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Joint Projects Funded by the Federal and State Governments

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  • Smart Medical Information Technology for Healthcare (SMITH)
    Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
    This consortium is formed of university hospitals in the cities of Leipzig, Aachen, Jena, Hamburg, Bonn, Essen, and Halle. It aims to develop an innovative structure for cross-institutional networking and the exchange of research and care data between the sites and beyond the consortium too. To this end, clinical, epidemiological and systems medicine researchers, scientists in medical informatics, as well as managers and employees in information technology are working closely together with non-university research institutions and industrial partners in SMITH.
    Second speaker for the consortium: Professor Dr. Gernot Marx
  • Liver Systems Medicine (LiSyM)
    Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

    Mathematicians, modelers, pharmacologists, molecular biologists, and clinical scientists are working together in this German research network to develop a systems medicine approach to research early and advanced liver diseases. The aim is to obtain and use new experimental data and data from existing databases to create computer models that facilitate decision making at the patient's bedside and predict the effect of new drugs in the treatment of metabolic liver diseases.
    Contact: Professor Dr. Christian Trautwein

  • Bio2Treat
    Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
    The aim of this project is to obtain patient-specific data and to integrate them for the diagnosis and, in the medium term, improvement of treatment for chronic pain. Innovative methods are used: patient-specific, induced pluripotent stem cells and neurons derived from them, quantitative sensory testing, and a Pain Watch: a smartphone/smartwatch combination that collects biometric data.
    Coordinator: Professor Dr. Angelika Lampert

  • TELnet@NRW - Telemedical, intersectoral network as new digital structure for measurable improvement of health care close to home, funded by the G-BA Innovation Fund

    The aim of the TELnet@NRW project is to further improve the quality of intensive care and infectious disease treatment in medical practices and hospitals using digital applications. Telemedicine enables medical knowledge to be used exactly where it is needed. Via a secure data line, doctors and health care professionals can consult with each other via a videoconference around the clock.
    Project leader: Professor Dr. Gernot Marx

  • Optimal@NRW - Optimized Acute Care for Geriatric Patients With an Intersectoral Telemedical Cooperation Network – funded by the G-BA Innovation Fund
    The aim of the project is to measurably improve acute medical care and to avoid inadequate hospital admissions of geriatric patients in inpatient and outpatient care. Optimal@NRW enables the modular establishment of innovative intersectoral structures, on the basis of which the cooperation of outpatient physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care services, and the emergency services can be carried out in a more patient-centered manner.
    Project leader: Dr. Jörg Brokmann

  • Familien-SCOUT – Cross-Sector and Cross-Phase Support for Parents With Cancer
    Funded by the G-BA Innovation Fund
    Further information: Familien-Scout at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
    The aim of this project is to create a care management system that supports families with children where one parent is seriously ill. In order to reduce the burden on families, so-called family scouts will be available to provide advice and information early on. The project will evaluate whether the burden on the family decreases over time as a result of the use of family scouts when compared to families without a family scout. The initiative and its findings are intended to be expanded to comparable regions.
    Project leader: Professor Dr. Tim Brümmendorf
  • OncoCare – Initiative for Innovative Patient-Centered Oncological Care in the Meuse-Rheine Euroregio
    Funded by the Interreg V Program
    The goal of the OncoCare project is to optimize the care of cancer patients in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregio. The cross-border cooperation is intended to improve cancer patients’ access to innovative treatment concepts and personalized cancer medicine. This objective is to be achieved through various measures focusing on patient-centered medicine, quality of care, and the transfer of innovations to the clinic.
    Contact: Kira Brings and Rebecca Bremen at Medical Clinic IV

  • Pro-Kind Rheuma – Action and Treatment Protocols in Pediatric Rheumatology
    Funded by the G-BA Innovation Fund
    The aim of this project is to improve the care and prognosis of children with rheumatic diseases. The number of treatment options for children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases is constantly growing. However, hardly any data on the comparative efficacy and safety of available antirheumatic drugs is available and information on the appropriate treatment for each patient group, when and for how long to achieve the best possible outcome is lacking. In order to change this, treatment protocols for various childhood rheumatic diseases have been developed in structured processes. Their practicability, application, and efficacy are to be monitored longitudinally in 500 newly diagnosed patients nationwide in a multicenter setting in this project. This will have an impact on the way we treat children with rheumatism in the future.
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