2012 brings with it new positive developments and challenges for the whole GSM group. New products, systems, solutions and services for telemedicine are at the center of MEYTEC’s research and development efforts. In addition, MEYTEC will be a more powerful presence on the international scene this year. After the first successful presentation at a large medical conference in the USA in February, further steps in selected other countries have been planned. The focus of our international activities are the STEMO - MEYTEC is offering the complete solution including infrastructure under the name VIMED® STEMO - and new solutions for national and international telemedicine networks.
As always, enjoy!
Gerhard W. Meyer
Tele Hospital Partner
Nordwest Hospital in Frankfurt am Main and MEYTEC have agreed on a marketing partnership. A joint international appearance is planned under the name Act now! Tele Hospital Partner - Your German Experts 24/7. The first partnership project was started in 2010 for teleneurology with locations in Brunei and Germany. With this success, both sides were motivated to combine the medical expertise of KHNW and the telemedicine expertise of MEYTEC in a marketing partnership. Meanwhile there have been further activities in Brunei and other southeast Asian countries. The goal of the cooperation is to market telemedicine solutions for international projects.
STEMO Project in ZDF
The German television network ZDF broadcast a report on the research project STEMO on 17 November 2011 during the mid-morning lineup as part of the series „Volle Kanne“. Taking the case study of a 61 year old Berlin resident, the program showed how STEMO works and can contribute to better care. The patient had suffered a stroke, and with a timely emergency call to the Berlin Paramedics where the possibility of stroke was suggested, the mobile stroke clinic was sent to the patient. The stroke was diagnosed on site and treatment was begun while the patient was still in transit. Body functions adversely affected by the stroke have been mainly corrected. The STEMO has been successfully in operation for about one year in Berlin.
New approaches to stroke rehabilitation at home
The recently initiated EU project StrokeBack is arousing considerable interest in the field of international research and confirms the practical medical relevance for this issue. The goal of StrokeBack is the development of a complete telemedicine system that supports outpatient rehabilitation for stroke patients in their own homes necessitating minimal medical and therapeutic intervention. The project is being carried out by a consortium under the direction of the Leibniz Institute for innovative micorelectronics (IHP) in Frankfurt (Oder). The project, costing a total of 4.3 million euros, is in part funded by the European Commission (3 mio.) In addition to the four partners from Brandenburg (IHP Frankfurt-Oder), Bernau Hospital near Berlin, MEYTEC GmbH Informationssysteme in Werneuchen and the University of Potsdam, other support comes from INTRACOM TELECOM (Greece), the University of Southamption (Great Britain), the University of Pannonia (Hungary) and Research for Science, Art and Technology LTD (Great Britain). A two-day meeting of the participating partners on the 15. And 16.11.2011 in Frankfurt (Oder) successfully kicked off the European Research Project „StrokeBack - Telemedicine System Empowering Stroke Patients to Fight Back“ . On 11.04.2012 a symposium will be held on telerehabilitation at IHP in Frankfurt (Oder) in cooperation with the DGTelemed.
Source: Press release - idw, 24.01.2012
- More information: www.strokeback.eu
MEYTEC debuts in Paris
The yearly congress of the French Association for Telemedicine ANTEL was well-attended and included exhibitors, among them, for the first time, MEYTEC. The emphasis at our stand was placed on the STEMO research project as well as the entire catalogue of telemedicine solutions from the VIMED 2000 family for teleneurology. Managing Director for Telemedicine at MEYTEC, Mattes Papendieck interacted with many French physicians who showed significant interest in cooperating with MEYTEC in various telemedicine applications. Both during the conference and the conversations it was made clear that telemedicine in France experiences the same problems as in Germany: many interesting projects but not yet full coverage in standard care, skepticism and financial challenges, to name a few.
- More information: www.antel.fr
MEYTEC with a new teleradiology solution
A new platform for teleradiology applications has been developed with the name VIMED® RADWORK, and was presented for the first time at the 2. National Conference for Telemedicine at the beginning of November 2011 in Berlin. The retrieval of radiological images in DICOM-format was shown with an ultramobile device. This application is however not suitable for the diagnosis of radiological images. For a first look and assessment for back-up on-calls or for presenting X-rays bedside, this solution is of interest.
- Further information on request
ANIM 2012 with MEYTEC as exhibitor
The Neurointensive Medicine workshop 2012 took place from 18-21 January in Berlin. The joint yearly meeting of the DGNI and DSG saw the introduction and discussion of current developments and new research findings. Another important area for ANIM is further training and education. MEYTEC exhibited for the first time at this conference and was able to speak with interested doctors.
- More information: www.anim2012.de/
MEYTEC at the International Stroke Conference in New Orleans
MEYTEC GmbH Medizinsysteme was for the first time an exhibitor at the International Stroke Conference in New Orleans from 1-2 February 2012. The two-and-a-half-day conference was a very well attended forum where current research projects relating to stroke and cerebrovascular disease were presented. Participants could take advantage of over 900 presentations, lectures and discussions. MEYTEC introduced STEMO for the first time in the USA, and telemedicine solutions for use in teleneurology were also part of the program. Intense conversations, numerous new contracts and palpable interest for telemedicine in Germany were the positive results of this trip to the US, as Managing Director for Telemedicine, Mattes Papendieck, noted.
- More information: www.strokeconference.org
Tele-Rehabilitation - first Symposium in Frankfurt/Oder
With the first symposium on Telerehabilitation, the DGN seeks to underscore the public health and social welfare aspects of neurorehab, and in cooperation with IHP Frankfurt (Oder) to show that telemedicine developments and applications can contribute to improvements in treatment quality in neurorehab by using computer-supported communication and network technologies. The symposium shows new developments in telemedicine and neurorehab, as well as the limits of telemedicine treatment options. The event will take place on 11.04.2012, 10am-5pm at the technology park in Frankfurt/Oder.
- More information: www.dgtelemed.de/../symposium-tele-reha
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