Yonsei Med J.  2022 Jan;63(S1):84-92. 10.3349/ymj.2022.63.S84.

Concept and Proof of the Lifelog Bigdata Platform for Digital Healthcare and Precision Medicine on the Cloud

Affiliations
  • 1Artificial Intelligence Big Data Medical Center, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
  • 2Bigdata Platform Business Group, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
  • 3Departments of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
  • 4Departments of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Abstract

Purpose
We propose the Lifelog Bigdata Platform as a sustainable digital healthcare system based on individual-centric lifelog datasets and describe the standardization of lifelog and clinical data in its full-cycle management system.
Materials and Methods
The Lifelog Bigdata Platform was developed by Yonsei Wonju Health System on the cloud to support digital healthcare and precision medicine. It consists of five core components: data acquisition system, de-identification of individual information, lifelog integration, analyzer, and service. We designed a gathering system into a dedicated virtual machine to save lifelog or clinical outcomes and established standard guidelines for maintaining the quality of gathering procedures. We used standard integration keys to integrate the lifelog and clinical data. Metadata were generated from the data warehouse after loading combined or fragmented data on it. We analyzed the de-identified lifelog and clinical data using the lifelog analyzer to prevent and manage acute and chronic diseases through providing results of statistics on analysis.
Results
The big data centers were built in four hospitals and seven companies for integrating lifelog and clinical data to develop the Lifelog Bigdata Platform. We integrated and loaded lifelog big data and clinical data for 3 years. In the first year, we uploaded 94 types of data on the platform with a total capacity of 221 GB.
Conclusion
The Lifelog Bigdata Platform is the first to combine lifelog and clinical data. The proposed standardization guidelines can be used for future platforms to achieve a virtuous cycle structure of lifelogging big data and an industrial ecosystem.

Keyword

Lifelog; big data; digital health; precision medicine
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