Prof. Dr. Peter Haas

Prof. Dr. Peter Haas

Prof. Dr. Peter Haas has been Professor of Medical Information Technology at the Fachhochschule Dortmund since 1994, where he teaches courses on medical information systems, healthcare telematics/e-health and knowledge-based systems/knowledge management in medicine. Through his own work and his supervision of several student theses, he has gathered extensive experience in implementing e-health applications. He has been involved in the development of cross-institutional electronic health records for more than 10 years and is recognized throughout Germany as an expert on the issue.

From 2005 to 2015 he served as spokesperson for the gematik GmbH advisory board. He served for many years as President of Germany’s professional association for medical information scientists (BVMI), has headed the Medical Informatics division of the GMDS professional association and spearheaded the federal association of hospital IT directors (KH-IT) in Germany. He also served as the President of the conhIT-Kongress in Berlin for many years. He is the author and co-editor of three textbooks and has authored numerous newspaper and book contributions.

His current work focuses on the implementation of mobile apps for patients that can be integrated into electronic health records.

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Last postings

Electronic health records: Acceptance provides the allure

Both treatment providers and patients will only accept an electronic health record (EHR) if it is clearly organized, simple, and easy to use, claims Professor Peter Haas, a medical information scientist at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Fachhochschule Dortmund), in an expert report on the EHR commissioned by us. In this guest blog post, Professor Haas pointedly describes why acceptance is a crucial success factor for the introduction of an IT solution – in this specific case, the electronic health record, and how it can be achieved.