VisConnect: A Visionary Roundtable to Connect & Improve Acute Care

Connection is about relationships in many ways. Connection can be physical, emotional, professional, technical, between people, between things, between people and things and many more. In general, it’s about linking, joining, associating.

With this focus we want to highlight the importance of the quadruple aim, increase staff satisfaction, improve efficiency, enhance patient experience, and manage costs of care.

Because, if we all Connect, we could improve Acute Care.

In this webinar series we focus on benefits resulting from standardization and digitalization in healthcare. For each of the 3 sessions will have different experts that will be interviewed by our host, Michael Wilkening (Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Medical Division Dräger), and share their experiences and real-life examples related to the topics above.

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Standardisation: Challenges and Opportunities

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Webinar:   Tuesday 19th March 2024 (11:00-12:00am CET)
Speakers:  Christoph Rabenseifner & Dr. Stefan Schlichting

Standardization in digitalization is a hot topic that affects various domains, such as industry, services, healthcare, and ICT. How can standards facilitate the ongoing digital transformation of these sectors, while also promoting innovation, quality, and interoperability? What are the challenges and opportunities in developing and adopting standards in the field of new digital technologies?

To explore these questions and more, join us for a panel discussion on Standardization: Challenges and Opportunities. Our 2 speakers, interviewed by our host Michael Wilkening, will share their opinion, experience, and expectations.

To view more on Christoph Rabenseifner & Dr. Stefan Schlichting click on the link below.

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Christoph Rabenseifner

Managing Director, is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Technology, Data and Innovation division at Deutsche Bank AG. Christoph studied at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland as well as in Hong Kong and New York. After selling his own software company, he joined Deutsche Bank as an advisor on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2007. Since then, he has held various leadership positions at the bank, such as including leading the Office of the Chairman from 2015 to 2018.

Since the end of 2019, Christoph has been supporting Deutsche Bank’s Management Board Member, Bernd Leukert in building up the business division of Technology, Data and Innovation. In this capacity, he is responsible for the division’s business strategy, including areas such as cloud and artificial intelligence as well as client and media engagement within the technology sector.

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Dr. Stefan Schlichting

Dr. Schlichting graduated in 2005 in computer science and medical informatics. After working as an IT consultant he received his PhD in the area of computer-assisted surgery. From 2009 to 2020 he worked as a research engineer and later system architect for Dräger and was responsible for implementing a medical device interoperability ecosystem from technical design to regulatory strategy. 

Between 2020 and 2023, Stefan worked as a senior manager for Unity AG and advised companies regarding systems engineering, regulatory strategies and design of innovative products and services. Currently, he is holding the position as head of applications engineering for patient monitoring systems at Dräger. Stefan is acting as IEEE 11073 point-of-care devices working group chair and a member of OR.NET e.V.

Patient and Staff Satisfaction supported by Standardisation

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Webinar:   Wednesday 20th March 2024 (11:00-12:00am CET)
Speaker:  Professor Julio Mayol

In this webinar our host Michael Wilkening will interview Professor Julio Mayol to get us through how Healthcare innovation is poised to tackle pressing issues by blending new business models, cultural evolution, and digital disruption. 

This shift promises to standardize practices and improve outcomes through data analytics, precision medicine, and telemedicine. It also optimizes resource use, promotes preventive care, and fosters a patient-centric environment. By integrating patient narratives and clinician expertise, it achieves a comprehensive approach to patient care and staff satisfaction. Ultimately, this strategy envisions a more effective, equitable, adaptable, and resilient healthcare ecosystem.


To view more on Prof. Julio Mayol click the link below.

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Prof. Julio Mayol

Is Professor of Surgery at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Chief of the Colorectal Surgery Division at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, where he was also Chief Medical and Innovation Officer from 2016 to 2023. In addition to his role, Julio is Director of the Innovation Unit at the San Carlos Health Research Institute and a trustee of the San Carlos Biomedical Research Foundation.

Professor Mayol is Secretary of the BJS (formerly known as British Journal of Surgery) Foundation since April 2018 and from 2020, the Editor of the journal Surgery. His editorial board memberships include:  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, World Journal of Gastroenterology, and Turkish Journal of Surgery. 

The Impact of Standardisation on Efficiency, Workflow and Costs

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Webinar:   Thursday 21st March 2024 (11:00-12:00am CET)
Speakers:  Philip Frey & Dr. Oliver Kimberger, MSc, MBA

As we will learn in our first session the standardization of data plays a crucial role in unlocking the full potential of digital technologies in healthcare. In this last webinar we focus on a deep dive into tangible results, how data sharing can improve acute care workflows, optimize efficiency, and drive cost-effective solutions by discussing questions and topics like, what are the known and expected benefits, applications, and opportunities? And what about cybersecurity and data privacy?

Our 2 speakers, interviewed by our host Michael Wilkening, will share their opinion, experience, and expectations.

To view more on Philip Frey & Dr. Oliver Kimberger click the link below.

