Memberships in Austria
HL7 Austria is a non-profit association for the improvement of electronic data communication and interoperability in health care using international standards of Health Level Seven (HL7). The association coordinates the interests of Austrian HL7 users at international level.
ICT Austria is committed to the goal of strengthening Austria as an ICT location and showing how Austria can gain more room for maneuver in this growth sector. The association also describes itself as a "missing link" between international technology manufacturers and Austrian companies.
IHE Austria represents the international organization "Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise" IHE in Austria. It works on the standard's further development and distribution in Austria, with a focus on IT integration and medical technology in healthcare.
IT Cluster is the Upper Austrian link between companies with a need for information security and data protection services and respective providers. As a network for the IT and software industry, the aim is to increase competitiveness of partner companies, and the exchange and development of know-how within IT.
The Medical Technology Cluster is a central interface between industry, science and medicine. It brings partner companies together and initiates joined projects, services and business models, among others in digital health care.
The Austrian Association of Hospital Technicians (ÖVKT) is a technology platform in the healthcare sector and represents construction, domestic, industrial, medical and information technology sectors. The association serves as a forum for broad exchange of opinions among technicians and between process partners (hospital managers, medical professionals, nursing staff, etc.).
Memberships in Germany
The Federal Association Health-IT e. V. represents leading IT providers in the German healthcare sector and is committed to establishing healthcare IT for all areas of care. The bvitg also promotes networking in the industry via their Health IT Portal.
DSAG is an interest group for SAP users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is dedicated to the interaction between customers, user groups and SAP. The aim of the association is to unite knowledge advantage and active influence on SAP developments in a network.
EFA is a communication platform for physicians designed to network physicians across sector and institution boundaries and to enable them to exchange medical information on jointly treated patients in accordance with data protection regulations.
The German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (gmds) promotes teaching, research and health care by combining documentary, informational, biometric and epidemiological methods under one roof.
HL7 Germany works on promotion and distribution of the international HL7 (Health Level Seven) standard in Germany. The focus is on further development of the standard related to German requirements and the development of implementation guidelines.
IHE Germany e.V. works on the further development and distribution of the IHE communication standard in Germany with the aim of improving communication between different IT systems and medical devices.
The Federal Association of Hospital IT Managers e.V. has taken on representing the interests of hospital IT departments at federal level. Its aims are the exchange of information and experience between members.