mbits CEO at Digital Health TV
No more Whatsapp in Clinics!
bring data protection, especially in everyday clinical practice, repeatedly and with new explosiveness into focus.
mbits CEO Gergel explains in the current broadcast of Digital Health TV. why it is important that clinics and doctors
pay attention to a DSGVO-compliant image data exchange on mobile devices.
It is also about how we enable teleradiolgy on the tablet with our app mRay and efficiently digitize and optimize stroke treatment.
->The full show
->Expert Interview: Mobile Teleradiology
->Expert Interview: Stroke Treatment
mbits in the large-scale project KI-SIGS
An agile, young startup hits the fan
What is KI-SIGS?
An AI space for intelligent health systems created through collaboration among AI institutes, university hospitals, and medical technology companies. Through an outstanding cross-national AI platform for intelligent healthcare systems, the systematic expansion of the international competitiveness of the healthcare industry will be achieved.
mbits is a part of the "AI for radiological imaging" in the stroke application area. Stroke is one of the most cost-intensive diseases in the German healthcare system, with about 260,000 strokes per year. Much recent research has shown that rapid therapy decisions using medical imaging can have a decisive impact on patient outcome. #ImagingIsBrain
Together with our partners at the Kiel University and the UKSH Kiel, we are currently working on the development of an automated decision support in distinguishing hemorrhage vs large vessel occlusion. Exciting preliminary work in this area makes us confident aiming an application-oriented development.
We encourage anyone interested to contact and network: firstname.lastname@example.org
125 years of x-ray
- 5 years mRay
At the end of the year and the anniversaries, our best wishes to all of you.
The development of new vaccines will end this pandemic, of that there is little doubt.
Scientific progress makes it possible, and in a year's time - back to normality - people will be talking about an
extraordinary Christmas 2020.
At the same time, in the shadow of the pandemic, an important anniversary in medical technology has fallen somewhat by the wayside: 125 years ago, Conrad Röntgen made a quantum leap for medicine with the discovery of X-rays.
No one knows how it happened in detail. What is certain, however, is that Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen experimented in 1895 with electric charges in an airless glass tube and unexpectedly discovered radiation, which was henceforth referred to as x-ray. He published his observations before the end of 1895. A first X-ray image of the hand bone of his wife Bertha together with a ring became an icon of science.
With a small tribute, we celebrate 125 years of x-ray and 5 years of mRay. We are sure that scientific advances, like that of Conrad Röntgen, will continue today to ensure that 2020 remains the exception rather than the rule.
In this spirit, we wish you and your families happy and relaxing holidays and a good start into an easier 2021. Stay healthy and digital!
Physicians in Quarantine
Medical staff increasingly affected by Covid-19 themselves
Because of Covid-19, clinics and medical professionals are currently completely overloaded, staff are increasingly affected themselves and increasingly in quarantine.
This means that necessary surgeries are being postponed.
In Germany, there are about 260,000 strokes per year . According to the medical society, in 2017 there were more than 1.7 million admissions to hospitals due to heart disease. Cardiovascular disease was by far the leading cause of death in 2018.
These are patients who still need care. Covid-19 affects all hospital departments!
We want to play a part in addressing the situation with mRay. Our mobile solution enables fast and secure communication of medical image data, in home office, for virtual meetings and secured call services. Medical staff can thus communicate with each other even in the state of emergency. While adhering to given hygiene measures, cases can be shared live and synchronously via mRay and be discussed in virtual meetings regardless of location.
mRay can be installed and operational for entire departments within an hour. To install the mRay server in your clinic, please contact us directly: Tel: (+49) 6221-6734880.
Register and get started! You can test a freely available restricted version here.
mRay 6.1 now in all App Stores
The new mRay version with comfortable screen sharing functionality within group meetings
"Virtual morning meetings, tumor boards, trauma networks or lectures. mRay 6.1 makes it possible!
With the latest version of our app, you have a comfortable screen sharing option, which allows you to share your screen in a group meeting for with other meeting participants and thus be able to view and edit the same DICOM data set collectively, location-independently and synchronously. You can watch a detailed tutorial on the new functionality on our Youtube channel.
The new mRay version is now available in all App-Stores and for the first time also offers the possibility to create your own mRay account. With this account you can view Dicom data in mRay and conveniently forward it via link - independent from a clinic server.
Test our app directly as a free Webclient. We are looking forward to your feedback.
BGU IT director praises mRay
Handelsblatt: User report on the mRay photo documentation
"With mRay we have found an optimal solution", says Helmut Greschner, who is the IT director of the BG Clinic Ludwigshafen.
