Nico is a security officer employed by a company active in maritime transportation. He uses his computer daily both for work and leisure. On his mobile phone, in addition to his social networks, he has downloaded a number of Apps that he uses regularly. They include an App to perform banking operations and another to plan weekend treks. Now, InteropEHRate shows how Nico can use an App to store his own health data and use it when he travels abroad.
To underpin its citizen-centred approach, InteropEHRate (iEHR) is keen on using a set of open protocols. The iEHR protocols are based on FYIR – a Health Level Seven (HL7) international standard. The aim is to simplify the implementation of the Apps without compromising information integrity.
The IEHR protocols make use of European infrastructure. They can also be easily embedded in innovative, new products. As a result, they provide industry - and in particular small and medium-sized enterprises - with promising development possibilities.
This is just one reason why, in 2020, InteropEHRate’s knowledge management and data mapping tool was shortlisted under the Horizon 2020 Innovation Radar Tech Ready category. Eight of InteropEHRate’s chief partners and consortium members rightly featured as key innovators.
InteropEHRate continues to make strides in its work. New recommendations about citizen-centred health data-sharing are likely to be out soon.