About us: Goals
A wide-spread application of telemedicine in Germany and abroad has failed due to the small-sized organisational structures of healthcare for in- and outpatients and - with regard to abroad - due to the fact that German healthcare companies primarily have a local orientation and their focus is Germany, not abroad. The overcoming the boundaries of the different healthcare sectors and the development of performing healthcare providers acting nationwide at first in inpatient care, but later also in outpatient care should - and will - be used for telemedical applications.
The founders of the association for telemedicine want to take up and to pool initiatives, activities as well as medical and medico-technological know-how and engagement across Germany in order to create a platform of nationwide communication and lobbying for telemedicine - an issue that will grow in importance in the future. They also want to market innovative solutions and products nationally and internationally through a modern intern et portal.
DGTelemed represents the interests of numerous innovative small- and middle-sized companies. With their modern and innovative products and solutions they contribute largely to the improvement of healthcare, but they have difficulties to compete successfully with large and internationally active companies.
DGTelemed wants to arouse awareness for the manifold potentials of healthcare - especially of telemedicine - within and outside of healthcare organisations, in business, in science, and in politics; it also wants to promote cooperation among the various players in the interest of an optimal healthcare.