STAR – Germany

STAR Healthcare Management GmbH
Pierstr 8
50997 Köln, Germany

d-LIVER Contact:

Peter Brimmers
Tel: + 49 2236 336650
E-mail: p.brimmers(at)


STAR Healthcare Management GmbH is an innovative software- and service company in the field of healthcare management. We plan, develop and serve digital solutions for e-health, telemedicine, decision support and evidence based medicine. STAR Healthcare Management GmbH is SME from Cologne, Germany with a staff of about 15 employees. It is partly a subsidiary of Academy GmbH & Co. KG, a privately held company working on the field of medical communication and education worldwide. The turnover of the whole group was about € 4.5 million in 2009.

Products: The main products of STAR Healthcare Management GmbH are sFILE®, a highly customizable, web based, electronic patient record, sPLUS®, a system for medical decision support and STARTrial™, a content management system for systematic trial analysis and review.

Contribution to the project: STAR Healthcare Management GmbH contributes to the WP 7.3 (in cooperation with FhG-IBMT), 7.6 and 7.8 (in cooperation with FhG-IBMT and AT4). Amongst others, it contributes a custom installation of sFILE® into the project as a base communication infrastructure between physicians and patient.

Key personnel involved

Scientific team leader: Peter Brimmers, MD, CEO and Head of the Medical Department of STAR, was born in Cologne, Germany in 1969. He received his medical degree from the University of Cologne, Germany in 1998. In 1999 he was a co-founder of the parent company Academy GmbH & Co. KG, a specialized provider of medical education and delivery of scientific content to new media. As a result of the increasing relevance of evidence based medicine and scientific decision support he was responsible for the medical concept and lead of databases for information retrieval on medical trials matching to individual patient profiles. He was a co-founder of the Academy Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, a publishing company specialized in the medical field, and of the STAR Healthcare Management mbH. In recent years he was responsible for the medical and operative strategy in the development of telemedicine products, structured documentation and collaborative systems for health care professionals in the networked care management.

Technical team leader: Marco Bransch, B.Sc., was born in 1981 in Aachen. He started his career as a software engineer in 2001 and received his degree in computer science from the University of Hagen in 2009 on a part time bases. Since 2012 he works as director of software engineering by STAR Healthcare Management GmbH. Marco Bransch has more than 10 years of experience in successfully developing software and leading international projects.