HiGHmed is one of four consortia of the BMBF funding initiative "Medical Informatics" for the nationwide networking of IT facilities of University Hospitals. In addition to the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) with its two sites in Kiel and Lübeck, HiGHmed includes the university hospitals in Heidelberg, Göttingen, Hanover, Cologne, Münster, Würzburg, the Charité in Berlin and the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg.

The aim of the project is to set up a medical data integration center at the UKSH (UKSH MeDIC), in which all the information required for university patient care and research is brought together and stored. The Lübeck site, i.e. Prof. Ingenerf with his team from ITCR-L, is working on basic components of UKSH MeDIC as well as two clinical use cases to demonstrate its functionality and added value. First, Prof. Rupp (Infectiology/Microbiology) and his team will participate in the HiGHmed Use Case "Infection Control". This is an algorithmic early warning system for outbreaks of hospital infections. In addition, Prof. Busch (Systems Biology) and Prof. von Bubnoff (Hematology and Oncology) are working on an MTB application in a cross-consortium use case "Molecular Tumor Board (MTB)", which was developed together with colleagues from the MIRACUM consortium. The MTB application will be developed and adapted to support the molecular genetic diagnosis and therapy of tumors in such a way that the advantages of HiGHmed-specific data provision via the UKSH MeDIC can be utilized.

Website: https://www.HiGHmed.org

Project Team

M.Sc. A.-K. Kock-Schoppenhauer (ITCR-L)
M.Sc. J. Wiedekopf
M.Sc. C. Drenkhahn
M.Sc. H. Ulrich
M.Sc. N. Reimer (Systembiology)
Dr. med. B. Gebel (Infektiologie & Mikrobiologie)
B.Sc. T. Ablaß (ITCR-L)
Prof. Dr. J. Ingenerf