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Smart Medical Information Technology for Healthcare

SMITH’s three university hospitals – in Leipzig, Jena and Aachen – unite medical informatics, clinical, systems-medical, computer linguistics and epidemiological knowledge and expertise. They work hand-in-hand with external partners to develop IT architecture for the interoperable use of data from healthcare and patient-oriented research – data shared across the boundaries of individual institutions and geographical locations. Consortium partners will be able to access and use the results via a special marketplace.

The project's objectives are

  • Strengthen the integration of healthcare and clinical research
  • Improvement of individual patient care through innovative information technologies and new opportunities for data handling on the basis of process and interoperability standards
  • Promotion of a new culture of data sharing
  • Enabling of patients to actively participate in healthcare and research
  • Adaption of existing curricula to the new challenges


Universität Leipzig, Medizinische Fakultät, Germany
Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
the contact person is Morris Riedel

and 18 further institutions.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) under grant agreement number 01ZZ1803A to R.

The grant period is January 2018 until Dezember 2021.

More detailed information about the project is available at the project's homepage.