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Medical computer sciences

Computer sciences in the life sciences, in medicine and in the healthcare sector.

Medical computer sciences are at the heart of the digitalisation of the healthcare industry. Methods and technologies from computer sciences can be used to connect medical devices to clinical information systems or to process diagnostic images, for example. These technologies also give patients greater independence and help simplify processes in a clinic, as well as laying the foundations for fact-based decisions when planning hospitals.

Current research topics in medical computer sciences include electronic patient records, precision medicine and health apps, which all aim to improve the quality of the healthcare industry but must take account of demographic change, cost pressures and the need to protect patients’ privacy.

Our research topics

  • Medical image processing
  • Hospital information systems
  • Medical decision support systems

Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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