Through the use of digital solutions and developing technological possibilities, the processes in the entire healthcare industry will change in the future and thus enable new ways in patient care. However, for non-profit and public hospitals in particular, this continuous change also poses a challenge that should not be underestimated to use the available financial and human resources efficiently. The new cooperative Digital Health Transformation (dht) wants to remedy the situation.
“Meeting these changes with the right strategy is not a question of the strategic advantage of the individual hospital, but of securing the general future. Against this background, the idea arose to face this challenge across all sponsors,” explains Martin Bosch, Managing Director of St. Josefs-Hospital Wiesbaden GmbH and Chairman of the dht Supervisory Board, the initiative for founding the cooperative.
The aim of the new company is to identify useful fields of application for digital innovations by bundling the available resources and existing knowledge and to implement them together with selected national and international partners from industry and science. In particular, cooperation with innovations along the clinical value chain that have the potential to improve the quality and efficiency of care is sought. To this end, digital solutions and clinical use cases are to be brought together, validated and, if successful, introduced into the German healthcare system in the long term.
In perspective, dht can also act as a venture capitalist or even actively participate in research and development projects. It should be emphasized that, in addition to the founding members, the Alexianer GmbH, the Barmherzigen Brüder Trier gGmbH and the St. Josefs-Hospital Wiesbaden GmbH, the cooperative is open to accepting other hospital operators.
"Especially against the background of the current challenges for the healthcare system and the interesting possibilities of the Hospital Future Act, we want to grow continuously," says Jared Sebhatu, CEO of dht. Through meaningful synergy effects and a targeted exchange of experience, the aim is to make a positive contribution to the success of the members and of Germany as a whole as a healthcare location.
Source: Message from GoingPublic editors from November 24.11.2020th, XNUMX
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