Smart Health

Demographic change represents one of the greatest challenges of our age. We are all getting older as populations in both the developed and developing worlds live longer lives. However, a globally aging population with changing health requirements places new and difficult challenges on the health provision sector. Chronic illnesses, autoimmune diseases and infections are on the rise as global populations undergo dramatic demographic transformation. In Germany alone, more than one third of the population will be 65 years of age or older in just a few decades

Individualized medicine and preventative approaches are gaining ever more in importance as high-performing but affordable health system models are sought to face the health challenges of our time. Alongside the medical practice and the hospital, it is the private household which will develop to become the third pillar of the health sector economy

Smart health refers to the implementation of intelligent, networked technologies in order to constantly improve health provision for all within this changing health economy. Applicable in a range of both in- and out-patient environments, smart health means making the appropriate health care information and resources available at the right time; ensuring that the patient always receives the health care diagnoses and therapies she needs