The PICASO project organised a webinar on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 10:00-11:00CET. The technical partners of the project invited to join the live webinar, where several presentations summarise the innovative technical components and solutions developed in the project.
The following presentations will provide details about PICASOs Innovative Solutions for Integrated Care:
PICASO technical overview and architecture
– presented by CNet Svenska AB, Sweden.
The FHIR platform as an interoperability basis. Clinician Dashboard overview
– presented by Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany.
Web-based technologies employed in integrated data visualisation
(Data Resource Browser & Patient Data Viewer)
– presented by Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia.
The PICASO Risk Manager and DIVA
– presented by Fondazione Inuit Tor Vergata, Italy.
– presented by CNet Svenska AB, Sweden.
CNet Svenska AB has created another new Spinn-off company, CheckHealth, to commercialise the results from our innovation project PICASO.
CheckHealth is a Medtech company focused on developing and marketing products and services for remote care and patient data collection according to Peter Rosengren CEO of CNet.
Healthcare organisations require that care management of patients with chronic conditions need to be more personalised and cost-effective. CheckHealth meets these requirements with a secure remote monitoring platform for health data collection, including FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) care plans, wireless devices for vital signs monitoring, smart wearables for behaviour monitoring and intelligent digital assistants for self-assessments.
We have now started a new spin-off company CheckHealth to
commercialise the results from our innovation project PICASO.
CheckHealth is a MedTech company focused on developing and marketing products and services for remote care and patient data collection, says Peter Rosengren CEO for CNet.
Healthcare organisations require that care management of patients with chronic conditions needs to be more personalised and cost-effective. CheckHealth meets these requirements with a secure remote monitoring platform for health data collection, including FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) care plans, wireless devices for vital signs monitoring, smart wearables for behaviour monitoring and intelligent digital assistance for self-assessments.
Most established health care systems focus their effort on the treatment of single chronic conditions. They gather specialists involved in the treatment of this condition and focus on health and action plans that are centred on the treatment of this condition. In the case of a single chronic disease, this strategy provides a knowledgeable network of specialist applying state of the art treatment with good communication and overall coordination. But if a person has more than one chronic diseases this approach has limitations. Information exchange and coordination between different health care teams are sometimes inefficient.
The PICASO project aims to optimise the management of multiple treatment plans through harmonisation of treatment plans for patients with multiple co-morbidities. The Policlinic of Rheumatology & Hiller Research Unit at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (UDUS), which provides patient care and conducts research regarding inflammatory rheumatic diseases, executed clinical trials in Germany involving patients with rheumatoid arthritis and related comorbidities. On 6th February 2019, UDUS organised a Workshop and presented the PICASO solution to optimise the management of multiple treatment plans. Participants were able to learn about the PICASO solution and join a discussion about the management of multi-morbidities.
The MyAirCoach project has developed a mobile health device and sensor-based approach connected to a patients mobile phone that measures asthma indicators and collects information to support patients and healthcare professionals. Through monitoring asthma indicators and collect a patients physiological, environmental and behavioral information, it helps patients and healthcare professionals to control the effectiveness of asthma treatment and to prevent severe asthma attacks.
CNet developed a mobile app within the project, that enables to use available indoor and outdoor measurements of asthma indicators to assess the air quality and the personal risk to experience an attack. The analysis of the personal risks can aid patients in their self-management and help to avoid severe asthma attacks.
“The purpose of the app is to make life a little easier for asthmatics in Stockholm,” says Peter Rosengren at CNet.
The German Design Council “Rat für Formgebung Medien GmbH” has nominated CNet for the German Innovation Awards 2019. The prestigious German Innovation Awards recognises innovative achievements that distinguish themselves by their user-centricity and added value compared to earlier solutions across all industrial sectors. Innovations which have the potential to shape the future and improve our lives. The competition is aiming to identify and award innovations that contribute to a better future. In addition to engineering or other technological achievements, services are also taken into account. The experts of the jury focus on people, nominated innovations should have a positive influence on the lives. In the second year of the German Innovation Awards, the committee has decided to make the scope of the price international.
