Informatics4Life is a joint initiative by the Cardiology at the University Hospital of Heidelberg, by the Heidelberg University, and by HITS. It is funded by the Klaus Tschira foundation. Despite remarkable progress in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases, they still represent the leading cause of death and hospitalization. This worrying situation is due to the ageing population and to the fact that the heart is affected by several co-morbidities and side-effects of the treatment of other diseases such as cancer. Informatics4Life uses a joint approach incorporating experts from computational modeling and clinical research.
With its partners SDBV contributes a highly interactive exploratory search interface for the research data warehouse, with the goal of enabling scientists to quickly assemble cohorts for retrospective clinical studies.