The whole interview can be read in the current Handelsblatt-supplement "Health 4.0".
For some time now the BG Clinic has been using mRay photo documentation and according to Helmut Greschner it has significantly simplified image and wound documentation in the hospital. "This ensures higher employee satisfaction, better treatment quality and a reliable argumentation towards the medical service."
Furthermore the BG Clinic runs through a comparative study between mRay and the former called workflow with digital cameras. We will keep you updated on the results of the study.
We are very pleased about the positive feedback on mRay photo documentation!
Four more hospitals are using mRay
Two new costumers and two test runs
In the past few weeks we were able to convince four more clinics of the advantages of our mRay app.
Experience showed us, that once doctors learned to trust in mRay, they no longer want to miss out
on the many advantages and convenient usage.
The GLK Konstanz has not only decided on a campus license wth which they can use mRay throughout all hospital departments, but also for mRay VEOcore. This offers an automated perfusion analysis in the neuroradiology, which contributes to quicker and better therapy decisions in acute strokes. die zur schnellen und besseren Therapieentscheidung bei akuten Schlaganfällen beiträgt.
The Caritas Klinikum Saarbrücken uses our app for background service, while the Uniklinik Magdeburg and the St. Elisabeth Gruppe mit mRay are still in the test phase.
We would like to thank all new mbits costumers for their trust in our system and we are looking forward to a good cooperation in the future.
The KHZG comes
Use the opportunity for secure digital transformation with mRay
The crisis has made it particularly clear how important hospital digitalization is.
The importance of taking data security aspects into account was recently demonstrated by the IT security incident at Düsseldorf University Hospital in September.
The German government was late in recognizing the backlog demand of the health care system, but now, with the Krankenhauszukunftsgesetzt (Hospital Future Law), it is launching a funding measure that will enable hospitals to upgrade it's IT infrastructure.
Referring to the incidents at the University Hospital in Düsseldorf, BSI President Arne Schönbohm explains: "The incident shows once again how seriously this danger must be taken. This is one of the reasons why the German government has stipulated in the draft of the Hospital Future Law that at least 15 percent of the funding applied for must be used for measures to improve information security".
With our app mRay you have one of the best and most secure digital tools for the communication of radiological image data at your disposal. You benefit from portable, teleradiological home workstations, a secure messenger for clinical professionals, virtual tumor boards, location-independent morning meetings and expert and trauma networks - even on mobile devices.
Insecure and uncomfortable messaging via WhatsApp or remote desktop applications is now a thing of the past. With mRay, you are relying on a system that was developed as a medical device from the very beginning and that gives top priority to data security. The quality management for the development of our software has been certified since the beginning of 2020 in line with the more stringent guidelines of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which will not become legally binding until mid 2021.
Our software has been used in hospitals for many years and more than one hundred hospitals have put their trust in our software, including the university hospitals in Heidelberg, Mannheim, Schleswig-Holstein, Göttingen, Ulm, Freiburg, Regensburg, as well as large hospital groups such as Asklepios and Vivantes.
We would be pleased to accompany you during the entire process of application and offer you the opportunity to test mRay for two months free of charge! Please contact us until 30.11.2020 under (+49) 6221 6734 880 or send us an email.
#KHZG #Krankenhauszukungtsgesetz #DigitalTransformation #mRay #DigitalRadiology #Funds
We developed a new app for research purposes
With mbits-PIA, messages from medical staff are transmitted directly to patients' smartphones
In addition to the mRay App, which enables doctors to communicate radiological image data, mbits,
as an expert for medical app development, has designed another mobile application.
With PIA mbits is providing patients with all important information during their stay in hospital.
A typical hospital scenario: Patients have not been informed in time or only insufficiently about upcoming appointments or postponed appointments due to time constraints and wait in vain for the upcoming round or the newly scheduled surgery appointment.
PIA enables the electronic communication of messages, appointments and information to patients during a inpatient hospitalization, which makes processes more efficient and reduces waiting times.
A related research project of the University Hospital in Heidelberg will start in a few weeks. We will keep you up to date!
Share study by link with mRay 6.0
Share images with patients or colleagues via link - fast and easy with mRay
Share a study via link to exchange information with colleagues about a specific case or send images to your patients - the current version of mRay makes it possible. In our YouTube-Tutorial we show you how easy it is.
IT security in hospitals?
When the wrong systems are used.
