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31/01/2020

Germany's digital healthcare industry in focus

Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) and the export initiative for the German healthcare industry, HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY, have released a video on Germany's dynamic digital healthcare sector. The film presents and explains Germany's success in the field – focusing on the country's innovative and solution-oriented digital health companies.

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Company representatives, healthcare professionals, and government officials give viewers first-hand information about the industry's strengths. The four-minute video provides key facts and figures about the sector as well. One salient statistic is that Germany's digital health economy is expected to reach a market size of EUR 38 billion by 2025.

The video opens with an overview of where the global industry is headed, and how Germany is contributing to these developments. The high level of performance and broad range of goods and services Germany has on offer becomes clear as the size and activity of the sector is outlined.

What is more, the film introduces the German federal government’s role in supporting innovation in digital healthcare. The country's Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, explains how legislation is paving the way for the future.

Another topic is the depth and breadth of the sector. Digital technologies are being used in hospitals, surgery, telemedicine, and healthcare apps. The deputy medical director at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Dr. Christian Gerloff, describes how state-of-the-art systems benefit patients at his hospital. Executives from well-established enterprises such as Brainlab AG present their companies' activities.

How Germany's well-established research, business, and investment infrastructure, interdisciplinary development programs, and industry associations have synergized to make Germany's digital health sector a global success is addressed as well. Finally, the film explains the part HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY plays when it comes to guiding people and companies from abroad who are interested in finding partners in Germany.

The video is part of a series of HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY films on the German healthcare industry. The Information Center on the initiative's website is the place to find the videos and profiles of all areas of German healthcare, including brochures and guides such as The Digital Health Sector.