Denmark Selects InterSystems HealthShare for Health Information Exchange

InterSystems HealthShare has been chosen to support health information exchange (HIE) throughout Denmark. The Danish NSI (Nationalt Sundheds-IT), an agency operating under the Ministry of Health, is beginning development of a new service to link healthcare information systems used within Danish regions on a national level. The new HealthShare-based initiative enables the sharing of patient information between healthcare providers and government agencies countrywide.

InterSystems HealthShare is a strategic healthcare informatics platform that enables the sharing of patient information via seamless, bidirectional integration, using active analytics to drive decision-making, and unlocking the unstructured data that is found in patient records.

Denmark's new National Patient Index (NPI) will enhance clinical safety, improve search capabilities and provide a shortcut to securely accessing patient data. All of these aspects are key to the successful treatment of patients who are acutely ill, whose treatment may involve multiple complex processes, or who are previously unknown to a clinic. The NPI establishes an index of documents, stemming from regional health records and numerous national records. These can then be accessed via the Sundhedsjournalen national clinician portal. The Danish security components in this system ensure that confidential health information is visible only to those with legal access to the data.

The mandate is provided by the NSI, an agency under the Ministry of Health. The Authority has signed an agreement with Systematic, a systems integrator that has extensive experience in bringing advanced systems together and connecting technology partners to achieve the best possible results. According to Henrik Jespersen, vice president at Systematic, "Close cooperation and a flexible approach are essential, not least because the project has a tight timeframe. InterSystems provides a good combination of two crucial components: InterSystems HealthShare, a software platform that adheres to international standards, and implementation services that can ensure a successful project."

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