The next podcast episode of the podcast "DigitalisierungDerMedizin" - sponsored by HiGHmed - is online! This time, the HiGHmeducation podcast team focused on digital patient records and the exchange of medical data.
Digital patient files, in which examination and treatment data are stored, are dis...Read more
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for interoperable and scalable data infrastructures within healthcare has become even more apparent. National and regional governments address these challenges by introducing open platforms, a novel paradigm to enable the data flow required to harness the f...Read more
The new podcast episode is online! The topic? Digital health applications (DiGA) and e-health products. Guests were Dr. Sylvie von Werder, who is the founder of DiGA "Rehappy" as well as Dr. Monika Pobiruchin from Heilbronn University as an expert for E-Health.
DiGA were included in the catalog of...Read more
Strengthening research with innovative IT solutions and an improved patient care in the future - these are the goals of HiGHmed and of the entire Medical Informatics Initiative Germany (MII).
The film "Heart Failure - Affected Persons as Research Partners / HiGHmed – Strengthening research and adv...Read more
Prof. Dr. Martin Dugas - a physician and computer scientist – has been director of the new Institute of Medical Informatics at the University Hospital Heidelberg as of May 1, 2021. He worked for 16 years at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität in Münster - especially as professor and managing dire...Read more
Which are the most important precision oncology knowledge bases and how can software tools access them? The HiGHmed Working Group Analytics and Use Case Oncology address this question in their recent publication in "Briefings in Bioinformatics". In an extensive review, 65 knowledge bases are categor...Read more
Data for international health emergencies: governance, operations and skills“: A statement for the G7 summit
Our HiGHmed consortium leader Prof. Roland Eils is also a Leopoldina member. The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina provides independent advice to politics and society on important topics for the future.
In the context of the G7 Summit, which will take place in Carbis Bay in the UK from June...Read more
HiGHmed welcomes PD Dr. med. Julian Varghese, who received professorship for medical informatics at the University of Münster
The Medical Faculty of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster has appointed PD Dr. Julian Varghese as a tenure-track university professor. The scientist received his certificate of appointment on Dec. 21, 2020.
As of January 1, 2021, Prof. Dr. Julian Varghese has taken over as acting...Read more
Since the first of May, Oya Deniz Beyan is the new medical informatics professor at the University of Cologne - one of our HiGHmed partners.
Previously she was a group leader of the FAIR Data and Distributed Analytics and Deputy Head of the Knowledge Pipelines Department at Fraunhofer Institute fo...Read more
“Unfortunately we have to expect that people will continue to fall ill with COVID-19 in the foreseeable future. We therefore urgently need to increase our arsenal of effective drugs,” said Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek. Therefore safe and effective drugs are needed to treat those who beco...Read more
If cardiovascular diseases are detected in time, they can often be treated well. A great deal of valuable information and data is generated in the various areas of healthcare - from emergency care to rehabilitation and outpatient care by general practitioners or specialists. The exchange of this dat...Read more
Publication of a COVID-19 pilot study from Münster in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases
A COVID-19 pilot study from Münster (60 patients) about the significance of previous infections with OC43 viruses on COVID-19 disease progression was published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (for more information click here).
By measuring OC43-NP antibodies it is possible to...Read more
The new episode of the podcast „Digitization of Medicine“ points out that IT skills shortage is a major challenge, also for the healthcare sector. Because digital medicine needs experts from medical informatics in order to promote the development of new offers and future-oriented innovations as well...Read more
Under the direction of Prof. Ulrich Sax (University Medicine Göttingen) and Hauke Hund (Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences), further developments of the HiGHmed data protection concept were positively rated by the data protection group of the TMF on 20th of November 2020. The detailed concept...Read more
With the Health Data Platform, which is part of Berlin's Medical Data Integration Center, Charité-CIO Martin Peuker is increasing the speed of digitization in the Healthcare sector. The jury of the magazine 'CIO' awarded him with the 1st prize in the category 'Public Sector'.
