The Health Care Initiative (IGW) is currently publishing a position paper on care 4.0. The position paper is to be the starting point for an intensive entrepreneurial but also a professional policy debate. The guiding theme of digitization must be taken up and used much more strongly than hitherto. The frequently deficit-oriented view of “care” is presented to innovation, development and competence. For nursing management, new and outstanding fields of action are being opened up through care 4.0. In particular, the topics of process control and patient orientation can be filled with completely new accents.
The present position paper is based on a joint expert workshop of the Initiative Gesundheitswirtschaft in cooperation with the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf and the NursIT Institute GmbH in March 2017 in Hamburg.