Project: Creation of an IT Strategy for the Tyrolean Provincial Hospitals
Project team: Elske Ammenwerth, Reinhold Haux, Georg Lechleitner, Karl-Peter Pfeiffer, Christian Triendl, Raimund Vogl
Time span: 2002 - 2003
Cooperation partner: Tyrolean Provincial Hospitals Ges.m.b.H.

The TILAK is a hospital society which, beside the Innsbruck University Medical Center (1500 beds), contains four other smaller hospitals in Tyrol. In the year 2002, an IT strategy committee was founded in order to advise the TILAK director with regard to questions in the area of strategic information management.


The first goal of the IT strategy committee was to work on an IT strategy for the TILAK. Making available up-to-date information technology is seen as a strategic instrument with regard to the provision of best possible health care and as the foundation for improved management and scientific research.

Method: Creation of an IT strategy in diverse meetings and workshops.

The TILAK IT strategy 2003-2007 was approved by the director of the Tyrolean Provincial Hospitals Ges.m.b.H on December 5, 2002. It can be ordered at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An English summary and some more information on the IT strategy committee can be found at

Selected publications:

Ammenwerth E, Haux R, Lechleitner G, Pfeiffer K.-P., Triendl C., Vogl R. IT-Strategie der Tiroler Landeskrankenanstalten (TILAK Ges.mb.H.) 2003 - 2007 - Informationstechnologie im Dienste von Patientenversorgung und medizinischer Forschung. Innsbruck: TILAK. 2003. ISBN 3-902376-01-5. 76 Seiten.

(A complete list of all publications can be found on our publications page.)