https://www.noventi.de de TYPO3 News Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:22:42 +0200 Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:22:42 +0200 News TYPO3 EXT:news news-170 Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:53:00 +0200 The persistent Coronavirus/COVID-19-Pandemic also forces NOVENTI OPEN to postpone https://www.noventi.de/en/news/the-persistent-coronaviruscovid-19-pandemic-also-forces-noventi-open-to-postpone/ Tournament Director Ralf Weber: “We'll come back even stronger in 2021 – with top-class sports, entertainment and a zest for life.” Tournament name partner NOVENTI prolongs its three-year commitment for the years 2021 to 2023

Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chief Executive Officer of NOVENTI Health SE: “For us as shapers of the German health care system, health and its protection come first.“

Entrance tickets remain valid • „Thank you“ to loyal fans

Halle in Westphalia (Germany). Due to the persistent Coronavirus/COVID-19-Pandemic, the 28th NOVENTI OPEN cannot be held in June 2020 as scheduled. After joint consultations of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) with the tournament organisers, today, on Wednesday (1st April) the entire professional tennis grass court season until, including 12th July, the day of the originally scheduled men’s final at Wimbledon, is rescheduled.

“It is an unfortunate step. However, given the current situation, there is no alternative,” explained Ralf Weber, Tournament Director of the NOVENTI OPEN. “We would also like to take this moment to thank all partners, sponsors and helpers for their understanding and their solidarity. We are all looking towards the year 2021 now in which our 28th edition of the tournament will be held.” Germany’s greatest ATP tennis event will then be held at the OWL ARENA in Halle in Westphalia from 12th to 20th June 2021.

 

Thank you to loyal fans: Raffle for  VIP box seats including access to the VIP area

Five-Euro voucher for NOVENTI OPEN Fanshop in 2021 or for selected event from summer 2021 ongoing

Tournament Director Ralf Weber already announced that the world-famous ATP 500 grass court event in Halle, the NOVENTI OPEN, will thank its loyal fans with a “Thank you” gift in the coming year. “The success of our tournament is inseparably connected with the many hundreds of thousands of visitors which keep coming to Halle since its very beginning. We have never forgotten that and especially in this depressing situation, we are not going to forget that.” Also for this year’s tournament edition, more than 110,000 spectators were expected, who, apart from world class tennis, would also have been offered a high-class framework programme.

Weber continues: “Our thank you to our loyal fans: Every customer who has already purchased an entrance ticket for the 2020 tournament will receive a five-Euro voucher either on site for the NOVENTI OPEN Fanshop in the coming year or for a selected event at the OWL ARENA or OWL EVENT CENTER, respectively, which can only be redeemed at the OWL ARENA TICKET CENTER or via our online ticket shop - this applies to an event starting from the summer of next year.

Furthermore, in the near future, we will raffle off one day in the “NOVENTI OPEN Thank You Box” via our social media channels for 21 winners plus one accompanying person – two exclusive VIP box seats for the entire tournament week including access to the VIP area.“

“And, it’s only a pleasure deferred,” continues Ralf Weber who also stresses that “also in the coming year our spectators will be presented outstanding ‘tennistainment’ - with tennis superstar Roger Federer leading the way who, as is well known, entered a lifetime contract during his active time as a pro with us. Already today, we have started planning the 28th NOVENTI OPEN. We'll come back even stronger in 2021 - with top-class sports, entertainment and a zest for life!“ And the Swiss Federer says: “We experience difficult times, however, we will arise from it strengthened. Already today I am glad and excited about my return to Halle the next year. Stay healthy!“

Tournament name partner NOVENTI confirms commitment and extends for the years 2021 to 2023

The name partner of the prestigious ATP 500 competition NOVENTI, Germany’s market leader in the healthcare market, meanwhile confirms its commitment at the Halle in Westphalia location. The pharmacy-owned corporate group adheres to its three-year commitment and will also be the 2021 to 2023 name partner of the world’s top tournament. When Roger Federer won his tenth title in the previous year, NOVENTI was the name partner of the NOVENTI OPEN for the first time.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chief Executive Officer of NOVENTI Health SE: “For us as shapers of the German health care system, health and its protection come first.” We also show this through our big “Initiative against Corona” for strengthening the German health care system. Therefore, of course, we support the decision of the ATP.“

Dr. Sven Jansen, Board of Directors of NOVENTI Health SE added. “Already now, we would like to set an example for the NOVENTI OPEN and for Germany as tennis location and therefore already yesterday have extended our three-year contract to the years 2021 to 2023. Also, at the NOVENTI OPEN 2021, we will continue our commitment for a healthy and sustainable tournament - we are already looking forward to it.“

Main sponsor Tennis-Point already focusses on NOVENTI OPEN 2021 today

Main sponsor Tennis-Point, the renowned multi-channel retailer from the neighbouring Herzebrock-Clarholz (North Rhine-Westphalia) will remain closely linked to NOVENTI OPEN until 2022. “We would have loved to present our extended offer to all fans this year already,” commiserated Christian Miele, Managing Director of Tennis-Point GmbH and now focusses the planned, intense cooperation to the coming year: “It is now important for everyone in tennis to stick together and, if necessary, direct the perspective towards 2021. As before, our goal is to provide visitors with an extraordinary fan experience.” The company, amongst other things, plans a huge “Tennis-Point Village” with several sales tents around the topic of tennis, as well as to install a court for the trend sport “Padel”.

Sponsoring partners of the OWL ARENA approve of tournament postponement

On 14 January 2020, a new era began in Halle in Westphalia with renaming the stadium to OWL ARENA. The prominent event location in the East Westphalian region was bestowed a new concept which includes up to 16 renowned sponsors from the East Westphalia-Lippe region. “Since then, we have only received positive feedback from all partners and sponsors,” said Managing Director Ralf Weber (OWL Sport & Event GmbH & Co. OHG). “They all expressed their extraordinary identification with the East Weastphalia-Lippe region and their solidarity with the OWL Arena.” And Managing Director Alexander Hardieck added that “also on the part of our visitors and guests, all reactions were pleasant and appreciative.“

Thus, the tournament postponement of the 28th NOVENTI OPEN to the year 2021 is also supported by Martin J. Hörmann, Managing Partner of the Hörmann Group (Steinhagen): “Given the current exceptional situation, it is a correct and responsible decision to postpone this year’s NOVENTI OPEN event. Instead, we are looking forward to the year 2021 and are certain that the prestigious ATP grass court tournament will be held as usual.” “We highly appreciate this step.  Even if it is very unfortunate for all tennis fans, it is the right decision and shows a sense of responsibility.” Also Michael Zink, Managing Director of August Storck KG (Halle in Westphalia) explains: “We highly appreciate this step.  Even if it is very unfortunate for all tennis fans, it is the right decision and shows a sense of responsibility.”

To date, 14 partnership contracts with the OWL Sport & Event GmbH & Co. OHG and the following companies have been concluded within this sponsoring concept: DSC Arminia Bielefeld GmbH & Co. KGaA, August Storck KG, Beresa OWL GmbH & Co. KG, DMG MORI AG, Gauselmann AG, Gehring-Bunte Getränke-Industrie & GmbH & Co. KG, heristo AG, Hörmann KG Verkaufsgesellschaft, Johannes Lübbering GmbH, Nobilia-Werke J. Stickling GmbH & Co. KG, Porta Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Schüco International KG, Wortmann AG and the Zeitungsverlag Neue Westfälische GmbH & Co. KG.

 

The tickets already purchased for this year’s ATP 500 grass court event, the 28th NOVENTI OPEN in Halle in Westphalia remain valid for the postponed event. The respective ticket holders will be contacted in order to be informed about the details.

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This five-Euro voucher can be either used for the 28th NOVENTI OPEN (12th until 20th June 2021) in the NOVENTI OPEN Fanshop. Or it can be used for a selected event from summer 2021 ongoing in the OWL ARENA or OWL EVENT CENTER. This is only possible as part of the NOVENTI OPEN 2021 - either in the OWL ARENA TICKET CENTER or in our online ticket shop.

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You find the ticket prices for the 28th tournament edition of the NOVENTI OPEN on our website. Tickets can be purchased via the ticket hotline +49-(0)5201 81 80, as well as on the internet at www.noventi-open.de; and all eventim-booking agencies. You can reach the OWL ARENA TICKET CENTER via e-mail at karten@owl-arena.de; or at the following address: Weidenstrasse 2 (directly situated at the B68 in the direction of Osnabrueck/Bielefeld) in 33790 Halle in Westphalia (Germany).

 

NOVENTI OPEN
Sascha Detlefsen (Chief Communication Officer)
33790 Halle in Westphalia, 1st April 2020

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news-168 Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:04:29 +0100 NOVENTI, BILD, Wall and Faceook launch the „Initiative against Corona“ https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-bild-wall-and-faceook-launch-the-initiative-against-corona/ The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects are one of the biggest challenges we are currently facing in Germany and around the world. It demands a high degree of solidarity and cohesion from all of us. To clarify this, NOVENTI is therefore launching the "Initiative against Corona" together with its partners BILD, Wall and Facebook. 

he "Initiative against Corona" pursues the goal of informing the general public with eye-catching motives about particularly important behaviors and protective measures. This is to limit the further spread of the virus. Germany's leader in the healthcare market and its partners BILD, Wall and Facebook want to set an example for maintaining healthcare in Germany.

At the start of the education campaign, over 19,000 pharmacies in Germany will be supplied with the first poster motif of the “Initiative against Corona.” In the current corona crisis, healthcare professionals are making an extraordinarily remarkable and vital contribution to maintaining the health system in Germany. The local pharmacy especially is the personal contact and reliable advisor for all people in Germany. The appeal “Don't Bring Corona to Grandma” is supposed to enlighten and attract attention in the shop windows. It calls for increasingly protecting people over 60 years’ of age, because they belong to the risk group connected with the coronavirus and are particularly dependent on careful behavior.

The second motif is devoted to the need for thorough hand washing and communicates: “This advertisement can save lives.” The third motif focuses on the advantages of pre-ordering medication from home via an app under the motto "The app-otheque for the sofa".

All campaign motifs of the initiative will also be shown on BILD and BILD AM SONNTAG as well as on BILD.DE, placed on Wall's digital screens in major German cities and displayed on Facebook. The information campaign is accompanied by the initiative's central website at www.initiative-gegen-corona.de. More motifs will follow in the next few days. Conception and implementation come from NOVENTI and the Munich brand experience agency Avantgarde.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO of NOVENTI Health SE, explains: “In these turbulent times, we are particularly asked to take responsibility. That is why we launched the 'Initiative against Corona' with strong partners. We want to contribute actively to slowing the spread of the virus, because this is the only way to contain it. We therefore call on all media and the German population: Join the “Initiative against Corona,” talk about it and share the campaign's motives on social networks.

Stefan Betzold, Managing Director Axel Springer News Media National Digital: “Information and education are important building blocks in the fight against COVID-19. Germany's largest media brand BILD is happy to support NOVENTI as media partner in this socially important “Initiative against Corona” and shows the campaign motifs of the initiative in BILD and BILD AM SONNTAG as well as on BILD.de. We also urge: Stay at home and protect yourself and your fellow human beings.”

Andreas Prasse, Managing Director Wall GmbH: "The ‘Initiative against Corona’ can make a big difference and needs the greatest possible attention. Therefore, as Wall GmbH, we will broadcast the educational campaign motifs extensively on our digital premium areas in German metropolises. It goes without saying that we take such an important initiative to the streets.”

Tino Krause, Facebook Country Director: “Especially in these times, we all have to assume our responsibilities. It is important to us that people in Germany see helpful and authentic information. We therefore support this ‘Initiative against Corona’ and extend it on our platforms."

Further information and all motifs of the "Initiative against Corona" can be found at www.initiative-gegen-corona.de.

Campaign images are available to download.

