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  • Country
  • Contact person, e-mail adress
  • Type of organization (SME, large organization, start-up, etc.)
  • Main focus area of the company
  • Relevant experience

Forcare

Country

The Netherlands

Contact person

Bernie van Welt, COO

website

Type of organization

SME (35 people)

Main focus ot the company

Forcare is a Dutch software company providing software products and services for interoperability between Healthcare IT systems, based on international standards

Relevant experience

Forcare provides products and services to allow existing systems to (electronically) interconnect to share and exchange patient data. Based on our solution, a comprehensive and complete view of available patient information can be realized. With our products we can create Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions that create and hold parts of the EMR.  It can also be used for regional data exchanges and in telemedicine settings (e.g. shared reading/diagnosis/treatment solutions). A HIE can be built around a single hospital, or can cover a regional or national group of healthcare institutions.
Our solution is based on international standards like DICOM, HL7 and IHE XDS (Cross-Enterprise Document  Sharing). Forcare is an active contributor to the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) organization, with board and technical committee presentation by key Forcare employees.

INTERGO Human factors & ergonomics

Country

The Netherlands

Contact person

Mrs Kirsten SCHREIBERS MSc EurErg  

Type of organization

consultancy since 1965, 10 human factors specialists, most certified european ergonomists

Main focus ot the company

Intergo is a consultancy in human factors and ergonomics. With over 40 years experience and a team of qualified specialists you can count on a useful design and a personal approach.

Relevant experience

we apply knowledge of humans to enhance the success of your product or system. We cover human factors/ ergonomics issues in the development and use of critical ICT-systems like in healthcare, process industry, rail and public transport and aviation like:

  • design of HMI, including alarm management;
  • organizational design, a.o. related to proper task allocation and optimal human workload;
  • risk analyses with focus on human factors;
  • work station design.

Cybula Ltd

Country

UK

Contact person

Mr John McAvoy

Type of organization

-

Main focus ot the company

Tools for finding patterns in large data and managing data in complex situations

Relevant experience

In collaboration with the university of York we have built a platform, youshare (www.youshare.ac.uk), for sharing data and applications on the cloud and running those applications on distributed hardware. The system has been applied in an ICU application with imperial college and kings collage London, where it is used to monitor patients with brain injury. It tracks provenance, deals with meta data, manages access rights and includes a workflow engine and data interoperability tools. The system is adaptable to new applications.
In the same project with imperial and kings our team has developed signal analysis pattern detection method to identify if the patent has a serious brain injury. In addition, we have developed methods for identifying artefacts in blood pressure data. Our team has worked on similar signal analysis problems with many companies including EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce, ASDA, Doosan Babcock.

Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd

Country

UK

Contact person

Dr Alexey Brovko

Type of organization

SME

Main focus ot the company

Clinical databases: clinical data capture, integration, analysis and presentation/reporting

Relevant experience

Over 250 hospital databases and over 100 national/international databases in 40+ countries including Belgium, Denmark, Greece , Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK. Our system is used across various specialties including critical care. The Dendrite clinical information/database system integrates with other electronic systems and devices in the hospital/department and can present an aggregated view of patient information and provide required alerts/notification

Atos Worldline GmbH

Country

Global

Contact person

Andreas Pilger

Type of organization

Worldline is a rapidly expanding global player and the European leader in business and payment transactional services.

Main focus ot the company

Solution development, Service offering, high performance and secure transactional business
Relevant experience: Solution development, system integration, M2M, high performance and secure messaging

Embility GmbH

Country

Aachen, Germany

Contact person

John F. Schommer (Managing Director), +4915151652353

Type of organization

Start-up, initially founded by members of the embedded software laboratory, RWTH Aachen University, in 2010

Main focus of the company

Industry 4.0 Software Solutions including mobile solutions as well as three-dimensional and augmented reality approaches.
Typically, we design mobile diagnostics tools connected to embedded and enterprise systems.
The focus lies on data management within such networks and the interpretation of theses information.

