Baan enters healthcare with Hiscom purchase

September 1, 1998

Baan enters healthcare with Hiscom purchaseVanenberg Ventures-the privately held investment arm of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developer Baan-has purchased Dutch healthcare information systems company Hiscom. Vandenberg Ventures

Baan enters healthcare with Hiscom purchase

Vanenberg Ventures-the privately held investment arm of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developer Baan-has purchased Dutch healthcare information systems company Hiscom. Vandenberg Ventures and Baan are also based in the Netherlands.

One of Baan's goals with Hiscom is to broaden the firm's current electronic patient record software to allow physicians to manage the complete interaction with the patient by including capabilities such as patient registration, data analysis, laboratory test ordering, and scheduling, said Otto van der Tang, an eight-year Baan veteran who assumed the post of managing director of Hiscom following the acquisition. Support for the management of medical images is also planned, van der Tang said.

"We believe that PACS are going to be an important component of such a patient interaction management system, but we don't believe that we should be developing this product ourselves," he said.

The Dutch firm is in discussion with a PACS software developer for inclusion of its technology in the Hiscom product portfolio.