ProACT (Integrated Technology Systems for ProACTive Patient Centred Care) is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project in PHC-25-2015. 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 person centric care (including self-management). These models are
- Homecare (including informal care)
- Hospital care;
- Community and social care
- Social support networks
NetwellCASALA are leading the trials of the ProACT system. With a second trial site in Belgium, NetwellCASALA are using Living Lab facilities to ensure co-design of ProACT technologies, and implement proof of concept trials involving national health services, 120 older people with multimorbidity and their formal and informal care networks. Clinical status information, therapies and activity tools will be deployed for the conditions of: chronic heart failure (CHF), coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tools to support mild cognitive impairment will also be explored. Commercial potential will be validated during the project supported by a European feasibility study in Italy to assess the cultural and political determinants for adoption and scalability of the ecosystem.