Region Östergötland is making a Request For Information on openEHR platforms and tools. We are really happy to tell that it is done in collaboration with six (6) other county councils:
Region Kalmar län
Region Jönköpings län
Together these county councils represent 2/3 of Sweden’s population!
The RFI was published on April 14th, and was publicly available through TED (ted.europa.eu) on April 17th. A PDF version of the RFI document (and an Appendix) is attached to this post. Direct link to the RFI at TED: 2023/S 077-231835
Deadline for answering was May 10th.
The RFI also includes an invitation to digital contractor demo sessions on May 31st , June 1st and June 2nd (with a back-up demo day June 5th). Details on the demo sessions are included in the RFI announcement.
For questions regarding thr RFI, use the procurement system where the RFI is published. Answers will be publicly available.
There might be even be more Swedish regions and organisations joining. The initial work was a bit of an extra rush because at least one of the regions had to get results very soon. So there has not been time to invite everyone and anchor things everywhere in the country yet.
Are you aware of any interest shown by Region Västerbotten when it comes to this solution? Furthermore, will there be a demonstration showcasing the functionality of this solution, particularly in terms of exchanging data for primary and/or secondary purposes within the European Health Data Space?
One of the real bonuses of an openEHR-based approach is that all of the data (governance willing) is immediately available to the health care provider via the openEHR API, and in particular, the archetype query language. This has been used in very many contexts to provide data for both primary and secondary data exchange purposes
There is a an ad-hoc group looking at how we can fit in to the European Health Data space efforts.
Hi Nicklas, I’ve been in contact with Region Västerbotten regarding openEHR, but not recently. If they are interested they are welcome to get in contact. The planned demo sessions will be open for others to attend.
@nijo it would be great if Region Västerbotten could join, especially since you have the University Hospital of Umeå that shares many of the complex needs that an openEHR platform is very suitable for. We could then share solutions based on the platform.
If we could also get Region Örebro län (that includes Örebro University hospital) to join I believe we would cover all Swedish university hospitals and all national GMCs. That would be very valuable.
P.S. The regions starting the RFI had no intent of being excluding towards other regions, just a ridiculously tight time schedule to get a RFI result befor the summer, so other regions are very welcome to join.
Hi, thanks for getting back to me. Lately, I’ve been focusing more and more on health data at Umeå University Hospital and started to join an internal and external network of people with the goals to add more datasets to the European Health Data Space. There is of course a realization that a lot of the work requires specific domain and use-case expertise to decide which Information Models should be selected. I’m wondering if similar discussions are going on in other hospitals (Regioner) and/or Universities in Sweden? Since this has to be coordinated for our infrastructure to be interoperable.
I see a lot of projects out there that are about this matter, so the health domains should start coordinating around common information models.