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news-165 Thu, 05 Mar 2020 10:42:00 +0100 Protection against the coronavirus: NOVENTI cancels its participation in the ALTENPFLEGE 2020 trade fair https://www.noventi.de/en/news/protection-against-the-coronavirus-noventi-cancels-its-participation-in-the-altenpflege-2020-trade/ Appeal to responsibility to organizer Vincentz of Messe Hannover Germany’s market leader in the healthcare market NOVENTI cancels its participation in the ALTENPFLEGE 2020 trade fair for protection against the further spreading of the coronavirus and makes an urgent appeal to Vincentz, the organizer of the trade fair in Hanover: “Meet your responsibility to protect Germany’s nursing staff and patients and cancel the trade fair!”

This means that the leading exhibitors at the trade fair, NOVENTI BoS&S and NOVENTI azh, will not be represented in Hanover from March 24 to 26.

“As the market-leading designer of the German healthcare system, health and its protection are our top priority. It is our task to help ensure that the players in the German healthcare system remain capable of working, especially in the current situation, and that the healthcare of the people continues to be guaranteed,” says Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO NOVENTI Health SE.

NOVENTI especially sees the organizer of the fair as having a duty, the company Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG. NOVENTI board member Dr. Sven Jansen explains: “In order to protect against a possible further spread of the coronavirus possibly at the fair and in particular to the nursing staff present there – who of course will then no longer be able to fulfill their duty of care – the cancellation of the entire Altenpflege fair is absolutely essential. Therefore, we hereby make an appeal to the organizer of the Hanover Fair: Assume your responsibility and cancel the fair for the protection of Germany's nursing staff and patients! Thus, NOVENTI is  acting completely in line with our corporate DNA and our message: So that healthcare has a future.”

As the leading trade fair in the care sector, exhibitors and trade fair visitors are primarily active in the care sector. As a result, there are numerous contacts with elderly and health impaired persons, who are a considerable risk group in the case of a corona infection.

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news-163 Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:57:25 +0100 TI-DAY for all pharmacies in Germany: The NOVENTI complete package is here! https://www.noventi.de/en/news/ti-day-for-all-pharmacies-in-germany-the-noventi-complete-package-is-here/ NOVENTI goes into advance payment for ALL pharmacies: Telematics infrastructure initial equipment in the first year cost-neutral – payment start staggered as of mid 2021 Connecting to the telematics infrastructure already today but without any financial burden this is what NOVENTI offers with the telematics infrastructure complete package, which can be ordered immediately via NOVENTI.de/TI. Germany's market leader in the healthcare market offers pharmacies the following: The initial equipment is free of charge for pharmacies in 2020, the year of installation. The costs are based on the predicted development of the share of e-prescriptions and will be calculated as of July 2021 and later, staggered over three years. A further advantage for the pharmacies: The subsidy can be applied for immediately after installation and can be claimed in full. Detailed information is available at www.noventi.de/TI. The offer is directed at ALL pharmacies in Germany, regardless of whether they are already customers of the NOVENTI Group or not.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO NOVENTI Health SE explains: "As a pharmacy-owned group of companies, we always act in the service of the local pharmacy. Therefore, we are the natural partner of pharmacists on the way to the e-prescription. With our offer, we guarantee a reliable and secure connection to the telematics infrastructure with the aim of providing maximum financial relief to pharmacies. We are therefore proud to announce a TI allround carefree package – with the best technical equipment, the best price, the best quality and the best service. Everything for the local pharmacy.“

The NOVENTI all-inclusive package for TI-Day – "Pharmacies can sit back and relax"

The NOVENTI complete package for TI-Day contains all technical components such as connectors and card readers. When all necessary approvals as a condition for eligibility have been obtained, NOVENTI delivers.

Pharmacies are guaranteed that the conditions for eligibility will be met and that the installation – if ordered in time – will be carried out on time, so that the connection will take place within the statutory deadline of 30.09.2020. In addition, NOVENTI also takes care of the connection to the telematics infrastructure (VPN access service) and offers a service package including installation, commissioning, instruction of employees and support in questions concerning the subsidy. The TI complete package also includes the application for the cards – institutional card (SMC-B) and electronic health professional card (eHBA) – via the partner recommended by NOVENTI. The application via NOVENTI is of course a prerequisite for the package price. With the delivery of the TI complete package, all pharmacies also receive a free connection to the German pharmacy platform callmyApo, including a pre-order function and telemedicine connection to Europe's largest telemedicine provider Zava. The NOVENTI complete package also includes further training and supplementary products for the telematics infrastructure, e-prescription and IT security. "With our TI complete package, pharmacists can sit back and relax, because we will accompany them step by step on the path to further digitalization," says Dr. Hermann Sommer.

Financial relief for pharmacists: payments for initial equipment not until 2021

"The connection to the telematics infrastructure is required by law, which means that the pharmacies must guarantee the technical requirements for that already this year," says Dr. Hermann Sommer. In order to relieve the pharmacies financially here, NOVENTI is making an advance payment: With the NOVENTI advantageous offer, the pharmacies do not have to pay the one-off acquisition costs in the first year, but can claim the full subsidy for themselves, which we call "full subsidy, zero costs", Sommer continues. In 2020, only the monthly maintenance costs will be due, which will also be covered by the eligible flat-rate operating costs and the individual fees of the individual department stores for the connection. The costs for the NOVENTI complete package for the telematics infrastructure amount to 3,425 Euro. Payments for the initial equipment will not begin until July 2021 and will be staggered until 2024. The amount is based on the forecast development of the e-prescription share, starting at 15%.

Further information and contact persons at NOVENTI.de/TI.

Dr. Hermann Sommer concludes: "As a market-leading shaper in the healthcare market and a pharmacy-owned company, we are the partner of local pharmacies in connecting to the telematics infrastructure and see it as our obligation to accompany and support pharmacies on their way into the e-prescription age in the best possible way.“

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news-160 Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:39:57 +0100 NOVENTI cooperates with Europe’s leading telemedicine provider https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-cooperates-with-europes-leading-telemedicine-provider/ Patients can get care from a physician online and, effective immediately, obtain medications from their local pharmacy. Two pioneers in the digitization of the healthcare market show how it works: NOVENTI, Germany’s market leader in the healthcare market, NOVENTI connects online physician practice Zava to a network currently comprising 5,000 pharmacies all across Germany via pharmacy platform callmyApo. This will allow patients, for the first time ever, to get the medications they need from a local pharmacy of their choice in just a few clicks right after a digital consultation.

Through telemedicine, Zava already saves its patients long waits for a doctor’s appointment or at a doctor’s office. Building a bridge to local pharmacies helps further shorten the time between seeing a doctor and starting a course of medication. Prescriptions are approved by the doctor remotely and then transmitted to the chosen local pharmacy right away via callmyApo. There is no need for patients to make a special trip. Instead, they receive a convenient notification as soon as the medication they need is ready to pick up at their chosen pharmacy. This also boosts sales at German pharmacies.

Says Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO of NOVENTI: “Our cooperation with Zava brings things full circle: The patient receives medical advice and treatment from the physician online and can decide with just one click which local pharmacy should receive the prescription digitally. That means our connection brings the prescriptions right to local pharmacies.” That will strengthen brick-and-mortar pharmacies, which had previously been excluded from prescriptions issued via telemedicine.

The service is free to pharmacy customers and pharmacies alike. Any pharmacy in Germany can connect to callmyApo right away, without any discrimination.

“Our goal is to incorporate medical care into our patients’ day-to-day lives. The combined customer journey from online doctor's visit to local pharmacy is another important milestone on the path toward that goal,” says David Meinertz, CEO of Zava. “We’re giving patients back the freedom to choose where and how they obtain healthcare.”

NOVENTI is the market leading shaper of the German healthcare market and acts in the service of local pharmacies. In the future, every participating pharmacy will be able to receive prescriptions from European market leader Zava electronically. Via callmyApo, feedback can be provided immediately once the medication is ready to pick up. That’s a big gain in terms of customer loyalty and customer acquisition for individual local pharmacies.

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news-158 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:37:00 +0100 A strong pairing for the future: https://www.noventi.de/en/news/a-strong-pairing-for-the-future/ Germany’s biggest healthcare provider to remain name partner of NOVENTI OPEN until 2022 Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chief Executive Officer of NOVENTI Health SE: 

”A logical step to continue our commitment to the biggest tennis tournament in Germany”

Tournament Director Ralf Weber:

“Looking forward to our strong partner and Germany’s leading healthcare company”

Germany’s biggest ATP tournament and Germany’s biggest healthcare provider NOVENTI remain a successful pairing: The corporate group from Munich will also continue to serve as the name partner at the OWL ARENA at the next three tournaments from 2020 to 2022. Last year, when Roger Federer won his tenth title, NOVENTI, the market leader in all segments of the healthcare market in Germany, was the name partner of the traditional tournament.

”After last year’s successful premiere, it is the logical step for us to continue our involvement as name partner of the biggest tennis tournament in Germany,” said Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chairman of NOVENTI Health SE. ”Hence, we further support the strengthening of health services in Germany and, in particular, of owner-operated local pharmacies. Furthermore, we would like to set an example for health care in our country this year – the year of the introduction of e-prescriptions. Therefore, we will present this with our NOVENTI eRezept-Lounge (e-prescription lounge) at the venue.“

”I am delighted that NOVENTI will remain by our side as a strong and renowned partner for another three years,” said Ralf Weber. ”The first joint appearance last June was a real win for all. “Tournament director Weber sees the decision of NOVENTI as a “confirmation for the enormous appeal” of the ATP 500 competition, as well as of the tennis venue in HalleWestfalen as a preparation tournament for Wimbledon. ”There is a massive interest in our tournament and the brand which we have developed over the past almost three decades,” Weber adds. ”Also, as Germany’s biggest tournament, we only want to work with Germany’s biggest healthcare company and therefore are very happy to continue our success story with NOVENTI for a very long time.”

Dr. Sven Jansen, Board of Directors of NOVENTI Health SE explains: “As strategic partner of the NOVENTI OPEN, it is our goal to also transfer our values and visions regarding the topic of health and sustainability in Germany and the world to the most important tennis tournament in Germany. We already started with this last year by making the NOVENTI OPEN the first climate-neutral ATP 500 tennis tournament in the world. We will continue to develop this and therefore look forward to the future together.”

Last year, the NOVENTI OPEN was broadcast live on TV in over 170 countries worldwide. For the 28th edition of the tournament from 13 to 21 June 2020, a world class field has once again announced itself, with defending champion Roger Federer (ATP world number 3) leading the way. A top-class quartet of contenders intends to prevent the Swiss “maestro” of making another clean sweep: Alexander Zverev, Germany’s number 1 (ATP 7), has, as have Russia’s star Karen Khachanov (ATP 16), Japan’s ace Kei Nishikori (ATP 17) and the Croatian tournament winner of the year 2018, Borna Coric (ATP 28),committed to attend the event. ”Once again, we will experience absolute world class tennis in Halle,” said tournament director Ralf Weber. ”The fans worldwide can look forward to great tennis days at the OWL ARENA.”

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news-154 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:12:00 +0100 NOVENTI meets Pope Francis for Climate Talks at the Vatican and makes the Vatican Pharmacy climate-neutral https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-meets-pope-francis-for-climate-talks-at-the-vatican-and-makes-the-vatican-pharmacy-climate-n/ Germany’s leading healthcare company NOVENTI discusses ideas for more climate protection and for sustainable, responsible entrepreneurship with the Holy Father. NOVENTI is the first German company to be part of the pontifical “Laudato si‘ Challenge”. As keynote speaker, NOVENTI executive board member Dr. Sven Jansen will present the activities of the group of companies for climate-neutral and sustainable action to Pope Francis on December 4, 2019.

