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Medical Informatics Initiative

Strengthening research and advancing healthcare

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched its medical informatics funding scheme to make data from healthcare and research more useful and meaningful. It provides around 160 million euros with the aim of strengthening medical research and improving patient care.

About the initiative

The aim of the German Medical Informatics Initiative is to ensure that, in future, each doctor, patient and researcher has access to the information they require. This will lead to more precise diagnostics, and better treatment decisions. It will yield new insights for effectively and sustainably combatting diseases, and will help advance patient care. At the same time, robust data protection and security will be a top priority.

Consortia and participants

Within the scope of the Medical Informatics Initiative, BMBF is funding consortia that share research and healthcare data. The initial focus is on university hospitals, since this is where patient care and clinical research are most closely connected.

Use Cases

The consortia of the Medical Informatics Initiative are developing IT solutions for concrete use cases – to demonstrate the possibilities offered by advanced digital services and infrastructures in healthcare.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events of the Medical Informatics Initiative