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DebugIT

Project reference: 217139
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Detecting and Eliminating Bacteria UsinG Information Technologies [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2008-01-01 to 2012-06-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 352 757

EU contribution:

EUR 6 414 915

Coordinated in:

Belgium

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

For infectious diseases DebugIT detects patient safety related patterns and trends, acquires knowledge and uses this for better quality healthcare

In about half a century of antibiotic use, unexpected new challenges have come to light: fast emer-gence of resistances among pathogens, misuse and overuse of antibiotics; direct and indirect re-lated costs. Antimicrobial resistance results in escalating healthcare costs, increased morbidity and mortality and the emergence or reemergence of potentially untreatable pathogens. In this context of infectious diseases we will (1) detect patient safety issues, (2) learn how to prevent them and (3) actually prevent them in clinical cases. We will detect harmful patterns and trends using clinical and operational information from Clinical Information Systems (CIS). This will be
done through the ‘view’ of a virtualized Clinical Data Re-pository (CDR), featuring, transparent access to the original CIS and/or collection and aggregation of data in a local store. Text, image and structured data mining on individual patients as well as on populations will learn us informational and temporal patterns of patient harm. This knowledge will be fed into a Medical Knowledge Repository and mixed with knowledge coming from external sources (for example guidelines and evidences). After editing and validating, this knowledge will be used by a decision support and monitoring tool in the clinical environment to prevent patient safety issues and report on it.
Outcomes and benefits, both clinical and economical will be measured and reported on. Innovation within this project lays in the virtualization of Clinical Data Repository through ontology mediation, the advanced mining techniques, the reasoning engine and the consolidation of all these techniques in a comprehensive but open framework. This framework will be implemented, focused on infectious diseases, but will be applicable for all sorts of clinical cases in the future.

Objective

In about half a century of antibiotic use, unexpected new challenges have come to light: fast emer-gence of resistances among pathogens, misuse and overuse of antibiotics; direct and indirect re-lated costs. Antimicrobial resistance results in escalating healthcare costs, increased morbidity and mortality and the emergence or reemergence of potentially untreatable pathogens. In this context of infectious diseases we will (1) detect patient safety issues, (2) learn how to prevent them and (3) actually prevent them in clinical cases. We will detect harmful patterns and trends using clinical and operational information from Clinical Information Systems (CIS). This will be\ndone through the 'view' of a virtualized Clinical Data Re-pository (CDR), featuring, transparent access to the original CIS and/or collection and aggregation of data in a local store. Text, image and structured data mining on individual patients as well as on populations will learn us informational and temporal patterns of patient harm. This knowledge will be fed into a Medical Knowledge Repository and mixed with knowledge coming from external sources (for example guidelines and evidences). After editing and validating, this knowledge will be used by a\ndecision support and monitoring tool in the clinical environment to prevent patient safety issues and report on it.\nOutcomes and benefits, both clinical and economical will be measured and reported on. Innovation within this project lays in the virtualization of Clinical Data Repository through ontology mediation, the advanced mining techniques, the reasoning engine and the consolidation of all these techniques in a comprehensive but open framework. This framework will be implemented, focused on infectious diseases, but will be applicable for all sorts of clinical cases in the future.

Related information

Coordinator

AGFA HEALTHCARE N.V.
Belgium
Moutstraat 100
GENT, Belgium
Administrative contact: Els Lion
Tel.: +32 3444 8405
Fax: +323444 8401
E-mail

Participants

GAMA/SOFIA LTD
Bulgaria
Tintyava
SOFIA, Bulgaria
Administrative contact: Orlin Gyurov
Tel.: +3592 858 51 54
Fax: +3592 858 10 34
E-mail
LES HOPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES DE GENEVE
Switzerland
RUE GABRIELLE PERRET GENTIL
GENEVE 14, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Antoine GEISSBUHLER
Tel.: +41223726201
Fax: +41223726255
E-mail
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
RUE DE LA JEUNESSE
DELEMONT, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Philippe Dugerdil
Tel.: +41 22 388 17 00
Fax: +41 22 388 1740
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Rue du General Dufour
GENEVE, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Alex Waehry
Tel.: +41 22 379 7560
Fax: +41 22 379 1180
E-mail
MD ACCESS AS
Czech Republic
Hvezdova
Prague, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Milan Ruzicka
Tel.: +420724210805
Fax: +420221458160
E-mail
IZIP A.S.
Czech Republic
HVEZDOVA
PRAHA 4, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Milan Ruzicka
Tel.: +420724210805
Fax: +420221458160
E-mail
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
HUGSTETTER STRASSE
FREIBURG, Germany
Administrative contact: Jürgen Dreyer
Tel.: +49 761 270 20810
Fax: +49 761 270 18890
E-mail
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIE FORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
OXFORDSTRASSE
BONN, Germany
Administrative contact: Simon Robinson
Tel.: +49228985300
Fax: +492289853012
E-mail
Averbis GmbH
Germany
Stefan-Meier-Strasse
Freiburg, Germany
Administrative contact: Philipp Daumke
Tel.: +49 761 203 97690
Fax: +49 761 203 97694
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM)
France
101 Rue de Tolbiac
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Mihaja Auguste
Tel.: +33148073415
Fax: +33148073432
E-mail
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA LAMIAS
Greece
3 KLM PALAIAS ETHNIKIS ODOU
LAMIA, Greece
Administrative contact: George Gioftsos
Tel.: +30 22310 60296
Fax: +30 22310 33945
E-mail
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
CAMPUS VALLA
LINKOPING, Sweden
Administrative contact: Jörgen Jonsson
Tel.: +46 13 28 67 36
Fax: +46 13 10 19 02
E-mail
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Gower Street
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Greta Borg-Carbott
Tel.: +44 2 031083033
Fax: +44 2 078132849
E-mail
Record Number: 85484 / Last updated on: 2014-10-06