The entire HiGHmed te...Read more
Heidelberg, 24.09.2020. Experts of the German center for cardiovascular diseases (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen) and the HiGHmed-consortium of the medicine informatics initiative discussed within the first DZHK-HiGHmed-symposium on 21. and 22. of September...Read more
The HiGHmed consortium adapted its software SmICS (Smart Infection Control System) - originally developed to specifically track bacterial pathogenic outbreaks - to expose chains of infection for SARS-CoV-2. Research teams at the Hanover Medical School, University Medicine Göttingen and Cha...Read more
Within the framework of the use case Cardiology medical data from patients with heart insufficiency are consolidated in medical data integration centers. The analysis of these data will be used to recognize symptomatic progression among high-risk patients. This in turn will contribute to reduced lon...Read more
We, the HIGHmed education team, are excited to announce the launch of our new dedicated homepage – lehre.highmed.org and education.highmed.org. Within HiGHmed education, our academic and industry partners have developed innovative e-learning modules focusing on the digital future of healthcare....Read more
After the successful completion of the formal application and review process, the Carl-Thiem-Klinikum (CTK) in Cottbus joined the HiGHmed consortium. As part of the "Strukturstärkungsgesetz Kohleregionen", the hospital will be expanded to a full university medicine location in the next years.
As a...Read more
An elementary requirement for digitalization of the healthcare system is access to relevant health data. Only with access to the necessary data will the development of new solutions, such as applications based on artificial intelligence or personalized medicine, be possible. In addition to the quant...Read more
The HiGHmed data sharing framework was presented to colleagues from all medical informatics consortia MIRACUM, SMITH, DIFUTURE and HiGHmed at Heilbronn University on Monday 27th January 2020. The framework uses a distributed architecture with shared responsibilities to support biomedical research. W...Read more
Einstein@Bundespresseamt: Discussion meeting with Björn Böhnig (State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), Dr. Thomas Gebhart (State Secretary at the Ministry of of Health), Prof. Dr. Roland Eils (HiGHmed-Coordinator), Prof. Dr. Anastasia Danilov (Einstein Center Digital...Read more
Benedikt Zacher has won the award for the best abstract at the conference “Digitalization and Infectious Diseases” (https://digital-id2020.ch/), which took place from 20-21st January 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. The conference aimed at enhancing insights of digitalization, machine learning and pers...Read more
The enrollment of patients in the study registry “HiGHmed – Use Case Cardiology” (HiGHmed-UCC) began at the end of 2018. The study is officially registered in the German Clinical Trials Register (DRKS). HiGHmed can proudly report that by the end of 2019 the 1000th patient has been recruited to the s...Read more
As part of HiGHmed's joint teaching and training programme, the Peter L. Reichertz Institute (PLRI) for Medical Informatics has developed the innovative e-learning module entitled “Health Enabling Technologies and Data”.
The HiGHmed consortium – made up of renowned German medical institutes –...
HiGHmed aims to promote actors in the field of digital transformation in German health care. We develop an innovative framework for teaching and training of health informatics and data science skills. Multiple newly established online courses are currently being implemented at the various academic...Read more
HiGHmed takes part in 5th Workshop „Antibiotic Resistance“ of the Robert Koch Insitute (RKI) and the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) - FG PR
On November 14, HiGHmed scientists were invited to present the medical informatics initiative, the open platform approach, and the chances of using medical informatics for early outbreak detection.
