Charité project wins Ideas for Impact

The "Stay@Home – Treat@Home" project led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin wins the Ideas for Impact and receives 100,000 euros. On behalf of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Bosch Health Campus will present its new health award for the first time in Berlin on 22 February.

Bosch Health Campus | February 2024
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As part of the project, people in need of care receive medical care directly at home and do not have to go to hospital to receive professional help.

Ideas for Impact honours pioneering care concepts and social innovations that promise better health and a better quality of life while having a positive impact on the development of healthcare as a whole. The 2024 winning project is "Stay@Home – Treat@Home". The project, led by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, enables people in need of care to receive health monitoring and medical care at home. With a closely coordinated care network from the outpatient and inpatient sectors, the aim is to reduce hospital stays and thus relieve the burden on the healthcare system.

"The award-winning project is pioneering and sustainable. The concept not only relieves the burden on our medical care system, but also increases patients' quality of life," says Prof Dr Mark Dominik Alscher, Managing Director of the Bosch Health Campus.

Networking and telemedicine as the key

Carers or relatives of people being cared for at home are given access to a so-called digital interactive health diary (DiG). This enables data protection-compliant documentation of health data in the home environment, such as medication plans, allergies, current diagnoses, but also emergency contact data or living wills. Both doctors and carers have access to the DiG. If the carer's state of health changes, the person responsible can actively inform the family doctor. The health diary supports preventative care, as important medical information is immediately available to all network partners involved in medical care in acute cases. The project is scheduled to run until September 2026, with the intervention phase starting in October 2023.

"We are delighted to receive this award! It is a confirmation of our work and an additional incentive to continue our efforts to improve healthcare. The ageing society is a challenge for medicine. People are getting older and need medical care. On the other hand, we have fewer and fewer specialists available to do the work. We have to set the course for this today," explain Professor Rajan Somasundaram, Director Emergency Medicine Campus Benjamin Franklin, and Professor Nils Lahmann from the Department of Geriatrics and Medical Gerontology  at Charité.  

The project was selected by a jury of six experts. They particularly emphasised the holistic approach, which combines medical expertise with state-of-the-art technology and a patient-centred approach. "Stay@Home – Treat@Home" thus represents a significant step in the further development of medical and nursing care. The Bosch Health Campus is providing a further 80,000 euros for transfer services after the award ceremony so that the award-winning concept can also have a broad impact and find as many imitators as possible.


Participating organisations

"Stay@Home – Treat@Home" is a project under the consortium leadership of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The consortium partners involved are: bildbau GmbH, GWQ ServicePlus AG, GP practice Dr Irmgard Landgraf (project supervising GP), Institute for Health Care Systems Management e. G., Johanniter-Unfallhilfe e. V., Kassenärzt Vereinigung Berlin, Maltese Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. G., Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e. V., Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin, Malteser Hilfsdienst gGmbH, Techniker Krankenkasse, Zentralinstitut für die kassenärztliche Versorgung.