The health system in Germany is challenged by demographic change and continuously increasing costs (among other factors). In its actual form, it is not sustainable. In this context, the telemedicine sector comes along with a wide range of opportunities through enhanced IT-enabled services. Still, it is of utmost importance to measure and improve the efficiency ofthese specific services.

Purpose / Goal

The joint research project EDiMed aims to develop an instrument which is capable of measuring telemedicine services in terms of efficiency. Thereby, typical characteristics in the telemedicine sector such as IT-enablement of services, (semi-) automation of processes and patient integration play a central role.. In order to get an overview of the state-of-the-art service offerings, services are observed and analyzed in detail. This project goal is performed in close collaboration with industry partners and should lead to process maps which serve as a starting point for innovative (re-) configurations and new service offerings. In this context, new business models as well as service provider models are to be elaborated.

Project Team

  • University of Augsburg, Center for Performance Research & Analytics, Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller
  • University of Göttingen, Department of Medical Informatics, Prof. Dr. Otto Rienhoff
  • University of Göttingen, Chair of Information Management, Prof. Dr. Lutz Kolbe
  • Kassel University, Chair for Business Information Systems, Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
  • University of Bielefeld, Chair for Health Economics and Health Management, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Greiner

Industry Partners

  • Blutdruckinstitut Göttingen e.V.
  • Medtronic GmbH
  • T-Systems International GmbH
  • Techniker Krankenkasse (health insurance)
  • Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Supporting Authorities

The EDiMed project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and supported by the Project Management Agency of the German Aerospace Center

Promotional Reference: 01FL10041

Contact Persons

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
  • Christoph Peters