Cross-sector digital concepts and applications for better patient care

A bottleneck in patient care in the German healthcare system is the division into outpatient and inpatient care (outpatient and hospital care). The split requires both areas of care to work with their own, established and specified organisational and communication structures. For patients, this currently results in an organizational balancing act, as they have to transfer or organize the data necessary for their treatment from one sector to the other on their own.

The Smart Medicine Competence Centre has set itself the task of developing cross-sector concepts Digital applications, similar to an electronic patient file, are intended to eliminate discontinuities and intersectoral communication deficits in health care.

The Digital Medicine Competence Center is one of the action areas of Digitalstadt Darmstadt. More information is available here.

What is the use of

  • Increasing the quality of treatment for patients
  • Avoidance of discontinuities and deficits in the treatment process
  • Intersectoral communication between outpatient and inpatient care
  • Time and stress savings for patients, their relatives and employees of medical care units and operations
  • Shortening the patient management process
  • Developing new concepts with digital application for patient care in community health care

Who benefits from it

  • Patients
  • Family members and relatives
  • Hospital Administration
  • Specialist and general practitioners in private practice
  • Employees in the health sector

What is the schedule

Start: 1st quarter 2020
Duration: ongoing

Who is responsible

Klinikum Darmstadt GmbH
Jana Wondra

Project location

Field of action