The Institute for eHealth and Management in Health Care (Institut für eHealth und Management im Gesundheitswesen, IEMG) was founded at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences’ School of Business in 2013. The IEMG thus continues in a tradition established more than 20 years ago when a degree programme in hospital management was first introduced.
Today bachelor’s students of business administration can choose hospital management as their major. In addition we offer a master’s degree programme “eHealth” (M.A.). We were the first to establish a degree programme in this field back in 2007. The research activities in our subject area have increased considerably over the last years. The IEMG cooperates with a number of partners from the health care area as part of international projects, a special focus is being put on the Baltic Sea Region. We work with partners from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus.
The IEMG also cooperates with hospitals and university hospitals, companies and organisations from various areas of the health industry; they include health insurance providers as well as medical engineering and software companies.
At the IEMG we combine expertise in business administration, management, business informatics, medicine and social sciences. In the long run we plan to extend our range of courses and offer continuing education programmes for professionals and companies from the health industry in addition to our degree programmes. By doing this we aim to meet the increasing demand for specialist and management level professionals.