HIMSS D-A-CH Community

The community for our German-speaking members, partners and delegates was launched in 2016. Predominately made up of healthcare IT stakeholders from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, it provides an opportunity for you to network and share information and knowledge with other German speakers and to join your country’s delegations at the main HIMSS events of the healthcare IT year, many of which have special German-speaking programmes.

‘DACH’, of course, stands for Deutschland (Germany), Austria and Switzerland (‘CH’ being an abbreviation for Confoederatio Helvetica, Latin for ‘Swiss Confederation’).

Past Events

HIMSS18 D-A-CH Delegationsreise

Swiss eHealth Summit 2017, 21-22 September 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland

HIMSS IMPACT, 20-21 November 2017, Potsdam


Florian Benthin - Deloitte

Adina Boehr - Director Sales, Marketing and Strategy DACH HIMSS Europe

Guido Burkhardt - swissig

Frank Fritzsche - Research & Advisory Services Manager HIMSS Europe

Rainer Herzog - General Manager, HIMSS Europe

Nikolaus Huss - Politik Kommunikation

Univ.Prof Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Werner Leodolter - Universität Graz/KAGES

Dr. Peter Müller - Stiftung Gesundheit

Henning Schneider

Michael Strubin - Personal Connected Health Alliance PCHA)

Stefanie Woerns - Stiftung Gesundheit

D-A-CH Community Presentations


Delivering Care Anytime, Anywhere-The Digital...


HIMSS EBM in the EMR Era


John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus

Community Insights

The predictable return of heart failure telemonitoring


Clinical trials have seriously corrupted the idea of the medical usefulness of heart failure telemonitoring in recent years. Here is why the technology is not dead, nevertheless, and indeed looks set for a comeback in the year 2018.


Will Brexit jeopardise access to reciprocal healthcare?


Two years ago, when skiing in the French Alps, my daughter had a ski accident and was taken to hospital for urgent care. I was lucky enough to hold a European Health Insurance Card, which allowed us to receive healthcare as if we were local residents, as without it the bill could have been quite expensive for me!


Prescriptions without borders


In the first quarter of 2018, the five EU Member States Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Croatia, and Estonia will embark on a path that has the potential to change European healthcare forever. Cross-border exchange of electronic patient data will finally exit project phase. Electronic prescriptions will be here to stay, and more is likely to come.


Big data – big concerns


To deliver on the promises of big data, many issues need to be tackled, chief among them are trust into data, interoperability and data governance. It will need a collaborative effort and MEDICA 2017 showcased diverse initiatives to address those issues.


Mental health chatbots


Mental care is among the medical disciplines that are most actively embracing artificial intelligence solutions. Chatbots are said to be the state-of-the-art work tool dedicated to our emotional wellness. Where and how can they support traditional psychotherapy?