At conhIT - Connecting Healthcare IT, Europe's leading event for the Health IT industry, a competition will be presenting an award for the best health app once again. The deadline for entering the second edition of the big professional healthcare app competition is 29 February 2016.
This event, part of the internationally recognised AppCircus series, will be taking place for the second time, and is regarded as the world's biggest competition for mHealth apps. Taking part gives companies and mHealth app developers an opportunity to present their products to an outstanding audience and to increase awareness of their companies in the Health IT sector. At conhIT 2016 more than 7,500 visitors and some 400 exhibitors are expected to attend.
The competition will be looking for an app that assists the daily work of medical professionals, nurses and patients and can be used in Europe in hospitals, rehab centres, care homes and general patient care. In order to take part in the AppCircus competition companies are invited to submit their products online here no later than 29 February 2016. Participation is free of charge.
The award ceremony will take place on 20 April 2016 in the mobile health ZONE at conhIT. This section of the Industrial Fair focuses on innovations and trends in mobile health applications. Smartphone owners use apps all the time. Currently, more than 165,000 health apps are available for iOS and Android operating systems. They are becoming increasingly useful tools for doctors.
The winner of the conhIT AppCircus competition will be nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards, the world’s biggest app exhibition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mimi Hearing, the winning app at conhIT 2015, made it into the final round of the competition and will be presenting to the audience from 22 to 25 February 2016. With the help of a two-minute test this app enables users to detect hearing problems at an early stage.
The panel adjudicating the conhIT AppCircus comprises senior Health IT and mobile IT figures. They include Dr. Kai Sostmann, head of eLearning activities at Charité Berlin; Henning Koch, project manager of DigitalHealth/Telemedicine, ZAB Brandenburg Economic Development Board Thorsten Schütz,chairman of German Association of Hospital IT Managers; Ulli Jendrik Koop, managing partner, Digital Health Ventures (DHV); Steffen Mackschin, project manager, Medical Technology, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology ; and Jørgen Nordahl, manager, NTNU Technology Transfer as.
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AppCircus brings together the global community of app makers through its events and online incubation platform. In only four years AppCircus has organised more than 150 events in cities in over 35 countries, building a community of over 20,000 users. AppCircus events give visibility to new app talent on a local and global scale. With its unique online incubation platform called HackatHome, AppCircus connects app makers with business opportunities and helps them to build innovative, high-quality apps.
About conhIT - Connecting Healthcare IT
conhIT targets decision-makers in IT departments and management in the medical and nursing profession as well as doctors, doctors' networks and medical care centres informing themselves about the latest Health IT developments, meeting members of the industry and desiring to take advantage of high-level training opportunities. As an integrated event, over a period of three days conhIT combines an Industrial Fair, a Congress and Networking Events that are of particular interest to this sector. conhIT, the meeting place for the Health IT industry, was launched in 2008 by the German Association of Health IT Vendors (bvitg) and is organised by Messe Berlin. In 2015 it welcomed 388 exhibitors and 7,500 visitors and was able to expand its position as Europe's leading event for the Health IT sector.
conhIT is organised in cooperation with the following industry associations: the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg), the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), the German Association of Medical Computer Scientists (BVMI). The National Association of Hospital IT Managers (KH-IT) and the CIO-UK (Chief Information Officers - Universitätsklinika) have provided contributions to the subject matter.