TELEMEDICINE / E-HEALTH
Prof. Nils Reiss
Dr Thomas Schmidt
Digital technologies can help us to better solve the challenges of the future (growing numbers of people with chronic illnesses, lack of medical care in rural areas with poor infrastructure). They facilitate better and more efficient care and broader access to medical expertise, especially in rural regions. New forms of better care for patients in their home environment can also be created.
As the healthcare system becomes increasingly digitalised, we are seeing a growth in the amount of information that can be used for managing care processes as well as for controlling the structures of care processes. In the interests of optimised patient care, it must be possible to tap into this data more consistently. The goal must be to use the data in the future in such a way that prevention and treatments can be initiated earlier.
From a scientific perspective, the Schüchtermann-Klinik has already been engaged for many years in the development of innovative concepts designed to support patients in lifelong aftercare (phase III rehabilitation). Another current focus is the care of heart failure patients with the help of telemedicine procedures.
• MiniDefi – miniaturised defibrillator with telemedicine connection
• ROSE – the learning health system in the Osnabrück-Emsland region
• INITIATIVE eHealth – identifying, adopting, embedding and evaluating innovations