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MeDIC Hannover

The Medical Data Integration Centre (MeDIC) welcomes you to the website of Hannover Medical School.

The HiGHmed Project

and the establishment of the MeDIC

The Medical Data Integration Centre (MeDIC) of the Hannover Medical School was established within the framework of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII) as part of the HiGHmed consortium. The consortia of the MII have set up such a MeDIC at each university hospital in order to create the technical and organisational requirements for cross-institutional data usage processes.

HiGHmed is a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in which Hannover Medical School cooperates with ten other university hospitals, the German Cancer Research Center and other partners from health care, science and industry.


Primary aim of the MeDIC is the structured integration of different data sources (medical reports, laboratory data, x-rays, gene sequencing data, etc.) within the MHH. Various institutes and departments of the MHH cooperate with each other.

The overarching goal is to expand and consolidate the infrastructure already established between the university hospitals in the coming years in order to further strengthen and promote the cross-institutional exchange of medical data. This will be achieved through open, interoperable and standardised data definitions in order to realise a sustainable development of software applications.

Of course, data protection, data security and the informational self-determination of patients are of central importance for the exchange of data.

The new possibilities for the cross-institutional exchange of medical data should improve patient care and also intensify the transfer between medical research and health care.


Clinical Use Cases

The following four clinical use cases will be used to demonstrate the expected added value of structured collection and cross-institutional exchange of medical data for health care and research.



An automatic early warning and cluster system to detect cumulations of infections with multi-resistant pathogens is being developed.

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The combination of harmonised documentation should improve models for individual risk assessment of cardiovascular diseases.

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Pediatric Pneumology


The aim is to better diagnose and individually treat patients with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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On the basis of a wide variety of harmonised data, more successful approaches for individualised cancer treatment are to be derived.

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Research also benefits directly from the possibilities of exchanging data across institutions. On the one hand, information about similar cases can contribute to successful treatment. On the other hand, it will be possible to obtain a reliable number of cases for very rare diseases for statistical analyses and to gain new insights into the causes and course of diseases.

Data Usage

Our MeDIC provides you with data according to the specifications and regulations of the MII. These are described in the current version of the core data set.

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Research Data Management

As the central point of contact for researchers at the MHH, we provide general advice and refer you specifically to the right services and infrastructure for your project within the MHH.

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openEHR is an open standard for electronic health records and platform architectures that facilitates the development of interoperable healthcare software systems.

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Methodology Platforms

Within the framework of the medical informatics initiative, methodology platforms are being developed to support the availability and evaluation of data across locations.

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Cooperating institutes and departments

at the MHH