IRIS Hospital Network chooses dbMotion to improve patient care with enterprise-wide interoperability platform

Hod HaSharon 01 July 2008IRIS, the organizational network of Brussels' five public hospitals, and dbMotion have signed an agreement for a major project to provide an interoperability platform for medical information sharing to the Brussels region. The dbMotion Solution's flexible platform meets the needs of IRIS' clinicians for a portal enabling secure access to integrated patient information across its eleven sites. The result of having the patient's fully integrated medical record available to the clinician at the point of care will be to improve safety and provide better, quality care.


"This is a major milestone for health care in the group and allows IRIS to provide improved care throughout the care cycle", stated Dirk Thielens, CEO, IRIS. "Being able to put our patients' well-being at the forefront of the enterprise is our primary goal and dbMotion offers us a proven solution that will enhance our ability to do so." IRIS chose dbMotion after a comprehensive search and in-depth evaluation of technology and functionality including live demonstrations of a system in production.

"Our hospitals are technologically advanced and offer state-of-the-art care. Enabling the ever-increasing amounts of information generated and stored in the diverse systems to now be securely accessed and viewed through a portal in a single, integrated fashion will give our caregivers a real advantage", stated Francis Cammaerts, Chief Information Officer, IRIS.

dbMotion, a provider of health care information integration software for health information exchange and interoperability, has since 2001 provided solutions for sharing medical records among all actors involved in the health care delivery system: public and private providers, care networks, general practitioners and clinics. The dbMotion Solution enables the creation of an integrated patient record without replacing existing systems. dbMotion has received international recognition and multiple awards for its proven innovation in health care technology.

"We are excited to work with IRIS in fulfilling its vision of connected health care and supporting its commitment to care excellence", stated Yuval Ofek, dbMotion's CEO. "Given the role that IRIS plays in health care in the Brussels region, and the role that Belgium plays as a model for the European Union, this project will be a reference-point for health information exchange across the region and continent."

IRIS is a hospital network with five hospitals and eleven sites spread throughout the Brussels Region, including hospitals specializing in paediatrics and oncology. The network has 2461 beds, 121.000 inpatient admissions, 673.000 bed days and over one million outpatient admissions annually.

dbMotion is a premier provider of health care information integration software that facilitates interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) for health information networks and integrated health care delivery systems. The SOA-based dbMotion Solution gives caregivers and information systems secure access to an integrated patient record composed from the patient's medical data maintained at facilities that are otherwise unconnected or have no common technology through which to share data.

The solution is field-proven having been implemented in demanding environments since 2001 - serving millions of patients and integrating billions of individual records of clinical information. More company news is available in the VMW March 2006 article dbMotion selected as technology platform for a Netherlands-based Health Information Network.

Leslie Versweyveld

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