HiGHmed is a medical informatics project, which promotes the digitalization of the german healthcare system. HiGHmed is sponsored by the “Federal Ministry of Education and Reseach” and the “Medical Informatics Initative Germany”. Different locations in germany are associated with the HiGHmed project. Among them are the university hospitals of Heidelberg, Hannover, Göttingen, Berlin, Münster, Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein and other partners. Andreas Beyer is leading the HiGHmed location in Cologne.