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Become part of Switzerland's new health data ecosystem

OnceHealth - A pilot project for digitization in healthcare.

Progress through digitization

Why a new, joint platform?

Because we want to advance digital transformation in the Swiss healthcare system.
Only if Switzerland transforms its healthcare system to digital processes and all stakeholders put the consumer at the center can efficiency in administrative processes be increased and quality in service delivery improved. And this will help us keeping healthcare costs under control.

Because we think people have the right to know their personal health information at all times.
Today, this data is scattered in "silos" at the various service providers. In a digital world, however, we expect to have access to our personal health data at any time and from anywhere (as with our financial situation). Only then can we make the right decisions and take responsibility.

Secure storage and controlled provision of healthcare data forms the backbone of digital healthcare delivery.

Ecosystem

The new base infrastructure in Swiss healthcare

A digital ecosystem with a common, consumer-centric "platform of trust" enables all stakeholders to access the latest health data at any time and efficiently share data with each other. 

This increased transparency (e.g., an always up-to-date medication plan) and the improved flow of information reduces medical redundancies. In this way, the physical burden on those affected and the risk of incorrect treatment can be limited.

The electronic patient record (EPR) has not yet been able to establish itself in Switzerland because the benefits were not sufficiently apparent for those involved. The recognised improvements are not to be expected before 2027 due to necessary legal changes. We are convinced that we need a solution before then.

Practical Use Cases

Medication

An example scenario:


Mr. Meier suffers from heart valve weakness and increasingly from Parkinson's disease. His family doctor, Dr. Müller, prescribes him the necessary medication with the associated instructions. Since Mr. Meier would like to live in his familiar environment for as long as possible, he is cared for by the Spitex nurse Mrs. Mitic.

After talking to Mr. Meier, Dr. Müller sends the prescriptions to the Digitalis pharmacy. The pharmacy packs the prescribed medications for the coming month in the correct dosages and sends them directly to Mr. Meier's home address.

Due to a flu infection, Mr. Meier orders an over-the-counter flu medication. Since Ms. Mitic is not sure how this is compatible with the previous medication, she scans the barcode on the pill pack to update the medication plan in OnceHealth. The automatically performed compatibility check shows that no new risks or side effects should be expected.

Technology

A digital data and service platform

Efficiency and quality through a common platform of trust - Open to all solution providers in the healthcare market for the benefit of patients and healthcare professionals.

Platform of Trust
«Privacy by design»

The focus is on the individual, whose data is stored in encrypted form and who can determine data access himself.
Access is controlled via verified digital identities. Access by third parties is only possible with the individual's consent. Real-time notifications inform about sensitive health situations.

Interoperability
«Efficiency»

We make data exchange simple and efficient. Our FHIR® platform supports the highest security standards for storing and sharing structured healthcare data. Open and documented interfaces (FHIR® API's) as well as reference implementations facilitate plug & play integration into existing primary systems (HIS, PIS, etc.) as well as rapid implementation of mobile applications.

Structured Data
«Once-Only»

Both clinical data and self-generated "lifestyle data" are stored in a structured format in the platform of trust. The strict application of international standards (FHIR®, SNOMED, HIPAA, ...) ensures that data once recorded can be used by different parties.

Applications

First prototypes are available

The Once Health platform is available to all interested parties as a proof of concept. Together we are working on the future of the Swiss healthcare system.

The following prototypes have already been implemented and can be demonstrated at any time:

International Patient Summary (IPS)

Medication plan

Vaccination certificate

EPR integration (in progress)

We will be happy to organize a presentation for you!

Once Health
Communication

Your contacts

Would you like to be informed about the current status of this project?

Urs Baumeler
Urs Baumeler

YouPers AG

Peter Janes
Dr. Peter Janes

Abdagon AG

Ivan Rigamonti

CREAGY AG