Rapidshare 2: Datasharing service for outbreak tracing

Reference number 2018-03241
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 017 800
Project duration November 2018 - October 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture SWElife Steg 2
Call 2018-02544-en

Purpose and goal

1928 Diagnostics is analysing bacterial DNA to enable efficient diagnosis and surveillance of bacterial infections. In this project we address the great need of efficient outbreak tracing of infections to track transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria within and between hospitals and other organisations (eg. public health authorities). By digital data sharing a fast decision can be made if there is an ongoing outbreak at a specific hospital and if this is a part of a larger outbreak affecting other units. This is also of great importance for national surveillance.

Expected results and effects

By digital data sharing within and between hospitals, authorities and other organisations it is possible to prevent, discover and limit outbreaks in a very efficient way. This will diminish the number of hospital related infections as well as the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Apart from the obvious clinical value a lot of money can be saved for the health care system.

Planned approach and implementation

We will develop new functionality, improve usability and validate the service in an international setting. We will adapt the user interface and the tracing methods to user needs and ensure compliance to data security legislation and regulatory standards. We will also further develop and improve general functions in the user settings to ensure flexibility and control. The project will take important steps to be able to release a commercial service on a global market to for both hospitals and authorities.

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