Forecasting forthcoming "health events" is an extremely challenging task for the Remote Patient Monitoring systems (RPM systems) sector, which relies in real time information and communication technologies. Remote patient monitoring is a medical service which includes following and observing patients that are not in the same location with their health care provider. In general, the patient is equipped with a “smart” monitoring device, and the recorded data (vital signs) are securely transmitted via telecommunication networks to the health care provider. Modern remote patient monitoring devices are small, discrete and easy to wear, allowing "bearers" to move freely and with comfort. In this framework, MOKAAL pc has developed the IFS_RPM service (Integrated Facilitation Services for Remote Patient Monitoring) supplying the necessary ICT infrastructure, which is necessary for the provision of the RPM services. Following the completion of IFS_RPM project, MOKAAL pc launched a research project under the code name "PROPHETTM" .
PROPHETTM main objective is to investigate the possibilities of introducing a real time predicting model based on remotely collected vital signs, that would utilize time series of metric data in conjunction with the information stored in the Electronic Health Records (EHR) of the "bearer", attempting to predict in real time, the probability of a "health event" occurring in the near future.
To meet this objective, the PROPHETTM project team designed an evolutionary prototype of the "health event" forecasting model, which was developed and tested in a laboratory environment and it will be upgraded to a working prototype to be tested in real conditions, in order to be incorporated into the IFS_RPM system, after reaching its maturity state.