Our Partner in Germany

German Association of Health IT Vendors
Sebastian Zilch
Governmental Affairs & Strategic Networking
Taubenstraße 23
10117 Berlin 
Tel.: 030 206 22 58 – 12
Fax: 030 206 22 58 - 69
Email: sebastian.zilch(at)bvitg.de
URL: www.bvitg.de

Our Partners in the US

Health IT Business Conference & Delegation

Challenges & Potentials for a Future Healthcare System

GACC Midwest hosted a Business Conference focusing on health IT in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 for a German delegation of technology companies and providers of intelligent IT solutions for the healthcare sector.

The U.S. healthcare system is currently going through significant change. Health IT is one of the central topics in the discussion to modernize the system. Due to recent investments in health IT, healthcare services are experiencing upgrades across the board, transforming the paper-based healthcare system into a digital one. These new advancements provide the opportunity to increase productivity and reduce the inefficiencies of the existing system.

Between 2014 and 2018 the health IT market is expected to grow at 20%. This significant projected growth makes the USA a particularly attractive region for business opportunities and investments for German technology companies as well as providers of intelligent IT solutions for the healthcare sector. A number of trends such as the rising healthcare costs, the aging population, and the developments from the Affordable Care Act present excellent opportunities for IT companies and new entrants.

The conference provided attendees with the chance to hear about the latest developments and trends in the German and U.S. health IT markets and to learn about cutting-edge technologies and innovations in the German healthcare industry. Attendees also had the chance to explore partnership opportunities with German companies and to network with healthcare technology professionals.

Date & Venue

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
8:30am - 3:00pm

Willis Tower
Graham Conference Center
34th floor
West Meeting Room
233 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606


8:30 am


Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am

Words of Welcome and Introduction

  • Mark Tomkins, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.
  • Mario Soos, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

9:10 am

Keeping up with the Current in the German and US Health IT Sectors

The German Health IT Market
Sebastian Zilch, Governmental Affairs & Strategic Networking, German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors – bvitg e. V.

The US Health IT Market – Recent Developments and Trends from Various Perspectives


Panel Discussion focusing on Interoperability

  • Elissa Foster, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of M.A. Health Communication Program, De Paul University
  • Jason McNamara, Director, Myers and Stauffer LC
    • John Norenberg, Vice President, Information Systems, Physician Services, Advocate Health Care
    • Roger Stull, CAAMA, Director of Business Development, Healthcare Services at Creative Information Technology, Inc. (C.I.T.I.)
    • Dan Yunker, President and CEO of Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council & CEO of Lincoln Health™
    • Sebastian Zilch, Governmental Affairs & Strategic Networking, German Association of Healthcare IT Vendors – bvitg e. V.
    moderated by Mari F. Greenberger, MPPA, Director, Informatics, HIMSS

11:15 am

Coffee Break & Networking

11:45 am

German Company Presentations

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Germany Company Presentations (continued)

2:30 pm

Keynote: The Future of the US Health IT Market
Blain Newton, Chief Operating Officer at HIMSS Analytics

3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

3:15 pm

End of the Conference


The conference was moderated by Virginia Attaway Rounds, Director Consulting Services at the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest.

German Business Delegation

The German business delegation visited the Chicago and San Francisco areas to explore partnership opportunities with US companies and to consider expanding business activities in the Midwest and the West Coast from June 15-19, 2015. Company profiles are available below.


designs multimedia image communication technology for all kinds of medical images, with a specific focus on digital radiology. The software allows teleradiology systems to be integrated into any PACS or DICOM modality. COMPANY PROFILE

Deutsche Telekom Clinical Solutions GmbH
is a leading supplier of E-health solutions designed for secure and efficient hospital information systems. COMPANY PROFILE

InterComponentWare AG
develops software for patient management, document and image sharing, and methods for cross community exchange. COMPANY PROFILE

K|M|S Vertrieb und Services AG
provides technologies for strategic data management across organizations and easy data communication between patient and provider. COMPANY PROFILE

knowledgepark AG
produces optimized patient management processes through customized data management and retrieval software.

NursIT Institute GmbH i.G
develops products and services for the largest group of stakeholders in the health care market – the nursing professionals. NursIT provides optimization of nursing processes through an innovative workflow management system. COMPANY PROFILE

VISUS Technology Transfer GmbH
offers innovative process-oriented solutions for the management of medical images and findings. The JiveX Medical Archive is a vendor neutral archive with a multi-modality viewer that processes data from various sources, including e.g. findings, videos, ECGs, radiology pictures, and endoscopy. COMPANY PROFILE



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Nadine Schieban
Senior Manager, Market Entry Programs, Delegations & Events
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2180
Email: schieban(at)gaccmidwest.org

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