Core Unit eHealth and Interoperability (CEI)

The increasing availability of digital health data—in hospitals, medical practices, research laboratories, genome databases or mobile health applications—has great potential for novel therapies and personalized medicine. To use these data to their full capacity, it is important that different data sources can be linked via consistent standards and terminologies.

In the core unit "eHealth and Interoperability" headed by Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun, we develop strategies and concepts for the fast, secure and reliable usage of medical data across different systems. We cooperate with hospitals, research institutions, industry and politics to improve data communication between different stakeholders of the health care sector. To achieve semantic and syntactic interoperability, we develop and apply international IT standards and nomenclatures such as HL7 FHIR and IDMP. Our vision is an interconnected digital health infrastructure that takes full advantage of the possibilities of digitalization in health care. Such an infrastructure can help to predict disease more accurately, develop better, personalized treatments, promote active patient participation and ensure high data security.


Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun (Head)

Dr. Josef Schepers (Medical Data Scientist / Coordinator Medical Informatics)

Andrea Essenwanger (Medical Informatics)

Julian Saß (Semantic and Syntactic Interoperability)

Dr. Moritz Lehne (Health Data Scientist)