ISfTeH Working Group
Version 1.6, 15 Sept 2011
Collaborative Care Team in Open
- Mission Statement:
- ( A ) Medical collaborations:
- Multidisciplinary care across Internet:
- A "patient centric"
record shared by the members of his/her multidisciplinary "Care Team".
- A problem solving approach: maintenance of an up to
date overview of the patient "Problem List", with links to the details
explaining why the problem has been identified and which actions haven
An iterative care process in which initial problems requiring more
examinations will become updated in diagnoses requiring treatments.
- Initial focus on the most common requirements in most care
situations. Next such a generic patient care platform will be
incremented step by step by more specific features in function of
particular diseases and medical specialties.
- Education by means of contextual training:
on the occasion of the encountered problems provide explanations and
references to more fundamental knowledge.
- Role Based Access Control based on the care team, known and
accepted by the patient.
- Anonymous data could be extracted for statistical
- ( B ) Informatics collaborations:
- Support of the above medical collaborations:
- Sharing technical know-how
about software including source code, i.e. in Open Source.
- Telemedicine technologies allowing to get help from care
team members across Internet, sharing medical know how between
developing and developed regions.
- An integration platform intended to reuse existing medical
- A very modular approach, allowing to distribute
developments and maintenance across an international community.
- Current projects:
- Operational IPATH
- World wide working telemedicine platform since 2002, to get
healthcare support in developing countries from medical consultantsof
several specialists area.
As it runs on open source software, there are very low costs if
necessary, only for hosting the server. We offer to set up test groups
to test the functionality of the platform.
- For example isolated small health
centers send pathology images and get second opinion from pathology
experts across Internet.
- Experimental Care
- Support discussions about medical specifications, in a
pragmatic way in front of visual examples.
- Evaluation of considered integration technologies.
- New partners are invited to join:
- Rather than developing applications in
isolation, consider to participate in a community sharing experience
and Open Source modules.
- Contacts: Etienne Saliez,
Thomas Karopka, Monika Hubler, ...