Here we report on innovations from the healthcare market,
events and present our latest studies and white papers.
Data protection as a roadblock to digitization in healthcare?
For many, the terms digitization and healthcare are still two separate areas, and this despite the fact that at the same time, the personal collection of health data via smartphones and wearables continues to increase. Counting steps, measuring heart rate and blood sugar, and tracking sleep quality – health data has long been managed not … Read more
The homecare market in Germany: What factors influence patient numbers and spending?
The most important trend in the homecare market is the outpatientization of healthcare, a development driven by factors that will have a significant impact on patient numbers and health insurance spending in the coming years. These include demographic change, medical advances in the care areas of the homecare market, and cost pressure from health insurers, … Read more
Care aids intended for consumption: What are the characteristics of the market and how can it best be managed?
Care aids intended for consumption are supplementary products for care recipients. Persons who have a care degree and are cared for on an outpatient basis and not exclusively by a care service – i. e. with the support of family caregivers – are entitled to purchase these aids. They are included in product group 54 … Read more
The hearing aid market in Germany: What influence does technical progress have on the reimbursement market?
Hearing loss is one of the most common diseases in Germany. Currently, around 19% of all Germans (13.3 million people) suffer from reduced hearing ability – and the probability of developing the disease increases with age. Due to the demographic development in Germany, the number of people affected is expected to increase. Only 5.4 million … Read more
Billing and ERP Software in Outpatient Care: What Characterizes the Market and How Is It Changing?
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are often referred to as the central nervous system of a company as they control core processes and resources such as personnel, capital, information technology, products and communication. Ideally, ERP software can even fully automate processes. Such software solutions are also taking on an increasingly important role in the healthcare … Read more
Summary Seven moves into offices in the Old Fire Station in Münster
Following the successful relaunch of the company’s website in the fall of 2021, a change of scenery was also recently on the agenda for the Summary Seven team. In March, we were able to move into the newly renovated offices in the Old Fire Station (Bernhard-Ernst-Straße 12) in Münster’s harbor – a building with charm … Read more
Life with dementia: alternative forms of housing are urgently needed
Dementia gets its name from the Latin words de, or “without,” and mens, or “mind,” which join to mean “madness”, although in English, dementia is not the same thing as madness. In general, dementia is a term for reduced mental abilities severe enough to impair those affected in carrying out their daily lives. There are … Read more
Digitization in Healthcare: What Does E-Health Mean for the German Healthcare System?
The electronic patient record, wearables and apps for measuring health data, medical consultations via video chat – these are just a few examples of digitization measures that are currently turning the healthcare market upside down. The Corona pandemic is estimated to have accelerated digitization processes by two years. IT sectors in the healthcare market are … Read more
Homecare Market Overview: What Is Unique About the German Homecare Market?
The term homecare refers to the provision of medical aids to patients either at home or in nursing facilities and senior citizens’ homes. The provision of these products is dependent on product- and patient-specific services. Thus, homecare services are not to be confused with those of outpatient care services which normally provide basic and treatment … Read more
S7 event: Healthcare Start-Ups and their Entry into the Reimbursement Market
Recently, market experts have been observing an increasing numer of disruptive digital health start-ups edging into the healthcare market. Since this market is highly regulated in Germany and in many European countries, experience has shown that there are obstacles hindering market entry. To provide late-stage startups, healthcare market executives and health insurers with an innovative … Read more