Save lives and improve quality of living during and after treatment in the most cost-effective way: the promises of connected health are opening encouraging horizons for the future of healthcare systems. Connected health will contribute to creating an environment in which patients are treated by the best practitioner, at the most appropriate place and using the most effective and pertinent methods.
Since it enables faster and more precise communication between doctors, hospitals, paramedics and other health professionals, connected health will help clinicians make the best decisions, based on context, and inform patients of the most effective care options.
CHESS Project: Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System
This project has been funded by the Horizon 2020 European Union program for research and innovation, within the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 676201.
At the crossroads of the most recent technologies, tools, methods and analyses, connected health is being developed as the new health management model. This model is based on the connection between individuals and decision-making information within a system that collects, crosses, interprets and consolidates information from various sources.
Nevertheless, connected health struggles with implementation. "Despite a clear need articulated repeatedly at national and international levels and the evident promise of CH solutions, implementation of end-to-end CH solutions in everyday management of health is not widespread across Europe," points out Brian Caulfield, Professor at University College Dublin (Ireland) and head of the CHESS project.
Grenoble Ecole de Management is a partner in this project
CHESS aims to train scientists and health promoters who are skilled in various areas on how to communicate in an interdisciplinary way and operate equally well in the areas of education, industry, health and policy. The project, which started on September 1, 2015, and will last four years, receives 3.9 million euros in funding within the context of the European Horizon 2020 – Marie Curie program. It brings together 18 partners – universities, companies and healthcare institutions – from eight European countries to redefine the way to train researchers in connected health.
In particular, CHESS will include inter-sectorial detachments, the development of interdisciplinary communication skills and the heightening of public awareness and involvement, with special attention paid to patients, clinicians and political decision-makers. The partners will also carry out a complete research program to respond to the current issues of connected health. More specifically, the role of Grenoble Ecole de Management will be to develop new business models for health.
Nicola Mountford, Connected Health Programme Director, University College Dublin, (Ireland)
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