Peggy Richter

Peggy Richter
Research Group Digital Health at Technische Universität Dresden

Dr. rer. pol.

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Introduction
I am a postdoc researcher of the Research Group Digital Health at the Technische Universität Dresden. My doctoral thesis was on the topic of Patient Pathways in Integrated Care - Understanding, Development and Utilisation. In the Research Group Digital Health, my research and work focuses on topics related to process modelling and development in healthcare (esp. patient pathways) and patient-centred design of information systems in healthcare in general.
Additional affiliations
May 2014 - present
Dresden International University
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2013 - present
Technische Universität Dresden
Position
  • Scientific Assistant
Education
October 2009 - March 2013
Technische Universität Dresden
Field of study
  • Wirtschaftsinformatik
September 2007 - January 2008
Uppsala University
Field of study
October 2005 - January 2009
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Field of study
  • Computer Science, Business Studies

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Publications (33)
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Digital technologies are increasingly embedded into healthcare aiming to improve quality of patient care, enhance patients’ safety and cut down economical costs. Healthcare professionals’ digital skills are indeed need enhancement with policies and initiatives have started working towards that, but digital soft skills are underplayed. Digital soft...
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Patient pathways are a means to structure the care process for patients with complex and long-term diseases in integrated care networks. Simultaneously, they have a stronger emphasis on the patient perspective and engagement than related pathway concepts. Still, there are no common mechanisms for patient engagement concepts in patient pathway model...
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Patient pathways (PPs) are considered a valuable instrument for managing integrated, patient-centred healthcare services. Still, a uniform understanding and definition of PPs is lacking, leading to misunderstandings and inconsistent use in both science and practice. Accordingly, the objective of this paper is to assess the practical view of PP stak...
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Aim The purpose of this editorial is to provide guidance for the readers concerning the broad realm of approaches towards successful implementation of digital health applications into the health care system. Recent developments due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic are used as a current angle. Subject and Methods All contributions w...
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Aim Because the field of information systems (IS) research is vast and diverse, structuring it is a necessary precondition for any further analysis of artefacts. To structure research fields, taxonomies are a useful tool. Approaches aiming to develop sound taxonomies exist, but they do not focus on empirical development. We aimed to close this gap...
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Patient pathways are a means to structure the care process for patients with complex and long-term diseases in integrated care networks. Simultaneously, they have a stronger emphasis on the patient perspective and engagement than related pathway concepts. Still, there are no common mechanisms for patient engagement concepts in patient pathway model...
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Patient pathways are recognized as a valuable tool to support standardization, comparability, quality, and transparency of care processes in comprehensive care networks. Still, existing development approaches lack real practical guidance as well as an integration of the network and patient perspectives. Therefore, a user-centered and requirements-b...
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Background Integrated care is said to improve the way in which care is delivered. To support integrated care by ensuring close collaboration between involved stakeholders, information and communication technologies, especially telemedicine, are needed. Despite their potential, most telemedicine solutions never make it from pilot project stage to fu...
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The way health care is delivered changes continuously and is increasingly supported by digital technologies, such as telemedicine. Many terms in that context exist, which are not defined consistently and therefore used ambiguously. This makes it difficult to assess the evidence base. Ontologies bring structure and clarity to the discourse around te...
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Patient pathways are recognized as a valuable governance instrument to increase standardization, quality, comparability, and transparency of care in comprehensive care networks. Yet, methodological support is lacking. This paper aims to support their development, implementation and continuous maintenance. Therefore, a systematic literature review o...
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The active integration of a patient into his/her own care process offers great potentials for improving care quality. With this regard, patient portals are frequently referenced for enabling patient integration. Existing solutions primarily focus on the access to electronic health records but do not aim for the integration of cross-institutional in...
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Care pathways (CPs) are used as a tool to organize complex care processes and to foster the quality management in general. However, the quality management potentials have not been sufficiently exploited yet, since the development, documentation, and controlling of quality indicators (QIs) for quality management purposes are not fully integrated to...
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Integrated care is a promising approach to create connectivity, alignment, and collaboration in a network of health care providers, especially for people with long-term and complex conditions. It aims at improving care quality, but a common, standardised quality management approach for such networks is still missing. In this context, care pathways...
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Background: In the European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control (CanCon Guide) patient pathways (PPs) are recognized as a valuable tool to support seamless care, patient information and guidelines implementation in comprehensive cancer control networks (CCCNs). However, there is neither a common definition of the term nor a...
