Full Flow of Health Data Between Patients and Health Care Systems
Norwegian electronic health record (EHR) systems do not allow integration of patient-gathered data, and these systems are not compatible with each other. By suggesting research regarding how decision support systems designed for health care personnel, can be integrated with self-managed systems based on real patients, we expect to unveil a vast amount of new insight. The chosen approaches will place a large emphasis on user-involved design, development of archetypes as communication enablers and information retrieval to measure effects, agile development methods, and solid documentation of both medical and economical outcomes of the tested concepts. This approach will address issues regarding feasibility and interoperability, how they can be implemented, the economical and health outcomes, and how can these concepts be used internationally.
Our collective expertise on national level archetypes, the security of technologic communication for medical purposes and economic understanding of how mobile health tools can and should be integrated into a medical system will benefit not only patients but health actors too.
The project aim to address the following four hypotheses:
H1: It is possible to develop solutions for enabling full flow of health data between patients, primary health care EHRs and secondary health care EHRs.
H2: Novel utilization of archetypes to structure the shared data from patient tools will enable more effective and user-friendly communication of information between all health actors: patients, primary health care and secondary health care personnel.
H3: The developed concept of communicating and integrating more detailed and relevant patient-gathered data into the medical system will result in decreased health care spending.
H4: The developed concept of communicating and integrating more detailed and relevant patient-gathered data into the medical system will result in improved health outcomes.