Interoperability with healthcare providers

Role this area should play in the mHealth space

One of the main goals for the coming years is to better enable patients to care for themselves, by providing optimal support from experts and the health care systems. Chronic diseases are for example important fields of application. Seamless data integration between mHealth apps and for healthcare provider solutions is the main prerequisite.

Current challenges and limitations
  • Reliability of data generated by lay-people for medical treatment processes
  • Quality and availability of all data transfers during medical treatment
  • Authenticity and integrity of the data transferred
  • Reimbursement
  • Internationally harmonized solutions, that are fit for global adoption
What benefit could this bring to adopters of this innovation?

Existing IT-infrastructure and concepts might be “re”-used (e.g. authentication methodologies, developed terminologies for coding, logging concepts).

How does it contribute to major EU policy priorities? (e.g. EHDS, COVID-19, DTHC etc.)

These implementations and initiatives listed above provide proven building blocks that can support EHDS and DTHC

 

Examples

ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule

ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule

Approach or solution 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program; Final Rule   Organisation or initiative Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States   URL or... ...

European Reference Networks

European Reference Networks

Approach or solution European Reference Networks (ERN) with Clinical Patient Management System (CPMS) as dedicated IT infrastructure   Organisation or initiative EU Member States with support from several EU funding programmes, including the Health Programme, the Connecting Europe Facility and Horizon 2020.   URL or... ...

eHealth DSI

eHealth DSI

Approach or solution eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) Operations Home   Organisation or initiative EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program   URL or reference https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/wiki/display/EHOPERATIONS/eHealth+DSI+Operations+Home   Summary of the innovation “The eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (eHDSI or eHealth DSI) is the initial deployment and operation... ...

ELGA – Austria

ELGA – Austria

Approach or solution Elektronische Gesundheitsakte ELGA (Austrian electronic health record system – ELGA)   Organisation or initiative ELGA GmbH   URL or reference https://www.elga.gv.at/   Summary of the innovation The Austrian electronic health record system enables the health professionals to exchange medical records over institutional... ...

Telemonitoring Framework – Austria

Telemonitoring Framework – Austria

Approach or solution Rahmenrichtlinie für die IT-Infrastruktur bei der Anwendung von Telemonitoring: Messdatenerfassung (Framework guideline for the IT infrastructure for the application of telemonitoring: Measurement data acquisition)   Organisation or initiative Federal Ministry Republic of Austria: Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection   URL... ...

What is on the horizon?

These implementations and initiatives listed above must over time evolve into an integrated environment as outlined by the DTHC and EHDS. This environment must also encompass mHealth.

 

 

Keywords
Telemedicine, generic IT services, cross-border health care, IT infrastructures