For the last 18 months we have had the privilege of using Fi Ware technology to develop and test healthcare applications that give patients and healthcare professional transparency across the entire supply chain, as part of an EU funded research project called Fi Star.
Fi Star* (Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research) is a research and development project, which has set up “Use Cases” across seven different European countries including the UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, Italy, Poland and Romania. Funded by the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, the objective of the project is to evaluate FI Ware technology within the healthcare sector as a method to help increase patient transparency and awareness of their medications, optimise and streamline better processes within hospitals and improve quality of care.
Our Managing Director of said, “Continued technological innovations are helping the healthcare industry to deliver better care to patients. E-Health is a rapidly expanding field serving providers and consumers alike in many ways. Transforming processes through new and innovative technologies for healthcare has increasingly become necessary as the government and the NHS try to make savings within the sector. Innovations in the area of electronic healthcare are having a positive impact on care delivery.”
He went on to say, “This scope of the whole Fi Star project across Europe is massive and at the moment we are all seeing great results. Within Leeds alone Visibility and access to supply chain history is key to the future of individualised medicine and self management. The personal creates a trusted relationship with local pharmacist allowing advice to be continuously reviewed to suit current needs, allows patient to receive patient information leaflet and other useful content on demand. Found to be particularly useful for those using medical devices such as asthma inhalers or insulin (often subject to poor compliance).
In the future such device maybe equipped with softsim technology allowing automated connection to the cloud enabling real time usage to be directly monitored by a physician. Program has been useful when patient call on other hospital services in listing their current prescriptions accurately. Of course has the benefit of allowing harmful drug to be promptly withdrawn and tracked, reducing risk to the patient.”
The Fi Star project is now in its final testing phases.
READ MORE ON THE FI STAR WEBSITE