The “Laudato si' Challenge” is Pope Francis’ annual initiative, based on his environmental encyclical Laudato si', published in 2015 and proclaimed before the United Nations General Assembly. From December 3 to 5, selected international representatives from business and NGOs will meet at the Vatican.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO of NOVENTI Health SE, explains: “Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. With the encyclical Laudato si', Pope Francis has expressed his concern for the creation and the future of the planet. We share this stance. The responsible use of natural resources and the reduction of CO2 emissions are important concerns for us. In doing so, we want to contribute to the preservation of the foundations of our lives, in the spirit of the Holy Father’s environmental encyclical.”

Because good words and good deeds are important in the fight against global warming, the NOVENTI delegation will take its visit to Rome as an opportunity to make the Vatican’s only pharmacy climate-neutral. Together with Fokus Zukunft Institute, the emissions of the Vatican Pharmacy, founded by monk Eusebio Fronmen in 1874, were calculated and offset. Talks about additional sustainable measures for the busiest pharmacy in the world are taking place between the Vatican and NOVENTI.

Dr. Sven Jansen, member of the NOVENTI executive board: “As a leading healthcare company, we focus on keeping people healthy in everything we do. We put this in a nutshell by saying: For the future of healthcare. Sustainability is part of our company philosophy. Because healthy people require a healthy environment.

With this campaign and our participation in the 'Laudato si' Challenge', we also want to encourage other companies to work for more climate protection and thus become the engine for more sustainability in the economy. Of course, NOVENTI does not have the perfect answer to the climate crisis. However, by working shoulder to shoulder with other companies, we are certain to find more ways to reduce our ecological footprint and pave the way towards a healthier future.”

NOVENTI has made environmental protection an important benchmark for the company's success. This includes a large number of activities and measures in the field of environmental protection for which NOVENTI has already received awards, including “Climate Promoter 2019 / 2020” from the Senate of the Economy.

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news-149 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:05:33 +0100 VISION.A 2020: NOVENTI becomes exclusive partner https://www.noventi.de/en/news/visiona-2020-noventi-becomes-exclusive-partner/ The NOVENTI group of companies is the new exclusive partner to VISION.A 2020, the industry meeting point for the pharmaceutical and healthcare market. Berlin – NOVENTI, a system-relevant shaper of the German healthcare market, is now, for the first time, joining APOTHEKE ADHOC as the exclusive cooperation partners of VISION.A. Featuring more than 50 speakers, the presentation of the VISION.A Awards, a start-up audition, the Gallery of Inspiration and much more, the VISION.A event on March 11 and 12, 2020, will once again put knowledge, innovation and networking front and center with an eye to all aspects of digitization in pharmaceuticals and the pharmacy sector.  For the first time, a special award is being added to the VISION.A Awards – the NOVENTI eHealth Award, specifically for outstanding e-health startups in this segment. The motto for 2020 is ALL ABOUT COMMUNICATION.

In its role as Germany’s largest ERP firm and Europe’s largest billing company, NOVENTI is an innovative market leader in the national and international healthcare market. NOVENTI will be supporting the upcoming digital conference for the pharmacy and healthcare market and discussing plans and ideas for a forward-looking digital healthcare market with participants. After all, VISION.A 2020 is once again is all about digitization. The event is dedicated to the question of the pharmacy of tomorrow. The 2020 event will also focus on communication.

Everyone on the organizing team headed by VISION.A initiator Thomas Bellartz is delighted to have NOVENTI on board as a strong partner: “NOVENTI stands like no other company for successful ongoing change in continuously realigning the pharmacy and healthcare market, not least as a result of digitization and social change. We are delighted to have NOVENTI at our side as an innovative, dedicated partner.”

NOVENTI also views the cooperative relationship with VISION.A 2020 as something very special, as Dr. Michael Silvio Kusche, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), points out: “We are excited to step out of the role of visitor and award winner and into that of exclusive partner and presenter. VISION.A is a noteworthy event that brings together industry leaders, innovators and specialists from various industries and with diverse perspectives from all over Germany. With this partnership, NOVENTI is also making it clear that we will actively and successfully monitor and support the digital transformation in our role as a system-relevant shaper of the German healthcare market.”

VISION.A 2020, to be held on March 11 and 12, 2020, will mark the fifth time that innovators, visionaries and industry insiders from the pharmaceuticals and healthcare market come together in a spectacular venue: Kühlhaus Berlin offers enough room for an exciting program featuring more than 50 speakers, inspiring ideas and grand visions. Guests can look forward to a full-service package, featuring nonstop knowledge, networking opportunities, an awards ceremony and after-show party, and of course culinary highlights. It’s worthwhile to book early: Until December 20, 2019, tickets are available at the “Super Early Bird” rate. The discount is 400 euros.

Register now to be a part of it!

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news-148 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:37:59 +0100 We are ready for e-prescription https://www.noventi.de/en/news/we-are-ready-for-e-prescription/ GERDA project: Integration immediately available as of launch – pharmacies with NOVENTI systems benefit from full-spectrum e-prescription solution in real-world operation Berlin e-prescription project: call for open market access

The GERDA project is an important step in charting the course for the nationwide rollout of e-prescriptions in Germany. After extensive preliminary work, GERDA has now gone live in Baden-Württemberg, with the pilot starting in the Stuttgart and Tuttlingen region in early November. In its role as a system-relevant shaper of the German healthcare market, NOVENTI is involved in implementing the e-prescription technical service as a technological cooperation partner, but that is not all. The pharmacies involved that work with NOVENTI systems are also playing a major role in the success of the program. Initial experience already shows that NOVENTI’s concept – comprehensive, seamless integration into the pharmacy systems used by German pharmacies on site – is being well received.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO of NOVENTI Health SE, explains: “One thing that’s just as important as providing the technical infrastructure, is making sure the process goes smoothly at the pharmacy itself. We are already proving that now, with the pharmacies participating in the project who work with awinta’s ERP system and use NOVENTI’s billing services.” These local pharmacies benefit from a full-spectrum NOVENTI solution for e-prescriptions, which is now being used for the first time in live operation as part of the GERDA project. From processing at the pharmacy through to billing, the e-prescription is seamlessly integrated into normal pharmacy operations, without any losses due to friction. 

Ms. Daniela Naumburger, a pharmacist from Nordbahnhof Apotheke in Stuttgart, agrees: “We really had a lot of reservations about what we should expect from the change – but for no reason at all. Our initial experience has already shown that with NOVENTI’s help, we have everything under control when it comes to e-prescriptions.”

Thanks to extensive planning, everything works well in practice: The patient receives a prescription from the doctor – now, for the first time, in the form of an e-prescription stored to the central e-prescription memory developed by NOVENTI.  The key for the e-prescription is then transmitted directly to the patient via an app. In the case of the GERDA project, the docdirekt app is the one used. One important security feature is that the patient only receives a digital key, which can be used to authorize a pharmacy of the patient’s choice to pull the e-prescription from the central e-prescription memory. It is also possible to pre-order the medications at the pharmacy using the app, of course.  Says Naumburger, “To us, the handling is really very simple and convenient. It doesn’t take any extra time, and it’s basically not much different from how we did things before. At the pharmacy, incoming e-prescriptions are displayed directly in the ERP system and can be imported with just one click and then processed further as usual. One especially positive development is that reading errors are a thing of the past. Closely checking the prescribing physician’s signature, which has caused us quite a bit of trouble with health insurers refusing reimbursement in the past, is also no longer necessary now.” And that’s not all, she adds: “The information on when the patient can pick up their medication is also very easy to transmit to the patient directly from the pharmacy system. I wouldn’t have thought my ERP system could even chat with an app. Since the prescription is already digitally available format, it can also be transmitted directly to the NOVENTI billing system at the push of a button and billed. There’s no need to scan the prescription anymore. Thanks to NOVENTI, we have a solution that shows the entire e-prescription process, from start to finish, at the pharmacy.”

Project open to other pharmacies

awinta pharmacies from the Stuttgart and Tuttlingen area that are interested in participating in the project are welcome to visit the website of Landesapothekerverband Baden-Württemberg, the state association of pharmacists for that region, to learn more about their options:  www.apotheker.de.

Base technology from innovation leader NOVENTI sets standards

In its role as a system-relevant shaper of the German healthcare market, NOVENTI is involved in developing the technological prerequisites that go into the GERDA project. Says Dr. Hermann Sommer: “The launch of e-prescriptions is making great strides. As a technological cooperation partner for the GERDA project and a pharmacist-owned company, we are committed to make sure that e-prescriptions will be a recipe for success for local pharmacies as well. We are delighted to be able to play such a large role in this project, which is pointing the way forward for the German healthcare sector, including to have been commissioned to implement the central e-prescription technical service, which manages not only the e-prescription memory, but also the e-prescription status transitions, and provides the necessary interfaces.”

Berlin e-prescription project – call for open market access

The GERDA project is having an impact across Germany. For example, another e-prescription project is being initiated in Berlin, this time by Berliner Apothekerverein (BAV), the Berlin association of pharmacists, in cooperation with the German Pharmacists’ Association (DAV). The content of this project builds primarily on the structures of the GERDA project, which were put in place with support from NOVENTI, including the central e-prescription technical service and the implementation in the pharmacy systems and billing system. Dr. Hermann Sommer explains: “NOVENTI is ready and willing, now and in the future, to share the experiences we have gleaned through GERDA and our wealth of other expertise with the project in Berlin and other e-prescription projects. This project in Berlin is apparently not prioritizing or including the experiences of successful market players like NOVENTI, though. Still, we have already received various inquiries from pharmacies in Berlin that have NOVENTI systems and would like to participate in the project. We hope there will be open access to the market.”

Other pharmacies that are interested, have select awinta systems and are located in the area covered by postal codes 10623 to 10827 should indicate their interest in participating early on by contacting the BAV, DAV or NOVENTI.

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news-147 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:54:00 +0100 Software firm Mauve becomes certified pro AvO partner https://www.noventi.de/en/news/software-firm-mauve-becomes-certified-pro-avo-partner/ pro AvO demonstrates openness to external partners Right from the start, the pro AvO initiative has always stressed that its own solution is open to all external market players and service providers that serve pharmacies locally. To ensure that all pharmacies can connect to the portal without having to change Web shop providers, pro AvO has now opened up its own interfaces. The first implementation partner certified by pro AvO will be the software firm Mauve.

Mauve Mailorder Software, a leading digital specialist in the pharmacy market, will mark the launch of the pro AvO solution by ensuring that all pharmacy customers are able to connect to the pro AvO digital platform. Right now, there are more than 400 pharmacies using the software company’s services.

“We really scrutinized pro AvO’s portal solution. We believe the concept and the technical implementation of pro AvO will set standards when e-prescriptions are introduced. That being the case, it’s only logical for us to get our pharmacy customers ‘pro AvO ready’ as soon as possible so that they can be a part of the concept when the digital platform goes live next year,” says Christian Mauve, Managing Director of Mauve Mailorder Software.

“We’re delighted that our digital platform, which is based on technology from Curacado, has found another important supporter in Mauve. With an additional strong proponent and development partner at our side, we plan to put pro AvO on as broad a basis as possible so that all pharmacies can benefit from our digital platform – regardless of the Web shop provider they have chosen,” says Peter Menk, pro AvO Managing Director.

Tanja Wilcke-Pasternacki, a member of the management of gesund leben Apotheken, is also happy: “This is just the right development for our customers.  Once pro AvO starts, all gesund leben customers will be ‘pro AvO ready’ with their Web shop solution from our partner Mauve, so they’ll be ready for e-prescriptions.”

pro AvO is all about openness – also in terms of suppliers, ERP systems and cooperative initiatives

It is a fact that the larger the number of participating pharmacies, and thus the larger the range of available options, the more attractive the digital platform is to consumers, and thus also to pharmacies in the local area. The main idea behind pro AvO is to build a joint market solution – independent of suppliers, ERP systems and cooperative initiatives. The pro AvO credo is that isolated solutions don’t have the potential to really catch on with end customers on a lasting basis.