Radiological image data sent via WhatsApp is still a sad part of everyday life at German hospitals. Unencrypted servers,
with thousands of patient data always cause creepy data glitches, as the case in southern Germany showed a year ago.
In the latest scandal, a remote desktop system at the University Hospital in Düsseldorf was the target of a hacker attack.
"The BSI is becoming increasingly aware of incidents in which Citrix systems were already installed before the security updates have been compromised. Thus, attackers can still access the system even after the vulnerability has been closed. and the networks behind them," writes the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in a report dated September 17, 2020, following the cyber attack on the University Hospital in Düsseldorf.
In this context, we quote the independent IT plattform Golem: "Those who have not yet updated their systems can almost certainly be that they are already compromised. Only one thing is left to do: switch off and completely reinstall - or do without systems from such a questionable manufacturer.
With mRay, you can rely instead on a system that was developed from the very beginning as a medical device and data security is a top priority concedes. As one of the fastest and safest digital tools for the communication of radiological image data, with mRay you benefit from portable, teleradiology home workstations, a secure messenger for medical professionals and mobile access to your data - anytime, anywhere.
It goes without saying that quality management for the development of our software has already been implemented since the beginning of this year after the tightened guidelines of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which will not become legally binding until mid 2021.
In use in hospitals for many years, more than one hundred clinics now place their trust in our software, including the university hospitals in Heidelberg, Mannheim, Schleswig-Holstein, Göttingen, Ulm, Freiburg, Regensburg, as well as large hospital groups such as Asklepios and Vivantes.
See for yourself and test mRay for two months free of charge! Please contact us until 30.11.2020 at the latest under (+49) 6221 6734 880 or send us an email to email@example.com.
mRay 6.0 enables case-based chat
Group chats for doctors - intuitive and easy with mRay
Create a chat group to share messages with colleagues about a specific case - the latest version of mRay makes it possible.
In our YouTube Tutorial, we will show you how easily you can use mRay to create such a group chat on a specific case. Time to start a virtual meeting room! #StayUpDate
mRay connects Asklepios Clinics
Hospital group signs framework agreement with mbits
With 160 medical facilities in 14 German counties and more than two million patients treated, Asklepios is one of the leading hospital groups in Germany.
We are pleased that we could convince Asklepios of the advantages of mRay so that the hospital group would like to extend the use of our app to other clinics.
At the end of last year, the Asklepios clinics of the "Hamburg cluster" had already decided in favor of mRay. With 7 acute care clinics, including the Asklepios clinics Altona, Barmbek, Wandsbek, Harburg and Clinik Nord, the cluster uses mRay throughout the Hanseatic city for radiology and on-call service.
With the new framework agreement, the clinics in the south can also be connected via mRay for teleradiological reasons.
mbits at start-up consultation of the bvmd
CEO Ingmar Gergel answers questions asked by medical students
On 28.07.2020 the first digital start-up consultation of the Bundesvertretung der Medizinstudierenden in Deutschland - bvmd took place.
The digital meeting served to establish contact between start-ups and medical students.
45 students had the opportunity to interview industry representatives from the medical technology sector.
mbits CEO Dr. Gergel along with three other guests answered the students' questions.
Telemedicine, mobile applications and AI controlled algorithms are more and more significant. With mRay these topics are already realizable today and simplify flexible diagnosis, communication and documentation of radiological images in many clinics. A new edition of the consultation format is already planned.
New customers at home and abroad
Eppdata uses mRay
More and more clinics internationally are relying on mRay. The Huahin Hospital in Thailand has been using our application for some time now
as a communication app for the doctors working there.
In Germany, Eppdata has also opted for mRay. The subsidiary company of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf trusts for "Faster Sampling And Analysis For Interventional Neuroradiolgoy" in cooperation with the UKE on our App. We would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us.
mRay spreads in radiological practices
My Radiology Holding becomes partner of mbits
On August 1, 2020, mbits imaging GmbH will start a strategic partnership with Meine Radiologie Holding (MRH Group) - a large network of radiological practices throughout Germany that is constantly growing.
Meine Radiologie Holding offers successful owners of radiological, nuclear medicine or radiotherapy practices a professional succession solution by taking over practices, group practices and medical care centres, accompanying the handover process and helping the retiring owners to ensure the long-term preservation of their life's work.
Our mRay app will be rolled out to all MRH Group sites, so that all radiologists in the group can benefit from it without restriction. In a press release of the MRH Group it says: "Thanks to the innovative app we provide more flexibility in services for our physicians and enable faster transmission of findings to our cooperation partners and patients".
