We are developing intelligent medical computer systems that extract useful information from a meaningful combination of signal, image and alphanumerical data. This includes automatic signal and image analysis for quantitative measurements, smart devices and mobile health technologies as well as databases and electronic case report forms in controlled clinical trials. Furthermore, content-based image retrieval and management of medical big data are integrated in both, the diagnostic routine as well as the research-driven workflow in clinical trials. In particular, interfacing electronic healthcare systems with software supporting clinical trials is seen as future challenge with respect to patient-specific medication and therapy. Such interfaces need to satisfy data privacy and security issues. In support of the Clinical Trial Center Aachen (CTC-A), we are further developing a general management system for administration and quality management of clinical trials.
Provisional Head of Research Department: N. N.