REFERENCES

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Clients

Many of our customers are well-known companies in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as statutory health insurance funds and insurance companies. We view ourselves as a business partner to our customers; we support them throughout the entire journey, from the concept development process to the successful long-term operation of our shared patient programs.

You can see a selection of our references here:

CENTRAL KRANKENVERSICHERUNG AG

  • Telemedical support for individuals with diagnosed type 2 diabetes…

  • Improving disease management and lifestyle among patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Desired outcome: Improvements in health and quality of life, prevention of comorbidities and complications
  • Continuous data monitoring using technical aids (blood glucose meter, scale and pedometer) and an online portal
  • Health coaching by telephone on the subjects of nutrition, exercise, motivation, and type 2 diabetes

As part of the program, goals were agreed upon with each participant regarding their HbA1c levels and BMI after 12 month in the program:

  • Overall, 85% of participants met at least one of their goals in terms of HbA1c and BMI…
  • 57% of participants met their BMI goal; 72% met their HbA1c goal

AXA KRANKENVERSICHERUNG AG

Implementing the program „digital.DiabetesCoach

  • Improving disease management and lifestyle among patients with type 2 and type 1 diabetes (overweight and not overweight)
  • Desired outcome: improvements in health and quality of life, prevention of comorbidities and complications

Patients insured by AXA Krankenversicherung receive telemedical support from health coaches. The consultations include the following aspects:

  • Continuous data monitoring using technical aids (blood glucose meter, scale, and pedometer)
  • Use of the online portal
  • Health coaching by telephone on the subjects of nutrition, exercise, motivation, and education on the disease

BETRIEBSKRANKENKASSE DEUTSCHE BANK AG

Implementing the program “BKK TeleMedDia+”

  • Improving disease management and lifestyle among patients with type 2 diabetess
  • Desired outcome: improvements in health and quality of life, prevention of comorbidities and complications

Patients insured by AXA Krankenversicherung receive telemedical support from health coaches. The consultations include the following aspects:

  • Continuous data monitoring using technical aids (blood glucose meter, scale and pedometer…)
  • Use of the online poral by participants and health coach
  • Health coaching by telephone on the subjects of nutrition, exercise, motivation and education on the disease

After 12 months partipants have the option to continue as part of a follow-up program

  • After 12 months, the remission rate is 25%
  • The average HbA1c level improved from 6,9% to 6,3%
  • The average BMI improved from 31,5 kg/m² to 29,4 kg/m²

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

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Study to determine the effectiveness of telemedical coaching for individuals with advanced type 2 diabetes

  • Improving disease management and lifestyle among individuals with advanced type 2 diabetes
  • Desired outcome: improvements in health and quality of life, prevention of comorbidities and complications

The following components are integrated in telemedical coaching:

  • Continuous data monitoring using technical aids (blood glucose meter, scale, and pedometer)
  • Use of the online portal by participants and health coach
  • Health coaching by telephone on the subjects of nutrition, exercise, motivation, and education on the disease

Results after 12 months of intervention:

  • Significant improvement in metabolic parameters, particularly the HbA1c level (−1.2%) and BMI (−2.1)
  • Publication of study results in international journal “Diabetes Care”

LILLY

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Study to evaluate a telediabetology consulting system for patients with type 2 diabetes and an immigrant background

Providing insulin therapy support for patients with type 2 diabetes (and an immigrant background) using a user-friendly, accessible telediabetology consulting system specially developed for this project

The study includes the following components:

  • Developing an online portal and a mobile app
  • Target-group testing of the app
  • Establishing and evaluating the telediabetology consulting system
  • Specific involvement of immigrants with diabetes who do not go to the doctor as a result of linguistic and cultural barriers and who have difficulty with insulin therapy

MUNDIPHARMA DTL. GMH & CO KG

  • Concept for telemedical support for patients with asthma or COPD
  • Development of a new business model

Development of a telemedical concept for individuals with asthma or COPD, with the following goals:

  • Providing support for a change in lifestyle
  • Strengthening adherence and improving the health and quality of life of affected individuals
  • Early detection of an exacerbation and/or impending exacerbation
  • Reduction in hospitalization rate and expenses for inpatient services

