Be it electronic patient information software or a video conference system that brings in an interpreter whenever a refugee visits the doctor - this year at the conhIT eHealth Slam software and app developers can again showcase their practical eHealth projects to a wide audience in entertaining ways, in the shape of a poem, interview or live experiment. The three best presentations, which will be delivered in the conhIT Networking Area, will receive prize money totalling 850 euros.
Anyone interested in the event is invited to apply. The deadline is 10 February 2017. Applicants are required to submit a brief CV, a short abstract and a short video about their project. A panel consisting of students, scientists and members of industry will look at all the projects and select those which promise an entertaining lecture on the eHealth sector. The final selection will be announced on 27 March 2017.
The eHealth Slam, at which speakers have six minutes to present their project and topic, will take place at conhIT on 26 April. The expert audience will then pick the three winners. More than 9,000 visitors and over 450 exhibitors from 16 countries are expected to attend conhIT 2017.
Exhibitors are also invited to submit applications by 10 February 2017 to hold brief lectures at an Innovation Session and to present their products during guided tours of the fair. The Innovation Session, which will look at innovative products, ideas and topical subjects, will take place on 26 April 2017 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Any visitor can take part in the guided tours, which will focus on individual subjects, take one hour and are free of charge. Exhibitors at conhIT 2017 can apply to present their products under ten different headings. The tours will address widely discussed topics. They include safe drug treatment (AMTS), the electronic patient record, IT safety and security, forward-looking topics such as intelligent assistance systems & PHealth, IT solutions in nursing, patient empowerment, and innovations in mHealth such as apps, wearables and FHIR (HL7).
For more information on how to apply for the Innovation Session, guided tours and the eHealth Slam please visit the conhIT website:
About conhIT - Connecting Healthcare IT
conhIT targets decision-makers in IT departments, management, in the medical profession, nursing, doctors, doctors' networks and medical care centres who need to find out about the latest developments in IT and Halthcare, meet members of the industry and make use of opportunities for high-level advanced training. As an integrated event, over a period of three days conhIT combines Fair, Congress and Networking Events that are of particular interest to this sector. Launched in 2008 by the German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors (bvitg) as the meeting place for the healthcare IT industry and organised by Messe Berlin, this event recorded 451 exhibitors and around 9,000 visitors in 2015 and has now become Europe's leading event for the healthcare 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) and the German Medical Informatics Professional Association (BVMI). The German Association of Hospital IT Managers (KH-IT) and the Chief Information Officers of University Hospitals (CIO-UK) provide contributions on the subject matter.