Ludwig Boltzmann Institut for Digital Health and Patient Safety

Digitalization offers huge potential to transform many areas of society, business, health, and public life. Medicine is no exception, although the introduction of digital technology in medical practice is lagging behind. In addition to patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs), in modern healthcare numerous other professional and individual groups (regulators, insurance providers, technology developers, patients’ friends and relatives) can contribute to health intervention outcomes, and optimal communication/interaction channels among them are of key importance.

The major aims of our Institute are to develop, and later introduce, digital tools that will enhance patient safety by: (I) empowering patients; (II) empowering HCP; (III) assisting decision-making. In line with this agenda, the LBI DH has three working programme lines (PLs) focused on the empowerment of health professionals, of patients, and on assisting decision making / telehealth.

Program Lines:

  • Health Professional empowerment with digital tools (Prof. Dr. Eva Schaden)
  • Patient empowerment to increase safety and health literacy with digital tools (Dr. Atanas Atanasov)
  • Designing patient-centered telehealth to increase patient safety (Dr. Maria Kletecka-Pulker)


Executive Board

Executive Board des Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Digital Health and Patient Safety; Maria Kletecka-Pulker, Harald Willschke, Elisabeth Klager

Prof. Dr. Harald Willschke
Scientific Director
harald [dot] willschkeatdhps [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at
+43699 1234 0737


Dr. Maria Kletecka-Pulker
Scientific Director
maria [dot] kletecka-pulkeratdhps [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at
+43 664 602 772 2202


Elisabeth Klager, MSc
Administrative Director, Open Innovation in Science Manager
elisabeth [dot] klageratdhps [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at
+43 664 450 76 93


Katharina Pardy
Executive Assistant
Katharina [dot] pardyatdhps [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at
+43 664 1929 852


Medical University of Vienna  
Spitalgasse 23, Bauteil 86
A-1090 Vienna


Main Partners

  • Medical University of Vienna
  • Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien
  • Philips Austria GmbH
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Landeskliniken Holding
  • Wiener Gesundheitsfonds
  • Österreichische Plattform für Patientensicherheit