Development of a business model:

  • Developing a business model that expands on the purely drug-sales-based model and that is geared toward providing patients with holistic care
  • Finalization of a telemedical care concept for people with bronchial asthma or COPD
  • Business model for a holistic supply of the target group

PROVINZIAL RHEINLAND VERSICHERUNGEN/SPARKASSE DIREKT VERSICHERUNG

Implementing a telemedical lifestyle intervention program for employees who are overweight/obese as part of the workplace health management program

  • Improving the lifestyle of overweight/obese individuals
  • Improving quality of life and overall health

Telemedical support from health coaches, including the following components:

  • Continuous data monitoring using technical aids (blood glucose meter, scale, and pedometer)
  • Use of the online portal (accessing data, providing education, keeping a food and exercise diary, etc.)
  • Health coaching by telephone on the subjects of nutrition, exercise, motivation
  • Average weight loss after 12 months: 6.5 kg
  • Average reduction in BMI after 12 months: 1.8

LANDESHAUPTSTADT DÜSSELDORF

Implementing a telemedical lifestyle intervention program for overweight/obese employees as part of the workplace health management program

  • Improving the lifestyle of overweight/obese individuals
  • Improving quality of life

Telemedical support from health coaches, including the following components:

  • Continuous data monitoring using technical aids (blood glucose meter, scale, and pedometer)
  • Use of the online portal (accessing data, providing education, keeping a food and exercise diary, etc.)
  • Health coaching by telephone on the subjects of nutrition, exercise, motivation
  • Average BMI improved, dropping from 32.5 to 31.0
  • All metabolic factors improved

NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE

Developing the concept for and implementing the program “OPTIFAST® telemedical”

  • USupporting weight loss among overweight or obese individuals by helping them live a healthy lifestyle on a daily basis
  • Stabilization and preventing relapses after successful weight loss
  • Improving quality of life and preventing complications (such as type 2 diabetes)

The following programs are being implemented:

  • Short program: telemedical support from a health coach (e.g. nutritionist) over a period of two months during the process of implementing a formula diet
  • Follow-up care program: Telemedical support for stabilizing weight and preventing relapse after successful weight loss in an obesity clinic
  • Annual program: telemedical support for weight loss and learning to live a healthy lifestyle on a daily basis

DIAMED

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Telemedical support from certified telemedical centers (general practitioners and medical practices specializing in diabetology, for example) for individuals with type 2 diabetes

FPromoting better networking between general practitioners, medical practices specializing in diabetology, and telemedical centers

  • Optimizing care for patients with type 2 diabetes by:
  • Supporting doctors and reducing their workload
  • Improving care/therapy; improving outcomes
  • Improving adherence to therapies
  • Preventing complications
  • Reducing/discontinuing medication
  • Setting up certified telemedical centers that make use of the DITG’s infrastructure and expertise in telemedical support
  • Coverage of telemedical services by statutory health insurance funds in accordance with Section 140a of the German Social Code V (SGB V)

Dimini („Diabetes mellitus? Ich nicht!“)

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Development of a training tool and website for the project “Dimini”

  • Developing a training tool that conveys basic information about the Dimini project and the subject of diabetes prevention
  • Creating a website with basic information on the Dimini project

Training tool:

  • The target group for the training tool includes general practitioners and specialists (gynecologists, cardiologists, orthopedists), specialized medical staff, employees of rehabilitation centers, and other occupational groups
  • The training tool addresses subjects such as the steps involved in the Dimini program, basic information about preventing diabetes (such as risk factors and diagnostics), and an explanation of the Findrisk test
  • Learning assessment based on 10 question
  • ZCertified by the Schleswig-Holstein Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVSH); doctors that successfully carry out the program will have 2 CME points added to their continuing education accounts

Website:

DEUTSCHE DIABETES STIFTUNG

Diabetes prevention app “DiP”

Developing an app with the goal of supporting individuals at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus in the process of living a healthier lifestyle and, consequently, delaying or even preventing the onset of diabetes

Developing the DiP app with the following functions:

