Enabling Data Informed Health: Improving data accessibility and standardization using openEHR

Rix Groenboom, Bouwe Koopal, Hilbrand Oldenhuis, C.F.S. Bot, Rick de Klerk

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Data is widely recognized as a potent catalyst for advancing healthcare effectiveness, increasing worker satisfaction, and mitigating healthcare
costs. The ongoing digital transformation within the healthcare sector promises to usher in a new era of flexible patient care, seamless inter-
provider communication, and data-informed healthcare practices through the application of data science. However, more often than not data lacks interoperability across different healthcare institutions and
are not readily available for analysis. This inability to share data leads to a higher administrative burden for healthcare providers and introduces risks when data is missing or when delays occur. Moreover, medical researchers face similar challenges in accessing medical data due to the
difficulty of extracting data from applications, a lack of standardization, and the required data transformations before it can be used for analysis. To address these complexities, a paradigm shift towards a data-centric
application landscape is essential, where data serves as the bedrock of the healthcare infrastructure and is application agnostic.

In short, a modern way to think about data in general is to go from an application driven landscape to a data driven landscape, which will
allow for better interoperability and innovative healthcare solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2023
EventOpen Science Symposium 'Increase your Impact' - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Nov 20236 Nov 2023


ConferenceOpen Science Symposium 'Increase your Impact'
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  • elektronisch medisch dossier
  • zorginformatiesysteem
  • datawetenschap
  • architectuur


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