The intention of the work in the Data Integration Center (DIC) is to enable medical information to be collected, stored and exchanged in a form in which it can be optimally used for healthcare and research. The services of the data integration center contribute directly to the establishment of a research-compatible electronic patient record at the Jena University Hospital.
Establishment of the Data Integration Center
As part of the Medical Informatics Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, university hospitals in Germany are establishing Data Integration Centers (DICs). Their aim is to make research data and healthcare data available on a larger scale and are linked to each other (see project description "SMITH").
The establishment of the Data Integration Center as an organizational and technical connection point between clinical care and scientific research is performed at the Information Technology Department in close cooperation with the Institute for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Data Sciences (Prof. Dr. André Scherag as scientific director and Prof. Dr. Cord Spreckelsen).