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Scotland’s DHI signs to use Lenus Health Platform

08/02/21

Mark Say Managing Editor

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Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre (DHI) has signed a two-year agreement with Storm ID to use the Lenus Health Platform for the exchange of data between patients and clinical care teams.

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The platform has been architected using a suite of APIs and a supporting developer portal to allow scope for third parties to develop new solutions using data.

The DHI said this will support innovation in the sector and make it possible to move new services that have been successfully evaluated to live environments hosted in the NHS.

This should support the deployment of sensors, digital services and other digital health innovations.

Chal Chute, chief technology officer at the DHI said: "The DHI plays a pivotal role in supporting the co-design of person-centred digital health and care solutions. The Lenus Health Platform will be made available as a health data exchange as part of a suite of person-centred data sharing tools to support digital health and care innovation.

“Innovators will be encouraged to come and experiment with these tools, connecting their applications and devices in sandbox environments provided as part of the DHI Exchange initiative. In this way we can ensure that the next generation of digital health and care services are integrated in a person-centred manner from the outset"

Remote capability

The platform provides core service components including identity, consent, security, data capture, curation and storage, can reduce the need for face-to-face outpatient appointments and supports the remote management of conditions.

It also enforces standards around data interoperability and security using FHIR and SNOMED coding standards and integrates with secondary and primary care systems. Patients using services provisioned on Lenus control their own data and actively consent to share data with their care team.

It currently underpins a suite of live digital services that provide routine care delivery across the NHS. These include support for asynchronous outpatient appointments, remote management of COPD and heart failure and a patient-facing digital service that supports Scotland’s Test and Protect strategy.

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