Throughout its existence HealthySystems has developed several research projects in the area of security and interoperability. With these projects HealthySystems won several national and international awards.

The relevance of R&D activities led to the creation of an R & D core in 2015, whose projects have been certified by ANI, IAPMEI and FCT under the Corporate R&D Tax Incentive System.

Recently it was approved by Norte2020 program the project of Research and Technological Development under the acronym “DiAS – De-identification as a Service” that will aim at the development of a platform of data anonymization as a service.


At IPOPorto (an oncology hospital) HLTSYS has performed server and network audits, and also implement a HL7 message integration auditing system. HLTSYS also installed and still maintains an integration engine to manage the communications among the existing Information Systems.

Oporto, June 18th, 2015 – the HELIOS, a software solution developed to support clinical management and integration, won the IDC CIO Awards last June 17th. The software is already in use at IPO Porto, and it allows real time monitoring of information production and data exchange across departments.

HLTSYS is performing consultancy to the ANF (the Portuguese National Pharmacy Association) regarding
Patient Data Anonymization. We have performed iteratively the tasks of:

  • Anonymization protocol design ;
  • Validation and implementation of Risk Analysis ;
  • Production of requests, opinions and reports to law enforcement

HLTSYS provides the maintenance and monitoring services to the Hospital Information Systems developed and installed by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP). These systems are currently installed in 8  Portuguese hospitals, and FMUP personal is able to monitor them all. HLTSYS has developed a remote monitoring system with sensors for hardware, operating systems, integration responsiveness, information flow and quality of data.



The GDPR will be enforced from 25 May 2018. It’s soon before European organizations, which process the personal data of EU residents, to ensure that they are compliant.

The GDPR is more extensive in scope and application than the current Data Protection Act (DPA), keeping pace with the evolution of the digital world. The new Regulation strengthens the data rights of individuals, and demands organizations to build up clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and apply appropriate technical and organizational measures.

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Our solution aims to create a single audit trail for health institutions that collects different logs (ex: syslog, log4j, HL7, web servers logs). This solution is aligned with the IHE-ATNA (Audit Trail and Node Authentication) profile. It allows to perform audit processes that cross different systems in an integrated manner, as well as to diagnose problem occuring in different systems using a single dashboard.

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SLA (Service-level agreement) monitoring and assessment. Monitoring of performance of server and network. Health data quality monitoring.

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HS.HELIOS is an integration system that promotes interoperability, by regulating and analyzing the exchange of messages between different health information systems that are currently deployed at an Health institution. It is used for database semantic integrity checking and monitoring data quality in realtime.

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Access control and digital signature mechanisms through smart cards, RFID technologies, QR-Codes and Yubicos. Our solutions include:

  • QRSmartAuth – authentication mechanism based in QR Codes
  • YubiSmartAuth – Yubikeys to authenticate in web applications
  • WebSmartSign – Java Cryptographic Provider Web and collection of qualified attributes eID smartcard

See our demos at: http://demos.hltsys.pt


Pseudo-anonymization algorithms and auditing. Privacy impact assessment. Experts in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Experts in

  • Integrations: HL7, IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), Health data quality
  • Cibersecurity
  • Data protection


ODISSEIA Project Management

.: HLTSYS is carrying out ODISSEIA Project Management, at IPO-Porto.

HLTSYS was the selected company to carry out ODISSEIA Project Management, co-financed by COMPETE 2020, Portugal 2020 and European Union. With the development of a new tool IPO-Porto will control multiple variables of cancer disease in terms of incident and prevalence of Portugal’s Northern Region.

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Personal Health Information

.:Do patients want to know who accesses their Personal Health Information?

That is the topic held on he CISTI’2018 – 13th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held between the 13th and 16th of June 2018, at Cáceres, Spain by Sandra Reis, HealthySystems Collaborator and representing the Faculty of Medicine of Universidade do Porto.

CISTI’2018 – 13th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

.: O Prof. Manuel Eduardo Correia, Diretor do Mestrado em Segurança Informática da Universidade do Porto e co-fundador da HLTSYS, em entrevista ao Público, fala das necessidades sentidas ao nível da contratação de profissionais no âmbito da Segurança Informática.

“Não há muitas licenciaturas e dificilmente haverá”, defende Manuel Eduardo Correia, responsável pelo mestrado em Segurança Informática da Universidade do Porto. “Muito antes de fazer uma especialização é preciso ter bases que só se conseguem em áreas como engenharia informática. Um mestrado como o nosso é a resposta mais comum a nível da Europa e a nível internacional.”


From guidelines to mHealth to change management

.: From guidelines to mHealth to change management.

Prof. Ricardo Correia, co-founder of HLTSYS, will be on June 1, 2018 at the event organized by Cintesis “From guidelines to mHealth to change management” where will present the topic ” “Challenges in the implementation of mhealth in health systems”


.: THE CIRCLE III Meeting.

3rd Meeting of the Business Club of the University of Porto with HealthySystems representation. This year’s The Circle meeting will take place during the BIP Summit.

Collaborators were invited to integrate EFMI-European Federation for Medical Informatics SSE

.: HealthySystems collaborators were invited to integrate EFMI-European Federation for Medical Informatics SSE – Safety, Security and Ethics Working Group.

