4EU+ online seminars on "Security, Privacy, and Data Protection"

Safe and interoperable secondary use of clinical care data in the German Medical Informatics Initiative

13 January 2022
16:00 – 17:30 CET

Link to online seminars: Zoom


The German Medical Informatics Initiative is part of a long-term funding strategy by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to establish an infrastructure for the secondary use of clinical care data at the German university hospitals and collaborating healthcare providers. In this talk, the initiative will be presented with a focus on the collaboration towards interoperable data structures, harmonized processes and regulations, and the implementation of safe and GDPR-compliant data sharing infrastructures.

Short bio

Thomas Ganslandt is currently full Professor for Medical Data Science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 03/2018 to 11/2021 he was Professor for Medical Informatics at Mannheim Medical School of Heidelberg University. In this capacity, he directed the Department of Biomedical Informatics and established the local Data Integration Center within the German Medical Informatics Initiative (MII) while also being the Chief Scientific Information Officer at Mannheim University Hospital. As a speaker of the MII Interoperability Working group he coordinates the collaborative definition and implementation of interoperable standards for the sharing of clinical care data. Thomas Ganslandt is a physician by training and worked clinically in the Department of General Surgery at Muenster University Hospital from 1998-2003. From 2003 to 2008 he worked as a junior researcher at the Chair of Medical Informatics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with a focus on the secondary use of clinical care data. From 2008 to 2018 he led the Department of IT Infrastructure for Research and Management at Erlangen University Hospital, including the establishment of a clinical data warehouse.