CrowdHEALTH is delivering a secure ICT platform that seamlessly integrates Big Data technologies, providing Data as a Service (DaaS) and a Data Analysis Toolkit. This platform intends to collect and aggregate high volumes data from multiple information sources in different regions and institutions in Europe.

Data governance mechanisms ensure cross-sector and multi-actor information exchange, paying attention not only to the quality, trustworthiness and reliability of the information, but also to privacy and regulatory aspects. Innovative visualization and simulation techniques are being implemented to present data in a comprehensive and meaningful way, so as to allow interpretation and analysis for the creation of health policies.

CrowdHEALTH also proposes the evolution of patient health records (PHR) towards the so-called Holistic Health Records (HHRs) to include additional health determinant data, such as sensors collected data, lifestyle, nutrition, etc.

HHRs will be also further enriched to become “Social HHRs”; the idea is to capture the clinical, social and human context of the population segmentation and as a result the collective knowledge relating to different factors (e.g. demographics, diseases, lifestyle choices, nutrition, etc.).