Low technical threshold for pharmacies to connect to pro AvO

The technical prerequisites for pharmacies to be able to participate in the pro AvO platform in the future are not hard to meet. All it takes is a Web shop and an Internet connection. The Web shop is necessary in order to connect the pharmacy’s ERP system with the platform, thereby putting the pharmacy’s offerings in the digital display window. Pharmacies that already use a digital solution such as effizin, callmyApo or vimedi from NOVENTI, mea® from Sanacorp, gesund leben from GEHE, click&collect from Wort&Bild or Curacado will have an easy time connecting to the pro AvO platform.

To make certain the platform’s stringent quality requirements are met and give pharmacies and customers peace of mind, the process of obtaining pro AvO certification will take place jointly with TÜV Hessen. TÜV will act as a trust center for all external service providers wishing to connect to the portal as implementation partners.

 

 

The “pro AvO” initiative, which aims to support local pharmacies, is developing a digital supply network with pharmacy services for all of Germany, all geared toward consumers’ needs and points of contact. The portal is due to launch when e-prescriptions take effect, if not before. It aims to provide customers with direct access to the services of as many of the 19,300 pharmacies in Germany as possible – anytime, anywhere. The pro AvO initiative was launched by BD Rowa Germany GmbH, GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH, NOVENTI, Sanacorp eG and the Wort & Bild publishing group.

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news-145 Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:15:51 +0100 Dr. Verena Heeschen starts as CHRO – Leadership circle now complete https://www.noventi.de/en/news/dr-verena-heeschen-starts-as-chro-leadership-circle-now-complete/ Dr. Verena Heeschen is assuming the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as of November 2019, completing the leadership circle at NOVENTI Heeschen, an international attorney, studied law in Freiburg and Munich and has a wealth of experience in the fields of law and human resources. Her past work experience includes various positions at Axel Springer, and most recently, she served as CHRO & Head of Legal at Neusoft Technology Solutions, a Chinese software and IT firm.

NOVENTI CEO, Dr. Hermann Sommer, comments: “The ranks of our management as Europe’s market leader are now complete. Now that Victor Castro has been appointed to the board and Dr. Verena Heeschen is starting out as Chief HR Officer (CHRO), joining our proven board members Sven Bertram, who is in charge of IT (CTO), Dr. Silvio Kusche, head of marketing (CMO), Dr. Sven Simons, who works with customers and innovation (CCIO), and Björn Zeien, the head of strategy (CSO), we are in an excellent position to transform the healthcare sector and continue to grow as the system-relevant shaper of the German healthcare market.”

 

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news-115 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:47:50 +0200 NOVENTI, MVDA and LINDA are starting a joint venture https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-mvda-and-linda-are-starting-a-joint-venture/ Strengthening on-site Pharmacies together The NOVENTI Group, the Marketing Association of German Pharmacists (MVDA e.V.), and Germany’s most well-known quality umbrella brand of owner-managed pharmacies, “LINDA” managed by LINDA AG, are starting a partnership and for that, among other things, are founding a joint venture to strengthen on-site pharmacies.

The joint venture between MVDA e. V., LINDA AG, and NOVENTI Group was contractually sealed by a letter of intent at this year’s expopharm in Düsseldorf. Its goal is to establish an operative basis from which joint actions can be developed to strengthen local on-site pharmacies. The plan is to transfer the joint venture into a partnership under the German Civil Code as of 01/01/2020. The Managing Board is composed of two representatives from each, NOVENTI and MVDA/LINDA. Jointly developed projects can be implemented non-bureaucratically and efficiently by a deliberately lean organizational structure. The goal of these projects is to position and strengthen owner-managed on-site pharmacies. Pharmacy teams will also get support for their day-to-day work by targeted actions, for instance regarding technical aspects of e-prescriptions, connectors, etc.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, chief executive officer of NOVENTI Health SE, explains: “With MVDA, managed by pharmacists, and the very well-established LINDA pharmacies, we as pharmacist owned NOVENTI have found the optimal partner in the market of pharmacy cooperation to sustainably strengthen on-site pharmacies with their indispensable service for end customers.”

Volker Karg, Management Board speaker of LINDA AG, explains the purpose of the cooperation: “The innovative strength and system relevance of the NOVENTI Group for the Germany healthcare market, especially with regard to the introduction of the e-prescription, the associated advantages for pharmacies, and NOVENTI’s large market coverage in Germany are a perfect fit for the strategic orientation of LINDA AG and for the pharmacies that have embraced the LINDA concept.”

An initial action that has already been implemented is joint management and support of the pro AvO (pro on-site pharmacy) initiative to promote digital networking of local pharmacies. The digital supply network with pharmacy services was developed for all of Germany and is geared toward the needs and points of contact for end consumers. NOVENTI is one of the five founding members of pro AvO. MVDA and LINDA already have cooperation partnerships with Rowa and Wort & Bild Verlag. The association and the pharmacy brand cooperation are intended to actively support the initiative and will contribute solid expertise with the LINDA 24/7 digital concept.

Another joint project is a plan for climate awareness in everyday pharmacy life. The NOVENTI Group is already a leader in the German healthcare market when it comes to climate protection because sustainability is one of the basic principles of NOVENTI’s corporate strategy and is also a benchmark for its entrepreneurial success. The NOVENTI Group in Munich has been compensating all of its CO2 emissions since 2018 and is operating completely climate-neutral. The NOVENTI OPEN was the first climate-neutral ATP500 tennis tournament in the world, and NOVENTI was the first exhibitor at the expopharm to make its tradeshow stand climate-neutral. The greenLINDA expert plan from LINDA pharmacies has also been serving increasing customer desires for sustainability and naturalness for a few years.

“Our strategic partnership with NOVENTI is an important step for our independent community of pharmacists.” We have the same pharmaceutical values ingrained into our structures. Starting 10/14/2019, we will be visiting 18 member locations throughout Germany and are glad to be able to welcome NOVENTI as a guest speaker, said Gabriela Hame-Fischer, president of MVDA e.V.

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news-112 Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:26:58 +0200 NOVENTI and DoctorBox are forming a strategic partnership https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-and-doctorbox-are-forming-a-strategic-partnership/ Strengthening digital networking with electronic health records Munich, 24 September 2019. With immediate effect, the NOVENTI Group and DoctorBox GmbH are starting a strategic cooperation for further development of electronic health records. Being a systemically relevant shaper of the German healthcare market, the NOVENTI Group is taking a further logical step to actively organise the interfaces for networked services.

The electronic health record or its enhancement, the electronic patient record (EPR), is the key element of networked healthcare provision and telematic infrastructure. At the latest from January 2021, the statutory health insurers must offer their policyholders such an EPR. The electronic patient record enables case by case and cross-institutional documentation of the medical history – from an electronic medication plan, electronic doctor’s letters and results to doctor's appointments – and thus, EPR becomes a fulcrum of communication between the service providers in the healthcare system.

DoctorBox offers a stand-alone solution for digital medical records. The iOS and Android app is useful for the individual management of personal health records and the app is a leader in the German market in terms of data protection and its functions, e.g. document recording, the interaction between the doctor and the patient, it has everything from a pain diary to an emergency ticker with integrated vaccination card and organ donor card. All the documents and information are saved centrally; the data sovereignty lies with the patients. The required connection to the telematics infrastructure and end-to-end encryption is expected to be completed by December 2019.

As a neutral platform, the DoctorBox-App is in line with NOVENTI’s strategy, that is to develop general solutions for the networked healthcare system that are accessible to everyone and offer advantages to all customers of the NOVENTI Group. For the first time, a pharmacist-owned company has invested in an independent health record, which enshrines the patient’s data sovereignty as a corporate philosophy. Thus, the cooperation offers a variety of connecting factors for NOVENTI solutions, which will contribute to implement synergies among the subsidiaries of the group. With the cooperation, NOVENTI is taking the next logical step to actively shape the digital networking of healthcare provision with the interface between the pharmacy and other service providers. At the same time, NOVENTI offers its own customers the security to be already prepared today for the mandatory introduction of the electronic patient record.

NOVENTI chairman, Dr. Hermann Sommer, speaking about this: “In an increasingly networked provision, the competitiveness of our group is strengthened by the fact that we network with competent partners. With DoctorBox we have a partner that will further increase the strength of our group with innovative solutions.”

"DoctorBox has completed an oversubscribed growth financing round amounting to a mid single-digit million range with NOVENTI as the anchor investor and other existing investors from the fields of healthcare (Müller Medien, Labor Becker, Leica, etc.), artificial intelligence (arago, etc.), data management (Ximantix, etc.) and finance (Raiffeisen and Volksbanken, Evercore, IEG). DoctorBox and NOVENTI as a minority investor will together provide a decisive impetus to the prevalence of ePrescription. Together, we will continue to place the patient at the centre of the exchange of health records” says Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Oliver Miltner, CEO of DoctorBox.

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news-110 Mon, 23 Sep 2019 08:40:37 +0200 Open letter to the President of the United States of America – The New York Times https://www.noventi.de/en/news/open-letter-to-the-president-of-the-united-states-of-america-the-new-york-times-1/ UN Climate Action Summit 2019NOVENTI is part of the Delegation of the German Senate of Economy In the context of the UN climate summit 2019 in New York City, NOVENTI is part of the delegation visit of the German Senate of Economy and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and as a representative of Germany, the company presents its activities for climate-neutral and sustainable action.

At the same time, in an open letter in The New York Times, NOVENTI calls on the President of the United States of America to take action. No one can escape the climate.

On this, the chairman of NOVENTI Health SE, Dr. Hermann Sommer: “We are thankful and happy to be able to present our activities on the occasion of the UN climate summit 2019 together with the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller, in the context of the delegation visit of the Senate of Economy in New York City.

Of course, we don’t have the perfect answer to the climate crisis. However, as the systemically relevant shapers of the German healthcare market, we would like to set an example and are convinced that companies like NOVENTI can be an important force for sustainable development and good environmental performance - if such companies work on climate initiatives. We hope to contribute a small step towards conserving our natural resources, in the spirit of the climate protection program 2030 adopted by the German Federal Government.”

NOVENTI Health SE management board, Dr. Sven Jansen, is in New York to talk and discuss this topic with the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, the Ambassador of the Permanent Delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations, Dr. Christoph Heusgen and Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c., Franz-Josef Radermacher, as well as other important actors in this field.

“Dear Mr. President” - Call to action

At the same time, NOVENTI has published an open letter to the President of the United States of America this Monday, 09/23/2019, in The New York Times in over 60 countries, as well as in BILD and in Handelsblatt. Explaining this, Dr. Sven Jansen says: “In our open letter, we call upon the President of the United States of America to take action. First and foremost, he is responsible for conserving our natural resources. No one can escape the climate. With this, we want to shake up and show that everyone is responsible for environmentally conscious behavior – from a child to the head of state. But especially the President of the United States of America must not evade this responsibility. He must be a role model and a leader at the same time on the way to a better climate, a better environment and a better health.

At the same time, naturally, every company must do its part to reduce the effects on the environment. We cannot solve the climate crisis alone – but everyone can be an integral part of a more sustainable future.”

Responsibility as the market leader and the technology driver

As Germany’s largest pharmacy inventory management company and Europe’s largest billing company, we are system-relevant shapers of the German healthcare market and we want to initiate new dynamics for the digitalization of the healthcare market. At the same time, we are also aware of our responsibility: Thus, sustainability is an important part of our company strategy and a yardstick for corporate success. The sustainability efforts have been integrated in all business divisions and processes. Our goal is to keep effects on the climate as low as possible, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce our ecological footprint.

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news-76 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:54:48 +0200 Industry Standard for Product Management Systems https://www.noventi.de/en/news/industry-standard-for-product-management-systems/ pro AvO calls for a Mutual Web Interface for all On-Site Pharmacies When the e-prescription is introduced in the coming year, it will permanently change the pharmacy world. In order for on-site pharmacies and patients to equally benefit from this development, an industry standard for a digital platform interface is necessary that all pharmacy product management systems can be connected to. pro AvO is calling for this sort of a mutual standard in terms of interoperability. To do so, pro AvO is already meeting with the ADAS and is supporting its initiative to develop a uniform interface.

