The project aims at further developing the current prototype of a an online self-management system SENACA 0.2 (for SENior health ACAdemy) for chronic risks and diseases. It should furthermore enable informal carers for remote-controlling critical bio-markers of
patients, therapy adherence (medication and lifestyle), aggregating information and social interaction.
- to field-test the prototype focusing on interaction between Carers and Elderly Patients as end users in a multi-centred observational study in different cultural settings, both as to acceptance and usability as well as efficacy
- to deduct a sustainable meso- and macro-economic case as a basis of a sustainable Business Plan for SENACA in different markets and business models (B2B, B2C).
The consideration of data security will be a main issue in the technological eco-system as provided.
For most elderly chronic patients a main element of Quality of Life is to live as long as possible in their own home and being cared for by spouses and/or family members. This model nowadays is not as solid as it was. Further factors- increasing share of women
professionally active- have furthermore caused reduction of family-based care supply.
The proposed ITC- enabled home care solution should improve the quality of life of
- patients who after a (clinical) event prefer to follow-up convalescence in their own homes
- as well as of their informal carers who respect such concerns.
Expected results and impact
The social impact of the ICT-enabled care will be assessed on the micro-level by clinical evaluation of the Quality of Life (EQ5D protocol) and on the macro-level by health-economic analysis of clinical results extrapolated The ethical impact of this proposal should be a connected carer: with the care recipient in order to obtain and deliver vital information without permanent
physical presence; and with peers and professional caregivers in order to receive, give and share experience.
Partners involved in the USECARE project
- Project name: Use Cases for Informal Care
- Coordinator: European Medical Network EMN
- Website: www.usecare.eu
- Duration: 27 months
- Starting date: 01.05.2015
- Total budget: EUR 2’681’296
- Public contribution: EUR 1’333’560
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