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Philip Frey

Senior Executive and Strategy Advisor in the Healthcare industry focusing on data and tech-enabled business strategies with more than 15 years’ experience - both in the industry and as a consultant. He has a strong track record in Commercial and Service Strategies as well as Digital Business / Operating Models and Connected Medical Devices. 

Currently Philip serves as a Managing Director with the Strategy division of Accenture, leading the Medical Technology Industry in the EMEA region and the Health Tech team in DACH. Furthermore, he acts as an advisor and angel investor for Digital Health Start-Ups. He studied Business Administration with a focus on Logistics & Supply Chain Management in Frankfurt. Furthermore, he holds an MBA in International & Strategic Management.

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Dr. Oliver Kimberger, MSc, MBA

Is currently working as the interim head of the Department of General Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna (since 2023) and as Professor for Perioperative Information Management since 2021. He completed a postgraduate study of statistics and biometry at the University of Heidelberg in 2012 (thesis: Meta-Analysis of Method Comparison Studies) and a Health Care Management MBA at the Medical University of Vienna in 2020. 

Oliver has spent two years as a full-time researcher at the University of Bern, Inselspital where his scientific focus includes microcirculation & fluid management, patient temperature management and technology, big data, artificial intelligence, data science and the digital transformation of medicine. An overview of his publications is provided at: http://publicationslist.org/o_kimberger

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Introducing VisConnect 2024 Speakers

VisConnect 2024 boasts an impressive line up of expert speakers. Across the three live sessions, our host Michael Wilkening will be discussing a wide range of topics related to connecting the hospital environment and improving Acute Care. Our experts will bring their wealth of experience and opinions to the table so you can hear them first-hand.
Simply use the blue left & right arrows below to scroll through and learn more about the speaker panel.

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Christoph Rabenseifner (Webinar 1 - March 19th, 2024)

Is the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chair to the Executive Committee of the Technology, Data and Innovation division at Deutsche Bank AG. Christoph studied at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland as well as in Hong Kong and New York. After selling his own software company, he joined Deutsche Bank as an advisor on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2007. Since then, he has held various leadership positions at the bank, such as including leading the Office of the Chairman from 2015 to 2018.


Since the end of 2019, Christoph has been supporting Deutsche Bank’s Management Board Member, Bernd Leukert in building up the business division of Technology, Data and Innovation. In this capacity, he is responsible for the division’s business strategy, including areas such as cloud and artificial intelligence as well as client and media engagement within the technology sector.

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Dr. Stefan Schlichting (Webinar 1 - March 19th, 2024)

Graduated in 2005 in computer science and medical informatics, and after working as an IT consultant, he received his PhD in the area of computer-assisted surgery. From 2009 on he worked as a research engineer and later system architect for Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA in Lübeck and Boston, Massachusetts, and was responsible for implementing a medical device interoperability ecosystem from technical design to regulatory strategy.


Stefan is acting as IEEE 11073 point-of-care devices working group chair and a member of OR.NET e.V.. Currently, he works as a senior manager for Unity AG and advises companies regarding systems engineering, regulatory strategies and design of innovative products and services.

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Prof. Julio Mayol (Webinar 2 - March 20th, 2024)

Is Professor of Surgery at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Chief of the Colorectal Surgery Division at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, where he was also Chief Medical and Innovation Officer from 2016 to 2023. In addition to his role, Julio is Director of the Innovation Unit at the San Carlos Health Research Institute and a trustee of the San Carlos Biomedical Research Foundation.


He is Secretary of the BJS (formerly known as British Journal of Surgery) Foundation since April 2018 and from 2020, the Editor of the journal Surgery. His editorial board memberships include:  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, World Journal of Gastroenterology, and Turkish Journal of Surgery. 

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Philip Frey (Webinar 3 - March 21st, 2024)

Senior Executive and Strategy Advisor in the Healthcare industry focusing on data and tech-enabled business strategies with more than 15 years’ experience - both in the industry and as a consultant. He has a strong track record in Commercial and Service Strategies as well as Digital Business / Operating Models and Connected Medical Devices. 


Currently he serves as a Managing Director with the Strategy division of Accenture, leading the Medical Technology Industry in the EMEA region and the Health Tech team in DACH. Furthermore, he acts as an advisor and angel investor for Digital Health Start-Ups. He studied Business Administration with a focus on Logistics & Supply Chain Management in Frankfurt. Furthermore, he holds an MBA in International & Strategic Management.

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Dr. Oliver Kimberger, MSc, MBA (Webinar 3 - March 21st, 2024)

Is currently working as the interim head of the Department of General Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna (since 2023) and as Professor for Perioperative Information Management since 2021. He completed a postgraduate study of statistics and biometry at the University of Heidelberg in 2012 (thesis: Meta-Analysis of Method Comparison Studies) and a Health Care Management MBA at the Medical University of Vienna in 2020. 


He has spent two years as a full-time researcher at the University of Bern, Inselspital where his scientific focus includes microcirculation & fluid management, patient temperature management and technology, big data, artificial intelligence, data science and the digital transformation of medicine. An overview of his publications is provided at: http://publicationslist.org/o_kimberger

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