1. Health Records System
The core parts of the system include an Electronic Health Record
(EHR) and a Registration System. The EHR, which stores each patient’s
health record, supports key components of existing HealthConnect
architecture, including event summaries, EHR lists, views, reports
and notifications. The Registration System is used by administration
officers to manage patient registration and authentication details.
2. Mobile Electronic Health Records Technology
The electronic health record (EHR) will form the basis of new
EHR based services that have enormous potential to improve health-care
provision. The PACE project is investigating, potential new services
that take advantage of wireless and mobile devices to extend the
reach of EHR systems. The research includes context-driven information
display, enforcement of patient privacy, and the integration of
wireless sensors and medical devices.
3. Telemedicine - UK CancerGrid
DSTC’s Vannotea technology enables geographically distributed
groups connected across broadband networks to perform real time
collaborative sharing indexing, Vannotea will be deployed at the
eScience Centres of Cambridge, Oxford and Southampton in the UK.
It will be trialed within the Cambridge eScience Centre CancerGrid
project where it will support the review of cancer diagnosis and
treatment by providing distributed clinical teams with collaborative
access to medical media data such as microscope or X-Ray imagery,
surgical videos, etc.
4. Authentication for health consumers
Piccola is DSTC's smart card management software for multi-application
smart cards. Piccola enables multiple organizations to share a
single card, subject to security agreements. For example, such
a card could be shared between multiple public and private healthcare
5. Knowledge mining with Mango technology for nursing
Many people with a chronic illness find help and direction in online
fora, talking with other people. Assisting these people, and the scarce
resource of qualified clinicians who need to know when to intervene,
the online discussions must be automatically monitored. DSTC's technology
around semantic spaces presents a framework for the analysis of text in
people's online discussions. Initially, it is aimed towards detecting
whether a person is in "transition" - when clinical intervention
may be most beneficial. In the longer term, a suite of information
technology tools is envisaged which can assist in identifying and using
the range of non-clinical knowledge from online sources.
6. Chronic Disease Management
Our technology architecture provides prioritized diabetes consumer
health information and support for patients to construct agendas
for doctor visits. Violet will also incorporate this functionality
into a shared patient record architecture that integrates profile-based
search functions, online patient question lists, and ‘information
prescriptions.’ The resulting design, the NewConcept Electronic
Health Record, aims to allow the patient to be a fully-fledged
participant in the healthcare process.
7. Intelligent Health Portals
Breast Cancer On-Line will address the problems of users having
difficulty formulating their queries to healthcare portals. We
will develop an intelligent interface layer based on an empirical/heuristic
algorithm to enhance MetaSuite
searches. This will overcome problems currently faced by the consumers
when they provide diverse non-technical or misspelled descriptions
of their information needs.
8. Electronic Health Record Converters
DSTC's model transformation technology, Tefkat, enables the specification of
precise, readable and reuasable automatic mappings between different Health
Record formats and different versions of the same format. Tefkat is based on
the Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and XML Metadata Interchange (XMI), the OMG's
foundation standards for Model Driven Architecture (MDA).