AZ Sint-Lucas Brugge – implementation Enterprise Application Integration

AZ Sint-Lucas Bruges is an autonomous christian hospital with 415 beds, accomodates in 1 campus and characterised by broad healthcare services. The hospital counts approximately 90 specialists and 1150 employees.

Description | business case

AZ Sint-Lucas Bruges asked hict to guide the implementation of an integration platform and to pass on the knowledge so that the ICT department is capable of managing it itself.


The implementation of the integration platform was carried out in a phased and pragmatic approach. The project was subdivided in 3 phases:

  • phase 1: preparation - global inventory, analysis, evaluation and optimisation of the message flows and specifications of the technical and functional requirements of the integration platform; 
  • phase 2: benchmarking of 3 existing integration platforms on the market; 
  • phase 3: guidance of the implementation of the MS Biztalk integration platform with configuration of 3 ADT message flows identified during phase 1 of the project. 


  • increased visibility of architecture plan and existing data flows and inventory of the exchanged messages; 
  • clearness about the global technical and functional requirements of the integration platform; 
  • high level benchmarking study based on defined decision criteria that allowed AZ St-Lucas Bruges to make the best-fit choice when it comes to purchasing the integration platform; 
  • 3 ADT message flows through the MS Biztalk integration platform in production; 
  • transfer of knowledge to the AZ St-Lucas Bruges team concerning the integration platform and management.

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Jan Demey
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