IRIS, a network of five public hospitals in Brussels, is to implement a project to provide an interoperability platform for medical information sharing across the Brussels region.

The hospital network will deploy dbMotion’s Solution flexible platform to create a portal enabling secure access to integrated patient information across its 11 sites.

The aim is to ensure a patient’s fully integrated medical record is available to the clinician at the point of care, in order to improve safety and provide better, quality care.

A dbMotion spokesperson told E-Health Europe: “Brussels-based IRIS public hospital network have chosen dbMotion as their provider of an enterprise-wide interoperability platform for health information exchange. This project will facilitate better, quality care throughout IRIS’s network of 5 hospitals and 11 sites.”

Dirk Thielens, CEO of IRIS, added: “This is a major milestone for healthcare in the group and allows IRIS to provide improved care throughout the care cycle.”

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.” says Francis Cammaerts, IRIS’s chief information officer.

“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,” Thielens said.

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. It is used by hospitals globally.

“We are excited to work with IRIS in fulfilling its vision of connected healthcare and supporting its commitment to care excellence,” said Yuval Ofek, dbMotion’s CEO.

He added: “Given the role that IRIS plays in healthcare in the Brussels region, and the role that Belgium plays as a model for the EU, this project will be a reference-point for health information exchange across the region and continent.”