Telemedicine describes the provision of medical services – prevention, diagnostics or therapy – by bridging spatial and / or temporal distance between the partners in the health sector with the toolkit of health telematics. It is not a new medical specialty, but a modern way of communicating from home to specialist or with patients.

The Bayerische Telemedallianz is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Nursing and has started to bridge the gap between different perspectives of health telematics.

Telemedicine refers to the use of Telecommunications and Informatics technologies, collectively referred to as Telematics, to improve diagnostics, therapy and healthcare provision.

Telemedicine should not replace personal contact with doctors, nurses or pharmacists. Rather, the technology should help to overcome spatial distances, analyze medical data, avoid treatment errors, and provide healthcare workers with the data they need to best treat patients.

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Projects of the Bavarian Dementia Strategy

The Bavarian Dementia Strategy pursues its comprehensive objective in ten fields of action in which the Bavarian State Government funds a large number of projects. Here is an overview:

Dementia – improve living conditions of dementia patients

Pharmacies and drug supply in Bavaria

Healthy eating


Vaccinations – good to know

The Bavarian Health Promotion and Prevention Award

Strategies of the StMGP on Telemedicine in Bavaria

Telemedicine offensive Bavaria – Optimized medicine thanks to digitization

Digitization in the hospital – the telemedicine offensive Bavaria

Publication of the StMGP on the subject of telemedicine in Bavaria