The workshop was divided into five sessions on two days with a strong focus on hygiene and microbio...Read more
Following an invitation by the HiGHmed working group on medical informatics education and training, experts from German medical and (medical) informatics professional societies met in Frankfurt/Main on September 24th and 25th. After initial exchange between the HiGHmed team and specialized subgroups...Read more
WinHaCS – Women in Health and Computer Sciences: HiGHmed Summer School 2019 concludes with workshop and podcast
A workshop held in Braunschweig and a new episode of the podcasts „Digitalisierung der Medizin“ marked the end of HiGHmed‘s 2019 Summer School „Women in Health and Computer Science“. Eight participants from both health and computer science backgrounds met on September 14th at the TU Braunschweig t...Read more
From the 25th - 30th August the HiGHmed consortium was well represented by members from our university hospitals as well as academic partners, who convened to present and discuss their work progress at the 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics in Lyon, France.Read more
On Thursday June 26th 2019, the HiGHmed modeling hackathon brought participants from our clinical partner sites in Heidelberg, Hanover, Cologne and Berlin together to discuss their current openEHR modeling activities. During the event, data modelling and software development experts collaborated to...Read more
On June 20th, HiGHmed made an important first step towards the foundation of the association „HiGHmed e.V.“. After the entry in the register of associations (Vereinsregister), HiGHmed e.V. will have the following founding members:
- Heidelberg University Hospital
- Hannover Medical School (MHH)
On May 25, a total of 15 female physicians, scientists and students met at Hannover Medical School for the first workshop on "self-presentation and rhetoric" in the context of the HiGHmed Summer School 2019. Dr. Sylvia Lorenz communicated the topic of self-presentation in professional contexts and m...Read more
At the Capital Congress of Medicine and Healthcare 2019 (Hauptstadtkongress 2019) politicians, researchers and representatives from the public health care sector discussed the benefit of digitalization in the German health care system.
In his opening remarks, staunch supporter of digitalization Pr...Read more
On April 30th, the first episode of the podcast „Digitalisierung der Medizin“ titled „Faszination Medizinische Informatik" has been published. In this first episode, Petra Knaup-Gregori and Antje Wulff from the HiGHmed consortium talk with podcaster Katrin Rönicke about their path into medical infor...Read more
HiGHmed, as one of the four consortia funded by the BMBF within the Medical Informatics Initiative, was further strengthened by the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) in October 2018. In particular, the established networking and roll-out opportunities based on...Read more
The aim is to identify patients who are at high risk of hospitalization due to worsening of chronic heart failure and/or who have a poor mortality prognosis. The first enrolment of a patient in the study started at the end of 2018. The trial "HiGHmed - Use Case Cardiology (HiGHmed-UCC) - Establishme...Read more
On the 15th of March an oncology workshop took place in Göttingen concerned with the "Establishment of a transregional molecular tumor board of CCC-Niedersachsen". The workshop was organized by the president of the Hannover Medical School, Prof. Manns, the director of the University Cancer Center, P...Read more
On the 29th and 30th of November, HiGHmed hosted its first External Advisory Board meeting at Frankfurter Presseclub in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The External Advisory Board was established in 2017 with the objective of strategically improving HiGHmed’s activities through advice obtained from Germ...Read more
HiGHmed “Use Case Cardiology” Moving Forward: Central Study Is Now Registered with the German Clinical Trials Register (DRKS)
The trial "HiGHmed - Use Case Cardiology (HiGHmed-UCC) - Establishment of a registry of patients with chronic heart failure as part of the "HiGHmed-consortium"" is now officially registered with the German Clinical Trials Register (DRKS), and displayed on the public website. It will be submitted t...Read more
Important Milestone Reached: Initial HiGHmed Privacy Concept Approved by TMF Data Protection Working Group
Currently, making clinical and research data accessible and re-usable for advanced data analyses in a cross-enterprise environment poses significant challenges. In addition to technical issues, ethical and privacy concerns have to be taken into account when setting up a technical infrastructure.Read more
On 23rd of October 2018 at 7 p.m., experts from research and health economics are invited to discuss the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine. The event is part of a series of after-work talks on new developments in the field and takes place at Haus der Wissenschaft Braunschweig Gmb...Read more
On September 27, 2018, the HiGHmed partners Siemens Healthineers, Hasso Plattner Institute and the Berlin Institute of Health will take part in a Satellite Symposium of the VUD Innovation Forum in Berlin. This event is open only for participants of the VUD Innovation Forum. Find out more in the onl...Read more
On September 13-15, 2018, the HiGHmed partners University Medicine Göttingen, University Hospital Heidelberg and Hannover Medical School take part in the Annual Conference 2018 of the German Academy for Ethics in Medicine (AEM) in Cologne. Find out more in the online event announcement (in German)...Read more
University hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Cologne and Würzburg officially joined the HiGHmed consortium
After the successful completion of a formal application and review process, September 2018 saw the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein and Kiel University, the University Hospital Cologne and the University Hospital Würzburg and Medical Faculty of the University Würzburg join the HiGHmed consorti...Read more
On June 18th, Heidelberg University hosted the symposium “openEHR: Open Data Platforms in Medical Informatics”. International IT architects, researchers and medical informatics experts shared their experiences of using novel information system architectures based on openEHR.
