eHealth Department

The eHealth Department is a scientific unit at the University of Regensburg Medical Center. The eHealth Department is responsible for basic and domain-related research, education and other academic obligations in the telehealth field.
eHealth describes the integration of telecommunication systems into the practice of protecting and promoting health covering both curative medicine and public health, but also home care and prevention.

Main Activities
Competence Portfolio

The following figure defines the aspects and components of eHealth:

Telehealth

Scope and Objectives of the eHealth Department

  • Development, Evaluation and Dissemination of advanced methods in health telematics and telemedicine
  • Establishment of future-proof system architectures characterised by
    • Distribution and openness
    • Platform-independence and portability
    • Knowledge based and service orientation
    • Semantic interoperability
    • Scalability and flexibility
    • Trustworthiness
  • Consultancy work and large projects’ participation

Work Techniques and Methods

  • Promotion of a Unified Development Process
  • Model-driven design and implementation strategies
  • Domain-crossing integration for guaranteeing uniformity of solutions
  • Involvement of users and insurance of a high user acceptance of the approach
  • Internationality and global market orientation
  • Close connection between science and practice
  • Promotion of standardisation of methods and solutions
  • Special focus on intelligent functionality
  • Emphasis on security, safety and privacy

Training Courses and Seminars

  • Service-oriented and model-driven Architectures for advanced health information systems
  • HL7 Version 3 Development Framework (HDF)
  • HL7 Version 3 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)
  • Formal modelling
  • Formal languages including meta-languages
  • Knowledge representation in health
  • Electronic Health Records, architecture and systems
  • Security and privacy services in eHealth environments
  • Smartcards in health
  • Terminology and classification systems
  • Decision support and clinical guidelines
  • Semantic interoperability

International Education
An international eHealth Master Course is in preparation. Ph.D. studies and MD studies are permanently offered.