Germany Invests 200 Million in Health IT

January 2023

As part of the expansion phase of its Medicine Information Technology Initiative (MII), the German government will be putting some EUR 200 million into data-based health research. The funds will be allocated between now and 2026.

“Data helps heal people,” said German Minister of Research and Education Bettina Stark-Watzinger in a statement. “Our goal is to make the MII a motor and a provider of impulses for a decentralized data infrastructure. For example, digital assistance systems could automatically analyze prescriptions or routine clinical data. If they discover increased risks of negative side effects, they could inform the clinic pharmacist. In the future, IT solutions like this will help in all areas of medicine to improve health care and save lives.”

Within the framework of the MII, the Ministry of Research and Education is also putting an additional EUR 50 million into six digital progress health hubs. That program runs from 2021 to 2025.

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