Competence Portfolio

Data Protection
The eHealth Department develops and implements future-proof security infrastructures and corresponding security services including methods and tools needed. Security services are completely integrated into the system architecture. Deployed technologies are model-driven architecture of component-based security services and the use of smartcards as security tokens.

Core Competences

  • Performance of requirements and risk analysis
  • Policy development
  • Formal modelling of security components including policies
  • Development, implementation of solutions for communication security, application security and security infrastructures
  • Privilege management and access control
  • Role Engineering
  • Courses
  • Audit

Electronic Health Records
The eHealth Department develops and implements future-proof as well as intelligently interoperable EHR systems including the methods and tools needed. Those EHR solutions are based on a formally modelled, future-proof architecture. In that context, advanced solutions such as openEHR, HL7-EHR and HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (HL7-CDA) are considered and evolved.

Core Competences

  • Realisation of requirements analysis as well as design and strategy concepts
  • Formal component design
  • Development and deployment of knowledge representation methods
  • Development, implementation and assessment of components including rule sets and decision support systems
  • Design and implementation of integrated EHR security services (communication security and comprehensive application security)

Communication and Interoperability Standards
Communication and co-operation between different applications including legacy systems is a main challenge for health telematics. Thereby, semantic interoperability should be enabled. In that context, HL7 receives a special attention.

Core Competences

  • HL7 Standard Set (HL7 Version 2.x, Version 3, EHR/CDA, visual Integration with CCOW)
  • HL7 modelling
  • Design and certification of HL7 messages

Architecture
The eHealth Department is especially engaged in the further development of advanced design and implementation strategies with special emphasis on the OMG’S Model Driven Architecture (MDA), the OMG’s Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), CORBA 3 methodologies and basic services as well as the HL7 Version 3 Development Framework.

Core Competences

  • Realisation of requirements analysis as well as design and strategy concepts for complex health information systems and health networks
  • Modelling
  • Meta languages (UML/XML)
  • Formal component design
  • Development and deployment of knowledge representation methods
  • Development, implementation and assessment of components including rule sets and decision support systems needed
  • Design and implementation of integrated security services