Digital Health in Germany

Digital Health in Germany

The German healthcare system is receiving increased attention due to its economic importance and the necessity for efficiency improvement through digitization. The book “Digital Health in Germany” offers a comprehensive approach to the digital transformation of healthcare and includes specialized contributions on relevant areas. It is set to be published in 2024 by Springer Gabler.

The important topic of the German healthcare system is increasingly coming into focus. This is primarily due to the outstanding significance of this industry, as the healthcare sector represents the largest economic sector in Germany with an annual volume of approximately 500 billion euros. Furthermore, there is a considerable need for catching up, especially compared to other nations, regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of the existing healthcare system.

A key approach to enhancing the performance of the German healthcare industry is a consistent digitization of the necessary processes and procedures within the healthcare system. Therefore, a stringent approach to promoting digital health in Germany is sensible and necessary. The three editors of the planned book “Digital Health in Germany” are committed to this cause and aim to provide a sustainable approach to the consistent implementation and benefits of comprehensive digitization with this work.


The editors of the book are:

Dr. Ulrich Arnold, CEO of gkv informatik, an IT service provider for five major health insurance funds covering 18 million insured individuals.
Günter Wältermann, Chairman of the Board of “Gesundheitskasse” AOK Rheinland/Hamburg.
Richard C. Geibel, Director and Professor at IU International University.

The planned work will be published in 2024 by Springer Gabler and will include a variety of expert contributions covering relevant sub-disciplines of the healthcare industry. The current agenda for this book includes the following chapters or sub-chapters:

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1 Introduction

1.1 Problem Statement
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Approach

2 Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence

2.1 Benefits of Digitalization
2.2 Potentials for Digital Health
2.3 Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

3 Framework Conditions

3.1 Social Security Code and Politics
3.2 Digital Health Law and Data Protection

4 Preconditions

4.1 Electronic Patient Record
4.2 Interoperability
4.3 Data Availability
4.4 Telematics and Infrastructure Requirements
4.5 Digital Identity

5 Technologies

5.1 Cloud Computing
5.2 Development of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

6 Patient

6.1 Requirements
6.2 Transparency
6.3 Patients and Digital Media
6.4 Patient-Centered Care
6.5 Prevention

7 Stakeholders in Digital Health

7.1 Overview
7.2 Perspectives of Service Providers
7.3 Hospitals
7.4 Health Insurance Funds
7.5 Nursing
7.6 Platform Economy

8 Transfer and Implementation

8.1 European Best Practices
8.2 Global Best Practices

9 Conclusion

9.1 Summary and Developments
9.2 Recommendations and Conclusions
9.3 Limitations and Outlook

Among the authors of the individual contributions are (in alphabetical order):

> Dr. Ulrich Arnold,
> Prof. Dr. Klara Brixius,
> Prof. Dr. Richard C. Geibel,
> Vanessa Hering,
> Rüdiger Hochscheidt,
> Alina Holle,
> Florian Jeschke,

> Prof. Dr. David Matusiewicz,
> Dr. med. Markus Leyck Dieken,
> Prof. Dr. Niels Nagel,
> Prof. Dr. Jonas Polfuß,
> Christoph Rupprecht,
> Dr. Markus vom Scheidt,
> Dr. Markus Schlobohm,
> Günter Wältermann,
> Dr. Christiane Wilke,
> Niels Wolff,
> Susanna Zsoter.

For the authors of this book, here is a template for creating their article: Springer_Book

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