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RECOVERING LIFE WELLBEING THROUGH PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES INVOLVING ICTs

Objective

RELIEF aims to link European health procurers in order to create the innovative and sustainable solutions that will improve chronic pain control/relieve through ITC self-management techniques.

Chronic pain diseases is costing to healthcare systems annually over €300bn in Europe; 1.5%-3% of GDP (gross domestic product). Chronic pain entails a significant direct cost to healthcare systems. Consultations with healthcare professionals confirm that Chronic pain associated costs are the largest share in healthcare system costs. Inappropriate and ineffective management and treatment generates repetitive visits to primary care physicians, and referrals to specialists. This has been identified as important drivers of avoidable healthcare costs.

However, while direct costs are high, it has been estimated that nine-tenths of the burden of pain may fall on the broader society. Even small increases in the effectiveness of pain management reap large economic rewards.

More than half of patients with acute or chronic pain are not well treated even though the existing therapeutic options have confirmed effective results. There is a clear heterogeneity in the treatments and also in the results. eHealth solutions must achieve greater comparability between systems, patients and protocols, so as to reach more effective and efficient procedures.

At present, there is a wide range of high-tech devices aimed at treating pain in its many facets and complexity. But it is still necessary to cover the gap between Research and Commercialization of new products and devices, as outlined during the Pain Technology Transfer Forum, held in Madrid in July 2014.
RELIEF will foster and accelerate the access to market for innovative solutions, while respecting the public procurement directives. The project will contribute to boost innovative tools that empower the patient to self-manage current and future pains.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

COFUND-PCP - COFUND (PCP)

Coordinator

BRAVOSOLUTION ESPANA SAU
Address
Av Manoteras Edif Esindus 42
28050 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 174 683,64

Participants (5)

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 122 388,76
Address
Avenida De La Constitucion 18
41071 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RESEAU DES ACHETEURS HOSPITALIERS IDF
France
EU contribution
€ 1 443 087,60
Address
Rue De Charonne 47
75011 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UPPSALA LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 120 063,75
Address
Po Box 602
751 25 Uppsala
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICE PUBLIC HOSPITALIER CONSEIL
France
EU contribution
€ 9 625
Address
Rue Canabis 1 Bis
75014 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 180
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments