Robert Stegwee Appointed Chairman of CEN Technical Committee on Standardization of Health Informatics

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Brussels, Paris, March 9, 2011 – Robert Stegwee, Capgemini’s principal consultant for IT in healthcare, was today appointed chairman of CEN Technical Committee 251 (TC 251), a technical committee on the standardization of health information and communications technology for the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

During his three-year appointment, Stegwee will work closely with relevant stakeholders to help guide the development of global standards in health informatics based on the European Community’s priorities. This includes establishing standards for cross-border healthcare enterprise architecture, health record information models, and workflow and data management. These standards may become mandatory for all European healthcare providers and will be embedded within the global health informatics standards community.

TC 251 aims to develop standards and specifications for the software solutions used to process and manage patient information. Some of its key focus areas include audit trails for electronic health records, secure patient identification, unique identification of medicinal products, and enterprise architecture in healthcare.

As a leading global expert in consulting, technology and outsourcing, Capgemini is an innovator in the domain of healthcare informatics and works with healthcare providers around the world to enhance effectiveness through technology. Capgemini champions electronic health records and health information exchanges to improve patient-centric approaches and outcomes.

Stegwee brings to the position a strong background in high-level e-health architectures to serve the evolving health information environment. Apart from his position with Capgemini Healthcare, Stegwee is a professor of e-health architectures and standards at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and is the author of a number of scientific and professional publications including a book on strategies for healthcare information systems.