Healthcare and social services
Putting the patient-professional relationship at the heart of healthcare information systems.
In a healthcare market characterized by constant medical innovation, and expanding demands due to aging demographics, Bull helps healthcare and social bodies meet the challenge of delivering more while keeping costs under control with effective business processes. Bull is a European leader in mission-critical information systems for social security providers, hospitals and healthcare agencies. From IT consulting to outsourcing, from infrastructure platforms to applications, Bull helps healthcare organizations implement in-depth analysis and decision-support tools, break down the barriers between information systems, and contribute to the development of secure and cost-effective healthcare networks and home care systems.
Bull is certified as personal health data hoster
Actor of future digital health, Bull gets the official agreement as personal health hoster : this certification was provided on 2013, October 4 by the French ministry for Social and Health. Its allows Bull to confirm its position as key operator of digital services for the health sector.
This certification is valid for 3 years : it will boost Bull’s offer Le Cloud by Bull™, dedicated to healthcare, dedicated to highly secure services provided in SaaS mode for health care professionals.
The first solution of Bull concerned by this agreement covers a large scope of services (hosting, storage, sharing…) in medical imaging through a PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) solution.
The CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) considered that Bull presented all guarantees for the protection of personnel and medical data and confirmed the high level of security of two main Data Centers of Bull in les Clayes sous Bois and Angers (France).
Implementing in-depth analysis and decision support tools for health systems
Analyzing medical best practices based on professional standards is a fundamental need when it comes to measuring costs while guaranteeing the quality of care. To help healthcare organisations analyse their costs – particularly in the face of initiatives such as healthcare event price setting (T2A) in France – and determine the appropriate service levels, Bull has built a series of indicators, fed by operational data and offering medical/financial management solutions adapted to each discipline. From the creation and population of data warehouses to delivering appropriate decision support control panels, Bull has extensive experience of the end-to-end decision-making chain and integrates market leading software solutions.
Re-engineering and breaking down silos in hospital and healthcare information systems
From the implementation of computerized medical records to the integration of new applications, Bull brings together industry-standard components in the design and implementation of infrastructures, which ensure that new applications and existing solutions work effectively together. Favouring standard, open solutions, Bull offers a service-oriented architecture (SOA) type platform, designed around healthcare-specific Open Source components, enabling the integration and deployment of appropriate medical applications while at the same time offering much higher levels of flexibility and ability to evolve. Based on HL7 standards, this platform ensures interoperability between applications and implements IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) recommendations. A number of modules, developed by Bull around this platform, manage the complete patient identity process, using an identity and comparison server, incorporating recommendations issued by the relevant authorities and standards bodies. When it comes to medical applications, Bull has developed alliances with key healthcare sector software publishers, and integrates their applications within the application infrastructure. What is more, Bull offers outsourced archiving solutions with legal and valid proof.
Contributing to the development of secure healthcare networks and home care systems
In order to ensure better continuity of care, geographic continuity between GP and hospital, as well as better long-term continuity throughout a patient’s life, effective information interchanges between heterogeneous environments such as hospitals, healthcare networks and social care organisations are required. Bull’s secure network solutions and services not only contribute to the development of totally secure healthcare networks, but also to co-operation and knowledge sharing between health professionals. By integrating the latest wireless networking technologies and capitalizing on its agreements with telecommunications operators, Bull’s competence center dedicated to mobile solutions has also developed an offering that is capable of ensuring that mobile healthcare professionals have the access they need to information systems portals, whether they are inside or outside the healthcare organisation.