Digital Health Award
Digital transformation: for a strong healthcare
in NRW and Europe
For the first time, the “Digital Health Award” was presented during the Online Congress under the patronage of Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The first place was taken by TeleDoc-Mobile, (Dr. Michael Czaplik, bottom left) who developed a mobile TeleDoc roll stand which can be moved directly to the patient and which can be used for video consultation with the attending doctor as well as for collecting vital parameters.
Second place went to Ancora.ai for clinical trials (Luca Jahreiss, top left) who have made it their mission to collect information on clinical trials and make it available on a website. This allows patients, their relatives and healthcare professionals to evaluate all potential treatment options.
In third place is munevo DRIVE (Claudiu Leverenz, bottom right) who developed a proportional head control for electric wheelchairs based on Smartglasses. The NRW Special Prize was awarded to the FIMO Fatigue App (Alexander Krawinkel, top right), which provides fatigue sufferers with individual support in dealing with their massive conditions of exhaustion.
“The digital transformation holds enormous opportunities for health care. To unlock this potential, we need good ideas and innovative solutions. The Digital Health Award offers the opportunity to make the potential of the dynamic start-up scene visible and thus send an optimistic and inspiring signal, especially in the pandemic situation”.
Here you can see the videos of the applicants for the Digital Health Award:
The jury for the Digital Health Award
We value an independent evaluation by the jury members without any influence of political, ideological or personal relations. In case of possible bias, jury members are excluded from the evaluation of the respective project.
Andreas Westerfellhaus, Representative of the Federal Government for Care – as representative of the Federal Ministry of Health for the event
Prof. Dr. Carina Benstöm, Scientific Director of the Innovation Center Digital Medicine (IZDM) at University Hospital Aachen – as representative of science
Dr. Andreas Rothgangel, Mentor & Coach Digital Health Start-ups Fieldlab Inkubator Qeske, NL/ digitalHUB Aachen e.V., Research Centre for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Exercise, Zuyd University, NL – as representative of the European start-up scene
Rainer Beckers, Managing Director of ZTG Zentrum für Telematik und Telemedizin, Member of the Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Telemedizin (DGTelemed) – as representative of the organizers and telemedicine expert
Prof. Dr. Sabine Bohnet-Joschko, Project Management “Digital Healthcare Industry NRW – Innovation and Digital Transformation in Healthcare (ATLAS-ITG)” – as representative of the North Rhine-Westphalian healthcare industry
Prof. Dr. med. Gernot Marx, FRCA, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Telemedizin e. V. (DGTelemed) – as representative of the organizers
Dr. Henrik Matthies, Managing Director hih – health innovation hub – as representative of the German digital and healthcare industry
Dr. Nora Benhabilès, Member of the Supervisory Board of EIT Health, Director of External Cooperation and Industrial Partnerships in the Fundamental Research Department of the Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA) in France – representing EIT Health
Dr. Iwan van der Horst, Academic Hospital Maastricht – as a representative of the medical profession