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The working group addresses the question of where and how digitization in healthcare and medicine makes sense and how this process can succeed.
Digitalization and digitization describe - beyond the hype - a fundamental structural change in medicine. Behind the buzzwords "digitalization of medicine" or "digital health" are a wide variety of expectations and possibilities with regard to the further development of medicine as a practice and as a science. With an interdisciplinary and scientific view, the working group wants to support and shape the transformation processes of digitalization in medicine. Our goal is to map the full cycle of data and applications: harnessing - using - evaluating the benefits.
Our current research areas:
- Socio-technical digital innovation: We research future socio-technical work environments in the process of continued digitalization and accompanying intersectoral work processes in healthcare.
- Implementation and transformation research: We research digital transformation in hospitals and beyond, developing appropriate frameworks and methods such as digital/AI readiness assessments, misfit and maturity analyses.
- Data-based care research: We research how new approaches to integrating and using conventional and new data sources can be implemented to improve patient care.
Research focus Socio-Technical Innovations
The working group "Socio-Technical Innovations" is part of the working group "Digital Transformation and Applications" at the Institute for Medical Informatics at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It has the following work, innovation and research focus:
- Investigation and analysis of complex work processes and interdisciplinary task systems.
- Optimisation and modelling of the interaction of functional and personal competences in socio-technical work environments
- Modelling of socio-technical aspects in the digital transformation, taking into account ethical, labour law and legal framework conditions
- Modelling of task fulfilment based on division of labour with the aim of optimised information systems
- Analysis and development of solutions for the goal-oriented perception of information in the context of task-specific situations in the health sector
- Investigation and design of socio-technical and ethical aspects in the use of robots in the health sector
- Consulting and teaching on the socio-technical design of working environments
- Cooperation with interdisciplinary research institutions, related ministries and industry
Research focus Data for Healthcare Innovations
As part of the working group "Digital Transformation and Applications", the research group "Data for Healthcare Innovations" at the Institute for Medical Informatics of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, focusses on the following research areas:
- Systematization of applications of Charité's digital data infrastructure for the implementation and evaluation of digital care solutions
- Development of novel data sources for the quantification of individual as well as epidemiological, global health risks
- Integration of data sources for the evaluation of health-related behavior
- Evaluation of opportunities & risks of clinical human-machine interactions
- Methods lab for causal analysis of non-experimental prospective & retrospective data
- Cooperation with interdisciplinary research institutions, ministries & authorities (BMG & RKI) and the industry
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