The project MACSS (Medical Allround-Care Service Solutions) proposes a new patient-centered smart electronic health care service platform with partners from research, industry, health insurance companies, patient organizations and health care service providers. The project focuses on improving the safety of patients after kidney transplants. Moreover, the project aims at improving the drug safety of patients and patients-physicians and physicians-physicians communication.
MACSS will develop a mobile, bidirectional application that allows to transfer patient data on the smartphone within the clinical routine treatment of the patient. A security and authorization concept to protect this highly sensitive data has been created and has already been approved. MACSS integrates patient data from other medical services and hospital systems by using advanced memory databases for different information services. Innovative technologies will aggregate, analyze and recombine medical data in order to provide personalized real-time therapy. In addition, MACCS will help to reduce costs in the health care system in the long term.
Within the MACSS project, DFKI researchers work on topics such as natural language processing, text analysis and information extraction. In this context textual data will be processed, medical concepts and relations detected and connected to a large biomedical knowledge source (e.g. UMLS), in order to improve the patient and physician communication.