Fraunhofer MEVIS turns 25 and looks into the future of digital medicine

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Prof. Matthias Guenther, Prof. Tobias Preusser and Prof. Horst Hahn.

August 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the research center MEVIS at the University of Bremen. From this, today's Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS developed with over 120 employees in Bremen, Lübeck, Berlin and Aachen.

That is reason enough to thank our partners and companions for the excellent and close cooperation and to take a detailed look at the possibilities of digital medicine and concrete application scenarios. In the following months, we will present essential working objectives of our institute, with which we want to help shape the future of digital medicine with a focus on integrated diagnostics and precision therapy.

In a first interview, Institute Director Prof. Horst Hahn and his deputies Prof. Matthias Günther and Prof. Tobias Preusser talk about the digital transformation in hospitals and medical practices: Artificial intelligence and self-learning algorithms will unleash enormous advances in everyday clinical practice. At the same time, they require new structures, for example in data protection and supraregional cooperation, and have a far-reaching influence on the distribution of roles among the various medical specialties.