Issue 09/10-2011
Editorial
Gerhard W. Meyer

Dear Readers,

MEYTEC was happy to receive the news from the Hoppenstedt Kreditinformationen GmbH that MEYTEC’s information systems has been awarded a credit index score of 1 according to the German commercial enterprise Rating system. The score is based on an assessment of company data and a survey of various clients and suppliers. It pays to have a solid financial basis in difficult financial times. A stable foundation and healthy growth signal a good equity ration. Our clients can be sure that we will continue to be a reliable partner for solutions and services related to information and communication technology, security technology, telemedicine and medical technology. This stable basis enables us to invest in research and development in the coming years so that we can continue to offer innovative systems and solutions in an increasingly competitive environment.

As always, enjoy!

Yours,
Gerhard W. Meyer


News: Company
Print News: Company

MEYTEC Information systems receive top rating

TOP-Rating 2011

As part of a „Top Business Partners“ certification program, Hoppenstedt Kreditinformationen GmbH ranked 4.5 million commercial enterprises in Germany on a scale of 1-6, 3.3% of which received a credit index of 1. In October Hoppenstedt Kreditinformationen awarded MEYTEC GmbH Information Systems a „Hoppenstedt CreditCheck Top Rating 1,“ recognizing that the company shows a credit index of 1. This extremely positive evaluation gives MEYTEC’s business partners planning security and its clients the certainty that they have a reliable partner on their side.


DIN ISO 9001:2008 Audit successfully completed

In September 2011 the annual quality management system audit according to DIN ISO 9001:2008 was carried out at MEYTEC. The successful completion of the monitoring audit shows in an exemplary fashion that at MEYTEC GmbH Informationssysteme quality the demand for quality performance, especially regarding customer satisfaction, is met by management and employees alike.

News: Research and Development
Print News: Research and Development

Regional Innovation Day of the Agency for the Future in Brandenburg

For the first time in northeast Brandenburg a regional innovation day took place. On September 12, 2011, regional companies presented their innovations to interested residents of the county in Eberswalde. At the same time the 10 year anniversary of the ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg (ZAB) was celebrated with a reception. As a regional company, MEYTEC took part as an exhibitor and informed attendees about research projects supported by Brandenburg’s commercial initiatives. In addition to the research project telediagnostics, the Stroke Einsatz Mobil (STEMO) was presented which is attracting worldwide interest. Gerhard W. Meyer explained: „The STEMO research project involves a considerable investment. As a KMU, it would not be possible for us to bear the research costs alone. We are very thankful for the support of Brandenburg’s commercial initiatives in this regard. Both the ZAB and the economic ministry are involved. The best answer from our company is the stabilization of existing jobs and the creation of new ones.“

Regionaler Innovationstag
Dr. Ing. Michael Schauer (right) speaking with Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz from the Technical University of Berlin
News: Telemedicine
Print News: Telemedicine

MEYTEC attends 2nd National Congress for Telemedicine in Berlin

MEYTEC was once again a premium sponsor and exhibitor at the national congress for telemedicine this year. The highlight of the MEYTEC presentation was the STEMO research project (Stroke-Einsatz-Mobil), carried out under the direction of the Charité University Medical Faculty in Berlin together with the Berlin Fire Department and BRAHMS GmbH. Telemedicine is, with its versatility, a fundamental and essential component of the entire solution. Professor Audebert (Charité University Medical Faculty) held a talk on the STEMO project on the second day which enjoyed an enthusiastic reception.

2. Nationaler Fachkongress Telemedizin
Talks during the break
  2. Nationaler Fachkongress Telemedizin
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Audebert, Neurology Dept., Charité University Medical Faculty Berlin, presents the STEMO project

Telemedicine systems with high definition from MEYTEC

In addition to its established and proven products, MEYTEC announces new, similar telemedicine systems which support high definition up to 1080 p for video communication. These include VIMED® DOC HD and VIMED® TELEDOC HD. Both systems work with a software codec and will be available from the beginning of 2012. The use of HD systems is primarily technology-driven and is presently most expedient for applications in which greater definition is of real benefit, for example for videoendoskopie and dermatology.

