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Think Tank FTR4H debuts at SXSW

Press Release: March 1, 2017 – Every year in Duesseldorf, Germany, more than 5,000 exhibitors from over 70 countries participate in MEDICA, the world’s leading exhibition for medical products and tech. When it comes to digitalization of healthcare, MEDICA has taken a leading role, especially with the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (with the MEDICA App COMPETITION).  The newest initiative – FTR4H – explores how Digital Transformation affects the healthcare industry.

“FTR4H acts as a Think Tank and definer to connect global Digital Health ecosystems in markets like China, Europe, India, Israel and the US with the World of MEDICA – a hashtag to categorize what drives Digital Health: #FTR4H.”

Debut at SXSW 2017

In 2017, FTR4H will debut at SXSW, the world-famous series of conferences & festivals which celebrate the convergence of the interactive media, film, and music industries. Get an overview of what FTR4H is about, what is planned in the future, and who is part of our network. As a special treat, we will feature some international digital health startups in a mini-pitch that will shape the healthcare community in the future:

  • All the way from Berlin: iRewardHealth – their wellness program tackles the massive problem of preventable diseases using behavioral economics to effectively motivate healthy behavior change
  • Houston calling! CareScriptions by Seremedi from Houston, Texas, is a SaaS patient engagement platform
  • The Hungarian-German startup MediLad builds personalized health conversations for women – so called FemTech. The first product of the young female founder team is Izzy, a period tracking  for messenger.

“The U.S. is the world’s most important market for Digital Health, and initiative like FTR4H is more timely than ever as our world turns to mobile as a hub for digital transformation with IoT, AI and Data reshaping every industry, most especially healthcare”, said Tom Mitchell, President of MEDICA’s U.S. operations.

FTR4H will host a Digital Health Meet & Greet on Monday, March 13 at the German Pavilion from 4:00-5:00pm.

Impressions:

Kicking off FTR4H at GermanHaus at SXSW
Kim Bond Evans, founder of Seremedi, pitching CareScription at the SXSW FTR4H Digital Health Reception
Impressions from eHealth pitches at SXSW
Talk on Gender equality and diversity
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche on stage at GermanHaus at SXSW
iRewardHealth on stage at the FTR4H Digital Health Reception
Mark Wächter kicking off the SXSW FTR4H Digital Health Reception
Maren Lesche presenting MediLad, a chatbot startup in Femtech from Europe
Women’s Health Talk at SXSW
Mark Wächter, Ambassador of FTR4H
Examples for VirtualReality solutions for eHealth at SXSW
More than 90,000 attendees arrive at SXSW
A packed programme at SXSW: More than 400 panels, workshops and talks
Till Kästner presenting a German case study at the FTR4H Digital Health Reception at SXSW

 

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