The MIT Technology Review “Innovators Under 35” award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards for young innovators. We are proud to announce that this year, the connected-health CEO Dr. Johannes Jacubeit has been honored with the important award together with nine other pioneers in their respective fields.
Initiated in 1999, the “Innovators Under 35” award is curated by the MIT Technology Review in order to honor young minds for making exciting strides that shape their fields and solve problems in remarkably different ways. As result, a leading community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers has taken shape. Previous winners include Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
In 2016, ten entrepreneurs were awarded for being part of the new generation of german innovators in the areas of science and technology — Dr. Johannes Jacubeit is one of them. In order to accelerate digitalization within the health sector, he founded the company connected-health in 2014. The main idea is to facilitate the exchange of medical data between patients and doctors. This is done via a LifeTime Hub that is installed in medical practices and a LifeTime App that patients download for free to their smartphones. This way, a system is created in which doctors can transmit their findings from their PCs to their patients smartphones and vice versa. Thus, the patients are always in possession of their own medical history and doctors are provided with the information that is relevant for their examinations and diagnoses.
With more than 2 billion smartphones in use, today’s world is largely mobile enabled. In many situations of our every day lives, using a smartphone has become intuitional — to an extend that it is almost unconscious. Booking tickets, finding restaurants or renting cars with our smartphones has become a normal practice. Smartphones already interact with our surrondings and with other devices to share information and facilitate our lives — why not use it in the medical sector, where information sharing holds previously untapped opportunities.
And this is exactly where Jacubeit’s vision originates from: creating a connected, distributed and eco-system agnostic platform for humans, devices and stakeholders to truly enable digital health. With this idea, information technology used in the medical sector will be brought to the next level and into the 21. century. The main objective is the creation of a transparent and considerate medical environment in which the cooperation of doctors and patients is facilitated. Through the establishment of a connected medical world, the quality of medical examinations will be improved resulting in a more positive attitude towards life.
The ceremony where Dr. Johannes Jacubeit receives the award will take place on July 5th in Berlin. We are very proud and excited to continue shaping the digital future of the medical sector.