The Personal Health Train (PHT) is one of the last five nominees for the prestigious Dutch Computable Awards 2020, in the care project cluster. The PHT consortium, being also a GO FAIR Implementation Network, collaborates with other partners to develop an infrastructure where personal data will be securely shared and documented. It is a distributed infrastructure that enables the use and reuse of health data for the benefit of individuals and society. The PHT aims to advance health, healthcare and biomedical science through a shared infrastructure to support data management (healthcare data, health & lifestyle data, and biomedical research data), data analysis, and medical decision-making.
It is important to state that the data remains at the local data location. The patient data never leaves the hospital, personal locker or country, without consent of the data-owner. Rather, a ‘train’ (algorithm) visits several data locations and analyses the data on the spot, only taking the outcomes of a particular research question along on its trip. The Personal Health Train concept has proven to be successful in small-scale projects, and has caught the attention of the Computable Awards.
Please vote for the Personal Health Train, and make sure that your medical data are safe, now and in years to come.
The link is valid until November 1, 2020, and the winner of the award will be published on November 24, 2020.