This Saturday, Lex van Velsen (senior researcher at RRD) will present the challenges that the PERSSILAA project has faced when creating an interoperable ICT infrastructure. He will present this at the 2015 conference on advancing assistive technology and eAccessibility for people with disabilities and the aging population, to be held in Budapest, Hungary. The main lesson we learned is that creating interoperability may be very well feasible from a technical point of view (thanks to the different standards that allow sharing of data among health technologies), a strong focus on how to process data on a human and organizational level is also an important prerequisite. If we can exchange data, what data do healthcare players want to send or receive? What actions should they take based upon this data? Do they have the resources for acting upon data that has been exchanged?
More information about the conference can be found here: www.aaate2015.eu
The paper that will be presented can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26294581