E-prescription will permanently change pharmacy customer behavior

Currently, customers personally hand in almost all prescriptions in on-site pharmacies. When the e-prescription is introduced, it can be assumed that patient behavior will change, and the number of prescriptions that are sent electronically to pharmacies will increase significantly.

On-site pharmacies must also be digitally accessible in order to participate in growing online channels. Solutions will prevail that have a direct connection to the pharmacy’s product management system. Pharmacy customers will only immediately order and pay if they can be sure that the ordered product is actually available and ready for them. And in pharmacies, online orders will only be able to be processed in an economical way if they are directly integrated into product management without great expense.

Interoperability: Interfaces for product management must be completely open

To connect product management systems to new digital ordering channels, completely open interfaces must be developed that also ensure effective data exchange between the e-commerce offers of the various software producers. This is the only way that pharmacies and end customers can universally communicate regardless of the pharmacy software that is used. And local pharmacies and patients can only benefit from universal, digital platform offers if the systems are interoperable.

“Pharmacies expect their suppliers and service providers to provide them with instruments to make it possible for them to benefit from the e-prescription,” says Peter Menk, Managing Director of pro AvO. “This is why we need an industry standard now for a mutual platform interface that connects all pharmacy product management systems to existing online shops as well as especially to new platform solutions and takes all General Data Protection Regulation requirements into account.”

ADAS as the right entity to define the mutual interface

As an association of leading German software companies in the pharmacy market, the ADAS (Federal Association of German Pharmacy Software Companies) has the goal of promoting interoperability of various pharmacy software systems. This is why pro AvO supports the ADAS initiative of developing a uniform interface.

“All initiatives should be open to all pharmacies. We should all sit down at one table and come up with a way to connect using a mutual industry interface so that we do not lose valuable time now in a competition between platform initiatives. We would like to open our interfaces to all pharmacies and in the process of doing so are already meeting with the ADAS. We are also inviting all other digital industry initiatives and all software companies to support the ADAS in mutually defining the industry standard as quickly as possible,” says Peter Menk.

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news-74 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:09:06 +0200 Advantage Earth https://www.noventi.de/en/news/advantage-earth/ NOVENTI OPEN on the way to becoming the world’s most climate-neutral tennis tournament! Munich, June 21, 2019. Sustainability is one of the core principles of NOVENTI's corporate strategy, a benchmark for corporate success and a better tomorrow. As a new strategic partner of the NOVENTI OPEN in Halle (Westphalia), it is the German healthcare market leader’s declared goal to extend these values ​​and visions to the largest tennis tournament in Germany.

"Our mission is to make the NOVENTI OPEN the most climate-neutral tennis tournament in the world," explains Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO of NOVENTI Health SE. “We consider economic, ecological and social aspects in all our decisions – and as one of the few industry representatives in the healthcare market, we are already certified as a climate-neutral company." In concrete terms, this means that the actions of the NOVENTI Group do not leave a carbon footprint.

To minimize the environmental impact of the NOVENTI OPEN, Dr. Sommer and his team are already making a mark in the first year of the partnership: Assuming around 100,000 visitors, NOVENTI has calculated the total amount of CO2 and the food and drinks consumed during the event, and other factors that are significant for the amount of CO2. The sustainability experts at the "Fokus Zukunft" institute came up with a total of around 13,600 tonnes of CO2. NOVENTI is now compensating this factor by supporting a water project in Brazil under the authority of the United Nations. "Fokus Zukunft” will award a corresponding certificate to the strategic partner of the NOVENTI OPEN and the tournament director Ralf Weber during the quarter-finals in Halle (Westphalia).

But the eRezept experts from Munich are also making a mark besides the CO2 compensation: they have swapped the plastic cups used at the beverage stalls at the tennis tournament for sustainable, climate-friendly packaging solutions and disposable tableware made of renewable or recycled raw materials – a good conscious to go, so to speak. "We want visitors to the biggest tennis tournament in Germany to feel our commitment right there in Halle, and to get a better picture of what we stand for," explains Dr. Sommer. "That's why it's important for us today, and in the future, not only to compensate CO2, but to reduce it and ultimately avoid it – both as a company and as a partner of the NOVENTI OPEN." Ralf Weber, founder and tournament director, is delighted: "That's a great sign for our ATP tournament and for the entire region. And, of course, also for our content partnership with NOVENTI."

Since January 1, 2018, NOVENTI has compensated all CO2 emissions, and thus operates completely climate-neutrally. NOVENTI’s emissions calculated on the basis of their CO2 footprint, including the 16 locations throughout Germany, are offset by three internationally recognized climate protection projects: an award-winning cooking stove project in Ghana, an FSC sustainable forestry project in Uruguay, and a UN certified hydropower project in India. The sustainability consultancy Fokus Zukunft certified NOVENTI as a "climate-neutral company” in recognition of its commitment. In addition, NOVENTI was honored as a "Climate Sponsor 2019/2020” by the Economic Senate.

The CEO of NOVENTI, Dr. Hermann Sommer, is a member of the Economic Senate and thus NOVENTI supports the "Development and Climate Alliance" of the Development Minister, Dr. Gerd Müller, and the Economic Senate.

Further information on sustainability at NOVENTI can be found here.

 

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news-71 Sat, 08 Jun 2019 10:37:00 +0200 Germany’s biggest healthcare provider NOVENTI takes over title sponsorship for 2019 https://www.noventi.de/en/news/germanys-biggest-healthcare-provider-noventi-takes-over-title-sponsorship-for-2019/ Tournament Director Ralf Weber: “A very strong signal for the future of our tournament”Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chief Executive Officer of NOVENTI Health SE: “We are proud to be the title sponsor of this great and long-standing grass court tournament.” Halle in Westphalia (Germany). Germany’s most important ATP tennis tournament has a new title sponsor for the 27th edition which is held from June 15th to 23th 2019. In 2019, the globally renowned ATP 500 grass court event in Halle in Westphalia, Germany, will be called NOVENTI OPEN. On Saturday, June 08th, the local organiser, the Gerry Weber Management und Event GmbH & Co. OHG, and the NOVENTI group, Germany’s biggest health care provider, signed an agreement for a three-year partnership, i.e. from 2019 to 2021. “We are very happy about the cooperation which is also a very strong signal for the future of our tournament,” said Tournament Director Ralf Weber. “Thanks to this trend-setting partnership, the tournament will continue to position itself firmly as a major event.” Both parties have not disclosed any information about the financial details of the contract.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chief Executive Officer of NOVENTI Health SE, explained: “At NOVENTI, we work for the strengthening of the health services in Germany and thus, in particular, support owner-operated local pharmacies. Thereby, we ensure national health care. We are proud to be the title sponsor of this great and long-standing grass court tournament.”

“NOVENTI will take over the title sponsoring of the top-class ATP tennis event for 2019 and we have a very cooperative partnership” explained tournament director Ralf Weber. The parties will discuss the details of the cooperation for the years 2020 and 2021 in autumn. Weber thanked the former title sponsor, the Gerry Weber International AG, for the long-standing partnership from the start-up phase via the further development of the tournament to becoming one of the best known global tennis competitions of the ATP Tour. Again this year, the NOVENTI OPEN will be broadcast to 130 countries, more than 350 accredited journalists will report on site.

Dr. Sven Jansen, Board Member of NOVENTI Health SE explains the background of the cooperation: “Sport and health just belong together. And NOVENTI allows its customers, i.e. pharmacies, doctors and other service providers, to focus on the most important topic – on their customers. Therefore, it was an obvious step for us to take our commitment to a healthy lifestyle to a wider audience.“

The Tournament Director Ralf Weber is also very happy about the support from the players and the pros’ management agencies: “Many top players will come this year without having a contractual obligation.”

Also the record champion Roger Federer who won the tournament in Halle in Westphalia nine times immediately affirmed his support. “We always offered the players ideal surroundings to play here and to perform at their best. Halle was and is a feel good oasis for the pros, as well as for their families,” said Ralf Weber. “That is one of the reasons why we received so much encouragement from the tennis world.”

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news-67 Fri, 07 Jun 2019 07:54:00 +0200 Petra Terhardt to become Managing Director of awinta GmbH https://www.noventi.de/en/news/petra-terhardt-to-become-managing-director-of-awinta-gmbh/ Petra Terhardt will take over as Managing Director of awinta GmbH with effect from 07/01/2019. Munich, 07 June 2019. Together with Managing Directors Sven Bertram and Gordian Schöllhorn, Ms. Terhardt will take responsibility for the entire market segment. Along with the Key Account Management, Special Supply Solutions and Strategic Market Development departments, she will thus also oversee awinta GmbH’s six regional operations. Gordian Schöllhorn will henceforth focus on customer service as well as strategic themes at awinta and synergies with NOVENTI.

Ms. Terhardt is a qualified pharmacist and has many years’ experience in the healthcare and pharmacy sectors. She built her career at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Stada GmbH and Lauer Fischer before joining awinta GmbH at the end of 2016 as central region Managing Director, where she proved exceptionally successful. In July 2018 she became Sales Director and transferred to head office at Bietigheim Bissingen.

Awinta GmbH is a subsidiary of NOVENTI GmbH. With about 7,000 customers, awinta is market leader for pharmacy software in the German healthcare sector.

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news-64 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:54:00 +0200 New CCIO Dr. Sven Simons https://www.noventi.de/en/news/new-ccio-dr-sven-simons/ NOVENTI is reinforcing its position with Pharmacy Expert Munich, 4. June 2019. The NOVENTI Group is reinforcing its top management. Dr. Sven Simons is joining the Divisional Management Board of NOVENTI Health SE as of 09/01/2018 as the CCIO (Chief Client Innovation Officer).

Dr. Simons will manage the changes from digitization for the pharmacy profession in the future and will also refine the focus of the NOVENTI Group’s products.

Dr. Simons was employed for many years at MVDA e.V., was a member of the Management Board from 2011 until 2019, and from 2015 until recently was a member of the Executive Committee and responsible for the Pharmaceutical Expertise division.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chairman of the Executive Board of NOVENTI Health SE explains: “As a pharmacist-owned company, we are now glad to be able to also welcome a pharmacist into our Divisional Management Board who will naturally pay attention to pharmacists and their needs with a special insight.”

Dr. Sven Simons studied pharmaceutics in Bonn and Glasgow and is a pharmacist specialized in drug information. Until recently, he managed two pharmacies together with his wife in the Sauerland region.

The NOVENTI Group is reinforcing its top management. Dr. Sven Simons is joining the Divisional Management Board of NOVENTI Health SE as of 09/01/2018 as the CCIO (Chief Client Innovation Officer).

Dr. Simons will manage the changes from digitization for the pharmacy profession in the future and will also refine the focus of the NOVENTI Group’s products.

Dr. Simons was employed for many years at MVDA e.V., was a member of the Management Board from 2011 until 2019, and from 2015 until recently was a member of the Executive Committee and responsible for the Pharmaceutical Expertise division.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chairman of the Executive Board of NOVENTI Health SE explains: “As a pharmacist-owned company, we are now glad to be able to also welcome a pharmacist into our Divisional Management Board who will naturally pay attention to pharmacists and their needs with a special insight.”

Dr. Sven Simons studied pharmaceutics in Bonn and Glasgow and is a pharmacist specialized in drug information. Until recently, he managed two pharmacies together with his wife in the Sauerland region.

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news-62 Mon, 13 May 2019 13:18:20 +0200 pro AvO welcomes the E-Prescription Initiative from the ABDA and recommends a round table discussion for all market partners https://www.noventi.de/en/news/pro-avo-welcomes-the-e-prescription-initiative-from-the-abda-and-recommends-a-round-table-discussion/ The Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists (ABDA) announced at its business forum last week that it is developing a patient app. This app should be geared towards forthcoming e-prescriptions. pro Apotheke vor Ort (pro AvO) warmly welcomes the ABDA initiative as a shareholder in gematik mbH to shape the design and development of standards at the federal level for the upcoming e-prescriptions.

