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Reviewing the series of posts that I dedicated to FASyS project, I just discovered that I forgot an important FASyS aspect (where Tissat is also involved): the personal health data management.

As stated in a previous post, the EHR (Electronic Healthcare Record) stores the medical data of the patient from the point of view of the assistance process, and it is owned by the current healthcare system. With the purpose of improving the characterization of the person and his environment, EHR data have been increased. This new amount of information is stored, together with the EHR information, in other repositories. These repositories are known as PHR (Personal Health Record) and can collect data such as habits, preferences, information about the family, moods, customs or nutritional profile. A PHR adapted to the needs of FASyS requirements is being developed.

  • This kind of repositories is owned by the person, who has the option to share it with people he chooses: when an employee goes to work in a factory for the first time, health professionals ask him to download his previous EHR, in order to have the personal file (PHR) more complete for the final diagnosis. PHR developed by FASyS is based on the following aspects:
  • It is focused on workplace health.
  • It allows patient to introduce data (automatically or manually)
  • It allows an exchange of information with the healthcare system (EHR)
  • It includes an option to generate summaries to share information with others PHR. One of the advantages, for example, is when a worker goes to work in other factory. If the new factory has the FASyS system, his PHR could be downloaded in the system of the new factory in order to have a more complete file.
  • Stored Data can also be extracted for consultations in case health professionals need to do. Consequently, there must be an Access Control. With this control, it is ensured that these personal data can only be seen by authorized people. If the data have to be used for statistical studies, it must be made anonymous. So, the results of the studies will not be related to people in particular.

Therefore, PHR (Personal Health Record) of the patient that is mainly compound of:

  • The health data gathered by medical body sensors that the worker wears: part of FASyS system.
  • The environmental data gathered by FASyS on-premises sensors: part of FASyS system
  • The EHR (Electronic Health Record) i.e.  official health state of the worker (as patient) with data as diseases, surgically interventions or pain that were diagnosed by private o public Health Institution (Hospital, Medicine Dr., and so forth): external information but integrated in the FASyS system.
  • The historic of data and events related to the worker/patient collected by the FASyS system.