Maturity model to support the digitalization program within the scope of the "Pact for the Public Health Sector"


The need for modernization and digitization of public health departments was recently demonstrated in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic. The “ReDiGe” project was therefore launched for the continuous and interoperable digitization of public health departments. In the project, a maturity model was developed in a participatory process with more than 50 public health departments and other stakeholders. Public health departments can use the maturity model to analyze their current level of digitization and define a target level of digitization. public health departments can derive specific recommendations for action from the maturity model to gradually achieve their target state of digitization.

Name ReDiGe
Funding Federal Ministry of Health
Project Management DLR-Projektträger
Funding program Pact for the Public Health Sector
Funding number according to notification ZMI1-2521INT80A
Start 28.02.2022
End 30.09.2021
Project duration 14 Months
Project lead Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann

Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann

Chair of Business Administration and Information Systems


To enhance the digital infrastructure and networking of public health departments at local, state, and national level, a step-by-step approach to improve digitalization in public health departments is necessary. For the continuous digitalization of public health departments, the project “Maturity model to support the digitalization program within the scope of the ‘Pact for the Public Health Sector’ ” was started. The aim of this project is to develop a literature- and empirical-based maturity model that forms the basis for the focused digitalization of public health departments. The maturity model is designed to enable public health departments to measure their own level of digital maturity, and to derive specific guidance for further modernization and digitalization. The project is conducted by scientists from the Project Group Business and Information Systems of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, the Dresden University of Technical, and the Freie Universität Berlin.