Denmark chooses InterSystems for patient data sharing

The Danish government has chosen InterSystems to help develop a new service to link healthcare information systems on a national level.

InterSystems will provide its HealthShare informatics platform to enable sharing of patient information via bi-directional integration and unlocking the unstructured data in patient records.

The Danish national board of eHealth (National Sundheds-IT (NSI)) is developing a new national patient index (NPI) to allow access to patient data.

The NPI will establish an index of documents, stemming from regional health records and numerous national records. These can then be linked to the Danish national clinician portal, or Sundhedsjournalen.

The security components in this system ensure that confidential health information is visible only to those with legal access to the data.

HealthShare is also used to underpin the Swedish national patient overview (NPO) project.

In Australia, HealthShare is being used by Mater Health Services in Queensland as part of its Wave 2 site for the implementation of the PCEHR.

Its Ensemble platform is being used by the Northern Territory Department of Health to create an eHealth enterprise integration hub. The hub will build upon the Northern Territory’s secure messaging delivery system which aligns with emerging national e-health standards drafted by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), and will also interface with the national Healthcare Identifiers Service, the National Authentication Service for Health (NASH), and eventually the PCEHR.

InterSystems' commercial director Steve Garrington said there was a strong need for software solutions that enable healthcare organisations to fill in the gaps that arise as they seek to take advantage of new government infrastructure.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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