Health data are generated automatically from various devices measuring health parameters such as blood pressure, weight, oxygen (pO2), coagulation (INR), blood sugar, etc. For social well-being, devices may monitor cognitive status and mobility of patients through activity monitors, fall alarms, bed alarms, etc. LinkWatch supports around 45 devices and more are added all the time. The patient can validate data or add comments.
The LinkWatch platform establishes all interfaces (PAN, LAN and WAN) according to Continua reference architecture between devices, people and health systems as standardized web services and standardized data formats according to IEEE11073 and IHE-PCD Patient Care Device Domain standard.
The cross-sectoral integration is performed by KMD’s CareConnect platform, which is designed for cross-sector ICT support in the Danish health system. CareConnect has as a main role as a service to knowledge sharing and integration between health professional systems and citizen portals.
Data from the citizen’s status are sent by LinkWatch to CareConnect which forwards them to the appropriate data systems, such as KMD Chronic Disease Dataset. This common data set consists of two parts: One part contains the official monitoring data. The second part contains the data that do not belong in the existing source systems. Conversely, CareConnect contains services for reading data that are available over NSP and Health Data Network, including national and local services such as CPR, Yder, FMK, DAKe, LabPortal and LPR (Health Journal / e-Journal). CareConnect, thus supports cross-sectoral decisions and sharing of information among all carers.
Expected Project Outcomes
The main outcomes of the project are:
- An integrated CareConnect and LinkWatch platform for Continua compliant telemonitoring solutions.
- A Continua certified LinkWatch telemonitoring front-end for KMD Connect.
- Identifying optimum front-end technologies in relation to citizens’ ICT skills.
- Evaluation of organisational adaptiveness and impact of the integrated telemonitoring platform in municipal settings.
- Establishment of three or more reference installations.
In-JeT’s role in the project
In-JeT is the leading device integration partner providing the LinkWatch platform to the project. In-JeT will lead the work on establishing user needs and will integrate the needed devices into the TeleCareLink platform. We will also develop the web service interfaces to KMD CareConnect and take part in the evaluation. Finally In-JeT will undertake Continua certification of the LinkWatch platform.
Co-funded by the Fornyelsesfonden (Danish Business Innovation Fund) under the Market Maturation programme.