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IMproving Preparedness and Response of HEalth Services in major criseS

Objective

There exists a huge variety in the occurrence and characteristics of major incidents. Incident management stakeholders and in particular emergency health service providers have to deal with two basic challenges: The disproportion between the needs and the available human/material resources in the response capacity and the inherent time constraints of an emergency. These critical factors play a seminal role in the decision-making process during a crisis event, which affects all levels of command & control (strategic, operational, tactical).
The drawback with current health emergency management systems lies with the command & control operations that should coordinate the actions of the separate services and turn them into an effective, multi-faceted crisis response mechanism. IMPRESS will improve the efficiency of decision making in emergency health operations, which will have a direct impact on the quality of services provided to citizens. It will provide a consolidated concept of operations, to effectively manage medical resources, prepare and coordinate response activities, supported by a Decision Support System, using data from multiple heterogeneous sources.
The proposed solution will facilitate communication between Health Services (and Emergency Responders) at all levels of response and the crisis cycle with the necessary health care systems support, supervision and management of participating organizations. It will assist health services in becoming more proactive, better prepared and interoperable with other emergency response organizations. Thus, medical emergency teams will be turned, using IMPRESS, into one coherent force. IMPRESS will catalyze a dramatic and durable impact in the way in which Health Services are provided in crisis situations, and will help improve the integration of health care actors and volunteers with other Crisis Management stakeholders, providing also an overall competitive advantage of CM-related SMEs and large businesses in Europe

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL
Address
Place Du Champ De Mars 5/10
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 253 480
Administrative Contact
Babis Ipektsidis (Mr.)

Participants (11)

Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 355 042,50
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helen Wallace (Mrs.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 397 578,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea De Gaetano (Dr.)
ADDITESS ADVANCED INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS & SERVICES LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 248 800
Address
Vyzantiou 40 3Rd Floor Flat Office 303/304
2064 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Koutras (Mr.)
SATWAYS - PROIONTA KAI YPIRESIES TILEMATIKIS DIKTYAKON KAI TILEPIKINONIAKON EFARMOGON ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 405 400
Address
Christou Lada Street 3
15233 Halandri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Diagourtas (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 127 600
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 2
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nina Dobrinkova (Dr.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 322 900
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Leventakis (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 315 086,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
ECOMED bvba
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 381 640
Address
Huart-hamoirlaan 68
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Seynaeve (Dr.)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 88 120,40
Address
Diogenes Street 6 Engomi
1516 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Boustras (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 71 490
Address
Aristotelous Street 17
Athina
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Gogossis (Mr.)
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 284 177,50
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aggelos Liapis (Dr.)