Dr Steffen Mark Sonntag is specialist in internal medicine and cardiology, Medical Director Cardiology of Alere Inc. EME and Medical Director of Alere Inc.’s German subsidiary Gesellschaft für Patientenhilfe DGP mbH. In these roles, he is responsible for development, practical implementation and evaluation of eHealth solutions across Europe. Until 2011 he was consulting cardiologist in several German academic teaching hospitals where he focused on interventional cardiology, heart failure in inpatient and outpatient care settings and development of eHealth solutions.
Alere Inc. is a US based company whose range of products and services includes all sectors relevant to near patient diagnostics, mobile and home health care, such as point of care devices, ICT solutions (among others health information exchange, predictive modelling and decision support) and health care management for multiple chronic conditions. More than 900.000 patients participate in Alere Inc. programmes, including wellness, screening and testing services. Alere Inc.’s German eHealth heart failure programme CORDIVA, whose workflow and content was developed with significant contribution of Dr Steffen Mark Sonntag currently cares for about 11.000 patients on behalf of three major German health plans. More than 25.000 patients have participated so far. In 2013 CORDIVA was successfully implemented in France.