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Die aktive Integration eines Patienten in seinen Behandlungsverlauf besitzt große Potentiale zur Verbesserung der Behandlungsqualität. Als Ansatz zur besseren Patientenintegration werden häufig Patientenportale genannt. Die bestehenden Lösungen fokussieren jedoch vornehmlich auf die Zugänglichkeit elektronischer Patientenakten aber nicht auf die In...
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Healthcare systems in western countries are continuously working to achieve efficient resource allocation and to improve access to quality medical care. The implementation of standardised care processes promises better integration and coordination of care across several healthcare providers. In this context, an increasing use of the term patient pa...
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In Wissenschaft und Praxis der onkologischen Versorgung kann die zunehmende Verwendung des Begriffs Patientenpfad (engl. patient pathway) beobachtet werden. Er wird häufig in Zusammenhang mit der Optimierung des Versorgungsprozesses sowie der Kommunikation und des Informationsaustauschs zwischen den beteiligten Leistungserbringern verwendet. Das ma...
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This paper presents an approach for an evaluation of finished telemedicine projects using qualitative methods. Telemedicine applications are said to improve the performance of health care systems. While there are countless telemedicine projects, the vast majority never makes the threshold from testing to implementation and diffusion. Projects were...
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Health care systems need to cope with continuous changes such as with the current trends towards pay-for-performance and value-based health care. In this context, the article aims at analysing the potentials of the integration and utilisation of quality indicators in clinical pathways. It comprises the first steps of a design-oriented research proc...
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Medical guidelines have become established as the standard for the comprehensive synopsis of all available information (scientific trials, expert opinion) on diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The transfer of guidelines to clinical practice and subsequent monitoring has however proven difficult. In particular the potential interaction between...
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Medizinische Leitlinien sind ein gängiges Werkzeug zur Wissensspeicherung und -bereitstellung im Rahmen evidenzbasierter Medizin. Die Beteiligung verschiedener Fachrichtungen und hohe Wechselbeziehungen zwischen einzelnen Empfehlungen machen Leitlinien zu komplexen Artefakten. Dabei sind neben ihrer Erstellung auch die kontinuierliche Pflege, Imple...
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This paper presents the structure and contents of an integrated curriculum on teaching enterprise modeling for master students at a large German university. The module is composed of two main master classes (Business Engineering and Enterprise Modeling) and supplemented by an additional seminar and the final master thesis. The major classes respect...
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Integrated care (IC) helps to diminish demographic challenges. Electronic health records (EHRs) are recognized to support IC with regard to continuity, efficiency and quality of care. Lifetime EHRs (LEHRs) allow an even higher level of integration by including all care-related stakeholders along the whole lifetime of an individual. The article aims...
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Health care systems need to cope with continuous changes such as with the current trends towards pay-for-performance and value-based health care. In this context, the article aims at analysing the potentials of the integration and utilisation of quality indicators in clinical pathways. It comprises the first steps of a design-oriented research proc...
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Integrated care concepts can help to diminish demographic challenges. Hereof, the use of eHealth, esp. overarching electronic health records, is recognized as an efficient approach. The article aims at rigorously defining the concept of lifetime electronic health records (LEHRs) and the identification of core factors that need to be fulfilled in or...
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Integrated care concepts can help to diminish demographic challenges. Therefore, the use of eHealth solutions is recognised as an efficient approach. Lifetime electronic health records (LEHRs) are expected to increase continuity, effectiveness, efficiency and thus quality of the care process. With respect to these benefits, an overarching implement...
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Die Anwendung agiler Prozesse und standardisierter Projekte resultiert aus der Notwendigkeit zur Anpassung ihrer Organisation und Durchführung an in- und externe Einflüsse und Veränderungen. Jedoch fehlen ganzheitliche Ansätze, die Hinweise auf die agile bzw. standardisierte Ausrichtung betrieblicher Vorhaben geben. Vor diesem Hintergrund widmet si...

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Projects (2)
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The aim of the MiHUBx project is to develop and implement an intersectoral and service-related infrastructure to allow for an efficient collaboration of various health care providers, patients and other organizations. The implementation of the approach can contribute to a significant increase in cooperation across sectors. Therefore, the objectives of MiHUBx are • to unlock the data and knowledge generated at non-university care sites for intersectoral research, based on the methods and tools of the MII in combination with the Telematics Infrastructure and electronic health platforms; • to enable the translation of methods and tools of the MII into regional care, such as the support of clinical studies and decision support; and • to ensure participation by leveraging digital competencies through educational and best practice to assure an efficient, research-based patient/public engagement and recruitment to MiHUBx digital health interventions.
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The project Care4Saxony (http:/care4saxony.de) addresses the insufficient diffusion and adaptation of digital solutions within the health care sector. Six junior researchers from different disciplines (IS-Research, Economics, Medicine) are working on practical solutions to foster the development and diffusion of innovative eHealth-solutions. This research is supported by the European Social Funds (ESF) and the Free State of Saxony.