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Christoph Rinner
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christoph Rinner

Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems (Institute of Medical Information Management and Imaging)
Position: Research Assistant

T +43 1 40400 66930


Electronic Health Records; Hospital Communication Systems

Research interests

My research concentrates on the area of recording, processing and exchanging health data in the context of medical documentations. In particular this includes the topics of standardization of electronic health records for scientific purposes.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Experience implementing the following international standards:

  • HL7 Standards (HL7 CDA, HL7 FHIR, HL7 v2 Messages)
  • ISO Standards (ISO/EN 13606-1, ISO/EN 13606-2)
  • IHE (ELGA-Implementierugnsleitfäden, IHE-XDS.b)

Data extraction and analysis using the following databases:

  • Health claims data 
  • FOKO (FOlgeKOsten)-Schnittstelle (Vorsorge(Gesunden)untersuchungen)
  • Minimal-Basic-Dataset (MBDS-Data)
  • AKIM RDA-Plattform


Selected publications

  1. Rinner, C. et al., 2014. Estimation of severe drug-drug interaction warnings by medical specialist groups for Austrian nationwide eMedication. Applied Clinical Informatics, 5(3), pp.603-611. Available at:
  2. 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:
  3. Rinner, C. et al., 2010. Semantic Validation of Standard-based Electronic Health Record Documents with W3C XML Schema. Methods of Information in Medicine, 49(3), pp.271-280. Available at:
  4. 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:
  5. 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: