Digital health is considered the ‘holy grail’ of effective and sustainable health(care). Digital health is defined as the use of the latest technology, apps and data to support and improve health. TNO wants to give the impact of digital health an added boost.
Tools give both patients and healthy people support and advice concerning their health and lifestyle. In addition, the data and insights gained from the tools are used by care providers, policymakers and scientists to create better predictive models. We see that more impact can be realised by focusing on four areas of digital health:
TNO uses the P4 model for digital health research: Prevention, Personalisation, Prediction and Participation. Privacy is a prerequisite for all the P’s. At TNO there are three areas of application that are central to the P4 model: ‘Healthy youth’ (healthcare for infants, children and young people), ‘Sustainable employability’ (working people) and ‘Metabolic health’ (nutrition, supplements, drugs, etc.).
TNO works with knowledge institutions, universities and companies to create methods that enable a more personalised design of digital health applications and make digital health more effective.
As a final example, TNO has designed the ‘SamenStarten’ (Starting Together) decision support system [LINK NAAR PAGINA] that provides support to parents and care providers in bringing up children.
TNO uses various pilots to test with partners the feasibility of ‘theoretical’ privacy in practice.
For more information about what we do in the area of ‘Personalised Digital Health’ and where collaboration with us might benefit you, please contact us.