15 years ago Norway was in a leading position with the National Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinics (NBUP) pioneering design, development and ownership of the original advanced multidisciplinary EHR (electronic health record) BupData. In the recent years the use of computers expanded well beyond just storing patients data. Now healthcare organizations are implementing new information systems and technologies that combine the use of computers for storing patients data, sharing information and giving advice to clinicians in diagnosing patients, ordering medications and solving other clinical problems.
All stakeholders are in agreement that current system (BupData) has to be revised and enhanced. The proposed new system will be built on BupData and IDDEAS will integrate existing heterogeneous, geographically distinct, BUP patient-specific data in order to generate new information and models for clinic decision support at the level of the individual patient, using informational technologies i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) informatics framework and SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps, Reusable Technologies). IDDEAS will give practitioners access to the web-based tools that allow requesting both evidence-based recommendations and data-driven suggestions, based on similar patients in local and remote settings. The evidence-based web-service will also include all available, well-established models and guidelines.
IDDEAS aims to improve the care for more children and adolescent with mental health problems by empowering practitioners with modern technology to have useful data and evidenced based recommendations at finger tips.