Hands on the Medical Informatics Initiative Core Data Set — Lessons Learned from Converting the MIMIC-IV

Hannes Ulrich*, Paul Behrend, Joshua Wiedekopf, Cora Drenkhahn, Ann Kristin Kock-Schoppenhauer, Josef Ingenerf

*Corresponding author for this work


With the steady increase in the connectivity of the healthcare system, new requirements and challenges are emerging. In addition to the seamless exchange of data between service providers on a national level, the local legacy data must also meet the new requirements. For this purpose, the applications used must be tested securely and sufficiently. However, the availability of suitable and realistic test data is not always given. Therefore, this study deals with the creation of test data based on real electronic health record data provided by the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care (MIMIC-IV) database. In addition to converting the data to the current FHIR R4, conversion to the core data sets of the German Medical Informatics Initiative was also presented and made available. The test data was generated to simulate a legacy data transfer. Moreover, four different FHIR servers were tested for performance. This study is the first step toward comparable test scenarios around shared datasets and promotes comparability among providers on a national level.

Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
VolumeVolume 283: German Medical Data Sciences 2021: Digital Medicine: Recognize – Understand – Heal
PublisherIOS Press
Publication date21.09.2021
Publication statusPublished - 21.09.2021

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