June 2019 - First release of L4CHLAB, a SPHN funded Infrastructure development project which aims at building interoperability for laboratory test in Switzerland (responsible person: Christian Lovis, HUG)
May 2019 - The SPHN DCC Hospital IT working group has published a strategy on defining the overall Hospital IT strategy on how to achieve Swiss-wide, technical interoperability of health data through the SPHN initiative.
May 2019 – The SPHN DCC Clinical Data Semantic Interoperability working group has delivered the updated release of the core and extended SPHN clinical dataset. (For SPHN internal use only: Information on the SPHN reference coding systems that are referenced in the datasets can be found under the following link.)
May 2019 – As part of a national collaboration and harmonization effort, SPHN key contributors (among them SIB/DCC) together with the Swiss Biobanking Platform (SBP) have developed a common template for both, the Data Transfer and Use Agreement (DTUA) and the Material Transfer Agreement (MTA download here). These templates are to facilitate data and material exchange in the context of academic research projects.
February 2019 – The SPHN DCC Clinical Data Semantic Interoperability working group has delivered a second release of the core dataset, as well as a first version of the extended dataset.
November 2018 - the SPHN DCC working group in charge of Clinical Semantic Interoperability has published a first release of a core clinical dataset. This document marks the first achievement of the collaboration between the five University Hospitals towards establishing clinical data interoperability standards, data formats and exchange formalisms to be adopted within SPHN.
The release is accompanied by the user guide for the clinical variable list that explains the purpose of the document, its content and version history.
November 2018 - the SPHN DCC Clinical Data Semantic Interoperability working group has published a strategy on building a clinical data semantic interoperability framework in the SPHN initiative.
August 2018 - the SPHN DCC working group in charge of IT Security has published the SPHN Information Security Policy. This document defines the technical and organisational measures necessary to operate IT infrastructures supporting SPHN projects. It additionally provides technical guidelines for data protection complementing the SPHN Ethical Framework for Responsible Data Processing and associated policies.
May 2018 - the SPHN Ethical, Legal and Social Implications advisory group (ELSIag) has produced Version 2 of ethical guidance in relation to personal data processing within the SPHN, with particular emphasis on guidance for data sharing.