MIRACUM – Medical Informatics in Research and Care in University Medicine – is one of four consortia funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII). From 2018 to 2022, the focus was on establishing data integration centers at German university hospitals. Starting in 2023, these data integration centers will be networked beyond university hospitals to regional hospitals and other medical care facilities. In this expansion and extension phase of the MII, the consortia are also growing together. Six junior research groups have now been established out of MIRACUM. In addition, the MII also funds so-called Digital Progress Hubs Health, four of the six hubs of which have emerged from the MIRACUM consortium. In the new funding phase, networking across sector boundaries is being researched in eight clinical and three methodological use cases. MIRACUM is participating in all of these use cases. The consortium also focuses on the education and training of young researchers, and we are driving this forward through the master’s degree program and cross-consortium colloquia, job shadowing and summer schools.



Patient information

The Medical Informatics Initiative’s website www.vernetzen-forschen-heilen.de is intended to serve as a central point of contact for patients who are asked in a clinic whether they wish to consent to the use of their patient data for medical research purposes (keyword: broad consent). Patients are informed on the website via videos in which a doctor talks about their experiences of how patient data can support research and improve future healthcare. In addition, a patient talks about their personal fate and the hopes they associate with making their patient data available for medical research.



Find out about the current work progress, main topics and projects from the consortia MIRACUM and DIFTURE in the current MIRACUM/DIFUTURE Journal #1! [in German]

What is a data integration centre and what added value can they provide for medical research? Find out this and more in the MIRACUM brochure about the DIZ! [in German]