CNet has been nominated in the category Information Technologies. The nomination of CNet’s Cloud solution for Care management as a Service awards us for an outstanding innovative achievement. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our project partners from the European project PICASO, A Personalised Integrated Care Approach for Service Organisations and Care Models for Patients with Multi-Morbidity and Chronic Conditions. Funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, agreement no 689209.
The PICASO and POLYCARE projects organised a workshop on e-health solutions for home hospitalisation and patient empowerment on the 14th of November 2018 in Sankt Augustin, Germany. The workshop addressed clinical workers, patient organisations, members of self-help groups as well as developers of e-health solutions. Focusing on technology solutions that improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of healthcare services the event included the following topics:
Integrated care for patients with multi-morbidities
Acceptance and implementation of remote monitoring solutions at the patient’s home
Improvement of patient empowerment through ICT applications
Distributed ICT systems in the e-health sector
Development and deployment of security layers within cloud solutions that guarantee the privacy and safety of the patient data, while enabling the coordination of services between different clinical and care providers.
Peter Rosengren from CNet presented the distributed e-health architecture developed in PICASO, which addresses the specific needs of the care system as well as of the patients, providing a solution with several cloud components to handle all details of privacy and security. The Picaso solution separates software and clinical data. Clinical data always remains in care facilities and is encrypted and pseudonymised when transferred in the cloud.
Federated eHealth Cloud Architecture containing Public, Care and Patient Clouds
CNet has been selected as one of 50 finalists for the European Commission‘s Innovation Radar Prize 2018 with our PICASO innovation: Federated Cloud Architecture designed for ehealth: Care Management as a Service. The Innovation Radar Prize awards high quality innovative excellence, emerging from the Horizon 2020 programme. The award distinguishes five categories with 10 finalists in each. CNet has been selected for the “Tech for Society” category, recognising technologies impacting society and citizens. The price committee examined several thousands of EU-funded innovations from across Europe, making it quite an achievement to get selected as one of the 50 finalists.
CNet was recognised for their solution within the PICASO project, “Care Management as a Service”. This solution enables care organisations to use cloud technology, experience benefits of scalability and software resource sharing without violating regulations regarding clinical data. The innovation is based on a software-to-data cloud approach. All software for care management and decision support is hosted in one public cloud while all clinical data always resides inside the care organisations. All access and use of clinical data are done in a secure and authorised way, without violating GDPR. This creates an innovation in healthcare making it possible to use cloud technology while taking the specific requirements regarding clinical data into account.
CNet PICASO team awarded
From left: Matts Ahlsen, Daniel Eriksson, Peeter Kool, Tobias Brodén, Peter Rosengren, Stefan Paulsson.
CNet presented in Cooperation with the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and the University Clinic Düsseldorf and Fraunhofer the clinician and patient dashboard of PICASO at the 46th DGRh – German Society for Rheumatology Congress on 19th to 22nd September 2018 in Mannheim.
Attending Rheumatologists could learn about the details of the PICASO solution and test the prototypes. The attending audience mostly appreciated the value of the applications to improve the integrated care of patients and the mobile solutions to monitor and provide a complete health status overview of the patient. As integrated care is still in its infancy, a lively exchange with clinicians regarding the usability and applicability of the solutions happened during the Congress. Issues discussed were suggestions for additional features and improvements, as well as challenges with increasing amounts of available patient information. IT-platforms like PICASO can serve as valuable clinical decision support to minimise the effort to asses all available information about a patient.
For people with asthma, their inhaler plays a central role in managing the condition. These simple drug delivery devices have been used for decades to deliver medication to the lungs. Regular treatment with inhaled controller medication helps to keep asthma under control and, for some patients, ‘rescue’ or relief medication can limit the impact of an exacerbation (or ‘asthma attack’). The myAirCoach consortium, where CNet is a member, has been working to extend the utility of inhalers by developing adaptors to make inhalers smarter to improve outcomes for patients. Companies, hospitals and universities – in collaboration with patients – have been working to improve inhalers so that we can get as much information as possible about how the patient uses their device and information about the state of the lungs and the immediate environment.