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 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.
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.
Our partner InJET was exhibiting Linkwatch at the CareWare Conference in Aarhus, Denmark 4-5 April. CareWare focuses on new technologies targeted at the fields of healthcare and assisted living. The aim with the CareWare Conference is to enhance innovation and the development of technological solutions. The LinkWatch integrated solutions for Health monitoring combined with fall detection gained lots of interest from municipalities. We had 125 visitors from 16 municipalities. Each group had 15 minutes presentation. The confernece confirmed that falls are a very serious issue and that Linkwatch has the right combination of Smart Home technologies, involvement of relatives in the care as well as the functionality needed by the professionals.
After the Conference Linkwatch was selected as one of the solutions to be on permanent display in Aarhus for the coming 8 months.
Our new project PICASO have now started. The project aims at improving the situation for patients with multi-morbidities, that is several unrelated diseases. One of the biggest problems is that their health information is stored and managed in many different locations, making it difficult for different care organisations to get the overall picture of the patient’s health status and history of treatments and therapies.
CNet who is the technical coordinator of PICASO will develop new solutions based on blockchain technology to management and exchange distributed patient health data in a secure and trusted way. This is part of our innovation area Disease Management and Elderly Care.
The CAMI project has completed a study on elderly patients attitudes and needs of patient monitoring and social care technologies in the home.The study showed that a portable computer is the most common mobile device (67%), followed by smart phones (48%) and tablets (30%). 90% of the respondents have Internet access. The respondents were asked about various social care technologies and if thought they could be helpful in their daily lifes. See below for the percentage of the respondents that thought the following devices would be a good idea and helpful
54% “a robot with a touch screen which you can use anywhere around the house for socializing, communication with other people and for providing information”
48% “a robot remind you on tasks and medication”
51% “a robot supervising your house through various sensors and alerting in case of problems”
50% “a robot bring you of water, your medication or any other small object”.
From the study it was also clear that “remembering to take their pills and medication” was one of the biggest problems for the respondents.
59% was very interested in “viewing graphic displays of your various health measurements (blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels) and their change in time and 60% thought it was a good idea to share these health measurements with their doctors.
105 persons aged between 55 and 75 years in Denmark, Poland and Romania was part of the study as well as 58 caregivers.