High-quality patient- and health-related information is an important
pre-condition for effective and efficient patient care.
The research-oriented analysis, design and evaluation of socio-technical
health information systems for up-to-date, accurate and complete
patient- and health-related information, supporting high-quality
Our research areas:
Evidence-based Health Informatics
Development and assessment of quantitative and qualitative evaluation
methods for health information systems and health information technology
(health IT). Development of guidelines and standards for the evaluation
of health IT on a European level. Conduction of systematic reviews
and meta-analysis on the impact on health IT. Development of an
inventory of health IT evaluation studies. Conduction of health
IT evaluation studies.
Medication safety and computerized physician order entry systems
Contribution of health IT to medication safety. Development of
concepts for CPOE systems with focus on reducing alert fatigue by
contextualisation. Evaluation of the impact of CPOE systems in clinical
settings (lab, simulation and field studies). Detection and prevention
of Adverse Drug Events. Validation of the knowledge base of CPOE
Clinical Data Analysis and Data Warehousing
Development and implementation of concepts leveraging reuse of
personal health and routine care data for process, quality, knowledge
and risk management, medical and care path management, cost control,
efficiency and impact analysis. Development and monitoring of guidelines
and standards. Design and construction of integrated clinical and
health data repositories. Development, testing and evaluation of
novel analysis approaches and techniques.
Systematic IT management
Strategic IT management for health care institutions, with focus
on IT strategy planning and IT service management in health care.
Quality criteria and key performance indicators for hospital information
systems. Management of IT projects in health care. Systems analysis
and system assessment of clinical processes.