CSIRO takes clinical terminology server global

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Ontoserver has picked up its first customer outside the UK.

The CSIRO has extended its partnership agreement with Dedalus to make its world-leading clinical terminology server available for purchase for countries outside the UK.

Kate Ebrill, product manager at CSIRO’s e-Health research centre, told The Medical Republic that the extension of the joint venture was an important opportunity to expand the global reach of Australia’s digital health solutions.

“CSIRO’s capability in the development of digital health technology is now well and truly cemented. This partnership with Dedalus – the largest digital health company in Europe – takes Australian digital health tech to the world,” Ms Ebrill said.

“The partnership is also further validation that Ontoserver is rapidly becoming the gold standard for use of terminology via the FHIR standard.”

The first customer based outside the UK to take advantage of the new agreement was Nictiz, the national competence centre for e-Health in the Netherlands.

Alongside developing and managing national healthcare information standards, Nictiz is also involved in a number of national and international interoperability projects to improve the exchange of digital information across healthcare sectors.

“Our research was designed to improve healthcare – and it’s fulfilling to see that happen,” Dr David Hansen, head of the Australian e-Health Research Centre at the CSIRO, told media.

“CSIRO’s clinical terminology solutions such as Ontoserver support the expansion of health interoperability globally – which will help patients and clinicians use data to improve their health.”

The CSIRO first partnered with Dedalus in 2020 in response to a tender from NHS collaborative One London, as previously reported by our sister publication Health Services Daily.

Ontoserver, developed by e-Health Research Centre at the CSIRO, was selected to implement a standardised clinical terminology at a national and federated level.

Kate Ebrill will be speaking at Wild Health Summit in September about lessons Australia can learn from Estonia’s digital health transformation strategy.

More information on the summit is available here.

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