A systems medicine network
e:Med has the objective of establishing systems medicine in Germany. e:Med promotes system-oriented research into diseases in order to facilitate improved prevention, more comprehensive diagnostics and individually adjusted therapy schemes in individualized medicine. The program brings together scientists with molecular-genetic, clinical, mathematical and information technology expertise, with the objective of ensuring research results quickly benefit patients. Electronic processing (e:Med), i.e. computerized archiving, analysis and integration of data, plays a particularly important role here. The nationwide research and funding concept has been funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) since mid-2014.