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DIABCARD Chip Card based Medical Information System (CCMIS) framework

DIABCARD Chip Card based Medical Information System (CCMIS) framework is a sophisticated medical documentation and communication system for chronic diseases in ambulatory and hospital care applying the state-of-the-art technology. The new requirements resulting from the rapidly changing technological and political situation were taken into account during development. It is based on user requirements. Standardisation and interoperability were main issues to be covered.

The architecture of the DIABCARD CCMIS is based on ISO 7816, and on the up-to-date technologies (PC/SC, OpenCard, Java) and complies a layered architecture. As laid out above the Chip Card, Server including the Data Interface and the Core System are ready. The Browser has been implemented in the Core System. It is foreseen to specify and develop a Browser in combination with a data update facility.

Its layered architecture allows the complete system or single modules of the system - described below - to be easily integrated into existing systems. The other systems will benefit from the additional functions. This will facilitate the use of the DIABCARD CCMIS, but it will also promote the use of telematic services all over Europe. The system works on any WINDOWS-platform (3.1 and higher).

On the application level the use of the DIABCARD CCMIS will improve the services for persons with diabetes. It may be integrated in a diabetes clinic routine care since it can be used both for easy routine based data archiving and reporting. Thus enhancing diabetes care (less secondary diseases, less repeated examinations, less leave due to the disease - to name but a few of the effects) will contribute to reducing the vast budget spent in this sector. The data either on the CCMIS's database or on the card could be used for epidemiological research projects and/or quality assessment.

Each DIABCARD site has evaluated the system in respect to functionality, usefulness, usability and acceptance by patient and physician. It was recognised as a singular and valuable tool.

Contact

Rolf ENGELBRECHT, (Head of Dept)
Tel.: +49-89-31874138
Fax: +49-89-31873008
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