Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital Moves to the Cloud

Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital Moves to the Cloud

UKSH migrates data and operations to the T-Systems Sovereign Cloud, powered by Google Cloud.

“We are implementing an ambitious digitalization plan together,” says Professor Jens Scholz, CEO of UKSH. “Modern cloud technology is the basis for this and one of the milestones on the way to a digital future.” The sovereign cloud managed by T-Systems is a highly secure and powerful solution that is suitable for handling sensitive patient data, as the UKSH retains full sovereignty over its data.

Increasing the quality of care

Germany’s second-largest university hospital will use the cloud solution to improve the quality of care, reduce the workload on medical staff and cut costs. “With the cloud solution, we are laying the foundation for the use of further innovative solutions,” says Rudi Dück, CIO of the UKSH. “The use of artificial intelligence for MRI evaluation and tumor detection, for example, has great potential. It can also relieve our medical specialists of unnecessary routine tasks so that they have more time for treatment.”

For example, the results of diagnostics can be digitized in the cloud. This includes the documentation and archiving of findings from patient samples and imaging procedures as well as treatment options.

Encrypted data

The T-Systems Sovereign Cloud powered by Google Cloud meets the high German requirements for data protection, data residency and security. The keys used to encrypt the data are stored in T-Systems’ German data centers. In addition to encryption, the Telekom subsidiary is also responsible for training staff, implementing the services and structuring the data that is transferred from many systems in the clinic. The cooperation with the UKSH will initially run for twelve months.