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The Personal Health Train (PHT) initiative is designed to promote the increased usage of existing biomedical data to conduct research associated with personalized health and medicine, preventive medicine, and value-based healthcare. It is built on the theme of a railway with a complex system of checks and balances that ensure maximum privacy protection and maximum engagement of individual patients and citizens.

Bringing research to data versus bringing data to research is a key concept associated with PHT, which is designed to provide controlled access to heterogeneous data sources, with specific mandates. The non-negotiable prerequisite is that health data be made FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. The FAIR data principles were developed by a broad community of global stakeholders to facilitate data stewardship and promote open science.

With First Line Software’s substantial expertise in healthcare IT, making the decision to sign on to the Personal Health Train Manifesto was the clear choice. “We believe this initiative represents the potential to transform how healthcare-related research is conducted and expand discoveries that can improve the quality of life for so many people, stated First Line CEO and President, Nick Puntikov. “To be part of actualizing an initiative that can tap into so many sources of healthcare data for significant research purposes while maintaining the privacy protection of data sources is a fantastic opportunity to utilize our expertise.”

To learn more about the Personal Health Train (PHT) initiative, visit https://www.dtls.nl/fair-data/personal-health-train/. To find out how First Line Software and the PHT initiative can impact healthcare IT at your organization, we invite you to contact us for an exploratory discussion.

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David Tedford

Vice President

David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at being immersed in a customer's environment, understanding his customers requirements, crafting solutions to meet those requirements, and ultimately providing solutions to his customers.

Vladimir Litoshenko

Senior Vice President

As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.


Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.

Richard Leslie

UK Business Development

Richard has over 15 years of sales and account management expertise in the IT and Tech sector. He has worked on many outsourcing engagements with global companies.

David Fien

Director

David is a business development professional with more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist in the acquisition of partnerships and IT/software services for associations, not-for profits and corporations in Australia, New Zealand and USA. He has specific expertise in the healthcare, legal and hospitality industries.