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OptiMedium November 2018

Integrated care, artificial intelligence, self-management interventions: OptiMedis onboard for exciting EU projects

OptiMedis has started its work for three projects which are sponsored under the auspices of the European "Horizon 2020" Research Programme.

BigMedilytics

OptiMedium BigMedilyticsExperts from 12 countries are working together on pilot projects for BigMedilytics. Photo: BigMedilyticsWith 35 partners from 12 countries, the EU project "BigMedilytics" is implementing pilot projects for the application of artificial intelligence in the fields of public health and chronic diseases, oncology, and process optimisation in health care. Under this project, OptiMedis is working together with the INCLIVA Foundation in Valencia and with Philips in Eindhoven to develop and implement better methods for predicting patient utilisation behaviour. OptiMedis and its partners are evaluating a very comprehensive data set for the Valencia region in Spain, which, in addition to the usual care data, also contains detailed clinical data and information on individual risk behaviour. Project leader Dr Oliver Gröne: "The application of artificial intelligence offers promising possibilities when it comes to intervention - but artificial intelligence is not an end in itself. We want to examine how it can be used to better manage processes in the health care system, assess benefits and risks, and develop new models of care that arise as a result."

Further information about the project can be found here.

ACT@SCALE

ACT@SCALE aims to identify pilot projects for integrated care in the EU, implement best-practice models in new contexts, and upscale them to larger populations. In doing so, a total of 75,000 citizens and patients will have access to the integrated care models.

OptiMedis AG has two tasks in this project. On the one hand, it will support Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH (which is also one of the project partners) in its analyses of public health, and evaluate the impact of the Kinzigtal intervention programmes "Gesundheitsberatung" ("Health Counselling") and "Trainingswelt" ("Training World"), for which the so-called "Quality Improvement Collaboratives" have been implemented. These are agile approaches to local identification and the implementation of improvement measures. On the other hand, OptiMedis is to work together with the University of Groningen to develop business plans for the pilot projects, in order to support sustainable implementation and adaptation in other regions.

Further information can be found on ACT@Scale's website.

COMPAR-EU

OptiMedium COMPAR EU 02Experts from 12 countries are working together on pilot projects for BigMedilytics. Photo: BigMedilyticsCOMPAR-EU is an EU project, in which seven partners from five countries work together for five years to provide access to effective self-management interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, COPD, heart failure or obesity. The objective is to identify and compare   (cost-) effective self-management interventions and, building on this, to develop decision-making support - not just for doctors/patients, but for guideline developers and policy makers as well.

OptiMedis AG is responsible, among other things, for the new project website www.self-management.eu. On this site, comprehensive information on decision-making support for patients and service providers will also be accessible in the future. The site is also to be expanded to form the primary information portal on this topic in the EU. OptiMedis has also devised a data management plan that describes the approach for collecting and processing large amounts of data over the entire duration of the project. The recently completed Communication & Dissemination Plan describes strategies concerning the communication and dissemination of project results. OptiMedis AG will also develop business plans pertaining to the practical implementation of the identified interventions. Dr Oliver Gröne is acting as Chief Innovation Officer for the entire project.