The external data working group establishes the administrative and organisational framework for the inclusion and linkage of data from external sources such as health insurance funds, registries and other data-centric initiatives.

Goals and tasks

Starting with the "Health Insurance Data" module of Broad Consent, the focus will be on service data from statutory health insurance, which will enable a longitudinal view of the use of health care by patients (patient journey) in outpatient care (prescription data, procedures), inpatient care and rehabilitation.

The working group will be the point of contact for the MII towards the other data holders. In addition, the working group will design solutions for the scientific use of health insurance data in clinical and health service research. To achieve its goals, the working group will work closely with existing working groups of the German Network of University Medicine (NUM), the German Network Health Service Research (DNVF) and the German Society for Epidemiology (AGENS group).

Working group chairpersons: