The Grapevine World backbone comprises the combination of several existing software infrastructures around the world, enabling the standardized global exchange of data to take place, based on IHE methodology.
To assure fast and seamless access to all participants of the Grapevine World backbone, Grapevine World provides them with a blueprint. This blueprint depicts the whole of the system architecture.
WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN
THE BACKBONE AND THE MARKETPLACE?
The products offered on the Grapevine World marketplace are used to extend the Grapevine World backbone. These software components (apps, archives, EHR, portals, etc.) have been tested and can be used immediately. System integrators and providers are also represented on the Grapevine World marketplace. These take charge of the expansion and operation of the Grapevine World backbone.
This means that the Grapevine World marketplace provides anyone interested in the backbone with all the elements needed for quick and successful project implementation from a single source.
WHO CAN CONNECT TO THE BACKBONE?
// All private and public organizations that use IHE methodology
// Citizens can connect to the backbone by using a suitable portal to access and control their global personal health records.
WHAT STEPS ARE REQUIRED TO CONNECT
TO THE BACKBONE?
As an initial step, you can show your interest in participating in the Grapevine World backbone by filling out the online partner form.
Collaboration with Grapevine World is also agreed upon by a partner agreement.
Connection to the Grapevine World backbone
The Grapevine World backbone is available in selected countries and regions. This means that standardized data exchange is already possible today within these countries as well as, for example, between North America and Europe. The backbone grows continuously as new participants join the Grapevine World backbone.
HOW DO CITIZENS BENEFIT
FROM THE BACKBONE?
// Citizens gain access, the ability to check and present in a clear fashion all of their personal health data – regardless of where and by which institution(s) this data was created.
// This results in the simplification and speeding up of diagnoses and therapy processes, and fast action is possible in emergency situations.
// Citizens also obtain a way to insert data (e.g. vital data) in their own health folder which means that an even more comprehensive overview of their own health can be produced.
// Over the global network, citizens obtain access to global expert knowledge.
// Standardized data exchange leads to more sensible, more effective and more sustainable use of tax-payer's money.
EXAMPLE OF AN APPLICATION
an Austrian goes skiing in America
has an accident while skiing
is treated and X-rayed in an American hospital
returns to Austria and goes to the specialist
data (X-rays, findings, etc.) from America can be called up with a few mouse clicks
rapid further therapy is then possible
THE ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
Efficient and sustainable use of public and private funds through standardized data exchange (e.g. cost-saving on administration)
Immediate usage of an existing global infrastructure
No media gaps through the use of a standardized healthcare system (no USB drive, no CD)
Exchange of patient data between private (e.g. Austrian Health) and public (e.g. ELGA) healthcare files
Exchange and bundling of various different kinds of data (activity data, vital data, clinical data, care manager data)
Ultimate security through decentralized storage of data
Different manufacturers – the One Stop Shop principle
HOW SECURE IS THE BACKBONE?
Optimum security and the highest standards of data protection in accordance with prevailing security standards and requirements are assured by the IHE security profile and the decentralization of patient data.
More market and sales by standardizing and networking
This backbone delivers greater potential for extended products and product portfolios, for example whenever a profile requires an extended product
Back-up, protection of produce acceptance (demand rises constantly) for products
No need for interface programming
Repeated connection of customers to the backbone – experience / routine with the familiar Grapevine World infrastructure
Regular, fixed additional income
Fast, inexpensive collaboration with other providers worldwide (roaming concept)
Rapid implementation of projects through standardized connection procedures (“Plug & Play”)