  • Food diary and calorie equivalents
  • Exercise diary
  • Input and display of (health) data
  • Reminder function and motivating notifications
  • Classification based on Findrisk test
  • Input of target values
  • Option to grant attending physician access to the data via a web portal
  • Next step: connecting pedometer and scale

The app will be provided to participants in the Dimini project’s intervention group

FRESENIUS SE & CO. KGAA

MyKidneys

  • Developing a concept for an app that supports patients with chronic kidney disease, to help them delay the need for dialysis through improved lifestyle
  • Drawing up and validating hypotheses during the development phase and translating them into a concrete product
  • Validate target group through market analysis and patient interviews
  • Determine patient requirements and narrow down the features required for the app
  • Draw up business plans for different commercialization scenarios

FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Designing and setting up a digital lab for developing innovative, market-ready digital business models

  • In order to implement Fresenius Kabi’s digital strategy, the company plans to set up a digital lab to secure its leading market position through digital service models while creating new digital markets
  • The digital lab is intended to serve as a vehicle for identifying innovative ideas and developing, piloting, and scaling them to the point that they are ready for the market
  • Designing a digital lab: defining the scope, real net output ratio, competencies, and positioning within the company
  • Stakeholder management within the company to secure necessary resources and practical applications
  • Setting up the lab as center of excellence for digital service models in healthcare by integrating market knowledge and technological expertise

Setting up a functional, independent digital lab governed by company law, working on 3 R&D projects within six months

AOK Rheinland/Hamburg

Innovation fund project with AOK Rheinland/Hamburg leading the consortium (project duration: May 2018 to April 2021)

  • Conducting a study with the goal of supporting patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in managing their disease and improving their lifestyle
  • After successful completion of the study phase, the telemedical support solution TeLiPro will be implemented as part of standard care, replacing the current diabetes DMPs
  • A randomized, controlled single-blind study will be carried out as part of the innovation fund project
  • The study’s target group is patients with type 2 diabetes, aged 18–67, with an HbA1c level > 6.5% and BMI > 27
  • The intervention group will receive 12 months of telephone coaching, telemedical devices (scale, pedometer, blood glucose meter), and access to the online portal
  • The control group will receive telemedical devices and access to the online portal
  • Coaching will be carried out by a certified external provider; the online portal will be made available as a software-as-a-service product

VIFOR FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE RENAL PHARMA 

Developing a concept for holistic care of patients with chronic kidney disease

Developing various programs:

    • Two programs that focus on improving drug treatments for patients with chronic kidney disease and anemia and/or bone metabolism disorders
    • A program to support dialysis patients
    • A special program for individuals with kidney and cardiac diseases
      • At the DITG, we are drawing on our expertise from intervention programs we have previously developed for people with chronic illnesses, and we are supporting the company in developing, planning, and implementing the individual programs
      • In terms of its pharmaceutical and therapeutic approach, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma specializes in nephrology
      • This is a long-term strategic partnership

Awards

The many awards and honors that have been presented to the DITG over the years are not only an affirmation of our work; they also drive us to keep succeeding.

2018

Preis für Gesundheitsnetzwerker

On April 24, 2018, the DITG received the Gesundheitsnetzwerkerpreis for “TeLiPro 2.0” in Berlin. The award is presented to healthcare networking projects that have the potential to tackle future healthcare challenges. The “Implementation” category honored integrated projects – both specialized and cross-sector – with proven functionality. Criteria in the decision-making process included the current state of medical research, good process management, verifiable medical business success, the relevance of the diagnostics for the system, and the scope of the project.

Innovationspreis-IT 2018

The DITG was once again selected as one of the top organizations by the “Initiative Mittelstand” for innovative medium-sized companies, thanks to its solution “Medizinischen Outcome managen durch digitale End-to-End Lösung inkl. Online-Portal” (Managing medical outcomes with a digital end-to-end solution including an online portal).

Innovativ durch Forschung

The “Innovativ durch Forschung” seal is awarded to companies who demonstrate social responsibility and whose innovative research helps prepare the country for the future.

2017

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Next Economy Award

In December 2017, the DITG won the Next Economy Award in the category “Digitality.” The award is presented to organizations that demonstrate exemplary sustainability in business, communities, and research.

