMO and CTO of Israel’s largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center, and Dr. Anke Diehl, CTO of Essen University Hospital, once again underscored the value of close cooperation between Germany and Israel in the healthcare sector. The highly digitized Middle Eastern state boasts more than 700 digital health startups and a high level of medical expertise from which patients worldwide benefit Not least, the corona pandemic demonstrated Israel’s pioneering role in the context of healthcare digitization. The German government’s recently published digital strategy indicates that policymakers in Germany will finally do more to work at full speed on the widespread introduction of digital innovations such as the electronic patient record (ePA) and the e-prescription. The BIG BANG HEALTH 2023 will show whether the efforts are bearing fruit. We are in.
In advance, ELNET and the German Israeli Network of Startups & Mittelstand (GINSUM) will once again invite German companies to a Digital Health Delegation to Israel at the end of November. The annual conference of GIHF-AI will also be attended in this context.