What expectations do you have of AIQNET and the cooperation with other partners?
Dr. Ina Wüstefeld: The ecosystem must be able to collect, analyze and process data in the fields of diagnosis, therapy, clinical research, innovation and product safety. The technical realization offers state-of-the-art algorithms and gives us a better understanding of various clinical factors in therapy. At the same time, it provides a safe legal framework – e.g. protection of personal data - and a technically safe infrastructure, namely cybersecurity.
An "ecosystem" lives from its stakeholders - the current and future project partners. Our expectation is therefore an effective collaboration to provide patients and users with safe and efficient medical products.
How does AIQNET benefit the patient?
Dr. Ina Wüstefeld: We expect that the new ecosystem will allow individualized preparation of a patient for treatment. Individualization of treatment is also a conceivable option. AIQNET provides a link between a wide variety of data sources which were created at various points in the product life cycle and in interaction with patients and users. This allows insight into the effect of biological and technical parameters on the treatment outcome. If, for example, a patient is suffering from an identified risk factor prior to the medical intervention, the physician can take preparatory action instead of having to react to a complication. If, for example, weaknesses in products become frequently apparent, it results in targeted product development. Consequently, all these factors have a positive effect on patient care.
Which aspects of the project are particularly important to you?
Dr. Ina Wüstefeld: Our focus lies on the patient, the doctor or the user. The "new" technologies lead us to an unprecedented understanding of a best possible, result-oriented treatment and future-oriented partnership with all parties involved. B. Braun Aesculap, with its guiding principle of Sharing Expertise, aims to be both a pioneer and a role model in this field.
It enables manufacturers to objectively measure and compare the performance and safety of medical products in accordance with European legislation. The open platform offers partners the opportunity to develop their own healthcare applications and make them available to different users, including patients.