Due to the increasing digitalisation in medicine, more and more data is becoming available. Yet, the challenge is to make the knowledge contained in this data available and usable at the point of care, especially, when making therapy decisions.
Blood donations are needed as blood products for surgeries and to treat diseases. In view of the declining willingness to donate and the demographic development in Germany, an increasing shortage of donated blood is to be expected in the future.
The SMITH project started in 2018 with the goal to make medical data generated in everyday clinical practice available to medical research in a standardized form. Patients benefit from reliable research results, more precise diagnoses and better treatments.