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Project acronym: ICT for Health

Project title: ICT for Health - Strengthening social capacities for the utilisation of eHealth technologies in the framework of ageing population

Application call: 2

Priority: 1. Fostering innovations

Project website: www.ictforhealth.net

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Lead Partner:

Fachhochschule Flensburg
Kanzleistraße 91-93
24943 Flensburg
DE
Dr. Heike Bille
E-mail: heike.bille@fh-flensburg.de
Phone: +49 (0)461-805-1222
Fax: +49 (0)461-805-1300

Project Manager:

Fachhochschule Flensburg
Kanzleistraße 91-93
24943 Flensburg
DE
Prof. Dr. Roland Trill
E-mail: trill@wi.fh-flensburg.de
Phone: +49 (0)461-805-1473
Fax: +49 (0)461-805-1496


Information Manager:

Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos
Santariskiu 2
08406 Vilnius
LT
Domantas Stundys
E-mail: dstundys@takas.lt
Phone: +37 (068) 68 25 81
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Summary description of the project:

The social capacity, knowledge and acceptance to utilise eHealth technologies of citizens and medical professionals is a basic condition for the implementation and further generation of innovative technologies for the health sector. However, the absorption of new knowledge and acceptance to use eHealth technologies is varying remarkably among citizens and medical professionals and needs to be strengthened in all partner regions.

eHealth technologies allow a mutually beneficial collaboration and involvement of patients and medical professionals in prevention and treatment. eHealth technologies empower patients to take more responsibility for their own health and quality of life and lead to better cost-efficiency in the health sector.

A consequence of ageing population is more citizens with chronic diseases especially among elderly in all partner regions. Thus prevention and treatment of chronic diseases is an important market and implementation area for innovative eHealth technologies.

Although basic eHealth technology is widely available on the market, the project partners consider a deployment problem in the health care sector. A main barrier is a lack of social capacity and acceptance by citizens and medical professionals to utilise eHealth technology.

Thus the overall aim of the project is that citizens with chronic diseases and medical professionals in the partner regions have the capacity and knowledge as well as the acceptance to use eHealth technologies in prevention and treatment by the year 2012.

The project analyses the impact of the ageing population on the health care systems and identifies and shares strategies in raising the capacity to utilise eHealth in prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The findings will be widely disseminated in a international conference 'Acceptance matters' with stakeholders from policy, health sector and industry from the BSR.

The project has three pilot implementations with following main outputs:

A comprehensive self-monitoring system for chronic heart failure patients (WP4), Education content for better utilisation of eHealth by medical professionals and citizens (WP5) and a multi-lingual personal health portal enabling citizens with chronic diseases to document electronically their health data supporting their mobility abroad (WP6). All developed standardised solutions will be transferred and offered to health care providers and the general public in the BSR through a network of distributors and multipliers.

The project partnership is composed of professionals from hospitals, universities, regional administrations for health care planning, municipalities as well as telemedicine experts from the BSR. The project benefits from the eHealth for Regions network and its Political Strategic Board set up during an INTERREG IIIB project for awareness building and dissemination. The eHealth for Regions network activities are run and financed independently from this project proposal.


Achievements of the project so far:

In the last project period the partners concentrated on finalising their pilot runs. The pilot “Comprehensive self-monitoring system for chronic heart failure patients” measured the outcome and effectiveness within a clinical trial. The results showed that remote monitoring and the eLearning program were very positively accepted, while the electronic patient record was less popular. Patient motivation declines over time. Patients need regular personal contact. There are now devices on the market which can transmit measurements directly into a patient’s iPad which then sends a weekly summary to the treating centre. This offers a good combination of self-monitoring and remote check-ups. The second pilot run concerned “Multi-lingual personal health portal enabling citizens with chronic diseases to electronically document their health data, thereby supporting their mobility abroad”. A fully functional portal with innovative features was developed.

Portal usage and test scenarios enable pilot usage in the real environment in every partner country, allowing partners to compare experiences and find ways to solve the cross-border problems of health communication in the Baltic Sea Region. Implemented functionalities of the portal substantially increase the safety of patients with health risks while travelling, ensuring access to vital information wherever they are, and thus diminishing the risk of adverse health events occurring. The portal concept is ideal for the promotion of eHealth and the empowerment of patients to take more care of their own health, in changing their lifestyles and becoming more aware of their health status and its long-time implications. Additionally the partners developed the ‘eHealth for citizen portal’ (www.ehealth4citizen.eu). That portal shows in simple words and easy navigation the many different possibilities of using eHealth technologies.

The aim of the project was not only to find out if medical professionals and patients accept eHealth technologies if they are better informed. But also to put the issue on the political agenda. As it is important to convince relevant stakeholders from politics, the health sector, patient associations, universities and industry. Therefore the eHealth Acceptance Conference 2012 was organised in Brussels (www.ehealthacceptance2012.net). Already the broadly disseminated invitation and marketing on several event calendars increased the level of awareness about the subject. The international event itself gave a good insight into the project findings, especially the developed seven dimensions of eHealth Acceptance helped to structure the discussion (eReadiness, credibility, usability, perceived usefulness, data security, integrity of data, cost-effectiveness). All findings were finally summarized in the Final Report – a twelve pages publication which is available in printed and digital form.



