As CrowdHEALTH project coordinator, I received the invitation to participate in the conference organized by one of our ‘sister project’ AEGLE about ‘Demonstrating Results of Big Data initiatives in Healthcare’.
From March 2017 to present, CrowdHEALTH has been represented in more than 28 conferences. (e.g. GECON 2017, ISCSIC 2017, EMCIS 2017, ICIMTH 2017, DeSE 2017, CeBIT, VLDB, DigEnlight,MIE2018) with workshops ,posters and oral presentations.
The main objective of our project is to deliver a secure ICT platform that seamlessly integrates Big Data technologies, providing Data as a Service (DaaS) and a Data Analysis Toolkit.
The multitude of data sources in the healthcare domain highlights a unique opportunity: data to be exploited for effective and targeted policy making, development of personalised medicine, prevention of diseases and health promotion in general. Additional factors are health determinants and should also be considered, as highlighted by the World Health Organization, including the physical, social and economic environment, genetics, as well as relationships with friends and family. However, today’s health records (Electronic - EHRs and Personal - PHRs) are far from being what the citizens consider as of value to their health. This is consistent with the beliefs of the public regarding health as more than being disease-free and includes a variety of everyday living aspects, such as the environment, the active and fit lifestyle, the nutrition, the mental and emotional health. Capturing this information, as well as linking it with other data in EHRs and PHRs would be of benefit for learning about outcomes of prevention strategies and health policies, diseases, efficiency of patient pathway management.
CrowdHEALTH will deliver a ground-breaking approach reflected in its integral big data platform, which will incorporate techniques addressing the complete data path – i.e. modelling and interpretation, cleaning and collection, automatic interrelation, distributed storage, and real-time analysis of health information.
CrowdHEALTH also introduces the concept of Holistic Health Records to take health information to the next level through the inclusion of additional health determinants (e.g. genomics, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, etc).
This is our first blog post! We are now reaching the 10th month of the CrowdHEALTH project and our compromise is to write in our blog least once per month, to inform about the project’s progresses.
Partners have now produced several deliverables that will soon be made public. They will report about it in next posts! But first, here are a few introductory words about the project (...)