Use cases

The choice and design of HiGHmed’s three medical use cases were based on the rationale that each of them would prototypically allow HiGHmed to address a variety of specific challenges and requirements in Medical Informatics, as described above. In addition, it reflects the complementary strength of the partner sites, thus providing an ideal basis for collaboration.

The oncology use case will help us to address challenges in Medical Informatics when integrating omics data from genome sequencing and radiology into clinical practice. New, mobile diagnostic devices are expected to change current medical practice and research by contributing to the long-term monitoring of personal health data at an unprecedented level.

Within the cardiology use case, we will systematically explore and address IT challenges related to the integration of data from wearable and connected devices into our IT architecture.

The infection control use case will develop an automated early warning and cluster analysis system to support the algorithmic detection of pathogen clusters. It will include multidrug- resistant organisms within and across university hospitals, the verification of whether clusters represent outbreaks, and the identification of possible causes of outbreaks. This motivates us to address IT challenges when connecting and analyzing multiple clinical and organizational data sources in real time for establishing spatial, temporal, biological and functional associations. Importantly, our technology platforms will be developed in a generic way in order to fully support these three, as well as various other, medical use cases. All the partners will therefore benefit from this integrated technology platform with immediate added value for the three communities of clinicians, patients and researchers.