Introducing the Patient-Professional Communication Plugin (PPCP)
Increasingly, health care providers communicate digitally with patients. Unfortunately, doctors and patients often use different wording so bridging the gap between professional and non-professional terminology is critical to ensure that e-health applications are user-friendly and enable high quality care.
The PPCP project was initiated to develop a technical infrastructure that links multilingual professional and non-professional use, i e to close the gap between what the doctor conveys and what the patient understands. The project was financed by Nordic Innovation and involves Lingsoft from Finland, Copenhagen Translation from Denmark and Interverbum Technology/TermWeb from Sweden.
Working under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation is a key player in implementing the Nordic trade, industry and innovation partnership programme.
See PPCP in action here!