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Telehealth Platform East Saxony

Our team is part of the CCS telemedicine project in East Saxony, which is an EU-funded infrastructure project. The aim of the project is the development of an open communication platform for medical applications in the region of East Saxony. A better access to medical services esp. in structurally weak regions should be guaranteed through a basis of continuous information supply as a prerequisite for an integrated supply structure. The HeLiCT-Team from the chair of Business Informatics esp. System Development has established a research & development partnership with Deutsche Telekom AG, the Carus Consilium Saxony GmbH and the University hospital of Carl Gustav Carus in this project. They advise and evaluate the platform in terms of openness and expandability, also towards the third-party providers. We are also significantly involved with the design of the IT-based path implementation.

 

This project is funded by die European Union (EU) and Free State of Saxony.


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Objectives

The aim of the CCS Telehealth East Saxony project is to develop an open platform for medical applications so as to enable continuous information to be provided as the basic prerequisite of an integrated care structure. Key aims of the platform include sustainability, cost-efficiency, orientation to the medical service and future viability. The platform's sustainability and future viability are to be achieved via its openness, among other things. Openness is deemed to exist, for example, if the platform can be used as the basis for new health-telematic applications. To make this possible, the platform must also be expandable by third-party providers and be interoperable with the products of third-party providers. This will create new value creation potential in the area of the health market and facilitate innovation through existing infrastructure.

The practical implementation is being carried out by T-Systems and, in addition to the creation of the basic platform and the provision of the physical infrastructure, it continues to comprise the implementation of three specialist applications based on the platform. These are telepathology, telecoaching of patients with cardiac insufficiency and a telemedical application for the aftercare of stroke patients (see Figure 1).

HeLiCT performs, on the one hand, the function of the partner providing scientific accompaniment and, on the other hand, that of a regulating and assessing instance, which exerts influence on, and evaluates, the objectives of sustainability and future viability based on openness and expandability and particularly ensures that current standards of health informatics are taken into account in the platform. To this end, our team is working on two different focal points:

  • On the one hand, a certification and assessment procedure is being developed both for the platform and for third-party providers
  • and, on the other hand, a framework designed to enable third-party providers to implement new services on the telehealth platform quickly and easily is being devised.

The two focal points are being supported by established and newly defined methods. Evaluation of the platform also includes an assessment of the development documents (requirements specification, functional specification) and, together with the certification procedure, forms the methodological basis of platform quality assurance. Issues that will be addressed as part of the accompanying research particularly relate, in connection with the two focal points above, to new methods and the applicability of existing methods in the area of health telematics and the model-driven architecture.

 

Vision

An open platform for health-telematic projects in Saxony can promote innovativeness in relation to IT health care technology. Projects can be implemented on the basis of an expandable platform adjusted to project requirements. Stakeholders can thus concentrate on content-based issues and the configuration of health-telematic applications as well as networking, without having to work out technical details. The platform specifies a framework for them and covers technical services. The aim is to promote new ideas and establish new services on the platform.

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Figure 1: Overview of the project share of HeLiCT in the overall CCS telehealth project

Research Contributions in the Project

 

Links:
Press release
Official Projectwebsite