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Deutscher Innovationspreis

The DITG was among the top 5 nominees for the Deutsche Innovationspreis 2017. The award is presented “to distinguish exceptional, pioneering innovations by German companies whose innovative spirit changes business and markets” (Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH & Co. KG, 2017).

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Innovationspreis-IT

In 2017, the DITG was once again selected as one of the top organizations by the “Initiative Mittelstand” for innovative medium-sized companies, thanks to its solution “Medizinischen Outcome managen durch digitale End-to-End Lösung inkl. Online-Portal” (Managing medical outcomes with a digital end-to-end solution including an online portal).

2016

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Preis für Gesundheitsnetzwerker

In 2016, the DITG was on the short list for the Preis für Gesundheitsnetzwerker, alongside Central Krankenversicherung. The award focuses on the development and practical implementation of innovative projects in cross-sector, integrated care.

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Innovativ durch Forschung

The “Innovativ durch Forschung” seal is awarded to companies who demonstrate social responsibility and whose innovative research helps prepare the country for the future.

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Digital Health Innovation Award

The DITG was on the short list for the Digital Health Innovation Award 2016, making it one of the 15 most interesting tech ventures in Europe. The Digital Health Innovation Forum wants to give members of the healthcare industry (such as doctors, hospital managers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and biotech companies) the opportunity to map out goals and strategies and exchange ideas and experiences to accelerate innovation in the digital healthcare system.

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Health Media Award

The DITG won the Health Media Award for its telemedical lifestyle intervention program. The award is also known as the “Oscar” of health communication and is awarded to exceptional healthcare projects.

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3rd Place Healthcare Managment Prize/strong>

This award is presented annually by the Medizin-Management-Verband. Its aim is to promote exceptional projects in healthcare. In 2016, the DITG and Central Krankenversicherung took 3rd place.

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Innovationspreis-IT

In 2016, the DITG won the Innovationspreis-IT for its TeLiPro online portal, which can be used by participants in the telemedical lifestyle intervention program, the attending physician, and the personal coach. The DITG was also honored for its telemedical lifestyle program.

2015

Innovationswettbewerb – Gesund in NRW – Ideen für die Präventionswerkstatt

In cooperation with the Westdeutsches Diabetes- und Gesundheitszentrum (West German Diabetes and Health Center, WDGZ), the DITG won second place for its concept “Erfolgreich abnehmen – Medizinisches Motivations-Coaching des WDGZ” (Lose weight successfully – medical motivation coaching from the WDGZ). The competition is part of a project funded by Erlebnis.NRW called “Präventionswerkstatt NRW” (Prevention Workshop NRW). The goal is to track down innovative health tourism concepts and programs geared toward preventative health measures – such as concepts that combine vacation and health in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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European Venture Contest

The European Venture Contest finds the most promising companies in the technology sector and provides access to a range of international partners. The DITG received an award in the “Life Science” category in 2015.

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Innovationspreis-IT

The Innovationspreis-IT is awarded to companies with innovative IT solutions. The DITG received the award in 2015 for its telemedical lifestyle program.

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MSD Gesundheitspreis

Since 2012, the MSD Gesundheitspreis has been presented annually to exceptional, innovative care solutions. In 2015, the DITG and Central Krankenversicherung were awarded 2nd place for their program that supported patients with type 2 diabetes in improving their lifestyle and, consequently, their quality of life through telemedical coaching.

2014

Innovationswettbewerb – Dein NRW Gesund – Ideen für die Präventionswerkstatt

In cooperation with the Westdeutsches Diabetes- und Gesundheitszentrum (West German Diabetes and Health Center, WDGZ), the DITG won second place for its concept “Erfolgreich abnehmen – Medizinisches Motivations-Coaching des WDGZ” (Lose weight successfully – medical motivation coaching from the WDGZ). The competition is part of a project funded by Erlebnis.NRW called “Präventionswerkstatt NRW” (Prevention Workshop NRW). The goal is to track down innovative health tourism concepts and programs geared toward preventative health measures – such as concepts that combine vacation and health in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

European Venture Contest

The European Venture Contest finds the most promising companies in the technology sector and provides access to a range of international partners. The DITG won the Best Presentation Award in 2014.