Together we ran the distance of 42.5 km as a team of 4 and made the 32nd place in the discipline “Hyundai Staffelmarathon” in the category mixed with a total time of 3 hours and 40 minutes. We are more than satisfied with our performance and are already looking forward to next year.
Yesterday evening telbiomed celebrated its 6th anniversary in the Sudhaus in Graz.
Telbiomed, founded in 2017, was able to gain a lot of experience in the past 6 years, establish new cooperations, celebrate successes, expand our knowledge in the field of digital health and establish new care programmes and treatment paths for the care of chronic diseases together with our application partners.
We are grateful for our employees, business partners, customers and for the good strategic cooperation with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH.
The telbiomed team is looking forward to the next upcoming milestones.
Telbiomed and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology intend to expand the partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Prince of Wales Hospital (PoWH) in Sydney.
So far the focus has been on research projects and clinical trials, but during the pandemic in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), more than 8,000 Cov19 cases were monitored using the KIT Telehealth Platform. Results of the partnership were presented on 27th of July in the Special Session “Digital Health Innovation – from Telehealth to Data-Driven Health and Care” at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (IEEE EMBC 2023) by Günter Schreier (Senior Scientist, AIT), Sze-Yuan Ooi (Cardiologist, PoWH), Peter Kastner (CEO, telbiomed) and Ahmadreza Argha (Scientist, UNSW) in Sydney.
In the following visit of the PoWH’s Virtual Care Centre, the need for Digital Health Innovations to address the challenges of health systems was discussed. Improving care for the chronically ill and supporting follow-up after inpatient treatment are also high priorities in Australia.
On 22nd and 23rd of June 2023, the 13th Austrian Health Economy Congress (ÖGWK) took place in Vienna. Together with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, we attended the congress as exhibitors, where we welcomed Prof. in. Dr. in Elke Guenther (HoC for Health & Bioresources) as well as one of the new managing directors of the AIT, Mr. Alexander Sveijkovsky. Dr. Anton Dunzendorfer (Head of Competence Unit) presented in his session “Telemedicine – technical, organisational and economic benchmarks” the results of the cost-effectiveness analysis regarding HerzMobil Tirol and the components of the KEEP-IN-TOUCH (KIT) software.
Due to the exciting presentations, panel discussions and discussions the 13th ÖGWK was a complete success and we are looking forward to next year.
The House Esther was opened in June 2022 in cooperation with the Geriatric Health Centres Graz (GGZ) and the Humantechnology Styria Cluster (HTS) as a centre for age appropriate assistance systems with a showroom for assistive technologies.
Since Monday 12th of June 2023, HerzMobil Steiermark with the KIT Telehealth solution by telbiomed/AIT is exhibited there for visitors and interested parties.
“HerzMobil Steiermark is a comprehensive care programme that saves patients with heart failure (cardiac insufficiency) travel and waiting times through the use of telemedicine – with the same level of care security.”
The handover of the information material and the demo set took place during a presentation by the HerzMobil coordination team Bernadette Taucher, Dr. Stefan Pötz (KAGes) and Peter Kastner (telbiomed), followed by a guided tour of the AAL showroom by Dr. Wolfgang Kratky.
Here you can find out more about the House Esther and its members.
StrokeNet is an IT solution for the coordination and documentation of integrated, home-based care for patients after an acute stroke event.
In the new publication “Integrated Telehealth Infrastructure for Ambulatory Stroke Pathway Tyrol“, written by authors from AIT, LIV Tirol, UMIT Tirol, Land Tirol and telbiomed, the telehealth infrastructure of StrokeNet is explained and first benchmarking results are presented. The work was presented at dHealth 2023 on 16th & 17th of May 2023 in Vienna.
From 25th to 27th of April 2023, we were exhibitors at the DMEA in Berlin, Europe’s leading event for the digitalisation of healthcare.
We are looking forward to next year.
Learn more about the standardised telemonitoring episode report for ELGA in the new success story from IHE Austria.
With the telemonitoring episode report, telemedical care programmes for chronic diseases are connected to the electronic health record (ELGA).
The episode report was developed by telbiomed Medizintechnik und IT Service GmbH and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH with the support of HL7 Austria, ELGA GmbH and other partners. The report is being used for the first time in the telehealth services HerzMobil Tyrol & HerzMobil Steiermark, which also commissioned the project.
Congratulations to the Health Information Systems team at the AIT Center for Health and Bioresources for the successful MDR certification of KITMed.
The medical device KITMed (Class IIa) is used for decision support in telehealth services for patients with chronic diseases such as cardiac insufficiency, hypertension or diabetes mellitus. KITMed enables an automated comparison of the vital parameters transmitted by the patient (blood pressure, heart rate, body weight, blood sugar, etc.) in relation to the limit values specified by the doctor. The KITMed report indicates under- and overshoots of individual limit values and serves to support professional users in telemedicine centres.
With the successful certification, the AIT was able to complete the complex conversion from the previous Medical Device Directive MDD 93/42EWG to the new Medical Device Regulation MDR 2017/745 within the legally stipulated transition period (26 May 2024).
More information on the certification of the software.
More information on the medical device KITMed.