EFMI WG SSE has as main objective speeding up the use of ICT for health care increases the challenge for trustworthiness, security and safety of solutions and infrastructure deployed. The WG aims to promote development, education and training on the field of security and privacy in health care. Close collaboration with other EFMI-WGs and beyond as well as with IMIA WG4 as for securing their ICT solutions for health care.

José de Mello hosted the first edition of

.: José de Mello hosted the first edition of “GROW – Corporate Accelerators Get Together”

José de Mello hosted the first edition of “GROW – Corporate Accelerators Get Together” where HLTSYS has been selected to join “GROW Health” (José de Mello Saúde). HLTSYS is starting to work more closely with José de Mello Saúde’s IT Department, after a fully successful one-month pilot of HS.Helios, an integration system that promotes interoperability, by regulating, analyzing and delivering messages between different health information systems.

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HL7 FHIR® DataThon at VITALIS & MIE2018

.: HL7 FHIR® DataThon at VITALIS & MIE2018

ADRS Sniffing website allows to help healthcare professionals react to possible ADR events. Whether in emergency situations, prescriptions assessment or pharmacovigilance causality assessments, this application allows a clear connection between a patient’s active medication and reported respiratory ADRs. Thus, this will provide better clinical decision support to healthcare practitioners for preventing health problems in asthma patients. The application uses the HL7 FHIR standard to communicate with an asthma patient’s database and gather the medication information. It uses the medication information to access the VigiBase database and get data about the ADRs for each medication the patient has. Afterwards it processes the data and displays it in a simple web page, listing the respiratory ADRs found for each medication. The team is composed by two researchers of project NanoStima@CINTESIS (www.cintesis.eu), namely Duarte Ferreira (also collaborating in developing integration tools for HLTSYS.pt), and João Almeida (also collaborating in developing pharmacy profiles for IHE).

PROTEÇÃO DADOS - Sistemas de Informação e medidas de segurança

.: PROTEÇÃO DADOS – Sistemas de Informação e medidas de segurança

O IJC (Instituto Jurídico da Comunicação) da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra vai realizar o curso PROTEÇÃO DE DADOS no qual o orador o co-fundador da HLTSYS o Prof. Luis Filipe Antunes apresentará o tema Sistemas de Informação e medidas de segurança.

.: De-identificação de dados pessoais como forma de viabilizar o uso secundários de dados sensíveis

“De-identification of personal data as a way to enable the secondary use of sensitive data” is the topic of the lecture that Prof. Manuel Eduardo Correia, co-founder of HLTSYS, will speak on May 10 at the invitation of the University of Coimbra in the scope of the “Security and Privacy” curricular unit of the MSc in Computer Security.

.: Digital Resilience of a Democratic State

The Prof. Luis Filipe Antunes, co-founder of HLTSYS, will be on May 8, 2018 at the event “Digital Resilience of a Democratic State” organized by the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal and the “OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe”
For more information: Conferencias-Lisboa-Assembleia-Parlamentar-OSCE

HealthySystems participated at MIE2018

.: HealthySystems participated at MIE2018

HealthySystems participated at MIE2018, from 24-26 April, Gothenburg, Sweden. The event is co-organized by EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics) and smfi (Swedish Association for Medical Informatics).

HealthySystems no eHealthSummit 2018

.: HealthySystems no eHealthSummit 2018

O Presidente da República visitou ontem o stand da HealthySystems no Portugal eHealth Summit. A equipa HLTSYS teve oportunidade de dar a conhecer os projetos desenvolvidos, na maior Cimeira sobre a transformação digital em saúde que termina hoje na Altice Arena, em Lisboa.

.: De-identification as a Service

HLTSYS had approved the Research and Technological Development project under the acronym «DiAS – De-identification as a Service» by the NORTE2020 program, which will aim to develop a data anonymization platform as a service.

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Calls for “Vale Indústria 4.0” are opened until 29th September and HLTSYS is a “Vale Indústria 4.0” accredited company to support your innovation and technological projects.
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HLTSYS has Luis Filipe Antunes, Manuel Eduardo Correia and Ricardo Correia as cofounders.

Currently HTLSYS counts 12 professionals with expertise in several computer areas as Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Health Information Systems Integration (2 Mirth Certified Professionals), National Standards Body (3 IPQ members).

Meet our customers requirements is our main objective, to improve our team expertise we continually invest in team certification.

Some of our team members are certified in ISO 27001 Foundation, Mirth Connect and ISO 9001:2015.

Furthermore some of our team members integrate and collaborate with national standards body (IPQ – CT199 Health Informatics group).


We are a spin-off company from University of Porto who focuses on cybersecurity, security technologies, security auditing, performance consulting and data protection laws.


Award – Innovation in Pharmacy

Luís Antunes, Manuel Eduardo Correia, and Ricardo Correia, have won the first edition of the João Cordeiro Award – Innovation in Pharmacy with the project DigitalPharma, a mobile solution that facilitates the interaction of the patient with the [...]

Award – A system integration solution

Oporto, June 18th, 2015 - the IRA (Integration Router & Audit), a software solution developed to support clinical management and integration, won the CIO Awards last June 17th. The software is already in use at IPO Porto, and [...]