Mobile Clinical Information System (MCIS)

Project Overview


 

The Mobile Clinical Information System (MCIS) project is an Innovation Partnership project with TwoTen Health (TTH) Limited, a leading supplier of Clinical Software to Dental Schools and Hospitals internationally. Technology for data capture as well as their associated information systems has significantly improved. TTH, with their experience internationally of clinical use of software, were acutely aware of the UI and hardware/capex constraints of traditional enterprise Electronic Patient Record Systems which prompted a rethink of the deployment model and UI. Added to this, there are major commercial research opportunities for the large amounts of clinical data generated and how this can be collated, mined and presented for trends analysis. Therefore, to overcome these issues, the objectives of the project were as follows;

·         Research and develop innovative methods to deploy a distributed platform to store sensitive dental data.

·         Export and collate the mined and anonymised data for collaborative research purposes.

·         Research medical data models to identify suitable models for extension to provide flexibility for data mining and subsequent trend analysis.

·         Development of a multi-tenanted platform for the system that will interface with data collection from hand held devices.

·         Research innovative methods of data capture using state of the art equipment.

The project involved developing a new portable product that will take advantage of cutting edge technology designed for the specific prerequisites of data capture in a clinical setting. It is platform independent and eliminates the requirement for expensive infrastructure to expand the available market. The product will be deployed as a distributed platform to store patient data on behalf of the Dental Professionals and Hospitals. This will enable dental and oral research by aggregating data gathered from dental examinations into a fully secure remote system that will provide a specially designed interface for researchers from associated bodies to access reports on this data.  It has been designed on a multi-tenanted platform to manage the distributed repository of patient medical records and the research infrastructure on top of these to enable research and analysis. This research will allow TTH to evolve their product portfolio by deploying it in a more cost-effective and platform independent manner. More importantly, it will present mined and anonymised data suitable for commercial collaborative research purposes.

Project Implementation


 

The project involved developing a new portable product that will take advantage of cutting edge technology designed for the specific prerequisites of data capture in a clinical setting. It is platform independent and eliminates the requirement for expensive infrastructure to expand the available market. The product will be deployed as a distributed platform to store patient data on behalf of the Dental Professionals and Hospitals. This will enable dental and oral research by aggregating data gathered from dental examinations into a fully secure remote system that will provide a specially designed interface for researchers from associated bodies to access reports on this data.  It has been designed on a multi-tenanted platform to manage the distributed repository of patient medical records and the research infrastructure on top of these to enable research and analysis. This research will allow TTH to evolve their product portfolio by deploying it in a more cost-effective and platform independent manner. More importantly, it will present mined and anonymised data suitable for commercial collaborative research purposes.

Funding


Enterprise Ireland.

Contact


 

For more information, contact Sean Lyons       slyons@tssg.org