the first building phase of the new MEYTEC offices in Seefeld are is almost finished, and we can move in in the coming days. We will thoroughly report our installation in our new headquarters.
The specialists´ reports on telemedicine before the Saxon parliament in Dresden is extremely interesting. MEYTEC was also invited to contribute its view as a telemedicine company. The Saxon politicians recognize the value of telemedicine and are trying to implement many of its applications. This and other information is found in the current edition of the MEYTEC newsletter.
As always, enjoy!
Gerhard W. Meyer
MEYTEC supports the „Berlin against stroke“ event
On May 10 in the Berlin city hall, under the aegis of mayor Klaus Wowereit, a health initiative entitled „Berlin against stroke“ started with a kick-off press conference. In his opening remarks, the Federal Health Minister, Philip Rösler, emphasized the significance of the topic for the federal government. Information and prevention can make a big difference. Since MEYTEC has connections to stroke treatment though its development and installation of telemedicine solutions, the company is supporting this new Berlin campaign. You can find MEYTEC on the official internet page under „Partners“. Unfortunately many stroke symptoms are not recognized, at least not at an early stage. Therefore the communication of information to the public is essential. It can strike anyone at any time. MEYTEC´s emplosee work with various scientists, among them those at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, to find new telemedicine solutions for an improvement in stroke treatment in both rural and urban regions. The company Boeringer Ingelheirm Pharma GmbH & Co. KG is supporting the initiative and is one of the initiators.- For further information: www.berlin-gegen-den-schlaganfall.de/
|Initiators and participants of the initiative “Berlin against stroke“ (L to R):
Prof. Dr. Matthias Endres, Director of Neurology, Charité - University Hospital Berlin & Director of the Stroke Research Center Berlin
Prof. Dr. Karl-Max Einhäupl, Chairman of the Board, Charité - University Hospital Berlin
Karsten Göwecke, vice director, Berlin Fire Dept.
Dr. Philipp Rösler, Minister of Health
Dr. Hans-Gerhard Husung, Berlin Secretary of Science and Research
Birgit Härtle, Science Project Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Barner, Company Spokesman, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
|Health initiative “Berlin against stroke“ starts with a kick-off press conference
Photos: André Witkowski,
New employees at MEYTEC
With the hiring of young people who have completed job training or graduated from technical universities, MEYTEC ensures future generations of technicians and scientists in the company. Two new employees have been hired and another two applicants are being considered. The cooperation on scientific topics between MEYTEC and the BTU Cottbus is developing nicely as well. One goal is the creation of new jobs. The motivation for this approach was described by MEYTEC´s managing director, engineer Gerhard W. Meyer: „I myself live in Brandenburg and have observed for years a constant outflow of young people. Even if we can´t completely stop this trend, we should at least take care that young people can find interesting work with good pay and prospects here.“
Report for the research project tele-diagnostic successfully completed
On 11 May 2010 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology in Potsdam-Golm, a project report took place for all those involved in the tele-diagnostic research project. Telediagnostics is part of a larger project called Tera-diagnostics which is supported with a ? 10 mio. grant from the EU and from the region of Brandenburg for a period of 5 years. IHP Frankfurt (Oder), the company LIMETEC and MEYTEC are some of the project partners. The research project was started in 2009 and will end in 2013. MEYTEC´s report on the current status was presented by Dr. eng. Michael Schauer.
- For further information: www.tera-diagnostik.de
Saxon Parliament shows interest in telemedicine
On 31 May 2010 a public hearing on the topic “Telemedicine in Saxony” took place at the Saxon parliament with the Saxon Social Welfare Minister Christine Clauß in attendance. The committee for social welfare and consumer protection issued the invitations. Medical experts from Saxony, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia outlined their experiences and offered suggestions. MEYTEC’s general manager, Eng. Gerhard W. Meyer, was invited as an expert and spoke about results and prospects from a technological point of view. The state of Saxony is successfully working to provide full regional coverage for stroke care with the use of telemedicine. Its use should be expanded to include further applications in future.
113th German Physician´s Board supports the development of telemedicine
Increasingly important to medical care are telemedicine applications according to the German Physician’s Board meeting which took place 11-14 May 2010. Dr. Bartmann, chairman of the medical board in Schleswig-Holstein and chairman of the committee for telematics in BÄK emphasized in his report that physicians are encouraged to define good conditions for telemedicine in Germany, so that it can be further developed to improve patient care and spark more interest in medical careers. The German Physician’s Board also discussed a catalogue entitled “Requirements for good telemedicine” which the DGTelemed fully supports. A resolution was made by which the Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss (G-BA) was instructed to authorize the Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen (IQWiG) to determine which telemedicine applications are proven to benefit patients. The process must be entered into the standard care catalogue of the GKV. The German Physician’s Board also exhorts those in responsible positions to represent telemedicine applications as concrete services, differentiated according to the appropriate value measurement (EBM) and the fee regulations for doctors (GOÄ). DGTelemed sees in this a confirmation of the theses presented in a position paper at the beginning of the year.
- Download: Beschlussprotokoll 113. Deutscher Ärztetag (Auszug Leitlinien Telemedizin)
DGTelemed at the medical technology conference in Würzburg, Bavaria
The German Society for Telemedicine has supported for the first time the medical technology congress that took place at the beginning of May in Würzburg. Members of DGTelemed Dr. Heinrich Körtke (NRW) and Dr. Alexander Rzesnitzek (Rheinland-Pfalz), reported hearing interesting talks on current telemedicine applications in the area of telemonitoring of chronically ill patients and telemedicine-supported Parkinson treatment. Wolfgang Loos, chairman of DGTelemed, and the president of the organization Biomedical Technology, Dr. Jürgen Nippa, agreed on a long-term cooperation between the two groups.
Symposium on Telemedicine in Central Germany in Leipzig in June
The health system in Germany is faced with big challenges. The goal is to significantly reduce costs while improving the quality of medical care. Telemedicine plays a key role in reaching these aims. Especially in rural regions where fewer general practitioners have to cover more area can telemedicine contribute to improving health care. With the symposium “Telemedicine in Central Germany” in Leipzig on 24 June 2010, it should be shown that in these regions telemedicine has already arrived and is financially supported by the regional governments. Interesting projects will be presented which are aimed at providing full regional coverage in neurology or out-patient care. The participants expect exciting talks from well-known telemedicine doctors from central Germany and Mecklenburg-Upper Pomerania. Organizers are the Hospital Society of Saxony, the German-Polish Health Academy and the DGTelemed. Those interested are warmly invited to attend.
- Information and registration: www.dgtelemed.de/de/veranstaltungen/symposium-khg-sachsen-06-10
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