The German Federal Documentation Agency (DIMDI) to use a software application designed by OSTEBA to share health information
Cooperation agreement between the Basque Government’s Health Ministry and the German Institute of Medical Documentation (DIMDI)
DIMDI Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und information is the agency that holds overall responsible for the health information resources for the Federal Government and German health care professionals
The Basque Deputy Minister for Health, Guillermo Viñegra, and Hans Peter Dauben and Svetlana Frei, representing the Germany Technology Assessment and Medical Innovation Agency, have today signed in Bilbao a cooperation agreement between the Basque Health Ministry and the German Federal Documentation Agency (DIMDI) to use a web app designed by Osteba, the Health Technology Assessment Unit of the Health Innovation and Research Division of the Health Ministry..
This agreement will mean that the Osteba web software application will be translated into German. The app is the result of the methodological improvement and which is used to share information from different research groups located in different location and the critical data reading.
The Deputy Health Minister, Guillermo Viñegra, stressed that "the importance of the cooperation agreement signed today with DIMDI lies not only in the recognition of the utility of the application designed by Osteba, but also in its dissemination capacity as it is the authority in charge of the health information resources for the Federal Government and German health professionals”.
Furthermore, this agreement marks the start of the Health Innovation and Research Division embarking on a more global endeavour. Its director, María Aguirre, stressed that this project is going to be extended to other governmental agencies both in the Canada and in the USA ”which have already expressed their interest in the platform, which will be available in Spanish and English by then". “Subsequent agreements will allow it to be translated to other languages,” she stressed.