mConnecta platform

Objectives of the mConnecta Platform 

  • Enabling the integration of data generated by patients through accredited applications, web applications, wearables, or medical devices into the mConnecta platform. 
  • mConnecta will be integrated into the Electronic Personal Health Record, where the data will be available for standard care on primary and hospital settings.
  • Leveraging a patient-centred model between healthcare professionals and patients
  • Integrating personal health data captured by mobile applications into electronic personal health records.
  • Providing accreditation at usability, functionality, and evidence, technological, and security level.  

 

  • In the certification process, developers have the chance here to submit documents used in similar certification processes. 
  • The committee of experts is revised and adapted according to the needs of this very agile field.
  • Everything is following the interoperability framework to guarantee the integration. Data is standardised by using for common syntax HL7 FHIR resources definition for clinical data. Semantic interoperability is ensured by using SNOMED and LOINC. 
  • The integration of the mobility data into the system does not require only interoperability and technological issues to be tackled, but also is important how the healthcare process will change; mConnecta is also considering change management processes. 
  • The mConnecta platform is using the cybersecurity norms that are working on the Information Systems of Catalonia, which are already provided.
  • Both new apps and existing apps have the possibility to be integrated with mConnecta.
  • Data storage and processing is a challenge, given the amount of data that comes into the system. The time and type of data is decided together with the providers, so all actors involved align.  
  • Not all data can be integrated in the EHR of the patient. mConnecta, as an intermediate platform, allows for filtering and selection of most important aspects required by the healthcare professionals.
  • Involving practitioners in prescribing apps also requires the assessment of digital health literacy of the patient and it needs to be personalised. mConnecta is encouraging and allows for this aspect.
  • Healthcare professionals are the “designers of the app” and can choose what type of data to see and what kind of algorithms to apply.
  • The Executive Committee of mConnecta is also considering the need to train healthcare professionals to ensure full adoption by the care centres where it is implemented. 

 

  • The integration of mobility data makes sense if it follows an interoperability framework that guarantees the quality of the data and maintains its meaning. In addition, the change that this integration implies for the entire healthcare process must be managed.

 

  • The architecture of the platform needs to guarantee scalability in terms of performance, this is a must in a system that have face the challenge to adapt to an unknown number of users, depending on the applications that are going to be aggregated in the future.

 

  • Having a multidisciplinary team working in the certification process and in the definition of requirements of the mConnecta platform allows to have a complete vision of the project and helps in its definition and implementation.

 

 

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