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—holds great potential for medicine: modern statistical methods, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics promise better diagnostics, personalized therapies and early disease prevention. However, to use these technologies to their full capacity, digital health data have to be processed across different systems and institutions. This requires the use of consistent standards and medical 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. In cooperation with hospitals, research institutions, industry and politics, we develop interoperability solutions using international IT standards and nomenclatures (such as HL7 FHIR and IDMP). Our vision is an interconnected digital health infrastructure that enables new technologies to predict disease more accurately, develop better, personalized treatments, promote active patient participation and ensure high data security.