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Enabling interoperability of information and processes across health domains

Kolloquium der Abteilung 8

Medical terminologies and IT standards should be used worldwide. Interoperability improves prevention, diagnostics and therapy and enables global research and translational medicine. Research on semantic interoperability and research data platforms is crucial for a modern and innovative healthcare system.

Sylvia Thun, Ph.D.

Dr. Thun is director of the Core Unit eHealth & Interoperability at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin as well as professor for Information and Communication Technologies at the Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. Her primary research interests are in IT standardization, semantic interoperability, and eCommerce in healthcare.  She graduated with Ph.D. in medicine from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen in 2001, after which she held positions as a senior consultant for SYNAIX Healthcare and as a research assistant at the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information, Cologne and Ministry of Health in Bonn where she worked on terminology and classification, drug information, and interoperability between software systems in the healthcare sector. In 2011 she joined Hochschule Niederrhein and in 2014 became the director of their eHealth Competence Center.