- About VDE Medical Software
- Using the Site – General Questions
- How Can I Use VDE Medical Software?
- Why Should I Register With VDE Medical Software?
- How Should VDE Medical Software Users Behave on the Platform?
- What Is a VDE Medical Software Author?
- Is there an app or an easy way to use VDE Medical Software on my mobile phone?
- How can I subscribe to the Blog?
- How Does The Glossary Work?
- Registration Process
- Using the Community
- Haven’t Found What You Were Looking for?
About VDE Medical Software
What Is VDE Medical Software?
VDE Medical Software is an international experts’ platform. Everyone who develops, markets, distributes, operates, consults or uses medical software knows how demanding this is in a highly regulated environment. That’s why we make knowledge available, connect experts and guide you through the regulatory jungle.
Who Is Behind VDE Medical Software?
VDE Medical Software is operated by VDE, the Association of Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, based in Frankfurt, Germany. VDE was founded in 1893 and we have loved electricity, information and technology ever since. But of course, we’re not doing this alone. Medical software is so interdisciplinary and demanding that it would hardly be possible.
Can I Also Meet the VDE Medical Software Community Non-Digitally?
Yes! We have organized several events in the past and will continue to do so. The event “VDE Medical Software” takes place every year as a community meeting. Exhibitors can also present themselves here. In workshops we will focus on certain aspects of medical software. Of course, you will find all announcements and information on the platform.
Therefore, we create content together with our partners. The partners are proven experts in various fields of medical software. Together with them, we also offer support if you have questions or need guidance on your projects.
Additionally, we need the content of the many other medical software experts, namely you. The more you participate, suggest glossary terms or post contributions in your profiles, the more valuable the platform becomes for everyone. Our maxim is: “You are expert, share with others, be the Medical Software Community!”
How Can I Become a Partner of the VDE Medical Software Platform?
There has been a trusting cooperation between our current partners and us for a long time. This has led to the current activity regarding this new digital platform with its various services. We are open for any kind of cooperation, no matter if you are interested in a partnership with us, want to become an author on our platform, or participate as a speaker in one of our numerous events. From these activities, the wish may arise on both sides to enter into a partnership on the platform “VDE Medical Software”.
Using the Site – General Questions
How Can I Use VDE Medical Software?
Why Should I Register With VDE Medical Software?
If you register, you can actively participate in the medical software community. You can
- contribute your knowledge as an expert in the community and receive knowledge from others,
- comment and suggest terms in the glossary,
- introduce yourself to the community with your own profile,
- post contributions to medical software yourself, share your knowledge and comment on and supplement the knowledge of others, and
- register for the newsletter, which provides you with the most important information about medical software.
How Should VDE Medical Software Users Behave on the Platform?
What Is a VDE Medical Software Author?
As mentioned above, we regularly publish articles mainly related to regulatory aspects of medical software. The authors of these articles are marked in their profiles. If you would like to publish an article and become an author, please contact us via our contact form. Contributions must include relevant content and must not be promotional. In addition, they must meet certain formal criteria.
Is there an app or an easy way to use VDE Medical Software on my mobile phone?
There is no app, but you can easily add VDE Medical to your home screen of your mobile device.
For iPhone users with Safari:
For Android users with Chrome:
How can I subscribe to the Blog?
You can add our RSS Feed to your RSS Reader, e. g. Outlook. To add the feed to Outlook, simply right click on the “RSS-Feeds” folder and chose “Add new RSS-Feed”. Here’s a Screenshot (the language on the screenshot is German).
The URL of our Blog is https://meso.vde.com/feed
How Does The Glossary Work?
The glossary is an explanation of important terms in the context of medical software. Each term is explained briefly and may refer to further content or references. Starting from the glossary alphabetical list, you can select any term and find articles in which the glossary term appears. Glossary terms are marked in the articles. If you hover over the terms, you will see a tooltip with an explanation. If you want to comment or suggest a glossary term, write a comment. Please note that the explanation of a glossary term has a maximum of 240 characters (including spaces). We reserve the right to decide which terms will be included in the glossary and in what form.
I Have not Received the Email to Activate my Account. What Can I Do?
If this has happened, you should try again to receive an activation link by email. Please go to https://meso.vde.com/register/?resend and enter your email-address you have used to sign up. The email will be sent again. If you still do not receive the activation email within 2 hours, please contact the administrator.
I Have Activated my Account by Clicking on the Link in the Activation Email. I Still Cannot Log in. Why?
The administrator will check your details and approve your account as soon as possible. You will get another notification email once your account is approved.
Using the Community
What Is the Community?
It is the VDE Medical Software expert community. You can get your own profile, can post and share content, search, view and comment on other community members’ content, and chat with other community members. Please create your profile as complete and meaningful as possible. Under “About” you can make detailed settings for your personal area on VDE Medical Software.
Use hashtags when posting. If you start terms between 3 and 16 letters with a #, you define a hashtag. You can find hashtags faster and group discussions. If you want to make text bold, place two stars before and two stars after the text (**bold**). If you want to use italics for text, place one asterisk before and one asterisk after the text (*italic*). If you type a hyphen followed by a space and a text, the text will appear as a bulleted list.
You can mention other users in your posts by tagging the user name (“@username”). The user you mention in your post will receive a notification.
What Are Contacts?
Contacts are relationships between users of VDE Medical Software. You can ask other users to be your contact and vice versa. If you click on “Members“, you will be shown the registered users of VDE Medical Software (if they have agreed). You can search for individual users and add them as contacts. One advantage is that by making contacts you can customize the content displayed in your feed. Alternatively, you can follow users of VDE Medical Software. An often-used setting is that only contacts can chat with each other.
What Are Groups?
Groups are non-public forums on VDE Medical Software in which, for example, partners of cooperation projects can communicate confidentially with each other or in which certain users of VDE Medical Software can meet exclusively. If you would like to join a group, you must be invited by the group administrator. Would you like to create a group yourself please contact us via our contact form.
Can I format my posts in the community (bold, italic, etc.)? Can I use markdown?
There are no buttons to format your text, so you’ll have to use markdown. You have the following options:
**bold text** for bold text
*italic text* for italic text
`inline code` for
You can create ordered lists by numbering your elements: 1. VDE 2. Frankfurt, 3. Medical Software would result in something like:
- Medical Software
You can create unordered lists by using asterisk *(+space) or -(+space): – VDE – Frankfurt – Medical Software for
- Medical Software