As a digital native, Dr. Johannes Jacubeit was struck by two things in particular in his daily work as a clinician - how out of date the IT systems were and how much he missed the benefits of modern communications. By the end of 2014, enough was enough, and he decided to do something about it himself. Dr. Jacubeit left medicine to found connected health.eu GmbH and joined forces with high-tech expert and IT allrounder Matthias Lau to find a solution. Since then, the company has grown to a team of 20, won numerous awards and garnered enormous media attention with the product LifeTime. Now, with its own stand at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover and as a partner with Bitkom, Germany's digital association, it is set to write the next chapter in its success story.
LifeTime is designed to give doctors and patients a simple, digital way to share health information - without ever having to connect directly to the Internet. While medical practices install the LifeTime Hub, patients use the LifeTime App so that medical documents can be transferred directly from and to their smartphones. To enable this transfer, the hub creates an encrypted local connection with the patient's smartphone, all in line with data protection regulations. Health data can then be encrypted and stored in the app. Thanks to this innovative approach, LifeTime App allows patients to carry their own health documents such as X-rays and doctor’s letters with them at all times - which is a real help in emergencies, or just when next visiting the doctor.