On 30 November 2017, Amaron and Dutch company VANAD Enovation signed a cooperation agreement. The companies will join forces on two fronts: VANAD Enovation will offer Amaron’s Workflower portfolio to its broad customer base in the Netherlands, while Amaron will offer and support VANAD Enovation’s xdsConnect exchange platform to its own customers in Belgium.
We’re proud to announce that Amaron has entered into partnership with Cerner, a global leading healthcare technology company. Both companies are cooperating around the electronic health record (EHR) projects at the University Hospitals of Antwerp (UZA) and Gent (UZ Gent) and the Sint-Lucas Hospital Gent (AZ Sint-Lucas Gent). The partnership is an important step in the realisation of eHealth and the data exchange with the different eHealth platforms in Belgium.
In March 2017, HL7 published the new FHIR Release 3 specification. It is the result of a lot of investment by the FHIR community, with hundreds of people processing more than 2400 change proposals over 18 months.
Communication between different applications – both administrative and healthcare – was often fraught with difficulties for the hospitals of the Emmaüs care network in Belgium. And yet the existing communication platform carried a heavy price tag. The hospital group worked together with Amaron to find a future-proof and cost-efficient solution.
In July, two Belgian hospitals – Sint-Rembert hospital in Torhout and Sint-Augustinus hospital in Veurne – jointly put into service a 6000-kg MRI with a 3-Tesla magnetic field. The more powerful the MRI magnetic field, the sharper the images, enabling visualization of back or brain injuries at an early stage. To house this powerful MRI, installed at the site in Veurne, a bunker had to be built to prevent other electronics in the hospital from being impacted. At the same time, the two hospitals’ RIS and PACS, from different suppliers, had to be integrated. The project was an ideal fit for Amaron.
At the end of 2014, the East-Limburg Hospital decided to rationalise its existing Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solutions. At the time, about 100 endpoints were being serviced by two products which primarily guaranteed report transformation within the various types of HL7 flows (patient information, results).
Every successful business started out small. That also applies to Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). But since its founding in 1997, IHE has evolved into a worldwide initiative that advances interoperability of information systems in the health care sector.