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Project ProACT


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

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Sabrina Ferraina, EASPD Policy Manager
Asel Kadyrbaeva, EASPD Research and Development Officer