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The conhIT Academy program includes four interactive workshops in which users, developers and researchers edit specific topics in detail for half a day.

In the choice of subject content the Academy Advisory Council deliberately focuses on topics that are highly relevant in practical life and deal with legal aspects as well as with specific programming and software development issues.

The focus of the seminars is the teaching of practical know-how which partially is applied in a practical part. The lecturers of the Academy seminars include scientists and experts from practice.

In the four Academy seminars, users and providers work out solutions for current issues in Health IT together with experts. Each seminar is limited to 40 participants, so early registration is strongly recommended.

Academy language: German

IT Systems for the Planning and Documentation of Care

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Moderation: Cornelia Vosseler, Vosseler Consulting


  • Markus Großmann, Hessing Stiftung
  • Heiko Mania, NursIT Institute GmbH
  • Hans-Werner Rübel, Rübel Beratung & Projektmanagement

Understanding and Applying the EU Data Protection Regulation

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Moderation: Prof. Martin Staemmler, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund


  • Dr. Bernd Schütze, Telekom Healthcare Solutions
  • Manfred Schneider, pro DS Datenschutz- und Datensicherheitsberatung
  • David Koeppe, Vivantes

Impact of the EU Medicinal Products Directive on Manufacturers and Operators

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Moderation: Prof. Christian Johner, Johner Institut


  • Armin Gärtner, ö. b. u. v. Sachverständiger
  • Luca Salvatore, Johner Institut
  • Beatus Hofrichter, ConCeplusGmbH

What the MDR requires from you, either as a manufacturer or an operator, and how you can meet these demands without bringing your organisation to a standstill.

The MDR, the Medical Device Regulation, was published in May 2017. Compared with the MDD, the Medical Device Directive, which is still in force, the scope of this new regulation has been widened from 23 to 123 sections. The German National Medical Technology Association, BVMed, already views the MDR as a major challenge which the manufacturers of medical products will have to overcome.

This workshop provides its participants with an overview of the requirements. To begin with it shows manufacturers the changes that they must take into account compared with the MDD. This concerns “general safety and performance requirements“ as well as the quality management systems and classification of the products, and goes on to deal with clinical evaluations and post-market surveillance, and does not conclude with the subjects of UDI and the ”person responsible for ensuring observance of the regulatory requirements”. A second section addresses the significance and implications of the MDR for healthcare establishments and operators. These apply, for example, to the recycling of surgical instruments, the manufacturer’s obligations to maintain the technical IT security of interconnectable medical products, as well as other aspects.

The workshop concludes by highlighting the economic impact of this new EU regulation on manufacturers and operators.

The benefits for you:

Following this workshop...

  • you will be acquainted with the main requirements of the MDR which you, as a manufacturer or operator, must comply with,
  • will be able to state how it differs from the MDD,
  • you will be aware of the typical activities that are necessary in order to prepare your products, documents and QM system in conformity with MDR,
  • you will have the information needed to enable you to estimate the costs of implementing the MDR in your company.

FHIR, CDA and ArtDecor®

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Oliver Bott, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover


  • Prof. Sylvia Thun, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein/Berlin Institute of Health
  • Dr. U. Heitmann, HeitmannConsultingand Services/Gefyra GmbH

The “new“ HL7 standard “Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources” (FHIR) supports the exchange of data between software systems in the healthcare sector. It is based on the established standard HL7 Version 2 and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), linking them with current web standards.

The workshop will provide an introduction to the FHIR concepts and to ART-DECOR®, a collaborative platform for producing CDA templates, value sets, scenarios and data sets and for linking functional components containing a medical content with technical representations in CDA and FHIR. Using actual projects and application cases, the overviews will be supplemented by descriptions of, and insights into practical working methods.


The workshop is intended for software engineers and anyone with an interest in interoperability, standards and collaboration platforms.


You will learn about the essential properties of the new FHIR interoperability standard, as well as its underlying principles. The ART-DECOR collaborative platform will be presented with its core possibilities, and the interaction will be explained using practical application cases and projects.