German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information

The German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (German: Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information), abbreviated DIMDI, was a German organization responsible for medical information classification and management. It was a government Institute of the German Federal Ministry of Health and was located in Cologne, Germany.[1]

German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information
Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information
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Agency overview
HeadquartersWaisenhausgasse 36-38a
50676 Cologne, Germany
Mottomedicalknowledge
Minister responsible
  • Federal Minister of Health
Agency executive
  • Dr. Dietrich Kaiser, Director
Parent agencyFederal Ministry of Health
Websitewww.dimdi.de

The DIMDI published official medical classifications such as ICD-10-GM and OPS (German Procedure Classification) and maintained medical terminology dictionaries, thesauri, nomenclatures and catalogs (e.g. MeSH, UMDNS, Alpha-ID, LOINC, OID) that are important for health information exchange and other applications. DIMDI also developed and operated database-supported information systems for drugs and medical devices and was responsible for a program of health technology assessment (HTA). It also provided information intended for patients.[2]

On 26 May 2020, the DIMDI was merged with the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) into a single agency under the auspices of the BfArM "to combine the resources and expertise of both authorities".[3]

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  1. ^ DIMDI at the Federal Ministry of Health (in German)
  2. ^ Hasky-Günther K (2004). "[Consumer health web service at DIMDI]". Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz (in German). 47 (10): 934–40. doi:10.1007/s00103-004-0907-3. PMID 15490083.
  3. ^ "Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and major functional units of DIMDI merged". Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2020-12-06.

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