WHAT IS THE GRAPEVINE INITIATIVE?
grapevine provides the prerequisites (backbone) for different IT-producers to exchange data effectively, economically, quickly and most importantly in a standardized way.
grapevine connects producers who pursue the mentioned objectives. All IHE-partners will be contacted and will receive an invitation to join the initiative.
This empowers the participating companies to expand to other regions/markets, without having to take further development steps (interface programming).
WHAT ARE THE MAIN PARTS OF GRAPEVINE?
grapevine unites companies that have the common aim of standardizing data transfer. So, together grapevine technology suppliers, grapevine providers and grapevine integrators (system integrators) make global data transfer possible – based on IHE standards.
The aim of the grapevine initiative is to enable interoperability. grapevine replaces expensive, inefficient, proprietary systems by using data transfer based on IHE standards and allows the expansion to different fields and markets.
WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF GRAPEVINE?
ENTERING NEW MARKETS
Moreover, grapevine‘s marketplace will also give smaller companies the opportunity to enter new markets.
STRENGTHENING THE IHE COMMUNITY
Additionally, the IHE community must be strengthened in order to continue the leadership in global standardization of IT.
THE ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE:
Empowering the community and IHE
Higher quality of products due to twofold-check (IHE, grapevine)
Access to the global market also for smaller producers
A wider market and more revenues for all participating companies because of standardization and networking
Access to an existing overall architecture
Different stakeholders and companies consolidated
Immediate access to patients from other regions
Development and access to other areas