The maintenance of a healthy and self-determined lifestyle gains, partly due to demographic changes, constantly in importance. At the same time, the probability of falling ill increases in the course of life. From a health economic point of view, especially widespread diseases as diabetes or cardiovascular diseases are paramount. But from the patient's perspective, each form of disease means a restricted quality of life.

The possibilities for maintaining good health and a high quality of life are increasingly influenced by the use of new technologies and the digitization of healthcare services. Examples include fitness apps or web-based prevention programs and information services.

Such digital health services require quality and a concentration on the patient. At the same time, it is important for the provider to ensure the existing regulatory framework, data protection and security, and show a viable business model. For this reason, Fraunhofer ISST offers its partners in the sector »telemedicine« holistic support of the initial idea sketch to the final evaluation and operation.

Even before a possible introduction of a digital health application, we want to support and advice our partners best possible. Together we evaluate the actual state and work out the target situation to be reached. For this purpose, we determine their requirements and evaluate them in consideration of the existing processes. Based on the results, we establish a proposal for a solution tailored to their needs.

The implementation of a software-based solution is in line with customer requirements and takes place along the existing regulatory framework. Privacy and data security play a decisive role here. Along a clearly defined process, we bring your product up to launch.

The success of a digital health service is determined not only by technology but decisively influenced by the establishment of a supply and operating concept. We support the introduction and offer, together with our partners, professional operation and service models.


  • Process based situation/target analysis and survey of custom needs and requirements.
  • Design and implementation of digital health services.
  • Privacy-by-Design – data protection and security right from the conception.
  • Design-for-All – user-friendly development and evaluation of usability.
  • Consideration of existing standards, such as HL7, IHE, IEE 11073.
  • Development of supply, support and operating models considering a health economic evaluation.