SciForce is now the European Health Data and Evidence Network (EHDEN) certified partner
We are pleased to announce that SciForce is now the first and only enterprise in Ukraine that became the certified partner of the European Health Data and Evidence Network (EHDEN). Thus, we contribute to the wider Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) initiative to take advantage of large-scale health data analytics. This step brings us into the community of 47 European SMEs delivering their expertise in health data, data standardization, and interoperability. Read on for details.
What European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN) changes in observational health research?
EHDEN, with support from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), aims to take advantage of so-called Big Health Data. In the case of the EHDEN, this data may include any information related to patients in Europe, facilitating research, supporting the conduct of healthcare researches, or managing any payment or HR data. As the official website states, EHDEN was launched “to support patients, clinicians, payers, regulators, governments, and the industry in understanding wellbeing, disease, treatments, outcomes, and new therapeutics and devices.”
Starting from August 2020, EHDEN certifies the European SMEs on standardizing health data to the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) common data model (CDM) and setting needed technical ecosystem. At the moment, EHDEN built a community of 47 enterprises taking their part in this initiative.
Being a part of EHDEN
Before joining the community of certified SMEs to cooperate with the European data partners, our professionals took pieces of training within the EHDEN Academy, grasping the technical ecosystem and work standards. See the scheme of the training process, aimed to become the certified Data Partner:
Thus, within the EHDEN, we now can provide services related to the ecosystem OHDSI Software and Tools, Technical infrastructure services, OHDSI Training, OMOP CDM ETL, OMOP Standardized Vocabularies.
Speaking about healthcare expertise, we are not limiting our capabilities to observational research, data mapping, and ETL only. Our healthcare professionals also focus on prediction, digitizing, telehealth services, and impaired speech recognition.
Finally, we are excited to share our expertise with our European partners, moving medical science forward.