EU funding: OptiMedis develops standard for comprehensive digital regional platform – launch of patient empowerment platform in “Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis”

GWMK MIGOGesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis is implementing a digital platform to empower patients in health issues and the treatment illnesses. Photo: istockDigital networking will soon be a reality in Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis (Healthy Werra Meissner District). This autumn, the integrated health network in North Hesse will be implementing the “MIGO – Meine Gesundheit Online” (My Health Online) platform, which allows the population to find comprehensive information and content for promoting health and managing their illnesses. Patients can have their health data (such as steps per day, blood pressure or information on current health condition) automatically updated by various apps, and exchange information with doctors, therapists and the region’s specially trained health advisors via a chat function and remote consultation, and track their mutually agreed health targets. 

The platform is supported contentwise by the EU ADLIFE (ADvanced chronic diseases to improve health and quality of LIFE) project. ADLIFE uses existing digital solutions to build a comprehensive digital toolbox to enable the individually tailored integrated care of patients with the involvement of all participants and is specifically aimed at patients with severe COPD or severe heart failure.

The EU ADLIFE project is supporting various digital innovations at Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis

The ADLIFE Toolbox essentially consists of three digital components that are designed according to internationally recognised data privacy standards and also implemented at Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis. A “Personalised Care Management Platform”, linked to an electronic patient record, is designed to help you see a patient’s health condition and any interventions at a glance. Stakeholders can agree on how to treat the patient and thus, with the involvement of the patient, develop the best possible care plan.

The second component, referred to as “Clinical Decision Support Services”, is linked to the Personalised Care Plan Management Platform and supports providers in patient care by means of intelligent algorithms and warning functions. The Clinical Decision Support Services are based on current treatment guidelines and are able to detect deviations from standard values or guidelines, to issue warnings based on this, and to make suggestions for adjusting the treatment.

The third component of the ADLIFE Toolbox is the “Patient Empowerment Platform”, called “MIGO” in Gesunder Werra-Meißner-Kreis. The data entered there should also be merged into the Clinical Decision Support Services system, thus enabling even more personalised care for patients.

The ADLIFE project was launched in January 2020 with seven participating partners from seven countries and is planned to run for four years.