Digital Health Lunch Series

Digital Health Lunch Series

The Digital Health Lunch Series (DiHLS) is a networking platform to inspire and generate innovation!

To shape the future of Digital Health, connecting and moving knowledge is a essential as exchanging data. Initiated by FAU, Medical Valley, dmac, d.hip and Zollhof, DiHLS invites visionaries, deciders and makers in Digital Health to meet on a regular basis, starting November 30, 2021. In each event, international leading experts will present current questions and challenges, and inspire discussions.

25.01. The German Medical Informatics Initiative – Collaboration towards secondary use of routine clinical data

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ganslandt will give a presentation ” The German Medical Informatics Initiative – Collaboration towards secondary use of routine clinical data” at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2022. Use the form below to register for the virtual presentation (zoom).


The German Medical Informatics Initiative (MII) is a long-term funding program by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to tap the wealth of routine clinical data gathered in the German hospital landscape. In a collaboration of four separately funded consortia, the MII tackles technical, semantic, legal and organizational challenges towards the secondary use of these data. In addition to establishing interoperable infrastructures and processes, each consortium executes clinical use cases to demonstrate their applicability and value. To enhance cross-consortial collaboration and intersectoral outreach, several broad use cases including sites from all consortia have been funded, as well as Digital Hubs for Advances in Research and Healthcare. The MII is currently in the final year of its development and networking phase, with an additional funding phase scheduled for 2023-2026 with a stronger focus on consolidation, outreach and broad use cases.

In this talk an overview will be given on the collaborative structures developed in the MII, major results and milestones achieved, and an outlook towards future MII perspectives


Thomas Ganslandt is W3 Professor of Medical Data Science at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. He holds a secondary affiliation at the Technical Faculty within the Department Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (AIBE) with the goal of enabling data-driven projects combining clinical care and artificial intelligence.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ganslandt is a medical doctor. After studying human medicine, he worked in general surgery and medical informatics at University Hospital Münster from 1998-2003 and at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and University Hospital Erlangen from 2003-2018. In 2017, Thomas Ganslandt received his habilitation at the Medical Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He was appointed to the professorship for Medical Informatics at the Medical Faculty Mannheim (Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg) in 2018. He was the Acting Director of the Heinrich-Lanz-Center for Digital Health at Mannheim University Medicine and headed the Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Since 2017 he is a speaker of the Interoperability Working Group of the German Medical Informatics Initiative and since 2020 a member of its National Steering Committee. Since 2018 he is a Board member of the TMF – Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research.

In Erlangen he will continue his successful work in the MIRACUM consortium, now as new Co-PI from the Erlangen site. In addition, at Erlangen University Hospital, Professor Ganslandt takes over the position of Chief Medical Information Officer, where he will be driving strategic aspects of aligning clinical care, research and IT infrastructure.

30.11. Digital Health – Reengineering Sustainable Health Systems

Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence are driving fundamental transformations in Health Systems and Healthcare industries.

What can be learned from global leaders in digitization?

How and to what extent may Big Tech disrupt and consumerize healthcare?

How may digitization and technology change roles of patients (consumers) and (service) providers?

Trends, Opportunites and Challenges will be discussed


Prof. Dr. med. Erwin Böttinger is head of the Digital Health Center at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, Germany, and director of the newly formed Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, USA.

He holds dual academic appointments as chaired Professor for Digital Health – Personalized Medicine at the joint Digital Engineering Faculty of the HPI and University Potsdam, and as Professor of Medicine and Systems Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, USA. From November 2015 to July 2017 Erwin Böttinger was the CEO of the Berlin Institute of Health (BHI) where he played a key role in shaping its forward-looking strategy for ‘Personalized Medicine – Advanced Therapies’. From 2007 to 2015 he was the founding director of the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, USA, and the principal architect of the Institute’s BioMe Biobank. Erwin Böttinger is a pioneer in groundbreaking implementations of personalized medicine and digital health in clinical practice.

The Presentation will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2022.

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