Its with a hughe please we contributed to the recent Paperjam Grand Dossier “Data and Cloud”. ITTM’s contribution titles “Making data actionable in healthcare” explains how ITTM provids innovative solutions for some of the challenges in accessing, storing and analysing sensitive healthcare data.
ITTM strongly believes in the open-source community and in having standards instead of proprietary lock-ins. So, the company uses the OMOP (Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership) Common Data Model as well as others like i2b2 software. Indeed, in early 2019 ITTM was one of the first companies in Europe to be certified for the OMOP-CDM. “These are open-source possibilities, which are used across Europe and world.-wide, not only in Luxembourg. This ensures that we really make sure that data sets in Luxembourg, in Germany, France or Belgium for example, can be analysed together in a federated way regardless of the different organisations or different languages. The model also has the benefit that GDPR aspects are taken into consideration because we are not transporting data across borders but keep it in place and secure it.”
ITTM has also been taking advantage of EU grants – some €6 million in the last five years – from the likes of the Innovative Medicines Initiative and the Innovative Health Initiative. “This helps us gain visibility and partner on interesting projects as well as be exposed to big pharma companies like Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer. By showing what we can do and gaining a good reputation, we can build and nurture a network,” says Kremer.
As for the future, ITTM plans to continue to grow organically. “We do have ideas where we could grow faster with an investment, but the ambition is really to grow to be a preferred partner in Europe for data management, for real-world data aspects. With partners like EBRC, having secure data center and networks, we want to be part of the Luxembourg ecosystem building a cloud-based data-driven health economy.”
Read the whole article here: https://paperjam.lu/article/making-data-actionable-in-heal