Flensburg University of Applied Sciences – Institute for eHealth and Management in Healthcare
The Institute combines the competences of business administration, management, business informatics, medicine and social sciences and is a cooperation partner of hospitals and university clinics, companies and institutions from various areas in the healthcare sector, such as health insurances and medical technology or software companies. Research activities in this field have increased in the recent years. Within the framework of international projects, especially in the Baltic Sea region, the institute cooperates with numerous partners in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. In addition, it offers students the opportunity to study for the Master’s degree “eHealth” – the first eHealth degree in Germany.
Minister Dr. Heiner Garg and State Secretary, Dr. Matthias Badenhop, are in charge of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
The Ministry is responsible for a wide range of political issues, which include aspects of social welfare, the health system and preventive health care as well as policies for disabled persons, protection of children and young people, policies for families, children, youth and senior citizens. Furthermore, the ministry is involved in the creation of volunteering and civil societies, the support of municipalities in supplying kindergartens and the promotion of equal opportunities for men and women.
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Overview of duties
Child, youth and family policy
Social and disability policy
Senior citizens policy
Occupational safety and health
Funding program: The state government launched a funding program („Versorgungssicherungsfonds“) aiming to ensure the supply of healthcare and to improve cooperation between primary care and hospitals. The aim is to support comprehensive healthcare especially in rural areas. The program is funded by the Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens of Schleswig-Holstein. It runs from 2018 until 2022 with the funding volume amounting to about 5 million euros per year. Every project can be supported with a total of € 500,000 for a period of three years.
Networking congress: The annual congress „Vernetzte Gesundheit“ (connected health) is organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens of Schleswig-Holstein. Networking is a central factor for comprehensive and sustainable healthcare in Schleswig-Holstein in particular. The main theme of the two-day congress changes every year and welcomes participants from all over Germany. Topics like digital innovations, eHealth and telemedicine are regularly part of the program. Find more information on: www.vernetze-gesundheit.de
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