The Clinical Patient Management System (CPMS) is a web-based clinical software application released by the European Commission (DG SANTE) that provides a secure platform where healthcare professionals from the European Reference Networks (ERNs) can discuss real patient cases through virtual panels.
The aim of CPMS is to support ERNs in improving the diagnosis, care and treatment of rare or low prevalence complex diseases across national borders of Member States in Europe.
The system is supported by Virtual Communication Tools and DICOM viewers to facilitate the interaction between clinicians, keeping all patients data stored on this secure platform. The platform enables healthcare professionals to collaborate activelly, share data and assist each other on patient cases within and across ERNs in accordance with privacy protection’s rules.
CPMS also allows doctors outside of the ERNs to be invited to participate of a panel discussion or to enrol patients from their healthcare providers (HCPs) in order to seek advice from the highly specialized HCP representatives of each ERN.
Each user must request access to the CPMS system through the Service Authorization website (Saas), this is so that each person can be fully authenticated before accessing patient cases. The CPMS also requires two-step authentication when logging in and so some brief documents have been created to guide users on using these systems.
All necessary links to request access and use the system are available on the CPMS website: https://cpms.ern-net.eu/login/