Relevant experience

Real-time, time-heterogeneous networks, efficient user interfaces and data management.
Technologies like HTML5, native mobile Platforms like iOS, Android and Windows (Phone) 8.
Three-dimensional date representation, natural user interfaces (as evolution from graphical UI) and overlay technologies (augmented).
We follow an Internet of Things inspired way of providing data, but keep the data within the intranet of our cooperation partners (private cloud).
Together with the usage of state-of-the-art security technology, this keeps the data secure.
Based on our background, the Embility GmbH is familiar with typical non-functional requirements that are important in avionics, light- and signaling and automotive industry; e.g. real-time, safety, reliability.

MEDvision360

Country

NL

Contact person

Jan-Marc Verlinden, CIO and founder of MEDvision

Type of organization

SME

Main focus of the company

MEDvision (MV) is an SME that has developed the first EHR in the Netherlands that satisfies the (C)ENstandard 13606, using the OpenEHR archetypes. Not only knowledge but also states and rules could be captured in archetypes. This provides a semantically interoperable model for user interface, business logic, persistence and decision support. These archetypes provide an ideal basis for data fusion and sharing between different systems. Company website: www.medvision360.com "We strongly believe that solving today's challenges is about changing the way the system works not the way people work." We enable the creation of highly optimized modular IT solutions and make them widely accessible through an ECO system of solution creators. MedRecord is the true enabler for semantic interoperability, we provide MedRecord in an open source license at www.medrecord.nl.

Relevant experience

MEDvision is founder, and part of Living Lab Leiden. This Living Lab is a network organization with projects in Healthcare, Location based services and Energy, see the website for all related projects. Main goal for the Living Lab is enabling innovation. For Healthcare in specific Living Lab defines the business case as the biggest challenge for innovation, not the innovation itself.
We have contributed to the projects (amongst others):

HIM - Health Information Management

Country

Germany

Contact person

Bjoern Maucher – bjoern.maucher@him-info.com

http://him-info.com/index.html

Type of organization

SME (20 Employees, Since 20 years successful on market)

Main focus of the company

Patient Data Management System for all hospital areas, “Continuum of Care”

Relevant experience

The roots of QCare PDMS lie with the Belgian company C3 - Critical Care Company NV. C3 started in 1984 with the development of software solutions for medical imaging. Based on these experiences C3 starts to develop a Patent Data Management System in the beginning of the nineties. The first PDMS installation was back to 1995 in Universitary Hospital UCL Saint-Luc, Woluwé (Brussels) (B). In the time being more than 40 customers in different European countries are using QCare in different units within their hospital. Most of the equipped beds are ICU beds. The research and development team of 6 developers and 2 support engineers are mainly contracted to work on QCare. In summary we do have more almost 20 years of experiences in software development. Really from scratch to a full blown PDMS. We also do have experiences with several projects regarding telemedicine and eHealth. Within these projects we covered the full chain of services from the development phase, funded under the framework programs for Research and Technical Development, to the market validation and initial deployment phases funded under the eTen and, more recently, the Competitiveness and Innovation programs. One example is the development and roll out of home sweet home program based on technologies like a portal dashboard for population management, interface to various devices, motion detectors, mobile phones and home pc’s. Another is experiences with new and successful development of a unit overview dashboard with a rule engine which help to focus on burning spots within a critical care area.

NewCompliance b.v.

Country
NL

Contact person
b.wiesman TEL: +31797370000

Type of organization
-

Main focus of the company
-

Relevant experience
-

Innovation studio

Country
BE

Contact person
Koen Lormans TEL: +31621284103

Type of organization
-

Main focus of the company
-

Relevant experience
-

 

iMD Soft

Country
-

Contact person

Peter van Ooijen, Buisness manager iMD Soft tel: 0031 6 5174 1144

Type of organization
-

Main focus of the company
-

Relevant experience
-

Fraunhofer-institut für software- und systemtechnik ISST

Country

Germany

Contact person
wolfgang.deiters TEL +49023197677103

Type of organization

Research institute for applied science

Main focus of the company

Fraunhofer ISST is focused on applied science within the area of large scale information logistics solutions. Contracted by the government or industrial partners we are working on the conceptualization and implementation of infrastructures and applications, especially within the healthcare sector. Taking standards, privacy and security as well as data processing mechanisms into account, our interest is an decision supporting overall interconnection of health professionals e.g. using telemedicine. 

