Luxembourg, one of the leading nations in the area of information and communication technology, has set the development of eHealth technologies as a high priority. Agence eSanté, Luxembourg’s national agency for the exchange and sharing of medical data, has set an overall mission to facilitate clinical information exchange both within Luxembourg and across other international actors. To work towards this reality, the agency has taken part in discussions about standardization across Europe, a contributing building block achieved with its membership in SNOMED International.
Agence eSanté is Luxembourg’s national eHealth competence centre in charge of
- Specifying, implementing and maintaining a common interoperability platform to support electronic medical data exchange and electronic patient records on national scale
- Promoting and enhancing interoperability between healthcare information management systems
- Fostering interoperability and security in healthcare domain
It is operating the national eHealth Platform and connecting primary systems through interoperable services since 2014. Agence eSanté is also actively participating in European healthcare interoperability projects such as CEF eHDSI and Trillium Bridge, as well as in Euro-CAS, a project for the development of a sustainable Conformity Assessment Scheme for Europe.
More information about SNOMED CT in Luxembourg can be accessed here: https://www.esante.lu/portal/fr/