Even experts need new impulses from time to time: The TIMed Center provided some of them in its workshop DigiHealth, which targeted specialists, consultants and manufacturers that work in the field of medical engineering. On five dates between February and May, they got informed about the state-of-the-art and the future perspectives in the field of digitized health technology.
The digitization, which can already be considered as an all-dominant force in our daily private and work life, keeps gaining relevance also in the domain of health technology. To use its full potential and to be able to react properly to the challenges that arise in this context, a lot of scientifically grounded methods and practical expertise are needed. The goal of the workshop “DigiHealth”, which was organized by the TIMed Center, was to convey these skills to the participants and to develop new models collaboratively.
In a workshop series consisting of five independent sessions, which took place on different dates between February and May 2018, interested people, consultants and manufacturers who work in the field of medical engineering were provided with an insight in various topics related to their profession. The courses in February focused on the identification of innovation potential and legal and economic risk factors. In March, the participants were introduced to the implementation of software innovations. The session in April was concerned with the verification and validation of software, and the last event in May dealt with the efficacy evaluation of digitized health technologies.
The participants of the DigiHealth series did not only have a passive role as interested audience. They were also actively involved in the knowledge creation and sharing process. This was achieved by integrating interactive elements and by encouraging the participants to exchange their professional experiences in the course of the lectures. Responsible for the organisation and the implemention of this project was Thomas Kern, the director of the TIMed Center. The companies and research institutions involved in this project as partners were the e-Matrix Innovations GmbH, GENSPEED Biotech GmbH, Intelligent Motion GmbH, medPhoton GmbH, Netural GmbH, Symptoma GmbH, Unternehmensberatung Sikic Barbara as well as the W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH.