At the beginning of the year, ICdoc® is extended with functions
allowing the documentation of burn trauma.
ICdoc® becomes multilingual. In May this year, the whole
product range of ICdoc® including installation environment,
report generators, chart generators, help systems, etc. is issued
for the first time in a multilingual version. The first additional
language is English.
At the end of June, our website is completely re-designed and
re-launched in German and English.
At the end of the first quarter, all Oracle-based products are
extended with a direct connect function, so that these products
can now be used on clients without additionally installed Oracle
In the context of the ASDI Benchmarking Project, the data analysis
for the reporting year 2006 reveals a new record high. 65 national
and international intensive care units participated in this multicentric
By the end of the year, we could complete the Portuguese version
ICdoc® is extended with a new interface, which enables the
system to capture the “billable individual medical services”
for each day and transmit them automatically to the hospital information
service for further settlement.
New score in ICdoc®: SAPS3.
The intensive care bed management system RIBM© (Rettung
Intensiv Betten Management) is completed and delivered to the
Vienna Hospital Association and the Vienna Ambulance Service.
The system offers a solution which allows to enter information
about free beds available at intensive care units of Viennese
hospitals over a Web surface and use the Web to make this information
available to the central office of the Vienna Ambulance Service
for further use.
As of October, Dr. Christian Sekerka represents the company as
its sole managing director.
Büll informatik discontinues the distribution and support
of proALPHA®. All operations in this field are handed over
to proALPHA Software Austria GesmbH.
New interface for ICdoc®: from now on all data relevant
to the performance-oriented hospital financing system can be automatically
reported to the hospital information system for further settlement.
This interface was developed for the hospital information system
of the Vienna Hospital Association and for all hospitals working
Büll informatik develops and releases the first fully automatic
interface based on HL7 for the transfer of demographic data to
The company develops and releases the first fully automatic interface
for the transmission of laboratory data from the IT-supported
central laboratory to ICdoc®.
Mobile order picking of goods for proALPHA®: this additional
functionality enables the acknowledgement of stock withdrawals
in proALPHA® by means of a portable bar code scanner. All
current picking lists including the necessary requirements are
displayed for the selected order picking area. Each article removed
from its place of storage is verified by reading in its bar code.
In case of deviations in quantity, the quantity actually removed
can be entered manually. By confirming the data that have been
entered the withdrawal is automatically posted to proALPHA®
and the next requirement on the selected picking list is displayed.
Hence, material supply planning is always based on current stock
data and necessary orders are initiated in due time. Moreover,
the number of documents in circulation can be significantly reduced
and warehouse staff can be supported in the performance of their
ICdoc® becomes UNC compatible and supports all modern Windows
operating systems. From now on, it is no longer necessary to install
the application on individual workstations. It can be installed
centrally on a server and can be called up by several clients.
The ICdoc® infection documentation function is completely
revised and adjusted to the European HELIX standard.
Mobile data collection for proALPHA®: This additional functionality
enables the acknowledgement of material slips or the confirmation
of time data in proALPHA® by means of a portable bar code
scanner. The order notes are captured by scanning the bar code
of the relevant material or job ticket, complemented with quantity
and time data and automatically posted to proALPHA®. The mobile
capturing of operational data allows a considerable reduction
of the effort needed to acquire confirmation data. At the same
time, the on-line posting of data ensures the timeliness of stock
and confirmation data.
To enable the operation of ICdoc® in Italy, the application
is extended with the Italian ICD-9.
We develop the first fully automatic interface for the transfer
of demographic data to ICdoc® for the Austrian social accident
Our co-operation with Comdata Systemhaus enables us to realise
an interface between ToolManager© and the GoélanV4
The International Traumatic Coma Programme ITCP© is developed
and released for the INRO (International Neurotrauma Research
ICdoc® is extended with functions allowing the documentation
and analysis of nutritional parameters.
A new ICdoc® module enables the recording and analysis of
nosocomial infections during a stay at an intensive care unit.
In co-operation with the Institute of Production Engineering of
the Vienna University of Technology and several equipment manufacturers,
we develop the MDX specification for ENGEL, which supports the
exchange of data between distributed applications in the production
At the Ifabo/Vienna fair, büll informatik presents the I2X
XML data hub and the I2X-based machine visualisation function.
ALD Aichelin/Mödling is provided with an individually adjusted
version of our operational data collection system.
Austria introduces a new medical diagnose documentation system
for hospitals. In order to meet the requirements of the new system,
the ICdoc® diagnose catalogue is changed from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
As a result of an agreement between CIM GmbH and büll informatik
GmbH, the functionality of the CIMSOURCE Global Tool Information
system is also available to ToolManager© users.
