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Copper: The New Building Block in Hospital Hygiene
Germs can be easily transmitted from person to person in hospitals. This is especially dangerous for patients when their immune system is weakened by an existing disease or not yet fully developed, as is the case with children. Doctor Erdmuth Schubert from the Hospital Niederberg explains in the current MEDICA-video, why door handles made of copper alloys are an important new piece in hospital hygiene. And Manuel Kollenberg from Wilhelm May GmbH shows how the door handles are produced.
Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle
Robots help in the operating room more and more. They make it possible for surgeons to perform highly precise and minimally invasive procedures. In radiology, the CyberKnife system is used to treat tumors. Professor Burkhard Schilcher and medical physicist Prabin Sinha of the German CyberKnife-Centre Soest explain how this radiotherapy system works and what advantages it offers patients.
Wound Experts in Greater Demand than ever
The number of chronic wounds increases and by now it has become clear that only special expert knowledge can help to counteract against this development. Therefore, uniform guidelines concerning wound care shall guarantee the optimum treatment of the patients. Nevertheless, postgraduate education is more important because this way medical staff can become experts in the matter of wounds: a profession with perspective.
Balance Report MEDICA 2012: Health is about the numbers
The MEDICA in Düsseldorf, the world’s largest trade fair for medical technology, was clearly able to bring together what is in demand for this sector in hospitals and medical practices. This year, one thing has become clear: it is not about finding the lastest in terms of innovation and function, it is about offering quality at a reasonable price. Business related decisions were made – a consequence of a world-wide changing healthcare industry.
A strong connection:
German-Arab Impressions on the MEDICA
The Arab world records for some time a great need for medical technology. Germany is now one of the major medical equipment suppliers and benefits from the positive experiences that Arab patients have made in the treatment in Germany. Arab countries also prevail a high esteem for German medical technology. A development that is felt at the MEDICA also.
From Payer to Player - Health Insurance in Germany
The statutory health insurance offers protection and a comprehensive medical care for about 70 million insured people in Germany. The object of the statutory health insurance is to assure against the financial risk of the costs coming along with an illness. MEDICA.de had a closer look at the role of the health insurances.
Federal Minister of Health fears lack of investments
By tradition the largest trade fair for the medical sector, the MEDICA, takes place at the same time as the Deutsche Krankenhaustag, the German Hospital Conference. And it is also a tradition that the Federal Minister of Health speaks at the opening, which was also the case this year. Daniel Bahr evaluated the current government’s liberal Christian healthcare policy, especially in view of the fact that in Germany, the field of medicine is becoming more and more commercially minded.
Welcome to MEDICA 2012
As every year, exhibitors and visitors will meet at the MEDICA for fascinating discussions, demonstrations and visits to the MEDICA FORUMS. We asked the visitors what it is, that often makes them come back to the world's largest medical trade fair for many years in a row.Medica_Statements_englisch_F8_480p_16x9_.flv (60.06 MB)
Modern medical technology saves lives
Especially concerning the healthcare industry, modern technological development often stands for an ideal world. At the trade fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf every year the leading manufacturers of Medical technology present their innovations. Given the recent publicized scandals involving poor hygiene in German hospitals and the irregularities in the allocation of transplant organs manufacturers and organizations are faced with the task, to regain confidence and reduce risks also in the area of medicine technology.
The struggle for more organs
There has been a significant decrease in organ donations ever since the recent scandals involving preferential treatment of solvent donees - the lowest numbers in 10 years have been certified by statisticians, in October there was only about 60 instead of the usual close to 100 donations. Obviously, this is very bad news for many patients on the waiting lists - the longer wait for the suitable organ being the smallest problem. Now campaigns aim to increase willingness to donate and help build up trust once again. But there are also other possibilities to transplant more organs.