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Tele-Medicine. The distanced patient

Planning for Healthcare: Health Care Facilities Breakout Sessions. A series of talks at the interface between medicine and architecture as part of the postgraduate master's programme of MedUniVienna and Vienna University of Technology

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The postgraduate Master's programme in Health Care Facilities (HCF), a joint project of the Vienna University of Technology and MedUni Vienna, will start in autumn 2023. This programme, which is unique in Europe, is aimed at students with a background in medicine, architecture, management, information technology, spatial planning or nursing. In the run-up to this, a series of interdisciplinary discussions on current challenges, the "HCF Breakout Sessions", will take place in the winter semester 2022/23.

Health Care Facilities Breakout Sessions:  Tele-Medicine. The distanced patient
Wednesday 23.11.2022, 16:00 – 17:30, opens an external URL in a new window

The term "health care facilities" refers to the infrastructure that the health care system needs to provide its services. This includes in particular hospitals and care facilities, as well as generally all facilities for diagnosis, therapy and prophylaxis, which ideally result in a powerful, efficient and resilient holistic system. The planning of these infrastructures is currently facing major challenges, which the HCF Breakout Sessions are addressing. They are called "Break Out Sessions" because they appeal to an audience from many disciplines who wants to cross interdisciplinary boundaries for an hour and a half.

The second session on 23.11. is dedicated to telemedicine in a broader sense, where distances between patient and diagnostician or practitioner are overcome by means of innovative technical aids and advances in information technology. The session will be introduced by Markus Haisjackl from Vaduz, who is helping to design the module on information in the HCF university course, with a classification of the topic from a public health perspective. Björn Weiß, deputy clinic director and intensive care physician at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, will report on his experiences in local and international telemedicine projects from a medical perspective. The discussion with planners and experts from the health care professions in the audience will explore the consequences of the changed processes and new technical possibilities on planning and operation.

Planned topics and dates, every Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 via Zoom

  • Tele-medicine. The distanced patient                        23.11.2022
  • Geriatric care. Being ill at old age                              14.12.2022
  • Walking Hospital. Healthy through walking               11.01.2023
  • Profit with BIM? Digital Hospital Planning                 25.01.2023

The breakout sessions will be recorded and available immediately after the event on our YouTube channel:, opens an external URL in a new window

For more information about the two-year master's program, please visit our program page>>