A Prototype for a Privacy-Aware Health Sharing App

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are validated questionnaires with which respondents self-report their health status. This may include symptom severity, functional status, and quality-of-life data. PROMS are an increasingly important part of the communication between a patient and their healthcare team. Beyond the individual encounter, PROMs data is also critical to healthcare systems providing more personalized care through “precision medicine.” PROM data helps give context to all the other sources of big data (e.g., laboratory/radiologic, genomic, wearable sensor) collected in healthcare.
The challenge, however, is collecting PROM data in a way that is secure and private, and in conformance with the specific desires of individual patients. By providing this assurance individuals can share such data with their healthcare providers, researchers, care givers, or their family with the assurance that it will only be used as intended. This is the challenge Promera is trying to address. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Ken Barker


Tim Ohanekwu


Promera Inc


Computer science


Information and cultural industries


University of Calgary



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