Our health data is very valuable, but we are unable to take full advantage from it. We do not know what is the best medicine for each disease, for each person. We care for elderly people who are suffering from multiple diseases, but we do not know which drugs will be most effective in complex cases.
Mediceus wants to find out which are the best treatments for each one of us. More than targeting disease, we are targeting health.
Our mission is to create new scientific knowledge in medicine and in health sciences, from the large scale processing of anonymized health data. We want to liberate huge amounts of health data spread across thousands of computer servers and organize them into a single system.
All this happens under your control and your consent, with the comprehensive protection of your privacy rights, thanks to a free app installed in your mobile phone.
The Mediceus system is 100% GDPR-compliant. It was completely designed and developed after the GDPR came into force, and so compliance with the law is built into the system. Protecting personal data is not an add-on, it is the central feature of Mediceus.
Mediceus will not know you. We will receive your data from the health care providers where you were treated in an anonymized form, without any personal identification information: no name, no address, no mobile phone number – nothing that can help in re-identifying your data.
We will know you only by a confidential identity number, which is created by your mobile phone. It is thanks to this number that we are able to send your health data to your mobile phone, without ever knowing who you are.
Your health data, continuously made available to you on your mobile phone.
Your kids’ health data in the same app.
You share your health data with the doctor you choose, for the time you decide.
Periodically, you get updates to your health data in the Mediceus app, from health care providers where you have been treated.
Mediceus does not store your personal identifiers. We have no way of knowing who you are. This is the best protection for your data.
More information to identify which drugs will cause side effects and drug interactions. So you get better treatment.
Information on the effectiveness of off-label prescriptions.
Smart prescription for precision medicine.
Real world data on drug effectiveness in the case of co-morbidities and complex therapeutical regimes, creating an opportunity for new prescription protocols and new treatment guidelines for severely ill patients.
New public health evaluation models based on real world data.
Pharmacovigilance studies at a large scale, with automatic reporting.
Objective, data-based methodologies to support drug reimbursement price-setting and revision.
Faster and more precise epidemic surveillance and reporting.
and your data transfer request to all participating health care providers.
receive your request, get your data, anonymize and send it to Mediceus.
the anonymized data and processes it using advanced data science technologies to create new scientific knowledge.
All your health data to your app, in a well-organized format.
Your doctor receives all your health data and clinical history, under your consent.
is shared with your doctor to treat you better, and with health authorities, to develop new health policies and guidelines.
In Europe, we own our personal data. In the USA, the company owns it. In China, the government owns it. So Mediceus is designed for European operation, because it is Europe that offers the best legal protection for our privacy rights.
Under GDPR, Mediceus can only receive, process and use health data if you consent to it. If you decide to join us, you will give this consent to Mediceus and to the health care providers which store your health data.
After you have issued your consent in the Mediceus app (which you can revoke just as easily), the health care providers send the anonymized health data to Mediceus, and we have made it impossible for Mediceus to re-identify your data. We do not store your name, your email address, your full birth date or anything that could help re-identify you.
In addition to your anonymized health data, we only store your birth year, sex, weight, height and your zone of residence (a two- or three-digit post code, depending on the country).
All Mediceus services are free to the citizen.
35-year career in the pharmaceutical industry (Hovione) and in venture capital (Hovione Capital). Founded Mediceus in 2018, the first collaborative health data platform. Inventor and patentholder in the area of pulmonary inhalers. Software programmer. Master of Arts degree in Politics and Economics (Aberdeen University, 1982).
Dr. Figueiredo is a practicing physician and a startup entrepreneur with significant experience in digital health and IT technologies. In charge of health data integration between data providers and Mediceus.
20+ year experience in security and data protection.
Systems engineer and lead developer of the Mediceus system. Software engineering degree from Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia (Lisbon, Portugal).
10 year experience in developing mobile apps, with over 50 products developed for iOS and Android. Computing sciences degree from the University of Fortaleza (Brazil).
Graphic designer, in charge of app, website, corporate brand and communications design. Visual and Technological Arts degree. .
Yes, the Mediceus app is free.
The Mediceus app has several benefits:
Yes, until they turn 18. After turning 18 years old (or just before their 18th birthday, if you so decide) your children may use the Mediceus app in their own mobile phones.
We receive all the data collected during medical appointments and treatments, which are still stored at the health care providers which treated you.
