NetwellCASALA are delighted to be involved in a successful Horizon 2020 proposal under PHC-25 and coordinated by Dr. John Dinsmore in Trinity College Dublin. The project is entitled ProACT – Integrated Technology Ecosystems for ProACTIVE Patient Centred Care. Dr. Julie Doyle led NetwellCASALA’s involvement in the proposal, closely supported by Rodd Bond (Director of NetwellCASALA) and Ed Lenox.
ProACT aims to develop and evaluate an open application programming interface ecosystem to integrate a wide variety of new and existing technologies to improve and advance integrated care for 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.
NetwellCASALA will play a large role in the project, and will lead a trial to evaluate the ProACT system. The project will take place over a 42-month period, beginning in early 2016. The consortium was awarded €4.87 million and consists of 12 partners, led by Trinity College Dublin, and including IBM, Phillips Healthcare, iMinds, Home Instead,The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE).