This website allows access to:

  1. the latest information about TransHis for Windows, a windows based electronic Patient Record;
  2. downloading of some of the products of the Amsterdam Transition Project (1985-2005);
  3. the bibliography of the Transition Project

TransHis for Windows

TransHis is now changed to a terminal server program. This means a user only needs a remote desktop connection to use the program; you don't need to install a program. 

The advantages are:

  • faster
  • safer
  • it is not necessary to install a program on your own PC
  • you can use a slower PC/internet-connection because the program itself is working on a dedicated server
  • it can also be used on Apple, IPad or other tablet
  • it is easier to manage and update
  • you can use a central database for common drugs, reports, etc. It is even possible to make reports combining the data of several databases.

Because of the recent change it is no longer possible to download a functional demo version of the program. If you want to try the please contact us and we can make a demo account for you.

For support we can look together with you on the server, but only after your permission. As an alternative you download Teamviewer, run it and give us your id and password.

Transhis is an electronic Patient Record (EPR) for the comprehensive use of ICPC within the Amsterdam Transition Project, in use since 1995. It replaces all paper documentation, and serves all administrative purposes. The program is in English and Dutch and is updated regularly. It contains its own documentation. The demo version of the program may be used for research/academic purposes, and for teaching and research under the usual referencing conditions. Any other and/or commercial use requires permission from the developer, Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The database (MySQL) of the demo program is now located on a server on the internet but can easily be stored on another web server, a server in a general practice of even on a local machine. For more details click here.

ICPC in the Transition Project

Installer with three main programs:

EFP (Episodes of care in Family Practice): retrieval program for the Transition Project’s data collected with ICPC (1985-2003), allowing standardized epidemiological retrievals: Top 20 (or 40, etc) ranking lists of reasons for encounter (RFEs), diagnoses, and interventions, in their mutual relationships, by sex and age; information on co-morbidity, duration of episodes of care, seasonal influence, prior and posterior probabilities, standardizations for other populations, e.g. the US population of 2000, and more;

  • EFP-Extended (Episodes of care in Family Practice, Extended Version): with additional detailed data on prescribed medication, and of data in observation periods of 4 and 10 years;

  • ICPC2-ICD10 Thesaurus: a diagnostic terminology in English and Dutch for semi-automatic double coding in Electronic Patient Records.

It also contains eight files with additional information: Manuals for the three programs, an ICPC Tutorial, a Glossary, a Bibliography, a list of participating FPs, and an electronic file of ICPC-2-R (all these files are also included in the three programs under ‘Info’ in the main menu).

Originally published on a CD as a companion to ICPC-2-R by Oxford University Press (2005), these programs may be copied for academic purposes, and be used for teaching and research under the usual referencing conditions. Any other and/or commercial use requires prior permission from the authors, represented by Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

General information on the Transition Project

Central goal: to formally characterize and describe the domain of (international) family practice, based on episode oriented epidemiology, using ICPC (International Classification of Primary Care) as its ordering principle, and ICD-10 as a nomenclature. Work focuses on the following areas:

  1. collection/analysis of complete, longitudinal, episode based data from family medicine;
  2. development of rules for the comparison of international family medicine data;
  3. development of a reliable and feasible ICPC-ICD-10 conversion, and development and implementation of an alphabetic ICPC-ICD-10 thesaurus (in various languages) for use in electronic patient records (EPRs) in family medicine;
  4. development and refinement of a state of the art EPR, allowing the detailed coding of morbidity and of care provided, and facilitating transmural communication with specialists;
  5. development of conversions between ICPC and other classifications, nomenclatures, and vocabularies relevant for family medicine, such as Snomed-CT;
  6. the analysis and standardization of prescribing in family medicine.

Data collection has occurred in The Netherlands, Japan, Poland, Malta, and Serbia (Note: EFP and EFP-Extended are based on the Dutch data only).

Project leaders: Prof. Dr. H. Lamberts (since 1984, † 27 december 2008) and Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (since 1992).
Computer programs development: Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Academic affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam, 1984-2005.
Current status: Since July, 2005, the Transition Project continues as The Transition Project Foundation, chaired by Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information in Dutch, click here.