VISUS is actively involved in important associations to support international standardization and cooperation in medical technology business.
The German Healthcare Export Group - GHE is representing the most important companies of the German healthcare sector which especially operate in the export business. Now the GHE has got about 50 members which compound from all fields of the healthcare area, apart from pharmaceutical and dental products. A large part deals in electro and medical technology, followed by consumables and commodities, physiotherapy, orthopaedics, laboratories, services and publishing products. Moreover, GHE-companies also offer products from fields such as rescue equipment, emergency medical aid, diagnostics, information and communication technology.
In total, the German Healthcare Export Group represents approximately 80 per cent of the German export volume in the sector of medical technology.
The goal of the IHE initiative is to stimulate integration of healthcare information resources to improve clinical care. IHE develops and publishes detailed frameworks for implementing established data standards to meet specific healthcare needs and supports testing, demonstration and educational activities to promote the deployment of these frameworks by vendors and users.
VISUS is member of IHE International and an early member and sponsor of the IHE-Europe member organization as well as co-founder of the German IHE group. VISUS takes part at the European Connectathons continuously. The results can be found on the IHE-Europe Website: www.ihe-europe.net.