“We are glad and think that it is absolutely right that the ABDA has received the leadership for introducing e-prescriptions. The ABDA is pursuing the same goal as we are of creating a uniform digital standard to provide patients the best possible access to medications,” says Peter Menk, Managing Director of pro AvO.

Bring all market partners to a round table discussion now
“The Pro AvO Initiative recommends that the ABDA approach all relevant market partners now to develop common standards that all patients and all pharmacies can use. All market participants should pull together so that on-site pharmacies can participate in the growing online channel to generate the greatest-possible added value for patients,” Menk says to encourage a joint approach.

Consistent design for independent patients
According to the notification from the ABDA, e-prescriptions should be able to be consistently used in a way that is neutral, free of advertising, and does not guide or control patients. The joint venture, pro AvO, also supports this fundamentally important approach for introducing e-prescriptions as Peter Menk states: “We share the goals that the ABDA has of strengthening the role of on-site pharmacies with digital options and also securing nationwide supply in the future.” pro AvO also advocates that patients keep possession of their e-prescription and independently decide on the pharmacy where they would like to fill the prescription. In pro AvO’s view, there should be no trading of data either or other use of data without explicit patient consent.

On-site pharmacy competitiveness by joining forces
In pro AvO’s view, is also important to make every effort to work together on an open solution that includes all pharmacies. This will not work with stand-alone solutions, but only with an industry-wide solution, which is what pro AvO has been advocating for since it was founded. Pharmacists expect solutions that work at all pharmacies and that offer their patients and customers the greatest amount of added value. In pro AvO’s view, this can only work by joining forces along the entire supply chain. For example, product management must be integrated, and pharmacy deliverability must be ensured for all digital solutions so that pharmacy processes can continue to function smoothly. The best way to do this is to get all relevant market partners at one table and to mutually define the necessary standards and guidelines.

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news-60 Tue, 07 May 2019 06:32:00 +0200 Committed to the environment: NOVENTI awarded as a climate-neutral company https://www.noventi.de/en/news/committed-to-the-environment-noventi-awarded-as-a-climate-neutral-company/ The NOVENTI Group in Munich is one of the first industry representatives in the healthcare market that is operating on a completely climate-neutral basis. It has been compensating all of its CO2 emissions since January 1, 2018. Emissions from operations determined on the basis of the group company’s CO2 footprint are compensated by three internationally recognized climate protection projects: with a cook stove project in Ghana that we were awarded, with a reforestation project according to the FSC standard for sustainable forestry in Uruguay, and with a UN certified hydropower project in India. The sustainability consulting company Fokus Zukunft is now giving the NOVENTI Group an award as a “climate-neutral company” for its involvement.

Sustainability is one of the basic principles of NOVENTI’s corporate strategy and is also a benchmark for its entrepreneurial success. The NOVENTI Group complies with sustainability by a group-wide sustainability strategy: at the economic, ecological, and societal level. The group’s holistic involvement has resulted in a series of activities in the area of corporate social responsibility: for example, the group company is actively advocating against extinction of species and is offering 12 bee colonies a new home on the business premises of its companies. In addition, NOVENTI, the market leader, is continually working on optimizing its business travel, such as by using video conferences and is working on reducing material consumption in office areas. The NOVENTI Group is becoming increasingly more sustainable in mobility as well: Hybrid vehicles are being increasingly used in the group’s vehicle fleet, and employees also have the option of leasing bicycles.  
The NOVENTI Group sees climate change as the greatest challenge of our time. The goals of the World Climate Change Conference in Paris that are just as necessary as they are ambitious can only be implemented to a limited extent by political action. They are substantially dependent on more and more companies being willing to compensate their own CO2 emissions by purchasing climate protection certificates. This is why the NOVENTI Group has now had its emissions recorded and compensated by purchasing 6,700 climate protection certificates. Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG determined the climatic stress associated with the group companies as the basis for the NOVENTI Group’s climate-neutral position.

 “Handling natural resources in a responsible way and reducing CO2 emissions to protect the climate is important to us as NOVENTI,” says Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chief Executive Officer of NOVENTI Health SE. “As an international healthcare company, multi-generational management is a top priority for us. Sustainable behavior is deeply rooted into our entire group. We are obligated to make a contribution to solving worldwide climate problems. That is why I am very glad that our company is one of the first companies in our industry that is voluntarily compensating its emissions according to the Kyoto Protocol.”

As a partner of the Alliance for Development and Climate launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, NOVENTI supports the common objective of attracting as many companies and people in its sphere of influence as possible to the climate protection goals defined in Paris.

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news-58 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:08:00 +0100 NOVENTI: Successful “SINNPOSIUM” in 5 cities throughout Germany https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-successful-sinnposium-in-5-cities-throughout-germany/ Network and industry meeting about the future of pharmacies BE A “SINNFLUENCER” – This is the slogan that NOVENTI used to invite pharmacists in March to its “SINNPOSIUM” in five different cities. Many pharmacists accepted the invitation and came to our exclusive network and industry meeting about the future of pharmacies. The meetings were interesting evenings at extraordinary locations in Bremen, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, and Stuttgart. Topics of the meetings were NOVENTI’s strategic alignment, the progress of our digital strategy, as well as a keynote speech on the digital transformation and new work. The speakers were Dr. Hermann Sommer and Dr. Sven Jansen who are both members of NOVENTI’s Board of Directors and Sven Bertram who is responsible for NOVENTI’s digital strategy. The renowned trend and futurologist, Oliver Leisse, was able to be brought in for the keynote speech. Dr. Hermann Sommer: “We are very glad that so many pharmacists came to the events, and this shows us that on-site pharmacies have a great interest in mutual, digital solutions for the future.”

NOVENTI – Interaction with all healthcare participants: “The concept of me turns into us”
After a short welcome, Dr. Hermann Sommer and Dr. Sven Jansen emphasized in their presentation how important it is to NOVENTI to strengthen on-site pharmacies. “From our company’s history, it goes without saying that one of NOVENTI’s goals is to strengthen and support pharmacists as our most important core target group. We enable on-site pharmacies to successfully master the challenges of digitization. The quality of information obtained from the internet involves special risks especially in healthcare and in particular if information from the internet is not professionally curated. It is even more important that pharmacies take the role of “guides” because they are an especially important interface for clients and patients to all healthcare service providers,” says Hermann Sommer. NOVENTI is already an important player and shaper on the healthcare market because of its sales and customer numbers. The NOVENTI corporate group is the largest health care biller in Europe and has the most possible patient touch points in Germany via its customers. NOVENTI sees its role as a partner of all participants in the healthcare industry and not only for pharmacies. Dr. Hermann Sommer is sure that: “The challenges of digitization can only be successfully handled if we work together.”

NOVENTI’s digital strategy
In his presentation, Sven Bertram specifically informed participants about the progress of NOVENTI’s digital strategy. “In recent years, the behavior of customers and patients has changed drastically away from solution-oriented behavior to needs-oriented behavior independent of time and place.” This is exactly where NOVENTI’s strategy comes into play because NOVENTI supports pharmacies by solutions and by positioning pharmacists as strong partners in healthcare. Sven Bertram: “Pharmaceutical counseling and the digital world do not contradict each other but belong together. Community pharmacies are and will always remain a focus and a pivotal point of contact for patients. The in-creasing 24/7 communication is only another communication channel.” Bertram showed pharmacists what these communication channels can look like using various use cases with digital solutions from the NOVENTI OTES portfolio. An example of these solutions is callmyApo, THE German Pharmacy App, and its new version also provides patients with a clear, innovative tool for patient medication management in addition to its time-proven function of pre-ordering medication.
Sven Bertram: “We are currently adapting ourselves and our customers to future changes with our strategic alignment and a clear goal of strengthening the position of on-site pharmacies even in times of digitization – today and tomorrow.”  

Oliver Leisse gave the attendees an inspiring conclusion with a look beyond our horizons and into the future. He used many examples to make it crystal clear that: “It is a very sure thing that there will be change caused by a variety of factors. Some of the causes of change are already known, others are being identified, and some are not even on our radar yet.”


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news-56 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:08:28 +0100 ‘PRO AvO’ partners come together to support ‘Danke, Apotheke’ (Thank you, pharmacist) campaign https://www.noventi.de/en/news/pro-avo-partners-come-together-to-support-danke-apotheke-thank-you-pharmacist-campaign/ Combining strengths and resources, and developing innovative digital solutions for the pharmacy market together: this is the stated goal of the ‘PRO Apotheke vor Ort’ (PRO AvO) (expert local pharmacist) initiative which was launched in December 2018 by the five well-known companies BD Rowa Germany GmbH, GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH, NOVENTI Group, Sanacorp and the Wort & Bild publishing group.

The five strong partners are launching the emotional, highly acclaimed ‘Danke, Apotheke’ pharmacist campaign on various channels. The advert will be broadcast on television and social media. Sanacorp will also provide pharmacy shops with their own promotional stand-up displays. BD Rowa will add the advert to the advertising loop on their pharmacy screens and thus reach over 1.5 million pharmacy customers throughout Germany. GEHE and Sanacorp are distributing 650,000 ‘Danke, Apotheke’ postcards to pharmacy shops. The NOVENTI Group will display the adverts prominently on their APO-TIPP customer monitors in German pharmacy shops.

‘The goal of our new initiative is to boost local pharmacies. The ‘Danke, Apotheke’ information campaign informs consumers, patients and policy makers about the wide range of services provided by pharmacists for the comprehensive provision of medicines, which are provided in a friendly, approachable manner around the clock,’ says Dr Peter Schreiner, Chairman of the Board at GEHE.

‘All PRO AvO partners immediately confirmed their support for the campaign and have agreed to demonstrate the high importance of personal consultation, reliability and credibility in health care across all of the channels available to them,’ says Peter Menk, managing director of the PRO AvO initiative.

The ‘Danke, Apotheke’ campaign shows the essential services provided by pharmacies in the provision of medicines in an authentic, emotional way. ‘Danke, Apotheke’ has won multiple awards, including the Superbrands® award for outstanding brand management and the expopharm special media award (see www.danke-apotheke.de for more information).

About the PRO AvO initiative
The current supporters of the PRO AvO initiative are BD Rowa Germany GmbH, GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH, the NOVENTI Group, Sanacorp eG and the Wort & Bild publishing group. The goal of the initiative is to develop, in close collaboration with other participants, associations and pharmacies, a concept which gives pharmacies the option of a common standard, be it in the form of a marketplace, a platform or just a special application. The best approach for German patients is to combine the resources required for this.

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news-54 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:57:00 +0100 The PRO AvO Initiative Gains Peter Menk as Managing Director https://www.noventi.de/en/news/the-pro-avo-initiative-gains-peter-menk-as-managing-director/ The PRO AvO (PRO on-site pharmacy) Initiative to strengthen owner-operated pharmacies and to harmonize pharmacists’ digital applications is picking up speed. The five founding members BD Rowa Germany GmbH, GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH, NOVENTI Group, Sanacorp eG, and Wort & Bild Verlagsgruppe are appointing Peter Menk as the new managing director.

“We founded PRO AvO to develop a concept for independent, local pharmacies. With Peter Menk, we have found the ideal candidate who will press ahead with our idea and implement it with his specific and extensive expertise,” says Frank Hennings happily, executive board member of Sanacorp.

Experienced pharmacy expert for concept development and digitization
Peter Menk (49) has been active for more than 15 years in various functions on the pharmacy market. He is a former business consultant who set up one of the first nationwide pharmacy cooperations with partner pharmacies in 2003. Menk and a large advertising agency also founded their own healthcare subsidiary and converted a successful treatment concept for alternative practitioners and physicians into modern multi-channel customer communication. Peter Menk has first-hand experience with pharmacists’ worries. He helps his wife, a pharmacist, run their two pharmacies in Hamburg and has already successfully implemented his own pharmacy app there as well as social media activities.

