The challenge

The ongoing decoding of the genome and the discovery of ever new prognostic markers at the cellular level makes it increasingly difficult to manage this amount of information and integrate it into clinical routine. Physicians want to make their treatment decisions in compliance with the latest research results. To do this, new research results must be compared and evaluated. This information must be processed in such a way that it can be quickly and safely applied by doctors in the hectic daily routine of daily treatments.

Implementing new therapies is an immense challenge. Above all, they require a new digital online infrastructure. The approach of personalized data-based medicine views patients and their clinical picture in an unprecedented level of completeness and detail, allowing physicians to predict how the medication will act individually.

Personalized data-based medicine enables physicians to select an individual therapy with the highest safety and efficacy for the individual patient.

The associated increase in data collection and processing, as well as the need and the necessity to be able to compare data of even smaller collectives, across locations, is the central challenge. Optimized information management is becoming the linchpin of medicine.

Status Quo

At present, the analysis and translation of new findings in clinical standards and guidelines can take years. As a result, sub-optimal standard treatments are being prescribed and applied even though there are demonstrably better options.

  • Why is it so difficult to find the best therapy?
  • Why do patients receive inferior or inadequate treatments - despite the existence of a better choice?
  • Why can my family doctor not share my medical file with the hospital doctor?
  • Why does the doctor on the ward repeatedly not know my intolerances?
  • Why does it take years or decades for clinical evidence to appear in clinical guidelines?
  • Why are clinical trials so expensive?
  • Why are rare disease patients left behind?

Hospital information systems and the there collected routine data in no way meet the necessary quality standards required for safe therapy determination and monitoring or for research. However, specialized individual systems have led to the fragmentation of the electronic patient file. The actual integration, the holistic view of the patient, is left out.

The status quo is a deep divide between systems, processes and data, both – locally and between all those involved in the treatment. This is a status quo that we cannot accept. These are issues that we are passionate about changing. That is what Healex is all about.

Our vision

Healex enables the transfer of information from a wide range of clinical systems, but also from other sources of medical information. Healex enables secure and usable storage of a wide range of health information. This data can be used for prevention, for up-to-date anamneses, for care, but naturally also for clinical studies.

Finally, fast, multi-site clinical studies and real-time data exchange between research and care can be realized. This enables the development, application and management of effective individualized therapies. If desired, long-term monitoring is possible by involving patients via mobile devices. Personal health information can thus be securely made available to the trusted doctor or hospital.