Case study

Espria creates composable platform for digital transformation

Challenge

Healthcare solutions that are more flexible, personal, and effective
Espria is one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the Netherlands. It operates under seven brands with each delivering a healthcare specialty and all sharing in Espria's shared business services, including IT.
Like healthcare organizations in many developed countries, Espria is undergoing a period of major transformation. It wants to deliver healthcare services closer to its users, taking many non-emergency interactions out of a healthcare environment and into the community. Part of its mission is to strengthen resilience and self-reliance "to support a person's wish of staying fully independent as long as possible."
This requires the business to be more flexible, agile, and personal. Digital transformation is at the heart of this shift. Espria wants patient data to be used more effectively and wants to enable its staff to be mobile in the way they work.
"Digital transformation is our biggest challenge," says Jeroen Ensink, responsible for IT architecture, Espria. "Traditionally, healthcare IT has a conservative mindset - we have many security, regulatory, and legal issues to consider.But Espria is a demanding organization, both in terms of healthcare ambitions and operational efficiency."

Simplicity and long-termplanning

A flexible, efficient composable infrastructure is essential in supporting this transformation. As a non-profit, and with limited budget, Espria's IT strategy favors simplicity, cost efficiency, and long-term planning.