Project Duration: Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 3.645.620,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.606.820,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 158.507,00

List of partners

University of Applied Sciences Flensburg
24943 Flensburg | GERMANY
Kanzleistraße 91-93
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Dr. Heike Bille
Phone: +49 (0)461-805-1222
E-mail: heike.bille@fh-flensburg.de
Web: www.fh-flensburg.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:479.342,00
ERDF co-financing:359.506,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
European Forum for Telemedicine
23795 Bad Segeberg | GERMANY
Am Kurpark1
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Werner Smidt
Phone: +49 (0)4551 802 948
E-mail: info@eift.eu
Web: www.eift.eu
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:286.307,00
ERDF co-financing:214.730,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Institute for Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Luebeck
23552 Luebeck | GERMANY
Beckergrube 43 - 47
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Dr. Ron Pritzkuleit
Phone: +49 (0)451 799 25 53
E-mail: ron.pritzkuleit@krebsregister-sh.de
Web: www.cancer-sh.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:212.189,00
ERDF co-financing:159.141,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Diakonissen-Hospital Flensburg, Department of Internal Medicine
24939 Flensburg | GERMANY
Knuthstr. 1
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Prof. Dr. med. Abderrahman Machraoui
Phone: +49 (0)461 812 1301
E-mail: machraouiab@diako.de
Web: www.diako.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:175.775,00
ERDF co-financing:131.831,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County Council of Segeberg
23795 Bad Segeberg | GERMANY
Hamburger Str. 30
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Dr. Klaus Westphal
Phone: + 49 (0)4551951204
E-mail: klaus.westphal@kreis-segeberg.de
Web: www.kreis-segeberg.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:26.709,00
ERDF co-financing:20.031,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Association Health Forum Segeberg
D 23795 Bad Segeberg | GERMANY
Konrad-Adenauer-Ring 18
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Dr. med. Uwe Denker
Phone: +49 (0)4551 83677
E-mail: dr.uwe.denker@t-online.de
Web: none
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:20.324,00
ERDF co-financing:15.243,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Cancer Society Schleswig Holstein
24103 Kiel | GERMANY
Alter Markt 1-2
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Katharina Papke
Phone: +49 (0)431 8001080
E-mail: info@krebsgesellschaft-sh.de
Web: www.krebsgesellschaft-sh.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:0,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Aalborg University
9220 Aalborg OE | DENMARK
Frederik Bajers Vej 5
Region: Nordjylland
Contact person: Pernille Bertelsen
Phone: +45 9940 8431
E-mail: pernille@plan.aau.dk
Web: www.aau.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:156.432,00
ERDF co-financing:117.324,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region of Southern Denmark
5000 Odense C | DENMARK
Rugaardsvej 15, 2
Region: Syddanmark
Contact person: Jan Petersen
Phone: +45 65432030
E-mail: jap@medcom.dk
Web: www.regionsyddanmark.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:105.305,00
ERDF co-financing:78.978,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
North Denmark Region
9220 Aalborg Oest | DENMARK
Niels Bohrs Vej 30
Region: Nordjylland
Contact person: Kristian Alstrup Baden
Phone: +45 96351208
E-mail: kab@rn.dk
Web: www.rn.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:38.982,00
ERDF co-financing:29.236,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
44307 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
Mickeviciaus 9
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: dr. Giedrius Vanagas
Phone: + 370 37327246
E-mail: giedrius.vanagas@med.kmu.lt
Web: www.kmu.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:364.715,00
ERDF co-financing:310.007,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Kaunas university of technology
LT-44029 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
Donelaicio 73
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Prof. Arunas Lukosevicius
Phone: +370 37 407119
E-mail: arunas.lukosevicius@ktu.lt
Web: www.ktu.lt, www.bmii.ktu.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:183.552,00
ERDF co-financing:156.019,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos
8661 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Santariškių str. 2
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Domantas Stundys
Phone: +370 5 2365005
E-mail: dstundys@takas.lt
Web: dstundys@takas.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:342.188,00
ERDF co-financing:290.859,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
60101 Seinäjoki | FINLAND
P.O. Box 412 (visiting address: Keskuskatu 34)
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Helli Kitinoja
Phone: +358-(0)201245000
E-mail: helli.kitinoja@seamk.fi
Web: www.seamk.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:247.752,00
ERDF co-financing:185.814,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
South Ostrobothnia Healthcare District
60220 Seinäjoki | FINLAND
Huhtalantie 53
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Sami Perälä
Phone: +358 44 332 2270
E-mail: sami.perala@eptek.fi
Web: www.epshp.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:155.691,00
ERDF co-financing:116.768,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
60101 Seinäjoki | FINLAND
Kampusranta 9 C
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Jaakko Hallila
Phone: +358 40 3565 630
E-mail: jaakko.hallila@etela-pohjanmaa.fi
Web: www.epliitto.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:107.953,00
ERDF co-financing:80.964,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City Hospital Lebork
84-300 Lebork | POLAND
Wegrzynowicza 13
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Andrzej Sapinski, Sylwia Hulewicz
Phone: +48 598635271
E-mail: sekretariat@szpital-lebork.com.pl
Web: www.szpital-lebork.com.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:213.175,00
ERDF co-financing:181.198,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Hässleholm Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
28125 Hässleholm | SWEDEN
Esplanadgatan, Box 351
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Holger Holst
Phone: +46-451-296000
E-mail: holger.holst@skane.se
Web: http://www.skane.se/templates/Listing.aspx?id=116814
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:212.216,00
ERDF co-financing:159.162,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
NO-0319 Oslo | NORWAY
P.O. Box 23, Vinderen
Region: Oslo og Akershus
Contact person: Dr.PH Morten Skjorshammer
Phone: +47 22 45 15 04
E-mail: mortens@diakonsyk.no
Web: www.diakonhjemmet
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:317.014,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:158.507,00