Shaping technical requirements with the possibilities that technology provides, and making processes innovative and more pragmatic are challenges that we love to tackle. We are committed to projects that have the potential to change healthcare for the better. We use our expertise and entrepreneurial commitment to make visions a reality. We realize hands-on solutions with a hands-on mentality.
We work on projects for customers and as partners in syndicates. Our specialties are cooperative partnerships for the conception, development, and launch of new ehealth solutions. Our role can be within management or supervision, as for instance in program governance, project leadership, project management or project controlling. Alternatively, we can take over practical assignments and work as methodology champions in digitization, as domain experts, technical specialists or transformation and change managers as part of the team.
Next to projects with private organizations, corporations and investors our focus is on collaborating with public organizations, some of which we describe in more detail below.
Hospital 4.0 – Lean, Digital Logistics Solutions for Hospitals
Hospitals are central players in healthcare and deliver a fundamental contribution to society. The medical core processes are being supported by various logistics solutions. The solutions have to be in line with stringent demands with regards to quality, individualization, real-time processing, and cost efficiency. Hospital logistics are a portfolio of services in transport, storage, commissioning, and information.
In conformity with the vision of the industry 4.0, the use of digital technology promises substantial improvements in healthcare. That is, because of the potential for real-time data processing and transmission and the digital interconnection of all participating parties in healthcare.
The goal of the BMBF funded research project Hospital 4.0, is the continuous development and exemplary implementation of innovative logistics systems in hospitals by means of existing digital technologies. It enables an increase in value in the logistics systems of hospitals, which leads to better quality and efficiency of the services for the patients. It should be noted, that it is of vital importance to thoroughly test the availability, potential, and efficiency of new digital technologies to maintain the required standard in healthcare enterprises.
project website: www.hospital40.net
Next to eHealth Ventures, the following partners are involved:
The Klinikum Augsburg is a modern hospital with two locations and a maximum degree in medical care. It ensures medical care for two million citizens in the area of Schwaben, Germany. Currently, the Klinikum Augsburg is undergoing a transformation into a University Hospital for the emerging medical faculty of the University of Augsburg.
The Klinikum Bayreuth is the only hospital in Upper Franconia that offers its patients maximum medical care around the clock. Patients are treated with a wide range of medical services and the hospital plays a transregional role in diagnostics and therapy. All its 26 departments are supplied with state of the art medical technology and work together in a highly efficient manner. The Klinikum Bayreuth is an academic training hospital and is one of the biggest employers in the region.
The project group Business and Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT supports innovative companies with their work in research and development. They help develop competencies such as process management, customer relationship management, and digitization.
At the ZAF – Zentrum für Angewandte Forschung an der Technischen Hochschule Ingolstadt (Centre for Applied Sciences of the Technical University Ingolstadt) around 100 academic researchers and approximately 45 professors conduct research. They work on publicly and privately funded projects alike. The expansion of the digital transformation in science and research has been realized on the basis of conversations with expert and scientists and an analysis made by the Technical University of Ingoldstadt.
Pressemitteilung: Projekt »Hospital 4.0« gestartet – Bessere Logistik für Krankenhäuser
Projektgruppe Wirtschaftsinformatik des Fraunhofer FIT, 25. Oktober 2017Download (139 KB)
Pressemitteilung: Der kurze Weg zu Pflaster und Spritze
Augsburger Allgemeine , 27. Oktober 2017Download (492 KB)
KAPSI - Alliance of Karlsruhe for Patients Safety
Partners involved in inpatient and outpatient healthcare are unable to provide optimum advice, diagnostics, and treatment to the patients. This is due to the historically grown and heterogeneous IT infrastructure in hospitals, medical centers, and doctors surgeries.
It is a risk for the patients care, as necessary, patient-related data isn’t always available in the required manner or time frame. Care providers would have to make substantial investments in their IT infrastructure, in order to establish a data exchange that enables a smooth collaboration beyond sectoral boundaries.
A fruitful collaboration between partners at regional levels can be established when the currently used system of the specific care provider can be connected through intelligent interoperability and without standards and formats. Through the use of a common health platform a network emerges, that enhances the patient's safety in every stage of their treatment. The Alliance of Karlsruhe for Patient Safety
A patient-centric ehealth platform that merges data on the basis of existing data formats is of great utility to outpatient physicians as well as hospitals. It connects different departments and sectors efficiently, reduces waiting time and costs, ensures data protection and fulfills legal requirements (ehealth laws).
By involving the patient in the approval process of the data exchange, he becomes the central figure within the network. Furthermore, the connection between care and rehab facilities is in the planning. It facilitates an easier transfer of patients by enabling reservations in advance as well as the immediate transfer of necessary patient data. By designing and implementing highly efficient communication processes, better care, more security, and less administrative expenses are going to be the result.
Next to eHealth Ventures, the following parties are involved:
Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe gGmbH (hospital in Karlsruhe, Germany)
Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Baden-Württemberg (association of CHI physicians in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany)
Ärzteschaft Karlsruhe (physicians associations in Karlsruhe, Germany)
ATPV - Outpatient and Telemedical Psychiatric Care
ATPV - Ambulante Telemedizinisch-unterstützte Psychiatrische Versorgung (Outpatient and Telemedical Psychiatric Care)
The number of cases in psychiatry is consistently growing. Therefore, outpatient care and home care are preferred over inpatient care (Modellprojekte §64b SGB V). For the main part, diagnostics can be executed by independent physicians and psychotherapists. The capacity of psychiatric institutional outpatients department (PIA) to treat seriously and chronically ill patients, however, does not grow along with the demand. The existing infrastructure isn’t aligned to increase efficiency in a decentralized fashion.
The project improves the local psychiatric treatment and can grow along with future demands and the requirements to modernize treatment.
For regional, outpatient psychiatric treatment, the collaboration of the Psychiatric Institutional Outpatient Department (PIA), the cooperation partners and decentralized institutions in rural areas, is of particular significance. The outpatient clinic is a link between domestic surroundings, outpatient and inpatient care…