"Insel" with a heart

Bern, Generationenhaus, Bahnhofplatz 2, 3011 Bern

03.09.2019, 09:00 - 19:00

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Digital Impact Network

Digital innovations for the benefit of patients are actively promoted by the Insel Gruppe. Where treatments can be improved or processes shortened, digitisation is promoted.

Telecardiology: mobile monitoring for cardiac insufficiency and rhythm disorders

An example of this is telecardiology, which was developed by the University Clinic for Cardiology (Universitätsklinik für Kardiologie ) in collaboration with Swisscom Health AG. Home monitoring enables patients with severe cardiac insufficiency or dangerous arrhythmias to receive cardiological care at home. Health-relevant data such as ECG, blood pressure, weight and activity are stored by a mobile test device and transmitted to the attending physician. The physician can coach the patients individually from a distance and adjust the medication if necessary. At the Inselspital stand you have the opportunity to have your own heart performance measured on this mobile device. The results will be sent to your mobile phone only a few minutes later.

Children's heart models from the 3D printer

The operation of children's hearts can also be planned much better today with digital aids. The team of Professor Alexander Kadner, the leading surgeon at the Centre for Congenital Heart Defects (Zentrum für Angeborene Herzfehler) at the Inselspital, has developed a technology that can be used to produce 3D models true to the original using CT and MRI images. The models help the surgeons to prepare themselves optimally for the operation of the tiny organ, both digitally and as printed copies. On Swiss Digital Day in Bern, Professor Kadner personally explains how his patients and his team will benefit from the new technology and what the next development steps will be.