CareCom wins 10-year national contract with Norway

Dec 13, 2017


Oslo, December 13th, 2017 – The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth has signed a contract for the implementation of CareCom’s terminology service HealthTerm® and related advisory services for ten years. The contract was awarded after a competitive tender.

HealthTerm® is designed specifically for Clinical Master Data Management, and CareCom has answered all our requirements in a way that shows their experience and a wide knowledge and expertise in managing structured content. We are convinced that HealthTerm® will cover our needs for Clinical Master Data Management on both a short and long-term basis. Furthermore, CareCom will be a great advisor and sparring partner on future customized solutions.” says Alfhild Stokke, Program Manager, The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth.

HealthTerm® increases patient security by delivering a defined, consistent and precise classification and terminology base that will be used in Norway’s healthcare IT platforms. The standardized and structured data will secure semantic coherence and consistency in diagnostics, treatment, research, quality assurance, reporting, and management across hospitals, clinics and users. In addition, the agreement includes advisory, translation and standardization for ten years.

“We truly look forward to implementing HealthTerm® and collaborating with The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth. HealthTerm® is the most advanced and reliable terminology solution available to hospitals and other entities dealing with Health IT. It has been implemented across Europe as well as in the US – where some of the biggest sites migrated in 2017, including IBM Watson Health,” says Jacob Boye Hansen, CEO of CareCom.

IBM will be implementation partner and deliver the implementation project management.

Key Features:

  • HealthTerm® increases patient security by ensuring consistent use of medical terminology
  • HealthTerm® is a web-based solution that secures standardized terminologies and classifications as well as code mapping and language translations.
  • HealthTerm® supports SNOMED CT terminology and Norwegian local classifications as ICD-10, Volven and ATC.
  • HealthTerm® is developed by CareCom and implemented by IBM and CareCom in cooperation.


Jacob Boye Hansen, CEO/Founder, CareCom A/S: (+45) 40 71 75 71,

Tami Jones, Head of Product Solutions, CareCom US (626) 727-3769

More About HealthTerm®

HealthTerm® is a web-based terminology application developed by the Danish software company CareCom. HealthTerm® uses Master Data Management is the focus for the solution that can be used for editing, mapping, translation and distribution of classifications, e.g. translation of the English terms, as well as code mapping. Furthermore, HealthTerm supports the international terminology SNOMED CT and national ICD10-classification and it is delivered with full configured validation.

More About CareCom

CareCom A/S is a Danish software company founded in 1999. CareCom primarily develops software for the healthcare sector. The company has created cutting edge competence within the focus area of Master Data Management. Over the years CareCom has gained a deep understanding of the challenges relating to the management of healthcare terminologies and classifications and served as advisors for many international semantic interoperability projects like the epSOS project, EU Commission. CareCom’s major business area is the provision of solutions that support all aspects of working with healthcare terminologies and classifications. CareCom’s products support the process of establishing semantic interoperability between disparate systems, which we regard as a necessary prerequisite for systems integration.

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What is HealthTerm?

HealthTerm is a terminology platform, developed by CareCom over the last 15 years for the international healthcare sector.


How does HealthTerm Work?

HealthTerm handles all tasks related to terminologies, code systems and structured content – from creation of a new code system to translation of international code systems or mappings between local code lists and international standards.


What makes Heathterm Unique?

HealthTerm is unique in having a full set of tools to create and maintain all types of code systems and at the same time, it has the performance/security to handle the biggest healthcare enterprises on run-time look-up.


Orion is excited to announce our migration to HealthTerm. The flexibility combined with the high quality control of HealthTerm's tooling is by far the best the market offers today. We offer our customers a complete tooling package with everything from ease of use, maintenance of local code systems and mapping to a huge range of standard code systems based on international process standards with workflow control and process statistics. Additionally the software enables handling multi lingual processing on the fly, patient friendly and clinician friendly terms. Thousands of subset for customers to use in their applications come as standard e.g. for quality measure reporting (CQMs) and detailed support for semantic ontologies.

Chief Medical Officer, Orion Health
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