While nearly every other sector churns with rapid transformation wrought from the insights of Big Data, healthcare stagnates, stunted by a legacy of bloated, piecemeal and uncoordinated technology development.
It is a legacy present in the smallest interactions to the largest infrastructure projects. The local hospital tabulates data in a different format to the local family doctor, leading to errors in medication prescription. The traveling expat cannot access his own health data when requiring treatment away from home.
In the WHO’s 2017 report, assessing progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, lack of
empirical data is cited as one of the major obstacles to formulating the necessary policy to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” Solving the interoperability problem is a vital prerequisite for this kind of broad-scale data collection. If every health facility in Cameroon uses a proprietary IT system – unable to seamlessly exchange data with others – how can we hope to corroborate data on every case of tuberculosis? Without this data, we do not fully understand the problem. Without a full understanding of the problem, we cannot formulate an appropriate response.
Grapevine World is a decentralized, borderless ecosystem for the seamless, standardized exchange of healthcare data. In it, health data is exchanged according to (IHE) methodology – an existing set of standards that has been used in federal level projects worldwide. Grapevine enables the seamless exchange of health data in a standardized, secure manner. We provide to individuals access to their complete picture of patient data and enable utilization of health data based on informed consent.
Supporting Documentation (Website, FAQ, Positioning Paper).
2017 DEC '17 - OCT '18
Prototype: Acquiring Medical Services with GVINEs (Care Manager).
JUN '18 - FEB '19
Prototype: Utilize anonymized Patient Data (Pharma).
JUL '18 - MAR '19
Prototype: International Data Exchange & Access (Europe <--> US).
Onboard Pharmaceutical Corporations.
Onboard Healthcare and Medical Service Providers.
Onboard Research & Teaching.
Onboard Public and Population Health Organizations
Onboard Health Insurances and Payors. Onboard eHealth App Developers.