By means of a SINCOM interface, Siemens NC controls can be easily
integrated into the corporate IT system. The SINCOM interface
is also available for the ToolManager© software.
büll informatik starts to develop an integrated shop floor
solution for ENGEL Maschinenbau: After a thorough analysis of
the supplier market, we are assigned the task of realising the
project on the basis of the solution presented by us and our experience
in the field of integrated shop floor solutions.
The Vienna Pensioner Residences Fund tasks us with database maintenance
services for its warehouse management system under Oracle®.
The parameters recorded with ICdoc® at intensive care units
are for the first time subjected to a multicentric analysis. In
the context of this study, which is conducted under the medical
supervision of ASDI, the participating intensive care units are
compared with regard to their performance. The data are centrally
analysed and sent to the participating units. 13 Austrian intensive
care units participate in this first comparison. At that time,
the study was conducted under the name of “Project Intensive
2000”. In the meantime, the name of this multicentric study
has been changed to “ASDI Benchmarking Project“.
In April, the Vienna Hospital Association receives its first partially
automated interface with the Hospital Information System (KIS)
in order to transmit demographic data to ICdoc®.
Dr. Christian Büll resigns as co-managing director and Dr.
Karl Hammerl is appointed as his successor.
In Austria, the continuous documentation of certain performance
parameters of general intensive care units is extended to neonatology
and paediatric intensive care units. ICdoc® is adjusted to
these new conditions and is extended with the necessary new functionalities.
The year also marks the start of a long-standing business relationship
with the adult education and training institution WIFI Wien, as
büll & partner becomes responsible for the university-of-applied-sciences
programme in production and automation engineering.
The Vienna Pensioner Residences Fund tasks us with database maintenance
services and the maintenance of their payroll accounting system
We develop a software package for administrative room management
(room book) under Progress® for Villach Provincial Hospital.
In December, büll informatik gesmbh is founded as the successor
of büll & partner oeg by the following shareholders:
Prof. Dr. Helmar Weseslindtner, Prof. Dr. Burghard Kittl, Dr.
Christian Büll and Dr. Christian Sekerka. Dr. Christian Büll
and Dr. Christian Sekerka are appointed as managing directors.
ICdoc® (Intensive Care Documentation) sees the light of day.
Our new product was designed and implemented to record specific
parameters of a patient’s stay at a hospital’s intensive
care unit. These parameters serve to document certain vital parameters
and measure performance. The data are collected for later analysis
to support quality control at intensive care units.
büll & partner enters into a co-operation agreement with
RATH Informatik GesmbH (the predecessor of proALPHA Software Austria
GesmbH) concerning the distribution and maintenance of proALPHA®
through büll & partner. In addition the company concludes
several direct agreements with W.ERNST Informatik Kaiserslautern,
the developer of proALPHA®.
On behalf of ABB/Vienna, büll & partner realises the
coupling of two real-time database systems for Unilever/Vienna.
These real-time systems serve to monitor and control various production
processes for the fully automatic processing and refining of foods.
Engel Austria tasks us with the extension of its shop floor
For UNISYS we perform VAX/VMS system support and software development
The DNC/MDE project for ABB Verkehrstechnik is successfully
completed and delivered to the customer.
On behalf of ABB/Vienna, büll & partner develops a communication
system for Patria (Papier und Zellstoff AG), which is used to
prepare data taken from the production process and transmit them
to the clearing system for further processing.
büll & partner develops a software package for automatic
machine status monitoring for the IR3 VCR plant of Philips and
successfully delivers it to the customer.
The Danube Hospital/Vienna tasks us with the development of a
nursing documentation system for its Department of Dermatology.
The package includes patient administration, the administration
of oncological examination results, the documentation and analysing
of patient-specific examination results, dermatological localisation
through graphical objects, the keeping of an electronic guestbook
for re-orders and specific statistical analyses for the individual
wards. In December, the package is delivered to the customer and
is put into operation.
We are tasked by Digital Equipment to perform special VAX/VMS
operating system support services for the Vienna Hospital Association,
particularly for the Danube Hospital/Vienna and Lainz Hospital/Vienna.
Organisation and delivery of several training courses in system
support under VAX/VMS for Digital Equipment.
On 27 February, büll & partner oeg was founded by four
staff members (one professor and three university assistants)
of the Institute of Production Engineering of the Vienna University
of Technology: Prof. Dr. Helmar Weseslindtner, Dr. Burghard Kittl,
Dr. Christian Büll and Dr. Roman Huemer. In addition to the
provision of scientific consulting services for industrial enterprises,
its core business consists of developing customised integrated
solutions in the field of computer integrated manufacturing in
general, of advising, planning and delivering training courses
and seminars, and particularly of developing customised software
and putting it into operation on the spot.
Upon its establishment, büll & partner takes over the
support of the shop floor control system of Engel Austria –
a project, which the founders of the company had developed in
the preceding years, still under the direction of the Institute
of Production Engineering.
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