This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 611709
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> User identification for telemonitoring of patients
Type proposer: Public healthcare organization
In recent years an increasing number of healthcare organizations have incorporated telemonitoring services in order to remotely gather data about the condition of some patients (usually with chronic diseases). This data is then stored and analysed, so actions can be triggered in case the analysis suggests that a patient requires an intervention to prevent hospitalization.
In order to generate trust on the system and make it cost-effective, it is critical to ensure data quality to avoid wrong interpretations. Therefore most systems now directly consume the data directly from the sensor(s), to prevent errors or alterations by patient manipulation.
An issue still remains though: how to be reasonable sure that the data comes from the patient subject of the telemonitoring, and not from another person with access to the sensor(s). As a trade-off, the technology to validate the identity should be as non-intrusive as possible to facilitate the data collection at the patient end.
About the proposer
TicSalut Foundation, an agency within the Ministry of Health of Catalonia, promotes the development and use of ICT for health and social care in Catalonia. TicSalut works with all public health providers in the development of new relationship models between health and social care professionals and the Catalan citizens (7,5 million). Recently the Catalan government approved the first mHealth regional strategy (mHealth.Cat Plan) promoted in all Europe. The Plan will facilitate the access to mobile resources (mobile devices, specific apps and telemonitoring tools) to help the public to take care of their health and share information with health and social care professionals. TicSalut is the coordinator of this Plan.
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