COPICOH - Center for Open Innovation in Connected Health

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About us

The „Center for Open Innovation in Connected Health“ is an academic center at the University of Lübeck with an open interdisciplinary alliance of scientific institutions and innovative companies, helping to design the future of connected health.

The age structure of Germany will pose a challenge for the health care system to ideally use the medical and nursing capacities in the country in the future.

COPICOH addresses this challenge with a multisectoral, multidisciplinary and holistic approach.

Increasing life expectancy increases the need for medical and nursing care. The increasing cost-intensive apparatus medicine and not least increasing expectations of the patients and patients generate enormous pressure on service providers.

COPICOH optimizes the healthcare system with the guiding principle of a patient journey from birth preparation to palliative care with end-to-end networked care structures and patient autonomy.

The growing complexity of care arrangements and processes with parallel declines in human resources leads to a huge increase in workload in all areas of health care, which not only impacts on job satisfaction among health professionals, but can also pose a real threat to quality of care and patient safety.

COPICOH uses user-centered research methods to develop innovative human-technology interactions in intelligent care environments with networked care processes.