Using digitization to strengthen on-site pharmacies
Many pharmacies see digitization as a threat because nowadays individual on-site pharmacies are inferior to the large online giants or to foreign mail-order pharmacies. This causes fears and especially leads to pharmacists demanding that, “something has to be done.”
“Above all, we see digitization as a great opportunity for on-site pharmacies,” says Peter Menk. “While mail order companies are trying everything to have direct contact with customers, German pharmacies already have an extensive, very functional, secure supply network.” Every day almost four million people come into pharmacies, and pharmacy courier services make more than 250,000 deliveries. “We have the best basis to make digitization options usable for all pharmacies – by customer focus, cooperation, and creativity,” says Menk.

What is the focus of PRO AvO?
The goal of the initiative is to give customers and pharmacies security in the digital world as well. To do this, digital ideas and applications that are being formed everywhere on the market will be harmonized and further developed, and market standards will be formulated. Ultimately, a digital solution is to be formed that offers on-site pharmacies and patients a platform that is just as secure and trustworthy as the red pharmacy “A” has been for many years in the stationary world. For many stakeholders, the understanding has grown in recent weeks and months that only a mutual solution that is open to everyone and geared toward the interests of customers and pharmacists has the opportunity to sustainably strengthen local pharmacies, which makes a unique opportunity for on-site pharmacies.

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news-52 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:54:20 +0100 Digitization: New Initiative Launched to Strengthen On-Site Pharmacies https://www.noventi.de/en/news/digitization-new-initiative-launched-to-strengthen-on-site-pharmacies/ Five strong partners, one goal Five renowned companies are founding the “PRO AvO” (PRO on-site pharmacy) initiative to strengthen owner-operated pharmacies and to harmonize pharmacists’ digital applications. One thing unites the participants in the new initiative: they are combining strengths and resources serving local pharmacies. This has laid the cornerstone for many innovative companies to collaborate to develop a new solution and implement it together with other partners.

Developing the necessary expertise and size together
The current supporters are BD Rowa Germany GmbH, GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH, NOVENTI Health SE, Sanacorp eG, and Wort & Bild Verlagsgruppe. The goal of the initiative is to create a concept in close cooperation with other participants, associations, and pharmacists that gives pharmacists the opportunity to have a mutual standard whether it is as a marketplace, platform, or only as a special application. The most promising way to do this appears to be to bundle the resources that are necessary to create the concept. “There are so many that have shown interest in this sort of a campaign that we just had to start. The decisive factor is that by themselves no one on the market can establish something that is really a sustainable benefit to pharmacists, end-users, and patients,” says Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO of NOVENTI Health SE.

Quality and security for pharmacies geared towards clients
The new initiative is in the conceptual phase. “In the current situation, it is first and foremost about quality and security for pharmacies and a clear focus on customer needs,” emphasizes Andreas Arntzen, CEO of Wort & Bild Verlagsgruppe. Customers are requesting a digital answer where they can find all relevant information about medicinal products and pharmacies. It is also crucial that this sort of initiative be open to everyone.

For many stakeholders, the understanding has grown in recent weeks and months that only a mutual solution that is open to everyone and geared toward the interests of customers and pharmacists has the opportunity to sustainably strengthen local pharmacies, which makes a unique opportunity for on-site pharmacies.

Information about the five partners (in alphabetical order):

Rowa® Technologies by Becton Dickinson (BD) is automating warehouses and medication distribution of pharmacies and other healthcare institutions. With more than 8000 systems worldwide, the Rowa brand stands for quality and dependability that is, “made in Germany.” BD is a global technology company that is promoting preventive healthcare by improving research, diagnostics, and care. BD employees over 65,000 employees in 50 countries. Rowa Technologies is managed from Kelberg (Eifel), Germany with approximately 750 employees.

GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH is a pharmaceutical wholesale company and is a subsidiary of McKesson Europe. From 18 places of business, GEHE supplies pharmacies with medical products every day throughout Germany and contributes to secure pharmaceutical supply in Germany. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, GEHE is a pharmaceutical distributor that assists its customers with services in pharmacy management and marketing via the pharmacy cooperation called “live healthy” that is the leading pharmacy cooperation in Germany with 2,100 members and more than 60 industry partners.

As a holding company, NOVENTI combines many separate individual companies that have one thing in common: they all operate in the healthcare market with the core target groups of pharmacies, other service providers, care services, and physicians. In addition to financing security, NOVENTI offers its network platform, which promotes important cross-company transfer of expertise. At the same time, the individual companies operate separately. Group sales are currently at about 156 million euros. Over 1,900 employees contribute to the success of the entire NOVENTI Group. This also includes being repeatedly given the award of being a great place to work.

Sanacorp and its corporations achieved annual sales in their operational business of 4.5 billion euros in 2017 and are one of the largest pharmacy-specific pharmaceutical wholesale companies in Germany. With around 3,000 employees at 17 places of business, this pharmacy company ensures that around 7,500 pharmacies throughout Germany are securely and dependably supplied with medicinal and healthcare products around the clock. On top of this, the “mea® - my pharmacy” pharmacy cooperation offers attractive marketing campaigns to its members. Sanacorp eG Pharmazeutische Grosshandlung and all members of the pharmacy cooperative are at the head of the group company. The company emphatically advocates for strengthening owner-operated individual pharmacies in Germany.

Wort & Bild Verlag is the leading provider of popular healthcare media in Germany. Its print titles reach 22 million readers, and its online platforms receive over 18 million visits per month. Direct user value for the health of readers and expert pharmacy advice are always the focus. Wort & Bild Verlag publishes the following magazines: Apotheken Umschau [Pharmacy Review] (9,185,378 copies sold monthly according to IVW III/2018), Baby und Familie [Baby and Family] (666,642 copies sold monthly), Diabetes Ratgeber [Diabetes Guide] (1,171,058 copies sold monthly), Senioren Ratgeber [Guide for the Elderly] (1,702,317 copies sold monthly), Ärztlicher Ratgeber [Medical Guide] (published three times per year with 250,540 copies distributed annually) medizini [medicini – a medical magazine for children] (1,389,192 copies sold monthly), and HausArzt PatientenMagazin [Family Doctor Patient Magazine] (published four times per year with 388,550 copies sold annually).

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news-48 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:54:16 +0200 Taking responsibility https://www.noventi.de/en/news/taking-responsibility-1/ NOVENTI Group is excited about bees and supports biodiversity The number of bee colonies in Germany has fallen drastically in the past 50 years. This has far-reaching consequences because bees are an important factor in our ecosystem. The NOVENTI Group is actively advocating against extinction of species and is offering 12 bee colonies a new home on the business premises of its companies at six locations. Throughout the year, these hard-working bees produce approximately 180 kilograms of bee honey. The Munich-based NOVENTI Group has gained an experienced cooperation partner with the environmental initiative Beefuture for conservation and species protection. Beefuture is establishing the bee colonies and taking care of them. Close cooperation with the initiative is another step towards a comprehensive overall Group strategy in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that will be consistently implemented in the coming years.

"The establishment of the bee colonies is providing an important contribution to species protection and is sending a clear signal about preserving biological diversity. Along with our partner Beefuture, we would like to help protect native plants and animals and also make a positive contribution to the climate footprint of our Group," emphasizes Dr. Hermann Sommer, chief executive officer of NOVENTI Health SE. Cooperation with the environmental initiative is a component of the NOVENTI sustainability strategy. "As an international healthcare company, multi-generational management is a top priority for us. Sustainable behavior is deeply rooted into our entire group. We will also take more actions to protect our environment and the well-being of our employees in the coming years."

The role of bees in our ecosystem and agriculture is often underestimated. After cattle and swine, bees are the third most important type of livestock and directly or indirectly contribute to one third of the global food production because of crop pollination. Pesticides, monocultures, and dwindling sources of food are threatening bees that are actually very robust, adaptable insects and are reducing the amount of bees at an alarming rate. Bee decline has devastating effects on our ecosystem. This is why the NOVENTI Group would like to make a contribution to preserving insect diversity. Initially, the honey that is extracted will be given to the employees of the NOVENTI Group.

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news-46 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:12:04 +0200 Cooperation between NOVENTI and ARZ Darmstadt: https://www.noventi.de/en/news/cooperation-between-noventi-and-arz-darmstadt/ The pharmacy app for Germany Joint press release with ARZ Darmstadt GmbH

NOVENTI and ARZ Darmstadt have signed a cooperation agreement that will promote the launch of a standardized pharmacy app for all German pharmacies with the goal of establishing THE German pharmacy APP on the market. Both companies are combining their free pharmacy apps and thus the further development of the apps so that the two apps callmyApo and Apojet can work on a mutual technological basis. This makes the two current leading apps on the market fully compatible for their approximately 4000 pharmacy users. It is also possible via both apps to use standardized digital access to pharmacies. The two companies are providing the innovative apps for free to all German pharmacies in the interest of safeguarding the future of local pharmacies in Germany. The apps can be used by all pharmacies and their customers throughout the country. This means that today several million people can already use the pharmacy app. Users do not have to switch in the user interface and operation. The apps will be able to be used on a centralized base, and the way for THE German pharmacy APP will be promoted with great strides by joint technical adaptations.

Dr. Hermann Sommer, chairman of the NOVENTI Health SE Management Board: "callmyApo and Apojet are currently the leading pharmacy apps in the German market. The market leadership of these apps will once again be clearly expanded by the cooperation. We are sure that together we are setting a new standard for digital access to pharmacies." Reiner Haupt, managing director of ARZ Darmstadt, "The concept of a standardized pharmacy app for all of Germany is finding great support among pharmacists and shows us that we are on the right path. We are pleased about the positive response from all over the country."

With their pharmacy apps, NOVENTI and ARZ Darmstadt are helping pharmacies provide more customer service and are combining the digital world with the expertise of on-site pharmacies. Local pharmacies can position themselves better as essential partners in health care with a powerful, innovative pharmacy app that is the market leader. This app can put pharmacies at the cutting edge of the digital world and make them available at any time with the decisive advantage of personal, pharmaceutical care in a local pharmacy.

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news-40 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:54:00 +0200 Björn Zeien comes to the NOVENTI Group https://www.noventi.de/en/news/bjoern-zeien-comes-to-the-noventi-group/ NOVENTI brings in expert for cross-sector collaboration Experienced new employee: Bjorn Zeien will boost NOVENTI Health SE as the chief strategy officer (CSO) and help develop and maintain strategic partnerships as of October 1, 2018. Zeien has established and developed successful networks in the healthcare industry in the last 15 years and is now bringing his political and technical expertise to our Group Company in Munich.

Björn Zeien currently works as the head of the Politics and Strategic Networks staff unit in the opta data Group Company. He also is active as the Chief Executive Officer of the Germany.Health.NETWORKED Registered Association (Verein Deutschland.Gesund.VERNETZT. e.V.) as well as the Co-initiator of Essen.Health. NETWORKED (Essen.Gesund.VERNETZT). He acts as a member of the Senate of Economy and was selected for the Institute Board of the Institute of the Future Healthcare Industry. His professional focus is entirely on cross-sector networking at the political and technical level. Zeien is a proven healthcare expert, and the move to NOVENTI is a new challenge that he is excited to take on. A key element in this process is holistic action including new technologies and digital solutions.

He was given the DAK award in 2016 for special dedication to the field of digitization in healthcare.

"Björn Zeien strengthens our position as a digital driver of innovation to interact with lawmakers, scientists, and business. He is a leading expert in the healthcare industry who always uses his knowledge and ability with customers in mind," says Dr. Hermann Sommer, chief executive officer of NOVENTI Health SE. Dr. Sommer is convinced that with Zeien another milestone will be able to be set for the Group Company.

