The purpose of the CareGenius project is to develop a new IT suite that transforms the large volume of health data available, including in textual form, in company databases and in electronic health records, into actionable knowledge in the provision of healthcare, in research and in governance of healthcare systems. By applying Natural Language Processing (NLP), Big Data and Analytics/AI technologies to the healthcare segment, tools will be developed to support clinical and managerial staff for care management, diagnostic and treatment pathways, prevention and strategic planning.
THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
During the CareGenius project, structured healthcare data bases will be created by using NLP technologies to extract structured information from textual clinical documents, starting from the historical information contained in electronic medical files. Pseudonymisation techniques will also be applied in compliance with privacy regulations, so that these databases can be used for analysis.
Clinical-healthcare “Big Data” will be used, applying Artificial Intelligence, visualisation and process automation technologies, to produce a suite of advanced, interconnected, extensible and integrable tools to support clinical care and governance.
During the execution, four highly integrated but independent platforms will be created: a middleware platform for the collection, pseudonymisation, ingestion, aggregation and maintenance of big clinical data from the various available sources, a platform for modelling, execution and management of diagnostic and treatment pathways, a Business Intelligence and predictive analysis platform based on machine learning (CareGenius Clinical Analytics), and an operational workspace for patient summaries (CareGenius Patient Viewer) and coordination of care (CareGenius Plan Workspace).
The project is led by Exprivia, which received a loan approved by the Autonomous Province of Trento in accordance with provincial law no.6 of 13 December 1999, and involves a set of technology partners, including the University of Trento and the Bruno Kessler Foundation. The Autonomous Province of Trento, the Emilia Romagna Region, the Provincial Authority for Healthcare Services of Trento and the Saint Orsola-Malpighi Hospital of Bologna have also joined the trials of the systems that will be developed.