The symposium was chai...Read more
The HiGHmed consortium started its collaborative work within the development and networking phase of the German Medical Informatics Initiative. The consortium presently consists of the three university hospitals at Heidelberg, Göttingen and Hanover, and is complemented by more than 20 partners from...Read more
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On March 1, 2018 an openEHR modelling workshop was held in Hanover. The focus during this workshop was the modeling of openEHR archetypes, i.e. the building blocks that enable the exchange of medical data and their interoperable storage in the openEHR format. Furthermore, a procedure for the governa...Read more
The company Marand presents the “Think!EHR Platform” - a health data repository based on open standards
Marand, based in Ljubiana, Slovenia, is the manufacturer of the "Think! EHR Platform" - a health data platform for storing and exchanging medical data in the open and interoperable openEHR format. On 27 February 2018, Marand demonstrated the possibilities of their platform to representatives of the...Read more
As part of the ‘medical informatics’ funding initiative the BMBF provides financing of €150 Mio. On July 10th, the federal minister for education and research, Johanna Wanka, announced that HiGHmed is one of four German consortia selected for funding. HiGHmed will receive around €30 Mio for the upco...Read more
The German Digital Summit (“Digital Gipfel”) is the central platform for jointly shaping the digital transformation of the German economy and society. This year’s digital summit 2017 took place on 12 and 13 of June in Ludwigshafen within the metropolitan area Rhein-Neckar. One central point of discu...Read more
A delegation from the HiGHmed consortium met with representatives of the Slowenian Ministry of Health and the University of Ljubljana, getting interesting insights into the Slowenian healthcare system, as well as into the pediatric hospital of Ljubljana, where a modern EHR system was extensively int...Read more
After visiting Norway and learning more about clinical information modelling, representatives of the University Hospital Heidelberg and the Hannover Medical School moved on to Odense (Denmark) in order to continue the HiGHmed fact finding mission. At the Center for Innovative Medical Technology (CI...Read more
Actively welcoming our research year 2017, our first trip this year took us to Nasjonal IKT in Norway. Founded in 2014, Nasjonal IKT aims to establish semantic interoperability between 24 hospital trusts in Norway. Representatives of the University Hospital Heidelberg and Hannover Medical School met...Read more
Looking forward to getting started after the Christmas break: On Tuesday, January 10, the HiGHmed consortium will visit Nasjonal IKT in Norway, a governmental organisation responsible for the national eHealth standardisation programme in Norway. Founded in 2014, Nasjonal IKT works to establish seman...Read more
As part of the conceptual phase of the HiGHmed initiative, consortium partners will visit outstanding European and U.S. medical institutions active in the field of medical informatics. Such visits will serve different purposes in terms of benchmarking and networking. Apart from gaining insights into...Read more
Members of the HiGHmed consortium and collaborative partners convened on an intensive and lively three day workshop on December 13th - 15th, 2016 in Goettingen. The meetings took place at the Convention Center by the Observatory and in the historical building of the Goettingen State and University l...Read more
HiGHmed Representatives co-organize GenoPerspektiv Workshop on Implications of Genomic Sequencing in the Clinic
To develop strategies for the handling of ethical, legal, social and information technology questions, the overall aim of the BMBF-funded GenoPerspektiv project is to analyze challenges facing the clinical implementation of high-throughput genomic technologies in Germany. The two-day GenoPerspektiv...Read more
At the beginning of November 2016 the HiGHmed consortium coordinated by Professor Roland Eils assembled for a three day workshop in Hanover. The meeting taking place at the Hannover Medical School aimed to elaborate on a detailed technical concept to define deliverables necessary for the completion...Read more