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Georg Duftschmid
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Georg DuftschmidHead of Institute of Medical Information Management

Center for Medical Data Science (Institute of Medical Information Management)
Position: Associate Professor

T +43 1 40400 66960

Further Information


Computer Communication Networks; Electronic Health Records; Health Information Management; Reference Standards

Research interests

My research concentrates on the area of recording, processing and exchanging health data in the context of patient-centered inter-organizational medical documentations. In particular this includes the topics of standardization of electronic health records, analysis of medical documentations, and reuse of routine data for scientific purposes.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Modelling of health data
  • Application of eHealth standards such as HL7 CDA, FHIR, ISO/EN 13606, openEHR, IHE XDS
  • Analysis of health databases

Selected publications

  1. Duftschmid, G. et al., 2013. The EHR-ARCHE project: Satisfying clinical information needs in a Shared Electronic Health Record System based on IHE XDS and Archetypes. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(12), pp.1195-1207. Available at:
  2. Duftschmid, G., Chaloupka, J. & Rinner, C., 2013. Towards plug-and-play integration of archetypes into legacy electronic health record systems: the ArchiMed experience. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(1), p.11. Available at:
  3. Duftschmid, G., Wrba, T. & Rinner, C., 2010. Extraction of standardized archetyped data from Electronic Health Record systems based on the Entity-Attribute-Value Model. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 79(8), pp.585-597. Available at:
  4. Rinner, C. et al., 2016. Improving the informational continuity of care in diabetes mellitus treatment with a nationwide Shared EHR system: Estimates from Austrian claims data. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 92, pp.44-53. Available at:
  5. Duftschmid, G. et al., 2019. Patient-Sharing Relations in the Treatment of Diabetes and Their Implications for Health Information Exchange: Claims-Based Analysis. JMIR Medical Informatics, 7(2), p.e12172. Available at: