Data integration and exchange are becoming more crucial with the increasing amount of distributed systems and ever-growing amounts of data. This need is also widely known in medical research and not yet comprehensively solved. Practical implementation steps will demonstrate the different challenges in the context of the National Medical Informatics Initiative in Germany. Top-down versus bottom-up approaches as general methods of standard-based data integration in healthcare will be discussed and illustrated in the process of building up Medical Data Integration Centers. As practical examples, the use cases Infection Control, Cardiology, and Molecular Tumor Board, will be presented. Finally, limitations that prevent the use of theoretically recommended data integration methods in the particular field of medical informatics are illustrated.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Number of pages16
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9783030876562
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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