The development of telemedicine, which enables citizens to handle medical visits from home instead of going to the doctor or hospital, is undergoing a rapid expansion. However, common standards for telemedicine systems are highly needed, and we face a huge need for building better coherence between all actors in the health care system - from citizen to health professionals in all sectors. And as long as we do no create coherence, we will see a weakening in the development of the promising telemedicine market, because individual systems are developed and act as isolated islands.
What is the aim of the effort?
The project will develop an ecosystem that will contribute to a progress for telemedicine and welfare technology in Denmark. The aim is to develop a toolkit based on the latest knowledge in the field and a thorough survey of the area.
The work will encompass business models, international standards and common technical interfaces, open source core technology and an infrastructure enabling commercial providers of telemedicine to offer their products in a coherent system, from which solutions can be provided across different suppliers and users.
The work will form the basis for suppliers to meet expectations both in Denmark and on the export markets. The project collaborates with the Danish National eHealth Authority on a national coordination of the infrastructural work.
What is a telemedicine ecosystem?
A telemedicine ecosystem is based on a collection of open source core technologies and common technical interfaces based on international standards.This core enables interaction between various health care IT systems from different companies and across sectors.
The telemedicine ecosystem enhances interaction between business and software as well as between supply and demand. Thus it contributes to market development and creates significant progress for telemedicine companies.
Contribution to the telemedicine ecosystem