Further advancing digital medicine requires innovative solutions for integrating healthcare and medical research data. From the perspective of medical informatics, there are important open questions. How can the required collection, integration and analysis of large and heterogeneous data sets be achieved in an efficient, effective and scalable manner? How can the trust of citizens and patients be maintained in the context of rapid change? These and related questions define the research profile of the group.
We focus on four key areas: (1) technologies for interconnecting health data and for patient participation, (2) information integration and big data architectures in translational medicine, (3) cross-site data analysis and data sharing, (4) information security and data protection in digital medicine.
Our group conducts application-oriented research to create added value for health care and medical research, as well as basic research to develop novel methods with which the underlying challenges can be tackled more effectively.
Current Research Areas
- Pay-as-you-go integration systems for health data
- Scalable information infrastructures for medical research projects
- Clinical and translational data warehousing
- Data harmonization and semantic integration
- Methods and tools for applying privacy-enhancing technologies, such as anonymization and pseudonymization, in medicine
- Secure distributed computing in healthcare