Health is a complex Ecosystem

The 21st Century Challenge of Healthcare

Living a healthy life is a basic human need. Research shows that health care services are only one of a range of factors affecting peoples’ health. As multiple research reports show, an individual’s health behaviours and physical environment are the key drivers, with health services themselves only influencing 10% to 20% of health outcomes.  

One Health

COVID-19 has demonstrated the profound relationship between human health and the health of the natural world. Now more than ever, the health of our populations depends on “the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally, to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment” – the Health approach, accordingly to World Health Organisation.

The Digital Transformation of the health ecosystem is one of the most critical enablers to achieve the Institute of Health Improvement’s Quadruple Aim and must address these broader “determinants” of health for each individual. It must address these broader “determinants” of health for each individual by:

  • providing better health care and welfare services to every citizen (maximising the effectiveness of these services) and reducing the burden of disease on the general population through Population Health Management;
  • improving a citizen’s engagement with, and the accessibility, of healthcare services;
  • improving a patient’s understanding of their conditions, while enabling them to take more control of their care;
  • enhancing the experience of patients and care services providers; and
  • making these services financially and environmentally sustainable.
One Health Quadruple

At Dedalus we believe that only a combination of the two approaches can drive durable and valuable outcomes for the ecosystem.


In meeting these challenges Dedalus has a clear purpose:

Serve each actor in the Health Care Ecosystem to provide better care for a healthier planet.



Peoples and their family

  • Positive experience of care
  • Accessible and seamless care
  • Excellent outcomes

Healthcare Professionals

  • Safe and supported care
  • Productive work environments
  • Supported Best Practices

Healthcare, Social and Life Sciences Organizations

  • Productive resource use
  • Safe and consistent care
  • Patient & staff satisfaction
  • Improved research impact

National/Regional healthcare systems

  • Population Health
  • Value for Money
  • Sustainability


  • Reduced Health Inequalities
  • Environmental Impact
  • Affordable and high-quality services

About Dedalus

We are a Global Health Software Company and one of the largest in the world. Our shareholding structure guarantees financial capacity and stability, thanks to the investment from Ardian, the largest private investment company in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.

In 2016, Dedalus decided to accelerate its expansion strategy by focusing on the growing demand for innovative and comprehensive solutions to support the digital transformation of the healthcare ecosystem
Working across the whole continuum of care and offering Open Standards- based solutions, Dedalus helps the healthcare organisations to deliver new models of care.

The benefit of our approach is enabling the delivery of better healthcare outcomes.
We have over 40 years experience of delivering healthcare software and services to over 6,300 healthcare organizations.

Our software is used widely across the world, managing each year more than 3 billion diagnostic results, serving 540 millions of population, 28 million Inpatient and 35 million Emergency admissions, and in primary care, we serve more than 120 million Citizens.

Dedalus at a glance

Today, Dedalus employs more than 6,600 highly skilled qualified people; it has the largest software R&D team in the industry in Europe representing the 38% of the overall workforce.

Thanks to our portfolio of leading next-generation solutions, Dedalus covers the entire spectrum of the continuum of care, and today we support over 6,300 healthcare organizations and 5,700 labs and diagnostic centers.

At Dedalus, we understand the importance of collaboration in the new models of care delivery. These new models are founded on delivering continuity of care throughout a citizen’s life, integrating care around the patient through the whole healthcare ecosystem and supporting patient engagement in their care. Health systems require capabilities to support remote care, with dynamic clinical best practices and real-time knowledge sharing at the point of care.

Our name

The myth says that, in 2000 BC, Daedalus, the first known architect in history, designed and built the Palace of Knossos: an incredible building with an amazing labyrinth constructed inside. The labyrinth represents the journey to prosperity and the search for knowledge. In 1220 AD, the first Gothic cathedral was completed in Chartres (France). This amazing building, once again with a labyrinth inside, represents the journey to knowledge.

Dedalus is the name of our company. It is written in Latin, the universal language of Europe and the Middle East for more than 1500 years. The Dedalus company seeks to create a world-leading community based on the experience and expertise of our clients and our team that together will forge a pathway to advance knowledge and tackle the opportunities of modern healthcare.

Our passion and mission, expressed in our software-based solutions, is to enable healthcare professionals to build and share clinical knowledge.

Every day, we do something special by helping carers and health professionals to provide better care for the communities they serve.



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