Last week, the last ReachHigher edition of the current year took place. This time, Robert Musmann was a guest in the UMCH event series. In his presentation entitled “The doctors of tomorrow – digital competence in the world of medicine”, the founder of doctorsgate, a secure messenger service for medical professionals, addressed the challenges and opportunities associated with digitalization in the world of medicine.
Communication among medical professionals is essential. However, with conventional means such as telephone, e-mail, fax letters and medical reports in paper form, doctors quickly reach their limits. To enable more effective and faster communication among healthcare professionals, Robert Musmann developed the doctorsgate app together with his company of the same name. At ReachHigher, he was thus able to provide the UMCH students with valuable empirical data and insider knowledge from a company that has been operating at the interface between international healthcare and the digital world ever since it was founded. Among other topics, he gave the aspiring doctors advice on what to look out for if, like him, they wish to develop a product that combines the fields of medicine and digitization. What are the limits of potential innovations? Does my business model fit into the healthcare sector? And which regulatory instances intervene with it? These are just a few of the questions founders have to ask themselves.
As always, Robert Musmann’s presentation was followed by a Q&A session, during which participants were able to ask the speaker personal questions. The discussion covered topics such as data protection and the standardization of apps and other digital products on the nationwide healthcare market.