How Berlin Charité's radiology is managing the pandemic

Siemens Healthineers Talks - COVID-19 Edition Webcast
2020-05-26

How to manage the COVID-19 pandemic? Worldwide healthcare providers are struggling to find the right answer to this question. In this webcast, Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm, Director of Clinic for Radiology at Charité Berlin, shares the innovative measures Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has taken in managing the pandemic in the radiology department and beyond - including lessons learned on clinical care, increasing ICU bed capacity, and setting up so called pop-up clinics. Watch here.

During the COVID-19 pandemic radiology departments are facing the challenge to achieve sufficient capacity for continued operations while ensuring the health of the workforce. The Clinic for Radiology at Charité – Universitätsmedzin Berlin underwent crucial changes in the organization of managing patients and radiological exams. Prof. Bernd Hamm and Felix Döllinger describe which measures were introduced in the radiology department for the protection of staff and patient management. Beyond that, they share actionable insights how they increased workforce productivity in the clinic to manage the raising number of examinations. To learn more, watch the video.

Prof. Bernd Hamm, MD

Prof. Bernd Hamm is Medical Director of the Centre CC 6 and Director of the Clinic for Radiology at Charité, one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with more than 3,000 beds, as well as Berlin’s oldest hospital. Doctors and scientists research, heal and teach at the highest international level. Prof. Hamm is an honorary member of the German Radiological Society, the Swiss Radiological Society, the Austrian Radiological Society, the Japanese Radiological Society, the Chinese Society of Radiology, the Italian Society of Medical Radiology and the Korean Society of Radiology and the RSNA. With more than 750 published original papers, 14 books and more than 500 invited lectures, Prof. Hamm is one of the world’s leading radiologists in his field. His views from the front lines of the COVID-19 battle will offer unique and valuable insights into how to combat this extraordinary crisis.

Dr. Felix Döllinger

Dr. Felix Döllinger is Senior Physician at the Clinic for Radiology at Charité. He is a member of the European Society for Thoracic Diagnostics "ESTI" and the AG Thoracic Diagnostics of the German Radiological Society. For several years, he has been employed as a disaster control officer and hygiene officer physician at the department of Radiology. Furthermore, he leads the scientific and clinical working groups for thoracic diagnostics at the Virchow Clinic of Charité Berlin. His focus as a researcher and author is on the CT and MRI imaging of lung diseases. In his current engagements, he reports on imaging findings with COVID-19 and is significantly involved in taking measures to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is confronting healthcare institutions around the world with unprecedented clinical and operational challenges. This is an extraordinary situation as they struggle to care for increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients but also continue to care for other patients.

With the Siemens Healthineers Talks - COVID-19 Edition webcast, we want to provide a platform to share lessons learned and actionable insights on how to tackle the COVID-19 challenge. This webcast is created with healthcare providers for healthcare providers, including executives and decision-makers in health systems and hospitals as well as everyone who is playing a role in preparing for or managing this crisis.