ByMaximilian Karg

MIRACUM’s Prof. Dr. Sedlmayr appointed as a member of The National Expert Committee for Interoperability in the Healthcare Sector

In a recent press release gematik announces the start of the work of The National Expert Committee for Interoperability in the Healthcare Sector.

We are very pleased to have Prof. Dr. Sedlmayr, Professor of Medical Informatics, TU Dresden, with research interests in Intelligent Information Systems (process-oriented and knowledge-based systems), Communication Systems and Knowledge Management, as one of the renowned experts on this board.

The National Expert Committee on Healthcare Interoperability is an entity under the Health IT Interoperability Governance Regulation (HIGV). The body has been newly established and will start work for the first time in 2022. Its task will be to promote interoperability in the German healthcare system independently, transparently and with commitment. To this end, standards will not simply be listed. Rather, needs and possible solutions will be identified and recommended. In doing so, it will also be important to consider the framework conditions under which the standards can develop their potential.

After all, there is no shortage of standards. Rather, they need to be meaningfully combined and further developed in such a way that they enable collaboration in the healthcare system to be safe, effective and efficient. As a representative of science, I am pleased to be able to contribute to this responsible and important task.”, says Prof. Dr. Sedlmayr.

The nominated experts have accepted their appointment by gematik in agreement with the Federal Ministry of Health. The initial membership of the seven-member expert panel combines many years of expertise, medical practice experience, and diversity as a group. The seven full members are:

  • Anke Diehl, MD, Chief Transformation Officer (CTO), Essen University Hospital.
  • Simone Heckmann, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gefyra
  • Dr. med. Siegfried Jedamzik, Managing Director, Bayerische TelemedAllianz (BTA)
  • Dr. med. Sylvia Thun, Director of Digital Medicine and Interoperability, BIH@Charite – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • P. H. Susanne Ozegowski, Head of Corporate Development, TK
  • Jörg Studzinski, Project Manager Digitalization, AGAPLESION MITTELDEUTSCHLAND
  • Dr. rer. nat. Dr. habil. med. Martin Sedlmayr, Professor of Medical Informatics, TU Dresden

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun was elected chairperson by the group and is looking forward to the responsible task and cooperation. Stefan Höcherl, Head of Strategy & Standards at gematik, is responsible for the Coordination Office for Interoperability and thus for the cooperation with the expert body.

MIRACUM wishes all members much success in their upcoming tasks and in achieving the goal of binding and internationally recognized standards in the German health care system.

→ Read the official press release for more information.

 

gematik goals: A digital healthcare infrastructure for Germany

gematik bears overall responsibility for the telematics infrastructure (TI), the central platform for digital applications in the German healthcare system. By defining and enforcing binding standards for services, components and applications in the TI, gematik ensures that this central infrastructure is and remains secure, efficient and user-friendly.