News | October 3, 2019

B2i Healthcare Certified As EHDEN Data Transformation Partner

As an EHDEN certified SME, B2i Healthcare's customers can receive grants of up to 100,000 EUR from the EHDEN Harmonization fund. The fund supports transforming electronic healthcare data to a standardized format based on a common data model and global terminologies like SNOMED CT.

Rotterdam, Netherlands (PRWEB) - B2i Healthcare (B2i) has been certified by the European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN) to transform data to a common data model and unlock the potential of real-world healthcare data. Through this program, B2i will work with healthcare data owners to standardize their electronic healthcare records to a common format. Each healthcare provider can receive a grant of up to 100,000 EUR from the EHDEN Harmonization Fund to support B2i's data harmonization activities.

Orsolya Bali, B2i's Managing Director stated, "We're delighted to be one of first SMEs trained and certified to ensure high validity transformation of data to the OMOP common data model. EHDEN's generous grant opportunities will allow many hospitals and primary care networks to explore the transformative power of data analytics across a harmonized electronic healthcare record standard."

EHDEN is an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) project which aspires to harmonize 100 million anonymized health records across multiple data sources. The project will support other IMI projects within a wider Big Data for Better Outcomes program and will collaborate strongly with other key stakeholders in Europe, such as the European Medicines Agency. This will ultimately result in a Europe that more smartly manages and shares research methodologies – and expands education in open science and collaboration.

“We believe EHDEN is a flagship project, and it will be significantly influential,” said Nigel Hughes, Project Leader for EHDEN at Janssen, “building on the heritage and developments of prior and current projects in and out of IMI, and it will establish 21st century tools for 21st research.” Prof. Peter Rijnbeek, Erasmus Medical Center and Coordinator of EHDEN added, “As such it will impact on European health records research for years and decades to come, and will enable better health decisions, outcomes and care.”

Central to EHDEN will be the standardization of health data to the OMOP common data model and the utilization of analytical tools such as those developed by the international Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) open science collaboration (, and others.

The European Health Data & Evidence Network has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 806968. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA. For more information, please visit or contact

About B2i Healthcare
B2i Healthcare (B2i) specializes in healthcare information standards and exchange, providing products to simplify SNOMED CT adoption and offer software development services to support healthcare IT needs. As global terminology experts with OMOP CDM know-how, we offer to facilitate the ETL process of your data in order to be represented among other well-known terminologies such as SNOMED or LOINC. For more information, see ttps:// or email

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