The medical informatics initiative was created to close the gap between research and healthcare. All of Germany’s university hospitals have joined forces with research institutions, businesses, health insurers, and patient advocacy groups to create a framework that harnesses research findings to the direct benefit of patients. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is investing around 160 million euros in the programme through 2021.
The digitisation of medicine is creating
The Health Atlas is an alliance of medical ontologists, medical systems
biologists and clinical trials groups to design and implement a multi-functional and quality-assured
atlas. It provides models, data and metadata on specific use cases from medical research fields.