Land der Gesundheit reports on mRay
Our App as "Perspektive 21 - Time for Changes"
"Eight ideas from the time of the Corona crisis to push health forward", says
under the heading "Perspective 21". This includes our app mRay and our campaign, to offer the app for
the duration of the crisis free of charge.
The platform for health issues of the future, run by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, became aware of us through the coverage of "Germany Land of Ideas", who in the context of the initiative #beyondcirises already spoke of mRay as a crisis innovation.
Medical journal tests mRay
Our app comes off very well here
The Deutsche Ärzteblatt - a news portal for physicians - has taken a close look at our app.
The editorial team's assessments were published in a detailed article .
"With mRay the manufacturer offers a platform-independent application. The demo version of the app offers a first impression of the possibilities and the way it is used," it comes to a conclusion.
In addition, the portal also provides a much more detailed PDF by the Center for Telematics and Telemedicine, that lists the underlying "Test documents for the application 'mRay DICOM Viewer'".
"Germany - Land of Ideas" becomes aware of mbits
mRay is presented as a "Beyond Crisis Project"
The innovation platform "Germany Land of Ideas" was recently became aware to our app mRay
and is now presenting it as part of the initiative #beyondcrisis.
The aim of the initiative is to make good ideas and innovations visible that help in the Corona Crisis or arise from it and support them with a network.
"Germany - Land of Ideas" carried out the image campaign of the Federal Government and the German economy for the Football World Cup 2006, which was actually only planned for one year. Due to the positive response, the operators have since then been looking for good ideas and innovations and making them visible, to highlight the positive aspects of Germany and provide impetus for the future.
mRay 6.0 is there
With many new use cases and improvements
Since last week a new version of our app mRay is available via the appstores.
For the first time it is also available for Windows as a direct download from the Microsoft Store. The new major release offers numerous new features:
> A screen-sharing function allows you to view the image data live with colleagues with whom you can also communicate directly via voice transmission.
> From now on, you can create chat groups yourself or simply open a group for a specific study or case.
> An image orientation indicator (L R S A) simplifies orientation within the scans.
> You can send the medical images via link and thus make them available to your patients quickly and easily.
> Among other new features, improvements in the referral portal, the barcode scanner and the data exchange between server and client lead to increased user-friendliness and performance.
#Stay up to date
mbits receives MDR certificate
As one of the first medical device manufacturers
The original starting date for the scope of the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) EU 2017/745 was 26 May 2020. Due to the corona crisis, the new Medical Device Regulation was postponed by a whole year, as a changeover even under regular operation would have posed major challenges for many medical technology companies, which they were not to be burdened with during the exceptional situation caused by Covid-19.
mbits had already switched quality management to MDR before the Corona crisis. The just released new version of our app mRay 6.0 has already been developed according to MDR guidelines.
The changeover requires some fundamental adjustments to existing workflows - a major challenge. The Emergency Aid Program of the Health Industry BW develops group-specific content together with companies and makes it available.
At the ZDF you see mbits
When doctors have to go to the home office
In the "Nano Magazin" the ZDF presents our app mRay, with which doctors are able to work mobile and if necessary from homeoffice. In the current situation it is particularly evident, how important such a mobile software solution is. -> WATCH THE CLIP <-
mbits on ZDF
At 6:30 pm at "nano"
Now it's official: Last week the ZDF was visiting us for the science show "nano" and got to know our company.
The article can be seen in the todays issue (29.04.2020) of "nano", which will be broadcast at 6:30 pm on 3Sat. Porspectivley at the 8th of may an excerpt of the contribution will be broadcast in "heute in Deutschland". The news show can be seen on ZDF at 2:00 pm. Turn on your TV!
With the second you see mbits.
mRay for patients
Your medical pictures by link to your smartphone
mRay is a medical software for the medical staff of surgeries and hospitals.
We would like to show you how you, as a patient, can also benefit from mRay and the long overdue digitalization of the healthcare sector.
Classic scenario: You receive a CD with your medical image data and want to have a look at it at home. Your laptop plays a trick on you because it has no CD-ROM drive? Or you have inserted the CD, but are not familiar with the software required to open and view medical image data?!
With mRay, your doctor can send you a link, through which you can view your data in the web browser on your laptop or directly on your smartphone or tablet.
Talk to your doctor. The download of the mRay app via the App Store and the Google Play Store is free of charge for patients. Stay healthy and join us in bringing technological progress into our healthcare system!