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Virtual Care

Headquarters:Porto, Portugal

Size: 6 employees

Trading since: 2012



VirtualCare is a leading company in openEHR education and training. We provide online and in-company courses; we have also developed ebooks and tools, such as the openEHR modelling canvas kit. We have a comprehensive obstetrics solution that is being migrated to openEHR.

VirtualCare is a spin-off founded by researchers at University of Porto, which developed innovative systems for obstetrics, anesthesiology and psychology.


VC ObsCare

VC ObsCare is a comprehensive and fully integrated e-Health system for obstetrics suitable for hospitals and clinics of all sizes. In 2015, the Northern Health Regional Administration (ARS Norte) acquired a regional version of VC ObsCare, as well as the license to use this software in all public hospitals in Portugal. VC ObsCare is migrating to openEHR.


Currently (2017), VC ObsCare is installed in 11 Hospitals and 2 local health units in Portugal.


VirtualCare provides the online course Introduction to openEHR. This is a certificated education and training program, and at the end of this course the students are expected to know:

  • Basic principles of clinical content modeling and its processes
  • The Electronic Health Record architecture based on openEHR model
  • How to use the modeling tools to create and edit archetypes and templates
  • What is the Clinical Knowledge Manager (openEHR CKM) and how to use it
  • How to participate and contribute in the creation and maintenance of openEHR content
  • How to implement openEHR in software.

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