Demographic changes mainly affecting rural areas. Brandenburg is a mostly rural state of Germany. In future, an increasing number of older people will require age-appropriate care structures as well as specific health care and nursing services. Germany's lowest density of general practitioners and an unfavourable age pattern  have an impact on the healthcare provision in economically and structurally weak areas of Brandenburg. A lack of nursing practitioners and the decline in informal care potential in rural areas, further intensify the adverse effects of demographic changes in Brandenburrg. 
A detailed understanding of the situation of the elderly population as well as innovative approaches that can facilitate and improve the life and care of older people in rural areas are required. For this reason, A1-A3 of the research project DIGILOG in the context of the Health Campus Brandenburg focus on different aspects of healthcare in rural areas of Brandenburg:
- Subproject A1 (Prof. Spallek) aims at examining the level of satisfaction of the elderly population with access to general practitioners and medical specialist care.
- Subproject A2 (Prof. Eichhorn) aims at making key statements on the attitude, needs and the desired support of older people in the implementation and further development of eHealth services. It is equally important to include the point of view of nursing professionals in these considerations.
- Subproject A3 (Prof. Walter) aims at promoting interprofessional thought and action in healthcare, already during the occupational qualifying phase of students.