From 28th to 30th of September 2022 the Joint Annual Conference of the Austrian (ÖGBMT), German (VDE DGBMT) and Swiss (SSBE) Societies for Biomedical Engineering will take place in Innsbruck. The three-day program includes scientific lectures, focus sessions, panel discussions and scientific poster presentations from the broad range of topics in biomedical engineering.
We are looking forward to meet you at our information booth at BMT 2022 and to exciting discussions.
Click here to go to the event’s website.
In the Special Session “d4Health – Digital Data Driven Decision Support for Healthcare” (Thu, 29th of September 2022 from 14:35 till 16:05) partners from the d4Health project will present first results.
“How to bridge the GAP between ideas and innovations for data-driven healthcare: interdisciplinary and interoperable approach to design, develop and implement a digital health infrastructure and applications for data-driven decision support in clinical practice.”
Click here to access the program of the sessions.
Congratulations to the team of LKH Villach for the INTEGRI AWARD for the initiative “Mobile Patient Care”.
The LKH Villach has combined several objectives in one organizational form in order to optimize the integrated care. On the one hand the care by a mobile palliative team was mentioned as an optimization as well as the ambulatory geriatric mobilization in the residential environment of the patient. In addition, HerzMobil Kärnten was listed as a further improvement. HerzMobil Kärnten provides telemedical care for cardiological patients.
Click here for the article.
The team of telbiomed had many intensive discussions at dHealth 2022. At the information booth of telbiomed and AIT, visitors could inform themselves about the latest developments. HerzMobil was presented by experts in different sessions and and was also highlighted and discussed from different perspectives as a best practice model for telemedicine-supported integrated care.
More information on the individual sessions can be found here.
Connection of telemedical care programs of chronic diseases to the electronic health record (ELGA)
telbiomed and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology developed a standardized telemonitoring report with the support of HL7 Austria and ELGA GmbH as well as with other partners. For the first time, the report is used in the telehealth services HerzMobil Tyrol & Styria.
Internationally, this innovation is being presented by Univ.-Doz. DI Dr. Günter Schreier (AIT) in the context of the DMEA 2022 in Berlin …
Speech: Semantic Interoperability (DE/EN), Thursday, 28th of April 2022, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
With TBM Covid-19, TELBIOMED has developed an efficient monitoring system for the current Covid-19 pandemic. This was possible based on the long-time proven TBM Solutions and the modular structure of the system, which can be adapted relatively easily for certain disease patterns.
TBM Covid-19 supports health authorities in the care and management of people in quarantine. People in quarantine regularly record their body temperature and answer relevant questions regarding their symptoms. These data are available in a structured form for authorized caregivers.
Health professionals can quickly filter for persons with conspicuous symptoms. This supports an efficient and targeted use of resources in case of increasing numbers of quarantine cases.
Different user roles (coordinator, nurse, physician… ) and care groups (central, regional) support flexible management and ensure an efficent overview of the persons to be cared for.
DIGITAL HEALTHCARE 4.0
Part 1: Information event
Location: Congress Centrum Alpbach, Alpbach
Time: Monday 19. August 2019, 12:00 – 13:30 PM
Part 2: Meet the experts
Location: Hotel „Der Alpbacherhof“, Alpbach
Time: Monday 19. August 2019, 14:00 – 16 PM
On 17 January 2018, the internationally announced Living Standards Award was presented for the fourth time in Vienna. The prize honours exemplary participation in the standardisation and use of standards and is awarded to five favourites by an international jury of experts. Anton Dunzendorfer’s team from the Digital Health Information Systems Competence Unit of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology was honoured for its consistent implementation of standards in telehealth applications. This enables us to seamlessly and securely integrate measuring devices for blood sugar, blood pressure, body weight, oxygen saturation, etc. used by people with chronic illnesses. Peter Kastner (Thematic Coordinator at AIT) commented: “By taking standards into account, it is possible to integrate various measuring sensors from different manufacturers in a standardised way via a device management system and to transfer the measured values simply and securely into a health app on the smartphone directly after recording. The data is then synchronized with a central server to which the attending physician has access”.
The AIT is regarded as a driving force for innovation in the Austrian healthcare sector when it comes to implementing new telehealth applications for the care of people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus, cardiac insufficiency or high blood pressure. In particular, the active support of often elderly people in the long-term therapy process is in focus. The IT services developed for this purpose (“DiabMemory”, “HerzMobil”, “DiabCare”, etc.), together with specific therapy management programs, enable a simple and new type of dialogue between doctors, health and care professionals and patients. “In the Health Dialogue of the Insurance Institution for Railways and Mining (VAEB), in which data from a wide range of terminal devices is recorded, we are thus offering users support for self-control and behavioural change,” says Kurt Völkl, General Director of VAEB, a long-standing partner of AIT in the cooperation within the framework of telehealth services.
The AIT takes standards into account from the outset of innovative developments to ensure sustainable use of the technologies. Here, AIT is relying on standardisation initiatives such as the Personal Connected Health Alliance, the NFC Forum and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. This ensures the seamless integration of measuring sensors from different manufacturers and interoperability across system boundaries and prepares for ELGA compatibility. The digital interaction between people and technology should contribute to a sustainable improvement in health care.
from left to right: Anton Dunzendorfer (AIT), Kurt Edegger (AIT), Elena Santiago Cid (Generaldirektorin von CEN/CENELEC), Walter Barfuß (Präsident Austrian Standards International), Peter Kastner (AIT)