We receive a copy of this anonymized data during the time you consent to. This concerns health and genetic data – all data that can be used for your diagnosis and treatment.
Health data includes diagnoses, drugs prescriptions, tests, notes and information about your health status. Genetic data is the information inherited from our parents. This determines, for example, our eye and hair colour, if we are tall or short, and is important for the Mediceus system as it may help your doctor to understand how you will react to a drug.
Consent is your legal right to authorize Mediceus to process your health data and your genetic data. You may withdraw your consent the same way you gave it – in the Mediceus app.
We receive your health data with no information about your name, your complete birth date, your address, your ID card number or any other identification number assigned by the government or any entity. Also, we do not receive your telephone or mobile phone numbers or your email address. Your data is anonymized – Mediceus does not receive, holds or store any data that identifies your name.
Mediceus receives and identifies your data with a unique personal number. This number is known only by Mediceus and by the app in your mobile phone. Mediceus does not have any means to associate your personal unique number to your name, personal identifiers or your contact info.
It is impossible to Mediceus to identify your name and we don’t want to know your identity. Your consent forbids Mediceus to obtain or know your name, personal identifiers or your contact info.
So, your health data is highly protected, because it is never associated to your name.
Once you finish to install this app in your mobile phone your consent, your name and your personal identification information is sent automatically to all health care providers, payers, health care management organizations - and they collect, obtain and anonymize your health and genetic data. Your anonymized data are then transmitted to Mediceus and stored.
GDPR gives you the right to request from any entity that holds your data – whether a public or private health care provider or a health system such as the NHS – to give access to your data. Therefore, the consent that you send allows Mediceus to obtain the data on your behalf.
We aim to create a large data base and process anonymized population data, seeking to establish connections between drugs, treatments and how these can benefit your health, in order to treat you better, give precise information to your doctor and allow innovation in medical guidelines and public health policies – our challenge is to develop a valid model of precision medicine supported by real-world treatment data.
Periodically, Mediceus sends to your Mediceus app your health data, collected from all participating health care providers who have treated you and who hold your data.
Mediceus communicates with the Mediceus app on your mobile phone and send you your health data as we received for the health care providers. Mediceus can send you your health data without knowing your name or your mobile phone number as the communication is automatically started by the app, not by Mediceus.
In Portugal, health data belong to you, under Portuguese Law 12/2005 of January 26. Mediceus organizes your health data and sends it periodically to the Mediceus app. It’s yours.
The new scientific knowledge that is created from the large scale processing of anonymized health data is owned by Mediceus. It is made public through scientific publications or is commercialized under contract research, in a way where your name will never be known.
Your genetic and health data will never be transmitted to anyone, except for the purpose of treating you, to a doctor or health care professional duly designated and authorized by you, using the Mediceus app.
Your genetic and halth data, whether identified or anonymized, will never be sold to anyone.
Yes, if you authorize it, case-by-case. Before each appointment or treatment your select in the Mediceus app the name of the health care professional that you want to allow to receive your health data, for example your doctor. You control the length of that authorization (hours, days, weeks, you choose).
Once we receive your authorization, we send your health data to your doctor or hospital. We also send to your doctor information that allows them to treat you better, the result of new scientific knowledge derived from large scale studies of health data stored at Mediceus.
During the appointment the Mediceus system informs your doctor which drugs and treatments prescribed in the past to patients that share similar characteristics with you (age, height, weight, disease level, etc.) and which gave better results and less side effects in each of those past cases. This way there is more information to treat you better.
Our security level is very high, but the most important security feature is that we do not have your name or your contact data. Even so, the technicians and scientists that work with the anonymized health data received by Mediceus are legally obligated to confidentiality.
Data and communications security is ensured by a cryptographic technology equivalent to, or better than that used by banks.
Mediceus complies with all requirements within the Law, namely with the General Data Protection Regulation and Portuguese Law 59/2019. Mediceus is regulated by CNPD , the Portuguese National Data Protection Commission.
If you forget your PASSWORD, please install the Mediceus app again and proceed with a new registration. We’ll try to recover your health data in your app.
If you lose your mobile phone, please install the Mediceus app again and proceed with a new registration. We’ll try to recover your health data in your app.
This presents technical issues and reduces security, so we do not allow it.
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