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Digital transformation in the German healthcare

Germany, the biggest healthcare market in Europe, has taken significant actions in order to implement digital change into the German healthcare system. The new Digital Healthcare Act came into force in January 2020 allowing German doctors to prescribe digital health applications to over 72 million publicly insured German citizens. Additionally, the freshly approved Hospital Future Act will now enable in total 4.3 billion € investments for German hospitals to improve their digital infrastructures. It is now time to get active on the German market.

Following the high-level plenary session led by Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, Mr. Mika Lintilä and Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Mr. Ville Skinnari, Business Finland will organize an exciting workshop for Finnish companies to provide deeper insights on the current developments taking place in the German healthcare market from the leading actors. The workshop is a great opportunity to pitch your company and to connect with potential German customers and partners.

Workshop Program

All times are Finnish times

Session 1
11:15-12:00 Meeting with Health Innovation Hub of the German Federal Ministry of Health
Regulatory Changes in the German health sector
Julia Hagen, Director Regulatory & Politics,
Health Innovation Hub of the German Federal Ministry of Health

Session 2
12:00-13:15 Meeting with BARMER Health Insurance Company
BARMER’s digital agenda: user-centricity applied to the electronic health record
Dr. Herbert Flath, Digital Coordinator at BARMER and Ms. Bérengère Codjo, Project Manager for electronic patient record,  
BARMER health insurance

Session 3
13:45-14:45 How to succeed on the German healthcare market?
Afternoon coffee with Flying Health
Ms. Laura Nelde, Startup Relationship Manager
Flying Health

Session 4
15.00-16:30 Joint meeting with Essen University Hospital and with Frankfurt University Hospital
Smart Hospital Essen: How to conquer the obstacles of digital transformation of a university hospital
Dr. med. Anke Diehl, M.A, Digital Change Manager
Universitätsmedizin Essen

Interoperability as necessary next step from paperwork to digitalization
Dr. med. Michael von Wagner, Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO)
Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt

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More information

Kari Klossner
Head of Smart Life Finland
kari.klossner (at)
Tel. +358 400 717 298

Elina Iso-Oja
Advisor, Business Finland Germany
elina.iso-oja (at)
Tel. +49 160 9484 7253

Kirsi Armanto
Senior Advisor
kirsi.armanto (at)
Tel. +358 50 396 2846