Dr. Johan van Bussel is head of the healthdata.be department of the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP). In 2009 he obtained his PhD at the Leuven International Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences as a Doctor in Biomedical Sciences. That same year he joined the WIV-ISP as senior researcher for the European project “European Community Health Indicator Monitoring”.
In 2010 he became head of the Belgian Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the national focal point of the European Agency and became familiar with the national eHealth platform. In 2014, he started the healthdata.be project, funded by the National Institute for Sickness and Invalidity Insurance (RIZIV). The objectives of this project are the rationalization, standardization and automation of the research data streams in Belgian healthcare.
Johan van Bussel is also national coordinator of the Actiepunt 18 (Patient registers) of the National eHealth plan 2013-2018, and co-coordinator of the national Big Data for Public Health initiative.The mission of the healthdata.be platform of the Scientific Institute of Public Health is the technical and process-based facilitation of the data exchange in the Belgian health sector according to the principle of the one-off multifunctional data collection and the re-use of data to enable the actors in the health care to improve public health knowledge and manage health care management, while respecting the privacy of the patient, the healthcare professional and the medical professional secrecy. During the lecture, the technical architecture developed by healthdata.be for the collection of data will be explained, its implementation at hospitals, laboratories, general practitioners and other extramural care providers. The semantic standardization is also explained using the eHealth Interoperability Framework. The lecture is substantiated with the technical process and outcome metrics.