Since 2009 MEYTEC has offered the HD telemedicine system VIMED® TELEDOC LS with a hardware codec and video definition of 720p. The system has until now not been the system of choice for teleneurology networks because it only supports videocommunication. For teleneurology users the video is only one part of the necessary telemedicine solution. Even in the largest teleneurology network TEMPiS, only in 41% of the initial presentations was videocommunication used in 2010 (source: TEMPiS yearly report 2010). Essential applications are however teleradiology and documentation. These are not easily integrated in regular videoconference system and must therefore be handled with other hospital computer systems. Even using a laptop on a mobile cart system in the emergeny room is neither in conformance with MPG (the Medical Devices Act) nor really practicable.

With VIMED® COMM, part of the MEYTEC telemedicine system software, Medical Communication Suite, the integration of telemedical documentation, the provision of DICOM images and medical videocommunication is provided in a single solution.


Asklepios Hospitals in Bad Oldesloe and Barmbek are using MEYTEC technology

The Asklepios Hospital Bad Oldesloe (Schleswig-Holstein) is now using telemedicine technology from MEYTEC in cooperation with the Asklepios Hospital Barmbek (Hamburg). Mattes Papendieck, Managing Director of Telemedicine for MEYTEC remarked: „That technology from our telemedicine portfolio has arrived in the Asklepios Hospital Bad Oldesloe and in the Future Hospital Barmbek is particularly gratifying to us.“
- More information: www.asklepios.com/badoldesloe

News: German Society for Telemedicine
Print News: German Society for Telemedicine

2nd National Congress for Telemedicine in Berlin in November

2. Nationaler Fachkongress TelemedizinAbout 267 experts met last week (3 and 4 November 2011) for the 2nd National Congress for Telemedicine in Berlin. Federal and Regional governments were also represented, as well as health care and health care management employees. Representatives of insurance companies, associations and agencies as well as numerous members of the press and media completed the multi-faceted spectrum of participants. Nino Mangaipane, head of the Federal Ministry for Health, opened the lecture series, presented his ministry’s e-Health initiative and announced the imminent passage of an e-Health strategy. A central topic was the question as to whether telemedicine has found an appropriate place in medical guidelines. The discussion quickly made clear that there are very different opinions regarding how professional groups should engage with telemedicine. Happily, many leading representatives of various disciplines accepted the invitation of the German Society for Telemedicine to discuss telemedicine together. Organizers were satisfied with the lively discussions and with the congress as a whole. The 3rd National Telemedicine Congress is planned for the 25 and 26 October 2012, which will once again take place at the Ellington Hotel.
- More information: www.telemedizinkongress.de


Brandenburg Telemedicine Network Started

Brandenburger Telemedizin-Netz
left to right: Dr. Axel Wehmeier, Deutsche Telekom, Dr. Jürgen Krülls-Münch, Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus, Anita Tack, Ministry of Health Land Brandenburg, Frank Michalak, AOK-Board Chairman, Prof. Dr. Michael Oeff, Hospital Brandenburg, Robert Downes, Chairman GETEMED AG

On 12 October, 2011, the first area-wide telemedicine network in Brandenburg was opened in Cottbus. The Carl-Thiem Hospital in Cottbus and the Municipal Hospital of Brandenburg will monitor 500 high-risk patients with chronic heart disease via telemedicine, beginning in autumn of this year. For the implementation of the program, developed by the Charité University Medical Faculty in Berlin, Deutsche Telekom and the Brandenburger company GETEMED installed the technical infrastructure. This first comprehensive telemedicine project should help to prevent unnecessary examinations and hospital stays as well as to improve patients’ quality of life. The project is financed with an integrated care contract agreed by AOK Northeast and the hospitals. Brandenburg is funding the project with funds from a financial package of 1.53 million euros.

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