The HiGHmed Technology Concept
Within HiGHmed, we will join forces to create three Medical Data Integration Centers (MeDICs) based on a generic and scalable reference architecture for integrating data from care, research, and external sources, which will facilitate the development of new solutions for medical data analytics benefitting clinicians, patients and researchers. Uniquely, this consortium integrates novel and emerging data types such as genomics and radiomics through the research-oriented partner, the DKFZ, where a complementary omics data integration centre will be established.
The long-term vision for HiGHmed is to develop a joint technology platform across all university hospitals and research units that will swiftly assist and promote data-based knowledge-building and decision-making processes in patient-centric diagnostics, treatment and care. The concept will be developed in line with three prototypical use cases and rolled out to further clinical partners in medium to long-term. HiGHmed will develop a joint cross-institutional reference architecture based on relevant existing standards such as IHE, openEHR and FHIR. This includes profiling these standards and agreeing on common semantics for real-life implementation. The reference architecture will be scalable and open for adoption by additional partner hospitals, as well as for many solution developers to provide innovative applications, e.g. for data integration or analytics.
Our technology concept builds on three medical use cases, which will support requirement analysis and validation.