SAN DIEGO – Technology and health companies Arm, ForgeRock, Philips and Qualcomm Life, along with innovative healthcare startups Sparsa and US TrustedCare, have launched a collaborative effort focused on enhancing data from medical devices to enable more trustworthy data sourcing and consented patient-information sharing.
OpenMedReady is a framework designed to complement existing standards in remote clinical care by addressing five critical areas in remote patient monitoring: patient identity, device identity, data integrity, patient privacy and consent.
As a part of the framework, OpenMedReady will use capabilities such as fingerprint biometrics, available in many smartphones, with connected medical sensors to add patient identity into the data stream. The framework also includes device identity, which ensures that clinicians are aware of the actual device from which a reading was taken, helping to connect patient to device for data transparency and clarity. The framework is designed to be readily implementable by telehealth service providers and medical device vendors for improved clinical decision-making.
“Historically, clinicians have been reluctant to use remote patient data for clinical decision-making due in part to the concerns regarding identity management, consent and data integrity,” said Dr. James Mault, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Qualcomm Life, in a statement. “OpenMedReady combines connected sensors with modern smartphone capabilities to provide doctors a cryptographic log of a patient’s identity, their device’s identity, and their consent, giving care teams the confidence they need to treat patients based on data acquired remotely.”