This book accompanies the fourth annual ICMCC Event.
In the past 12 months the role of ICMCC with regards to patient-related ICT has
become obvious with the start of the Record Access Portal. It is our goal to come forward
with a recommendation to the WHO on Record Access. This recommendation
will therefore be one of the leading issues of the Round Table on the Responsibility
Shift from Doctor to Patient.
PARKSERVICE is a new telemedical application combining home-based support for
people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and a PD-specific walking aid which uses a
strategy known as visual cueing. PD is estimated to affect 100-180 per 100,000 of the
population (with most surveys favoring the higher estimate) and has an annual
incidence of 4-20 per 100,000,. Taking a population of approximately 450M
citizens this implies 450,000-900,000 people with PD (PWP) in the EU.
Business-to-business (B2B) and Business-to-Customer (B2C) approaches have been
considered to be sound practices in the application of ICT (Information and Communication
Technology) in commerce and industry.
In the medical and care arena, these concepts have not yet been common practice.
But with the enormous explosion of heterogeneous information modalities in health
care, the need for applying such concepts is essential.