German Health IT Infrastructure: A Large-Scale Network Alleviating Challenges in Health IT Development

8 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2013 Last revised: 6 May 2014

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Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

Date Written: May 5, 2014

Abstract

A central health information technology infrastructure (HTI) can alleviate challenges of health IT development by serving as a central hub for healthcare applications and stakeholders. We introduce establishment process of as well as information and services provided by the German HTI to encourage putting the inclusion of HTI features in health IT projects under consideration and to offer an insight into one of the largest health IT projects in the world.

Keywords: health information technology, health IT, infrastructure, network, telematics, Germany, patient-centered, ehealth, health, health care, electronic health card, health professional card, software engineering, applications

JEL Classification: H51, H54, I18, L86, L96

Suggested Citation

Dehling, Tobias and Sunyaev, Ali, German Health IT Infrastructure: A Large-Scale Network Alleviating Challenges in Health IT Development (May 5, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298395 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2298395

Tobias Dehling (Contact Author)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstra├če 12
Karlsruhe, Baden W├╝rttemberg 76131
Germany

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

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