Open HealthHub started as a research project of the former Telematica Instituut (Novay). With this project an infrastructure was built where healthcare parties could work together and make their information available via ‘the cloud’. In 2011, the research project won an Accenture Innovation Award for healthcare. In 2014, Open HealthHub became a start-up where a public infrastructure is offered to everybody who would want to develop healthcare apps. The corporation also received a grant from the Dutch research program COMMIT/. In 2015, Open HealthHub changed it’s course after building a public infrastructure to also build a secure infrastructure for communication between patient and doctor. Together with the doctors and patients the first application that was built is named Improve.