ProACT (Integrated Technology Ecosystem for ProACTive Patient Centred Care)
ProACT targets Europe’s 50 million multimorbid patients to proactively self-manage and offset the EU’s annual €700 billion cost of chronic disease management. ProACT aims to develop and evaluate an ecosystem to integrate a wide variety of new and existing technologies to improve and advance home-based integrated care for older adults with multimorbidity, including associated co-morbidities.
The ecosystem will connect four key care and support models central to understanding and implementing effective, continued and coordinated patient centric care (including self-management). These models are 1) homecare (including informal care); 2) hospital care; 3) community and social care and 4) social support networks.
ProACT has four main aims:
- Improving Patient Engagement - To adopt new lifestyle changes by using online services to empower home based care and ownership of their health.
- Improving Workflow Management - Addressing organizational change to optimize and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services and organizations to add value to patient care and increase revenue, while minimizing problems in care delivery.
- Advancing New Healthcare Models - To fit in line with flexible patient centric service models being adopted by organizations, this includes business models, affordable healthcare etc.
- Advancing Home-based Healthcare and use of ICT-AT - The continuum of care now incorporates telehealth, remote monitoring applications, point of care treatment, health informatics and analytics.
- Project coordinator: Trinity College Dublin: Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (Ireland)
- Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT): Netwell/CASALA (Ireland)
- University College Cork: Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
- IBM (Ireland)
- Philips Healthcare (United Kingdom)
- Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) (Ireland)
- Treelogic (Spain)
- iMinds (Belgium)
- Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Austria)
- European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) (Belgium)
- ASP Città di Bologna (Italy)
- AIAS Bologna onlus (Italy)
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689996
Access the first issue here.
- Launch of ProACT, a Horizon 2020 project on developing an integrated technology ecosystem for patient-centred care
- New Cutting Edge Health Technology to enable Older People with Chronic Illnesses to be treated in their own Homes