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

Organization Type Country Website
European Medical Network EMN SME Switzerland
University of Basle, Institute for Nursing Science R&D Switzerland
Tecnologias para la Salud y el Bienestar SME Spain
Open-Evidence SME Spain
University Hospitals of Northern Norway/ Norvegian Center for Integrated Care and Telemedicine R&D Norway
University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Health Management and Economics R&D Norway
Assuta Medical Centres End User Israel
  • Project name: Use Cases for Informal Care
  • Coordinator: European Medical Network EMN
  • Website:
  • Duration: 27 months
  • Starting date: 01.05.2015
  • Total budget: EUR 2’681’296
  • Public contribution: EUR 1’333’560


H. Hotz


T.: +41 387 4082


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