Healthcare Shapers are celebrating their third birthday in October. Founded in 2013, the network now comprises more than 50 partners, making it one of the largest consulting practices to the healthcare industry in German-speaking Europe
The network of the Healthcare Shapers spans a wide range of partners with deep and profound expertise in healthcare — just as wide as the entire healthcare ecosystem. Aiming to portrait this breadth, we started a series of interviews. All in German language.
Christian Milaster, an expert on telemedicine who worked for 17 years in the US, some of those at the Mayo Clinic, speaks about digitization and compares healthcare in the US and in Germany. https://vimeo.com/168482847
Ralf Jahns talks about apps and mobile health and explains why pharma companies or payor organizations are not best positioned to publish apps. https://vimeo.com/170158148
Ulrich Schwanke, a medical doctor by training was involved in creating the first internet-based physician network back in 1998. https://vimeo.com/169821207
Dr. Michael Gerards, a true expert on innovation processes, has co-founded a company dealing with virtual reality. Learn from him about visual reality applications in healthcare https://vimeo.com/170261697
According to the new German e-health law, GPs have to provide their patients receiving more than three prescription drugs a written medication plan. This shall improve safety of drug therapy (and reduce redundant prescriptions). As the eHealth card is far from full implementation, medication plans will be handed out in paper form only.
Obviously, this leads to multiple questions, e.g. who will educate patients, what role will pharmacists play, what about OTC, etc.
As Healthcare Shapers we engage with our clients to navigate in times of such uncertainty and leverage untapped opportunities.
We held a masterclass on September 6th in Cologne which received excellent feedback from participants. Contact us to find out more.
From time to time, Healthcare Shapers organize informal gatherings over dinner. These regional meetings are opportunities to get to know each other, share experience, chat, generate ideas, develop business together.
And some other events are organized with support from the Healthcare Shapers. Both will be listed here.
On March 4-5, 2016, all partners and friends of the Healthcare Shapers are invited to the annual meeting. The event takes place in a highly inspiring location. Objective is to deepen the network and get to know each other both from a content and a personal perspective.
Healthcare Shapers started an initiative to help clients find orientation in these times as „digital“ seems to rule the world. Posts in social media, conferences, and newsletters shout for disruption and digital transformation. This is all contributing to an information overload for many decision-makers. We can help to navigate and determine the appropriate course of action for our clients.