 

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news-39 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:39:00 +0200 Advisory Board meeting and FSA Representative Committee https://www.noventi.de/en/news/advisory-board-meeting-and-fsa-representative-committee/ NOVENTI Group records a successful 2017 fiscal year At the third ordinary Advisory Board meeting in Augsburg, NOVENTI’s Supervisory Board and senior management reported on the past 2017 fiscal year. The company gave a positive summary in view of the persistently challenging market environment in the healthcare industry. NOVENTI is continuing its stable growth course and ended the 2017 fiscal year with another increase of all important figures. In addition to strong economic growth, the company made notable accomplishments in 2017 as well. The focus of the accomplishments was an expansion of our extensive range of services that the Group is using to continue to clear the way to patient-oriented networking in the German and international health care market.

The NOVENTI Group is continuing its restructuring process that it launched about two years ago to make a synergy network of more than 20 subsidiaries and holdings. The company’s financial position, earnings position and changes in the financial position showed a positive trend in 2017 as well in spite of the associated investments. With annual sales of 156.4 million euros and net income of 21.5 million euros, NOVENTI is securing its top position among the leading international providers of billing services in the healthcare industry. The profit distribution based on capital contributions for the members of FSA Registered Association – the sole shareholder of NOVENTI – was 12 percent. Managing Director, Hermann Sommer, regards the company group as optimally prepared for the challenges of the future and not only because of the satisfying economic situation, “You can only help in a targeted way if you see the whole picture. With this in mind, we provide the right answers to the core issues of the healthcare market as a holistically focused healthcare service provider – as a go-between for lawmakers, business, and society.” His colleague in senior management, Dr. Sven Jansen, adds, “We are organizing healthcare, and that makes us strong. As a market leader, we primarily understand our role as an obligation to offer our customers the highest quality overall approach and as an obligation to set trends as an initiator.”

Strong markets, strong growth
In its core markets, the NOVENTI Group looks back at an eventful year that was marked by a series of milestones. VSA celebrated an important anniversary in April 2017: 50 years of digital prescription billing. In 1967, the company made its first digital billing. Since then, NOVENTI subsidiaries in the pharmacy market have been consistently using technical advances to continually optimize their billing processes. The conditions for innovative developments are also generally positive in the care market: digitization in the care market is going faster than previously assumed. The NOVENTI subsidiary BoS&S LLC wants to use the advantages of this to make more efficient use of what are generally very limited resources in the care industry to be able to meet the growing need for care. With notable success: BoS&S LLC was able to achieve a sales increase of 2 million euros in 2017.

Europe’s largest billing company: NOVENTI HealthCare LLC

The segment of other service providers is important for the company group and is also in a phase of profound change. The main challenges are structural changes from the quickly advancing digitization, growing bureaucracy, mounting cost pressure, and increasing competition. The subsidiaries azh, zrk, and SRZH that operate successfully in this area were merged into the new company NOVENTI HealthCare LLC in 2017 as a reaction to these challenges. Together, these brands serve significantly more than 26,000 customers and have a market share of approximately 22 percent with annual sales of around 51 million euros.

The position of NOVENTI HealthCare LLC was strengthened again in May of this year. Three high-performance pharmacy billing centers from the NOVENTI company group were merged with ALG, SARZ, and VSA under the umbrella of NOVENTI HealthCare LLC. Our new company is now one of the most important providers for billing services in the healthcare industry on an international level with more than 33,500 customers, a transaction volume of around 19 billion euros, and over 1,000 employees. Financial services complete NOVENTI HealthCare LLC’s portfolio. Our current license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is the key to financial services. Because of our license, innovative, new billing products such as “sofortGeld” (immediate money) can be offered to pharmacy market customers.

Firmly focused on digitization
Digitization is going strong in all areas of our society and economy and will also fundamentally change the healthcare industry in the coming years. According to expert estimates, the worldwide market volume of the digital healthcare market will more than double by the year 2020 to over 200 billion euros. NOVENTI is well prepared for this development and has set the parameters for innovation at an early stage. The Group supports its customers with developing digital business models and considers itself an important link between the real and digital world.

2018 Outlook
For 2018, the senior management is expecting the profitable growth course to continue and is counting on a good overall result in the corporate group. “The NOVENTI Group is well positioned for the future since it has entered into new, digital business segments and included financial services. I’m glad that the Group is setting a trend from a position of strength for the technological and societal change in the healthcare industry,” says Supervisory Board Chairman Uwe Geiss in the name of the NOVENTI Supervisory Board. FSA Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Frasch is also optimistic, “As a company owned by pharmacists, NOVENTI is setting new standards in the area of digitization and is strengthening the role of German pharmacists in the healthcare industry. The Group is creating extensive digital access to on-site pharmacies using the pharmacy order app callmyApo. This service is even free for members of the pharmacist associations.” The Advisory Board and the Representative Committee formally approved of the actions of all members of the Supervisory Board and the FSA Executive Board for fiscal year 2017.

Hans-Joachim Niermann named as an honorary member of FSA
FSA Registered Association is the sole shareholder of NOVENTI. At the 37th ordinary Representative Committee meeting, First Chairman Jürgen Frasch named long-time Executive Board member Hans-Joachim Niermann as an honorary member. By doing so, the Executive Board honored Niermann’s achievements and loyalty. Niermann has served on FSA boards since the year 2000. He was an Executive Board member from 2002 to 2015, and starting in 2011 he held the office of second chairman.

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news-38 Tue, 15 May 2018 09:08:26 +0200 NOVENTI Group founds Europe’s largest billing company in the healthcare industry and combines pharmacy billing centers under one roof https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-group-founds-europes-largest-billing-company-in-the-healthcare-industry-and-combines-pharma/ ALG, SARZ, and VSA as future brands of NOVENTI HealthCare LLC The healthcare market is in a state of change, and the NOVENTI Group is reacting to the challenges in its core markets. ALG, SARZ, and VSA make the Group Company the market leader in the field of pharmacy billing centers. The Group Company is now building strength: the three pharmacy billing centers will be combined under the roof of NOVENTI HealthCare LLC in the future. This will make it Europe’s largest billing company in the healthcare industry with a billing volume of 19 billion.

With a billing volume of more than 15 billion euros, the pharmacy billing centers ALG, SARZ, and VSA are already an important financial partner for the customers of the NOVENTI Group. The Group’s position is being systematically strengthened by expanding the range of services and products in the area of “billing and finances.” A license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is an important requirement for this step. This license has already been obtained for NOVENTI HealthCare LLC and its brands azh, SRZH, and zrk within the NOVENTI Group. The “new” NOVENTI HealthCare LLC is now one of the most important providers for billing services in the healthcare industry on an international level with more than 33,500 customers, a transaction volume of around 19 billion euros, and 1,000 employees.

NOVENTI Managing Director Dr. Hermann Sommer explains the circumstances of the decision: "Combining our very successful pharmacy billing centers, emphasizes the excellent market position of the entire NOVENTI Group as a systemically relevant provider in the healthcare market. We are also taking advantage of the current opportunities to design the processes and standards for tomorrow. The company mergers should be finished by the end of June 2018. This makes it possible for NOVENTI HealthCare LLC to introduce new, innovative billing products even on a grand scale such as ‘sofortGeld’ (immediate money) to customers in the pharmacy market."

The management of the new NOVENTI HealthCare LLC will consist of Susanne Hausmann, Victor Castro, André Dietmann, and Roman Schaal.

 

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news-37 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 02:01:00 +0200 NOVENTI will introduce new trends for the digital healthcare industry at the conhIT 2018 https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-will-introduce-new-trends-for-the-digital-healthcare-industry-at-the-conhit-2018/ The NOVENTI Group will discuss the future of the market with companies and associations as well as decision-makers from government, healthcare, business, and industry at the leading European tradeshow in the industry, the conhIT 2018 in Berlin. From April 17-19, 2018, the company will be providing information about its own newest developments (Hall 1.2, Stand A-110). This includes the new products vimedi, the digital prescription collection point, and the newest innovations for care software.

vimedi stands for the medication management of the future and is an interactive app from our subsidiary NOVENTI Digital. This app allows users to create individual medication plans and to have close interaction with their trusted pharmacy. It can be used intuitively, it makes it easier for patients to monitor their most important health information at any time, and indicates side effects and interactions. VSA is a NOVENTI company that is breaking new, digital ground. It is the market leader for prescription billing and is presenting the new digital prescription collection point to help on-site pharmacies with local supply. The focus is on innovative mobile device management (MDM) and mobile care documentation in the field of care software from the NOVENTI company BoS&S. Innovative mobile device management and mobile care documentation along with the current care cell phone XCover 4 from SAMSUNG make the everyday work of care workers easier and safer.

The experts of the NOVENTI Group will explain these solutions and more to interested conhIT 2018 attendees at the NOVENTI stand. "At the tradeshow, we will focus on topics such as patient-centered care, networking, and digital transformation as well as the associated convention," says Managing Director Dr. Sven Jansen. As a provider of IT solutions and services for the healthcare industry, the company is at the crossroads of these areas and creates innovative, digital solutions and applications that meet the growing demands of the market. "The conhIT informational websites and platforms give us the fresh momentum to continue to be able to push our work forward," Dr. Sven Jansen continues. "We are very much looking forward to the inspiring interaction with other industry representatives at the conhIT."

 

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news-36 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:07:51 +0100 NOVENTI Group Managing Director Peter Mattis retires https://www.noventi.de/en/news/noventi-group-managing-director-peter-mattis-retires/ An impressive career: after 21 years Managing Director Peter Mattis is leaving the NOVENTI Group Company in Munich at the end of the year and is taking a well-deserved retirement. Peter Mattis looks back on a successful career at the age of 60. Under his leadership, the NOVENTI Group (formerly the VSA Group Company) grew from VSA, a regional prescription biller, to one of the most important actors on the German health care market. By April 1, 2017, the Supervisory Board had decided on Dr. Sven Jansen as the successor of Peter Mattis and his Co-managing Director Dr. Hermann Sommer.

The success story of the NOVENTI Group is also the story of Peter Mattis. As a forward thinker and strategist, he decisively paved the Group Company’s way to being an innovative and also financially successful driving force in the healthcare industry. In January 1997, Mattis succeeded long-time company executive Dr. Herbert Reber at VSA and jointly managed VSA with Dr. Andreas Lacher until the end of 2015. Mattis recognized the opportunities of digitization at a very early stage and the market requirements for comprehensive services. VSA was expanded from a regional billing center to an integrated software and billing company under his management. When the holding in what was then called Dr. Ing. Stahl LLC and CSE Stock Corporation was acquired in 1998, VSA expanded its business sector to the area of pharmacy software, which now is successfully represented by the market leader awinta. It was a strategically important decision and the beginning of the current company architecture.

Another important milestone in Mattis’ career was founding the new NOVENTI parent company as a logical reaction to the constant growth of the entire VSA Group Company. It is also to Mattis’ credit that the NOVENTI Group today is economically sound, is growing sustainably, and is consistently expanding its target groups. This can be seen by expansion in the area of prescription billing for pharmacies by purchasing ALG LLC, in the area of prescription billing and industry software for other service providers with the azh and SRZH brands, the entry into the care market by taking over majority shares in BoS&S LLC, or most recently by founding NOVENTI Digital as part of the digitization strategy.

"Peter Mattis significantly pushed the constant advancement of NOVENTI with his clear, analytical, and even sometimes critical view as a thinker and director. The NOVENTI Group is so stable today thanks to his openness to innovative technologies, his creativity and determination, his untiring effort, and his absolute loyalty and integrity," says FSA Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Frasch. NOVENTI Chairman of the Supervisory Board Uwe Geiss adds, "Now that Peter Mattis is leaving us, we are not only losing a recognized expert in the healthcare market, but also a coworker and person who was highly appreciated by everyone."

 

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