Everyone in the Healthcare ecosystem is supported to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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.
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 their carers of health care services; and
- making these services financially and environmentally sustainable.
In meeting these challenges Dedalus has a clear purpose:
to be the preferred partner to enable every actor in the healthcare ecosystem to collaborate effectively to deliver the best possible health outcome.
We are the leading provider of healthcare and diagnostic software in Europe and one of the world’s largest. 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 accelerating demand for innovative and comprehensive solutions to support the digital transformation of the healthcare ecosystem. Dedalus is working with healthcare organisations across the UK and Ireland to help deliver new models of care that enable the delivery of better healthcare outcomes using our technology solutions. We have over 50 years’ experience of delivering healthcare software and services to healthcare customers in UK and Ireland. Our software is used widely across the UK National Health Service, with 75% of English Trusts, 100% of Northern Irish Trusts, 85% of Welsh Health Boards, and 80% of Scottish Health Boards using our software. In Ireland 95% of public hospitals and 30% of laboratories use our software.
Dedalus at a glance
Today, Dedalus employs more than 5,500 highly skilled qualified people; it has the largest software R&D team in the industry in Europe with more than 2000 staff.
Thanks to our portfolio of leading next-generation solutions, Dedalus covers the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals’ needs, and today we support over 6,100 hospitals and 5,300 laboratories worldwide.
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.
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.