Explanatory video illustrates consent process and goals of Medical Informatics Initiative
Press Release Medical Informatics Initiative TMF e. V. | 09.09.2020
The mission of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is to make data captured during routine healthcare treatment available for medical research. This will enable improvements in treatment, diagnostics and prevention. And it requires informed consent on the part of patients to the use of their data for research purposes. With immediate effect, patients are now asked upon admission to university hospitals whether they agree to their treatment data being used, in pseudonymised form, for medical research. Against this backdrop, MII has developed a video which clearly explains and visualises the goals of the nationwide initiative and the in-hospital consent process.