The Eindhoven Medtech Innovation Center (e/MTIC) aims to improve value-based healthcare by creating and expanding an ecosystem that enables a fast track to high-tech health innovations. e/MTIC is a large-scale research collaboration between the Catharina Hospital, the Maxima Medical Center, Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center, Eindhoven University of Technology and Royal Philips Eindhoven in the domains cardiovascular medicine, perinatal medicine and sleep medicine.
The partners of e/MTIC joined hands to develop the Health Data Portal (HDP) to facilitate and enable joint research projects. The e/MTIC HDP is a scalable collaboration platform that builds on existing initiatives to provide an infrastructure where medical data from multiple institutions can be shared safely and researchers can collaborate on this data. The construction of the e/MTIC HDP platform allows, for the first time, medical data from different types of healthcare institutions to be shared securely and anonymously, such as between hospitals, universities and industry. After years of preparations, HDP should be ready in 2022 on a regional scale. This will also give it an important role in the national network of the Health-RI project, financed by the National Growth Fund.
The e/MTIC Health Data Platform (HPD) will gradually build up a rich metadata catalogue of medical information, first within the domains of cardiovascular care, perinatal care and sleep care, by the e/MTIC members, but this central catalogue will grow to include other health domains and institutes.
The large datasets of medical information available between the data science platform members, will enable scientists to analyse the data, discover and develop new hypotheses about human health. The data sets can enable new applications in cross-disciplinary research or e.g. in machine learning, to revolutionize the healthcare field.- The health data portal supports researchers gaining knowledge about more general diseases that are treated in non-academic hospitals. The data sets that becomes available can be used to develop new devices or to improve devices used in hospitals or other clinical environments.
The e/MTIC HPD has the potential to become a national platform that can lead to faster life sciences and health innovation.