Using standards in PHS
My vision is not about a certain personal health application. It is about interoperability which can be achieved by making use of standards.
Imagine the following example: A patient uses a certain personal health system at home (e.g. the system designed for transplant patients, see the corresponding vision on this website) and owns a device to interact with a physician and to send biometric data. Now, the patient gets referred to another institution (e.g. a hospital where more expertise is available on a certain field, probably in another country). By using standards on every side of the system, it should be possible to arrange this process as efficient as possible. The patient is able to send his/her data to the “new” institution the usual way without getting a new device and in case he/she becomes referred to the next institution the “old” data should still be accessible easily in order to have a complete set of records ready for health care stuff.
Without using standards there is a huge lack of interoperability and flexibility. They should be used within and also between different health care institutions to facilitate communication processes in health care systems. So this is my vision for the use of personal health systems in 2030.