Mediceus, start-up Portuguese in the area of health data, patented at the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property) an IT solution that allows managing health data ensuring the users’ disidentification and anonymity.
The Portuguese start-up that developed this new feature, unprecedented worldwide, is now preparing for internationalization in the scope of a consortium that brings together hospitals, companies and universities, for which it will present an investment application with an indicative amount of million euros under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR).
The new functionality ensures that users access their personal health data on their mobile phones, sent by information providers and managers, without it being possible for Mediceus to re-identify the holders. The solution is the result of two years of development of a computer platform developed by Portuguese researchers.
This is the first patent of invention of the Portuguese start-up Mediceus, with the designation PT 479.479. The allocation by the INPI takes place only months after the respective request has been made.
For Peter Villax, founder of Mediceus: “Patents covering IT functionalities are difficult to obtain, and INPI examiners raised several pertinent objections at an early stage. We responded to these objections with modifications to the text of the patent, which were eventually accepted, leading to a very quick grant”.
A Mediceus, a Portuguese start-up of health data, was founded in 2018 to build and manage a national and integrated health database, under the consent of the holder under the General Data Protection Regulation. Using data science technologies (Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Big Data) intends to process this data on a large scale for the creation of new scientific and medical knowledge, one of the objectives being Precision Medicine – personalized, preventive and participatory – a great advance in the provision of health care.
More information at www.mediceus.pt
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