Press Release "Standardizing patient/healthcare information exchange can save lives'
Fabien van 't Woudt, Product Manager, Fenestrae expresses commitment to IHE ambassadorship.
The Hague, August 19, 2015 - As an IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) ambassador, Van 't Woudt wants to support and evangelize IHE's objective: the coordinated use of established standards to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. "By solving information exchange problems, we achieve better outcomes, improve patient centric care and save lives", Van 't Woudt motivates his candidacy.
"With IHE, medical specialists have access to relevant (or: the right?) information of their patients. This leads to better treatments and effectively results in a better outcomes. The collaboration between medical specialists and ICT suppliers is crucial in this. If ICT suppliers provide the solutions to exchange healthcare information, medical specialists can save lives. "
Van 't Woudt is a strong believer of patient centric care. "IHE does not have to be an extensive process. If a hospital would handle only one IHE integration profile, it can already make a difference in communication, both within and outside the hospital. Ultimately, the patient benefits from this. With my IHE ambassadorship, I would like to convey this. "
The interview with Fabien van 't Woudt is available in Dutch on the IHE website: http://www.ihe-nl.org/nieuws/fabien-van-t-woudt-over-ihe