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New ways for managing health data

New ways for managing health data

We are experimenting, through a dedicated research project, a new model for managing health data that is distributed and shared among citizens, hospitals and research centres, even available on Smartphones.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

Today, health information management follows a top-down model, based on the exchange of data between central national authorities. An approach that leads to poor control by the citizen, as well as a lack of integrity and understanding due to differences in languages and standards.

Thanks to the increasing mobility of people and to the opportunity - and need - of using clinical data for research and for the continuity of personal care, Europe has launched initiatives to enable the exchange of health data between different countries.

Among these, InteropEHRate: an ambitious European research project coordinated by us and carried out with 15 partners including universities, companies, hospitals and health associations.
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Solution

Today, the exchange of health data passes through national EHRs (Electronic Health Records), information systems made available by central authorities, which enable the access to patients' medical history.

InteropEHRate proposes a bottom-up model, governed by information producers and citizens. Citizens will be able to have their personal health data stored on their smartphones, using applications referred to as Smart EHR (S-EHR). All this, by relying on models and communication protocols that will enable the safe storage and direct exchange of data between hospitals or research centres, and the citizen’s S-EHR.

The project is co-funded under the European Union's H2020 programme - Contract no. 826106
www.interopehrate.eu

Results

Greater control over the use of personal health data

Opportunity of donating anonymised data to research

Easy consultation of medical reports and prescriptions, also offline

Facilitated development of complementary applications

Project value

Innovation

Enabling Technologies

IoT
Cybersecurity
Cloud

Project Team

Research & Innovation