The consortia of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII) have established data integration centres (DIC) at their university medical sites. In these new facilities, data from healthcare and research of a university hospital are collected, whereby data quality and data protection are essential.
DIC Data integration centre

The DIC is usually an institution within the hospital and is generally closely linked to the clinical IT units, thus ensuring a close connection to the systems of patient care. The tasks of the DIC include the transfer of data from a wide range of data-providing systems, the integration and processing of this data, and ensuring data quality and data protection. The processed data is then made available for use in medical research and research results are fed back into the health care system via the DIC.

The DIC thus create the technical and organisational prerequisites for data use processes between patient care and medical research across multiple sites. The DIC thus enable medical data to be recorded, integrated and exchanged in such a way that they can be used effectively in health care and research - even repeatedly. Standardisation, reusability and interoperability of data are key factors here. In the future, researchers should be able to use harmonised data from all German university hospitals with a single query within a uniform legal framework. The DIC will be maintained as a permanent, sustainable infrastructure, thus improving digital, targeted health care and preparing the federal research system for the future.

 

Data integration centres map

Locations of the data integration centres of the Medical Informatics Initiative:

 

DIFUTURE

  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)/University Hospital rechts der Isar (MRI)
  • Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich Website
  • University of Tübingen (EKUT)
  • Ulm University Medical Center

HiGHmed

  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • University Medical Center GöttingenWebsite
  • Hannover Medical SchoolWebsite
  • Heidelberg University Hospital and the Medical Faculty of HeidelbergWebsite
  • University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH)
  • University Hospital Cologne (UKK)
  • University of MünsterWebsite
  • University Hospital of Würzburg/Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU)

MIRACUM

  • TU Dresden/University Hospital Dresden Website
  • Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg/University Hospital Erlangen
  • Goethe University Frankfurt/Main/University Hospital FrankfurtWebsite
  • University of Freiburg/Medical Center – University of Freiburg
  • Justus Liebig University Giessen/University Hospital Giessen/Marburg
  • Greifswald University Hospital
  • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg/University Hospital MagdeburgWebsite
  • University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzWebsite
  • Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University/University Medical Centre Mannheim
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg/University Hospital Giessen/Marburg

SMITH

  • Uniklinik RWTH AachenWebsite
  • University Hospital BonnWebsite
  • Essen University Hospital
  • University Hospital Halle (Saale)Website
  • University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • University Hospital JenaWebsite
  • Leipzig University Medical Center