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Danish Regions choose HealthTerm terminology service for EPIC-based healthcare platform

Press release   •   Mar 27, 2015 10:00 CET

  • HealthTerm increases patient security by ensuring consistent use of medical terminology
  • HealthTerm will be part of the EPIC platform for all hospitals in Region Zealand and the Capital Region of Denmark and will go live at the first hospital in May 2016
  • HealthTerm is a web-based solution that secures standardized and validated translation of classifications as well as code mapping for all EPIC implementations
  • HealthTerm supports SNOMED CT terminology and Danish SKS classification
  • HealthTerm is developed by CareCom and implemented by NNIT

Capital Region and Region Zealand has signed a contract for the implementation of CareCom’s terminology service HealthTerm and related advisory services for four years. The contract was awarded after a competitive tender.

“We are very pleased with the contract. CareCom’s HealthTerm solution lives up to our requirements and will further strengthen ‘Sundhedsplatformen’, the healthcare IT platform shared by the Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand that will go live in May 2016. Correct and consistent use of terminology has a direct effect on patient security and efficacy in the healthcare sector. This will have a positive effect for the citizens and all the busy healthcare professionals using the system,” adds Gitte Fangel, Program Director, Sundhedsplatformen.

HealthTerm increases patient security by delivering a defined, consistent and precise classification and terminology base that will be used in the two regions’ shared healthcare IT platform. The standardized and structured data will secure semantic coherence and consistency in diagnostics, treatment, research, quality assurance, reporting, and management across hospitals, clinics and users. In addition, the agreement includes advisory, translation and standardization for four years.

”We truly look forward to implementing HealthTerm and collaborating with the regions. HealthTerm is the most advanced and reliable terminology solution available to hospitals and other entities running an EPIC-based IT platform. It has been implemented across Europe as well as in the US – where 35 new large sites are migrating in 2015,” says Jacob Boye Hansen, CEO of CareCom.

NNIT will be implementation partner and deliver the implementation project and training of end-users in the regions. NNIT has delivered IT operations to the Capital Region of Denmark since 2007 and is also implementation partner to EPIC in the implementation of the shared IT platform “Sundhedsplatformen” in the two regions.

Contacts

Isabelle Matsdotter, Marketing & Sales Manager, CareCom: (+45) 29 88 99 90, ima@healthterm.com

Jan Kold, VP, NNIT Public/Healthcare: (+45) 30 75 39 33, jakd@nnit.com

More about HealthTerm®
HealthTerm is a web-based terminology application developed by the Danish software company CareCom. HealthTerm uses Master Data Management is the focus for the solution that can be used for translation classifications, e.g. translation of the American terms in EPIC, as well as code mapping. Furthermore, HealthTerm supports the international terminology SNOMED CT and national SKS-classification and it is delivered with full configured validation.

www.healthterm.com

More about CareCom
CareCom A/S is a Danish software company founded in 1999. CareCom primarily develops software for the healthcare sector. The company has created cutting edge competence within the focus area of Master Data Management. Over the years CareCom has gained a deep understanding of the challenges relating to the management of healthcare terminologies and classifications and served as advisors for many international semantic interoperability projects like the epSOS project, EU Commission. CareCom’s major business area is the provision of solutions that support all aspects of working with healthcare terminologies and classifications. CareCom's products support the process of establishing semantic interoperability between disparate systems, which we regard as a necessary prerequisite for systems integration.

www.carecom.com

More about NNIT
NNIT is an international IT service provider offering IT consulting and the development, implementation and operation of IT solutions. We create value for our private and public sector customers by treating their IT as if it were our own. We use IT to support our customers’ daily operations and help them to achieve their business goals. NNIT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and employs more than 2,400 people. In 2014, our turnover was DKK 2.4 billion.

www.nnit.com

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