The National Danish competence center for Health Care standards, MedCom, has successfully implemented the results of the EU-funded interoperability project Antilope into daily practice and into MedCom’s cooperation with the IT vendors in the Danish healthcare system.

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On 24 May 2017, MedCom’s quality management system for test and certification of Health Care IT vendors’ implementation of MedCom interoperable standards passed the ISO9001:2015 requirements. MedCom is the first European Competence Center to follow this ISO standard in the process for testing and certification of Health Care IT-systems, resulting in high quality and uniform test and approval of systems.

MedCom’s quality management system is based on guidelines provided by the EU funded Antilope project of which MedCom was coordinator in 2013-2015. This is a demonstration that the results of international cooperation in an EU funded project can directly lead to improvements of MedCom’s procedures which will benefit the Danish health care system. Furthermore, a number of projects funded under the Horizon 2020 framework is building upon the Antilope results.

Antilope was a thematic network funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).