While Chancellor Merkel mentioned at the “Digitalklausur” of the German Government that there is still lots of work ahead and that we must make better use of our data, Prof. Dr. Thomas Ganslandt (Professor of Medical Informatics at the Mannheim Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg; MIRACUM PI) gave a presentation at the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 2019 Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C., illustrating the results of the first successful cross-consortial project (the “Demonstrator Study”) of the German Medical Informatics Initiative. In this Demonstrator Study 19 German university hospitals from all four MII consortia collaborated to successfully demonstrate early-on access to data and cross-site analyses. The MIRACUM consortium provided its dockerized i2b2 distribution together with a bundled ETL pathway for importing the German §21 billing dataset as an essential component for getting the Demonstrator Study off the ground. The experiences gained during the project as well as further iterations of the platform will be applied in the upcoming cross-consortial use cases of the MII.
The presentation slides can be downloaded here.