Medical Publishing Solutions in English

Create medical publications with ease

You continue to write guidelines, SOPs and documentation with Word and DOCX.
Our solution takes care of the rest.

Increase your productivity with simple author workflows

Our solution automatically converts Word documents to the industry standard XML and back, facilitating a quicker and easier author workflow. Authors are free to focus on the creation of content.

Single-source publication across all information channels

Publish your content on the web, as a PDF, on paper, in an app or in a medical information system. XML as a standard format makes it possible

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Medical content creation

Our solutions are designed for authors of medical publications such as guidelines, SOPs or documentation. Simple workflows facilitate the timely input and revision of medical content.

Your advantages

As an author, you continue to work in Word. Your content is made available in all standard output formats (HTML, PDF, EPUB, etc.) and across all standard output channels (web, print, apps, third-party) using professional conversion tools and services.

Our publishing solutions

We realise professional publishing solutions based on the industry standard XML - without requiring authors to grapple with the associated complexity. Manuscripts are authored in Word and converted transparently to XML and back.

We speak your language

We're not medical experts - but we are well versed in medical processes, terminology and all areas of medical informatics. Thanks to our close links to experts and consultants, we can immerse ourselves in new issues and requirements at speed.

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Use of XML

XML is the technology standard for the publishing sector. We draw on a wide-ranging inventory of proven tools and techniques, reducing costs while ensuring reliable solutions.

Authoring with DOCX ↔ XML

Authors continue to write content in DOCX. Our platform performs lossless conversion from DOCX to XML and back again, leaving authors free to focus fully on their work.

One source,
all output formats

We use the canonical XML representation of a document (the "single source") to generate all desired formats: multi-channel distribution that delivers without compromises.

Use cases
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Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

SOP are binding, step-by-step instructions for routine processes. Among other things, they pertain to the review and documentation of results - particularly in the case of critical processes with potential impacts on the environment, health and safety.

For these highly-standardised documents with a fixed document structure, an XML-based approach is the optimal solution.

Specialist applications/apps

The provision of information on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones is now a standard requirement. Content is provided via browsers and apps or integrated into third-party systems. We develop custom apps for iOS (Apple) and Android, oversee the release management process and make the apps available on the Apple and Google app stores.

Guidelines

The drafting of medical guidelines is a complex process that begins with the creation and maintenance of content and concludes with its conversion and provision to users.

For standardised publishing processes with a unified document structure, XML and automation can be deployed effectively to accelerate the process and handle a large volume of documents in a short space of time.

Documentation

Medical documentation should be as straightforward as possible: it is often required to be produced by medics alongside their clinical work. Non-medic users must also be able to find it in a quick and secure fashion.

For every form of documentation process, we'll develop a solution that's tailored to your organisation and content.

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Our services

Analysis and consulting

A successful project requires a shared understanding of requirements and problems to be overcome. Before we start developing, we conduct discussions and workshops to analyse all aspects of the project with you.

Our advice is manufacturer-independent: we choose the technologies that are best-suited for realising our customers' aims and represent the best cost-benefit ratio.

We guarantee the success of your IT project by combining medical expertise with 25 years of medical publishing experience.

Realisation and implementation

We manage our software projects in an agile fashion. Customers are incorporated into the development process from the outset. Their ongoing feedback enables us to reconcile their expectations with the implementation process and identify erroneous developments early.

We typically develop in a series of two-week "sprints". Pre-defined functionalities are implemented in each sprint and reviewed with the customer once it is complete.

We adhere to industry best practices in the development and documentation of our software. Special requirements arising from medical regulations are complied with fully as a matter of course.

Deployment and maintenance

The deployment and maintenance of our medical publishing solutions is arranged in accordance with customers' needs. Depending on preference and regulatory requirements, the software can be deployed at the customer's place of business (on-premise), on dedicated servers overseen by us, or in the cloud.

Adaptation and extension

Software and software projects are living things. Users request new features; new legal requirements necessitate changes. We oversee the entire life cycle of our publishing solutions and are practised at realising changes quickly and at short notice.

Frequently asked questions

We don’t produce an off-the-shelf product. Our customers in the medical sector tend to have highly individual requirements. Because of this, we develop custom solutions that are precisely tailored to their needs. 

Of course, we don’t start from zero each time. Instead, we make use of adaptable components that have proven their usefulness in previous projects.

This question can only be answered once key requirements of your project have been clarified. Consulting and analysis requirements will be taken into account alongside implementation costs.

Off-the-shelf products rarely fulfil the stringent requirements of the medical sector. In many cases, they are too complex for users to operate with ease. They also frequently do not fulfil customers‘ individual requirements and must be adapted and extended by the manufacturer prior to use.
 
Our solutions are always tailored to the specific requirements and needs of the customer. Essential factors for success include ease of use and traceable processes. As we develop, we focus on the eventual users of the system: content creators who are short on time in their day-to-day lives. Efficiency and simplicity are the guiding principles according to which our publishing solutions are designed.

Our software and solutions are usually not subject to the regulations of the Medizinproduktegesetz (MPG) [German Medical Devices Act]. The MPG comes into play in cases where personal medical data is processed. With publishing solutions, this is normally not the case. However, we may sometimes participate as a subcontractor in larger projects involving such data processing. We will only do so if the general contractor can demonstrate appropriate certification in accordance with the law. The regulatory and administrative workload in software projects under the MPG tends to be extremely significant and complex.

We offer a complete range of services pertaining to the development and deployment of medical publishing solutions: from consulting through to programming, hosting and integration in third-party systems.

Our reference project

The guidelines portal for the German Society for Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO)

Further questions?

 Get in touch!
We’re always happy to answer questions about our publishing solutions.