Dr. med. Philipp Stachwitz
Medical Doctor & eHealth Consultant
Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin Mentor
Dr. Philipp Stachwitz is a Medical Doctor and freelancing eHealth Consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in the field.
After his medical studies and clinical specialization in anesthesia at the Cologne University Hospital he obtained experience from several eHealth companies during the dot-com bubble.
Since 2002 Dr. Stachwitz established and then headed the telemedicine department of the German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer), where he worked on eHealth, telemedicine and the German eHealth Card (eGK) projects.
From 2009 he returned to clinical activities as a hospital doctor, later in the outpatient area as a pain medicine specialist.
Dr. Stachwitz knows real-life medicine not only from the physician’s side, active in patient care and experienced in the OR, ED, ICU, but also on internal wards – in palliative care and pain therapy in the clinical and the ambulant setting.
Furthermore Dr. Stachwitz has thorough knowledge of structures, processes, organizations, legal framework and reimbursement mechanisms in the German healthcare system. He is in contact with stakeholders from various medical and healthcare organizations, politics, insurers and the industry.
Dr. Stachwitz is consulting and actively pursuing developments in the fields of telemedicine, eHealth, mHealth and the German electronic health card (eGK) project as a consultant, blogger and medical advocate.