22.12.2016. As part of the conceptual phase of the HiGHmed initiative, consortium partners will visit outstanding European and U.S. medical institutions active in the field of medical informatics. Such visits will serve different purposes in terms of benchmarking and networking. Apart from gaining insights into state-of-the-art technologies and their application in clinical practice as well as existing infrastructures, partners will strive to build lasting collaborations which will ensure the establishment of the HiGHmed initiative at an international level from the very start. The mission will thus contribute to increasing the quality of the offered solutions and the impact of HiGHmed as a whole.