Relevant experience

arge scale infrastructures: Since a decade of years we are working on the conceptualization and implementation of large scale and reliable infrastructures for the government as well as the industry. Within the healthcare sector a focus is given by applications realizing an intersectoral communication between health professionals and telemedical applications to ensure patient monitoring and high quality treatment. The “Elektronische FallAkte” (EFA) conceptualized by Fraunhofer ISST is a well-known open specification of an electronic case record and allows an easy integration into existing health information systems. From an technological point of view we are strongly related to a JAVA-based technology stack including the development of Android-based health apps as well as web-based health portals. Also cloud-based architectures are taking into account as an option to store and process data.

Data security and privacy: Based upon our work within the context of the German “Elektronische Gesundheitskarte” and the “Elektronische Fallakte” Fraunhofer ISST gained a lot of knowledge within the area of security and privacy according to German laws. We are therefore in a continuous interchange with the federal state data protection authorities.

Standardization: Fraunhofer ISST is a member of HL7 Germany and is highly addicted to develop and transport standards into health related application. This includes HL7 (CDA) as well as IHE, IEEE 11073 etc. SNOMED, LOINC

Data Processing: Since a couple of years we are working on technologies based upon Complex Event Processing and declarative workflow approaches to realize an continuous processing of real-time data. From a practical point of view our customers are interested in the detection of relevant pattern within flows of data and to dense them to decision supporting information.

Imeso

Country
DE

Contact person
Dirk Uphus TEL: +4915125371897

Type of organization
-

Main focus of the company
-

Relevant experience
-

Etrinity, a CTG health solutions company

Etrinity is a dedicated health solutions company and part of CTG (www.ctg.com)

Country
Belgium

Contact person
Bart Briers, Managing Director, bart.briers@etrinity.eu

Type of organization
SME

Main focus of the company
Heath IT services

Relevant experience
14 years in health IT. With a proven European healthcare team, backed by more than 600 CTG healthcare consultants worldwide, we deliver AdvisoryImplementation,Integration, and Support services to healthcare organisations. 

Experience in :
Advisory services:

  • Strategy
    • IT strategy planning
    • Feasibility study and ROI calculation for IT investments in healthcare
  • Auditing
    • IT health scan: determining improvements for your health organization covering people, processes, and tools
    • Security audit
    • IT maturity assessment (EMRAM scoring)
  • Lean in Healthcare
    • Streamlining care processes in lab, pharmacy, OR, ER, radiology, and more by applying the LEAN principle
    • Business process improvements in health organisations
  • Health Technology Selection
    • Tender preparation (requirements workshops) and selection guidance for clinical systems (RFI and RFP): EMR, PACS, RIS
    • Tender preparation (requirements workshops) and selection guidance for IT technology solutions (RFI and RFP)

Implementation services:

We implement clinical IT solutions from start to finish with a clear commitment to deliver. We realize the bridge between healthcare and IT, involving all stakeholders:

  • Project management
  • Implementation of (core) clinical systems: Agfa, Chipsoft, EPIC, Infohos, KWS, Soarian, XPerthis, etc.
  • Testing and validation
  • Training and coaching of key and/or end users

We implement IT solutions from start to finish with a clear commitment to deliver:

  • Infrastructure solutions: software and systems management and migrations
  • Application solutions: mobile health solutions, bespoke application development, and SharePoint solutions
  • Information security solutions: data privacy and security testing to guard patients, doctors, and nurses against possible threats
  • IT and soft skills training courses (ITIL and MBTI)

Integration services:

We help you integrate within your health organisation, with other healthcare organisations, and health governmental bodies. We implement:

  • Interfaces on your integration bus (Microsoft Biztalk, Intersystems Ensemble, and Mirth) or help you implement an integration bus
  • Medical device information systems (iSirona) for the integration of medical devices data (ICU, OR, and ER) to your clinical system
  • Forcare to securely exchange patient data between healthcare organisations using XDS as an international standard
  • Data migration services (new system and vendor neutral archive)

Support services:

We can offer healthcare and IT experts supporting your healthcare organisation, according to your needs, in order to maximise the service to your internal customers:

  • If you only need IT support, we manage your first line and/or second and/or third line!
  • If you wish to include application support, we have the healthcare business experts who support your applications on a technical and functional level talking business with your business
  • If you want to hold on to your helpdesk, we can offer multilingual support in difficult periods, including nights and weekends