Dr. Tanja Bratan

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Coordinator of Business Unit Innnovations in the Health System


1999-2002 Joint Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Communications and Multimedia Systems at London Guildhall University  

2002-2003 Master of Science (MSc) Telemedicine and e-Health Systems at Brunel University (London), Department of Information Systems and Computing  

2003-2007 PhD at Brunel University investigating different models for the implementation of remote patient monitoring. Title: 'Design of a generic system architecture for remote patient monitoring' 

2007-2009 Research Fellow at University College London, Department of Medical Education  

Since 2009 Visiting Researcher at Brunel University and since 2010 at University College London  

Since August 2010 Senior Researcher and Project Manager at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Competence Center Emerging Technologies

Since June 2013: Coordinator of Business Unit Innovations in the Healthcare Sector

Work Focus

  • Diffusion of complex innovations in healthcare

  • Design, implementation and evaluation of projects utilising new technologies

  • Structures of the healthcare system, links between the different sectors

  • Improved care for patients with chronic diseases, patient involvement

  • Analysis of work processes and modelling of patient pathways

  • Evaluation and technology assessment

  • Knowledge transfer and change management

Further Research areas

  • Communication with the public

  • Health literacy


Journal papers

Wydra, S.; Bratan, T. (2012): Assistive Technologies in Nursing and Healthcare: Cost Factor and/or Economic Driver? In: International journal of behavioural & healthcare research 3(2), pp. 73-90

Greenhalgh, T.; Stramer, K.; Bratan, T.; Byrne, E.; Russell, J.; Hinder, S.; Potts, H. (2010): Adoption and non-adoption of a shared electronic summary record in England: a mixed-method case study. In: British Medical Journal 340:c3111

Bratan, T.; Stramer, K.; Greenhalgh, T. (2010): ‘Never heard of it’ - Understanding the public's lack of awareness of a new electronic patient record. In: Health Expectations 13, pp. 379-391 

Greenhalgh, T.; Stramer, K.; Bratan, T.; Byrne, E.; Mohammad, Y.; Russell, J. (2008): Introduction of shared electronic records: multi-site case study using diffusion of Innovation theory. In: British Medical Journal 337:a1786

Greenhalgh, T.; Wood, G.W.; Bratan, T.; Stramer, K.; Hinder, S. (2008): Patients’ attitudes to the summary care record and HealthSpace: qualitative study. In: British Medical Journal 336, pp. 1290-1295. 2. Preis Royal College of General Practitioners Paper of the Year award

Bratan, T.; Choudrie, J.; Clarke, M.; Jones, R.W. (2007): Human and Organisational Aspects of Remote Patient Monitoring in Community Care Homes. In: International Journal of Electronic Healthcare 3 (1), pp. 123-134

Bratan, T.; Clarke, M.; Paul, R.; Jones, R. (2005): Evaluation of practical feasibility and acceptability of home monitoring in a residential home setting. In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 11(1) pp. 29-31 

Book chapters

Bratan, T.; Clarke, M.; Fursse, J.; Jones, R. (2008): Remote patient monitoring in community care homes. In: Dwivedi, Y. Papazafeiropoulou, A. & Choudrie, J (eds): Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission. Hershey (Pennsylvan), IGI Global. pp. 604-618

Bratan, T.; Jones, R. and Clarke, M. (2004): A New Monitoring Service for Long Term Residential Care. In: Bos, L.; Laxminarayan, S. & Marsh, A. (eds): Medical and Care Compunetics: Volume 103 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Amsterdam, IOS Press. pp. 374-380 

Research reports

Hillenbrand, T.; Tettenborn, F.; Bratan, T. (2015): Human- und tiermedizinische Wirkstoffe in Trinkwasser und Gewässern - Mengenanalysen und Vermeidungsstrategien. Themenfeld 3: Alternative technische Strategien zur Vermeidung von Belastungen durch Pharmakarückstände und Mikroverunreinigungen im Vergleich. Gutachten für den Deutschen Bundestag, vorgelegt beim Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung des Deutschen Bundestags (TAB).

Bratan, T.; Wydra, S. (2013): Technischer Fortschritt im Gesundheitswesen: Quelle für Kotensteigerungen oder Chance für Kostensenkungen? Innovation report for TAB - Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag)

Greenhalgh, T.; Stramer, K.; Bratan, T.; Byrne, E.; Russell, J.; Hinder, S.; Potts, H. (2010): The Devil's in the Detail: Final report of the independent evaluation of the Summary Care Record and HealthSpace Programmes.  London: University College London, UK (http://www.haps.bham.ac.uk/publichealth/cfhep/007.shtml)

Greenhalgh, T.; Stramer, K.; Bratan, T.; Byrne, E.; Russell, J.; Mohammad, Y.; Wood, G.; Hinder, S. (2008): Summary Care Record Early Adopter Programme: An Independent Evaluation by University College London. University College London, London, UK (http://www.haps.bham.ac.uk/publichealth/cfhep/002.shtml)

Greenhalgh, T.; Stramer, K.; Hinder, S.; Bratan, T. (2008): Summary Care Record and HealthSpace Early Adopter Programme: An interim Report on the HealthSpace Project by University College London. University College London, London, UK