TX: Request for information
Flanders, a region of Belgium, wants to build a Health Information
Exchange platform for Primary Care. The objective is to make structured
data which are now stored in individual software applications, available
to care providers who are involved in the care and welfare of patients,
and to have access to the data from relevant actors. Flanders wants to
achieve this by means of a primary care safe.
About this market consultation
The primary care safe consists of several components which will either be
bought or can be developed in-house. The context to be considered
comprises the basic services made available by the federal
eHealth-platform, which will be used by the primary care safe.
By means of a market consultation the Flemish government wants to check to
which extent private companies can deliver components for the primary care
safe and may contribute to the development of the primary care safe.
The result of the market consultation will provide the basis for a public
procurement tender for the purchase of components for the development of
the primary care safe.
All correspondence shall be handled by:
Flemish Agency for Care and Health, Brussels, BELGIUM. Cédric Royer. Tel.
+32 2 553 33 firstname.lastname@example.org
Written answers to the questionnaire must be received at the latest on 28
January 2011 at 4. 00 pm.
If you require additional information or explanation, notify the above
contact before 14 January 2011 by e-mail. The Flemish government commits
to answering any questions at the latest on 21 January 2011. It will
publish your questions and the answers on the website of the Flemish
Agency for Care and Health. The identity of the inquirer will not be
Based on the answers received the Flemish government will invite the
respondents who propose components which most closely meet the objectives
of the primary care safe, for a further explanation of their proposals.
This will take place between 14 February and 25 March 2011 in Brussels.
All answers will be processed in a synthesis report and publish the report
by 15 April 2011, respecting the anonymity of the sources.
The Flemish government will analyse the reactions to the market
consultation and can take it into account throughout the further
implementation of the project.
All information can be found via:
1a. Which functional components do you offer which can contribute to the
primary care safe?
1b. Which additional components do you consider essential?
2a. Which technical components do you offer which can contribute to the
primary care safe?
2b. Which standards for the exchange of medical data should be supported
taking into account the Belgian situation?
2c. Do you have ideas to which extent the basic service for orchestration
of the eHealth platform are sufficient or which, if any, additional
components have to be provided?
3a. Which concrete components can be used to protect the privacy at the
level of encryption of individual data at database level and of authorised
3. b. How do you avoid possible performance issues with encryption and
decryption of data.
4. If a number of data from the primary care safe are stored in external
data sources, which measures can be taken to avoid performance and
availability issues? What are the major focal points?
5a. Which integration mechanisms are provided at the level of application
5b. Besides the integration aspect, which interfaces should be provided
with regard to access to data in the primary care safe?
6. Which approach is to be recommended for the introduction, roll-out,
choice and phases of projects comparable to the primary care safe, at a
7. Give a concise description of the projects which can be compared to the
primary care safe which your organisation was involved in in the past.
' components used
' project scope
' project status
' URL where more information is available + possible contacts
' standards used
8. Contact person ?
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