COMOESTAS

Appropriate delivery of quality healthcare requires constant monitoring of the patient during follow up, particularly in the presence of chronic diseases. This approach can be further improved if leading edge tools supporting diagnosis, as well as prediction, identification and monitoring of adverse events are available. COMOESTAS aims to develop an innovative ICT system that allows patients with a chronic condition to receive continuous and personalized treatment.

The whole system is based on an advanced, "all-in-one" Alerting and Decision Support System that follows patients from the diagnosis and supports the physician in managing the therapy, controlling relevant events impacting on patient safety and activating specific procedures if selected thresholds are exceeded. In the frame of chronic neurological disorders, Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) is a common condition and a major cause of disability. MOH is curable, but its outcome is hampered by a high risk of relapse. It is, therefore, a perfect example of a disorder that can benefit from an ICT-assisted approach developing innovative systems and services for monitoring chronic conditions.

COMOESTAS goals will be achieved by improving and integrating the traditional paper headache diaries and calendars into an innovative ICT tool taking into account the complex issues that accompany this peculiar form of headache, which will make the patient a key node in the entire process (Patient-centric Health Care System). This will be achieved through a EU-LA consortium incorporating, in addition to the ICT component, top-level centres for headache and pain management. The project will ensure the appropriate transfer of technology and the uptake of EU standards in healthcare informatics, clinical protocols, patient treatment and management, as well as a better healthcare quality and improved cost-effectiveness.

For further information, please visit:
http://www.comoestas-project.eu

Project co-ordinator:
Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Casimiro Mondino (Italy)

Partners:

  • Consorzio di Bioingegneria e Informatica Medica (Italy),
  • Region Hovedstaden, Glostrup Amtssygehuset (Denmark),
  • Universitaetsklinikum Essen (Germany),
  • Fundacion para la Lucha contra las Enfermedades Neurologicas de la Infancia (Argentina),
  • Ministerio de la Salud de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina),
  • Fundacion ISALUD (Argentina),
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile),
  • Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana para la Investigación Biomédica, la Docencia y la Cooperación Internacional y para el Desarrollo del Hospital Clínico Universitario De Valencia (Spain),
  • CF consulting s.r.l. (Italy)

Timetable: from 01/2008 – to 12/2010

Total cost: € 2.034.557

EC funding: € 1.600.000

Programme Acronym: FP7-ICT

Subprogramme Area: Advanced ICT for risk assessment and patient safety

Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)


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