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About the Project

HiGHmed Consortium

HiGHmed Consortium

The HiGHmed Consortium is working on novel, interoperable solutions in medical informatics with the goal of making medical patient data accessible for clinical research and education. This in turn results in improved, future-oriented patient care.

The project bundles and integrates competencies from eight leading university hospitals in Germany as well as other partners from science and industry. The partners are working together across organizations and institutions with the goal of establishing a network of data integration centers to integrate health data across sites. Three clinical use cases in the fields of oncology, cardiology and infection control will be used as examples to demonstrate how data, information and knowledge from healthcare and research can be linked across sites for the benefit of patients.

The HiGHmed Consortium is part of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In addition to the HiGHmed Consortium, there are three other medical informatics consortia: MIRACUM, SMITH and DIFUTURE.


To increase the efficiency of clinical research and to translate research results more quickly into validatable improvements in patient care, the development and use of innovative information infrastructures is essential. To this end, concepts have been and are being developed to establish a network of data integration centers at the sites across organizations and institutions and to expand it further in subsequent years. The goal is enabling clinicians to make data-driven and patient-centered decisions.