Solutions for the Digitalization of Healthcare

Healthcare in transition

The healthcare system is in a state of transition and faces a number of complex challenges:

  • the demographic development,
  • the shortage of public funds, accompanied by increasing demand for healthcare services,
  • the rapidly advancing digitalization, and
  • the regulatory requirements imposed by legislation.

We support all healthcare stakeholders in their journey through this continuous transition by researching, developing, testing, and implementing software-based and digital innovations. With the help of information technologies, we offer real solutions to significantly enhance the quality and performance of a healthcare system under pressure.

Transformation through comprehensive solutions

Our solutions address the neuralgic points of digital healthcare and its transformation along the care continuum:

  • Digital networking: from single solutions to the integration of systems, smart devices, software, and services on the way to the digital healthcare ecosystem
  • mHealth: digital mobile applications for the individual user that are more than just lifestyle products
  • iHealth: combination of Big Data and use of Artificial Intelligence to integrate existing and innovative diagnostic and therapy techniques
  • Digital care processes: coordination and optimization of the treatment process across the care continuum
  • Individualized medicine: individualized therapies tailored to the patient at the right time in the right place in order to provide the most effective treatment to the right person
  • IT security: analysis of security weaknesses and introduction of IT security management systems


Care continuum and solutions for all phases of life in healthcare

Care continuum and solutions for all phases of life in healthcare, Fraunhofer IESE
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Our comprehensive service portfolio for digital healthcare

Innovation and Strategy

Fraunhofer IESE will design an innovation strategy for your specific healthcare challenge for you and with you.  To do this, we combine our special expertise in the areas of strategy, IT engineering, and specialist medicine.

We place a special focus on the design and implementation of Digital Ecosystems. Together with you, we will develop a sustainable solution to maximize the benefits for your individual customers, patients, or user groups with the help of networked devices and services, and to ensure your long-term success. In doing so, we will accompany you from the initial concept to the implementation and the operation of the ecosystem.

Diagnosis and Optimization

Fraunhofer IESE will optimize your software processes in terms of competitive productivity and quality for software and application development.

With both new and well-proven methods, we support you in implementing risk management according to ISO 14971 for software as well and to use techniques such as Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analyses (FTA) also for the analysis of software safety. Adapted quality management approaches (e.g., following ISO 13485) are defined as supporting processes.

  • We will optimize your software architectures in terms of adequacy for future challenges, required qualities, safety, and longevity.
  • We will optimize the user experience of your software and systems – your customers will love working with your software!

Top-Level Engineering

Together with our customers we develop innovative software engineering solutions that fulfill the requirements of IEC 62304, DIN EN 60601-1-4, and ISO 12207 efficiently and that help with systematic implementation into daily practice. We integrate future-oriented methods and techniques that ensure quality requirements (e.g., according to ISO/IEC25000) efficiently and cost-effectively.

Selected Projects


Transformation towards automated individual pharmacy

IESE enables automated and safe individual pharmaceutical production.


Smart assistance systems for senior citizens

We support elderly people through technological and social end-to-end solutions that enable them to live autonomously at home.



In the project ViTAWiN, Fraunhofer IESE helps to increase the degree of realism in emergency medical training with the help of VR-/AR-supported training.


DENIT – IT in emergency medicine

Nowadays, nothing works without data and software. This is also true for emergency medical services. Since 2008, the Rhineland-Palatinate state government and the corresponding authorities have relied on the German Center for Emergency Medicine and Information Technology (DENIT), which is hosted by Fraunhofer IESE, for competent advice and support in the analysis and provision of data on issues related to emergency medical services.


Data-driven oncological therapy protocols

For complex medical therapy procedures, such as in oncology, we are collaborating with medical specialists in the project ONKOPTI to develop effective information solutions for treatment success in cancer therapy.



EPICSAVE integrates the aspects of didactics, medicine, Virtual Reality, and Serious Gaming into a novel training medium that can improve emergency medical training in a sustainable and team-oriented manner.