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INTEGRATION AND COMMUNICATION FOR THE CONTINUITY OF CARDIAC CARE

Objective

This project is concerned with cardiac care, from the prevention of illness to treatment follow-up. Six major European cardiological clinics will use an integrated telematics workstation for data collection and diagnostic and therapeutic support. More comprehensively and consistently recorded data from patients will be combined in multimedia patient records, with subsequent establishment of a reference data set. The project will enable clinics to exploit the same data for patient care, care quality assessment, management and planning and medical research.

The project I4C will be carried out for the further advancement of cardiac care, in principle stretching from prevention to follow-up. I4C will concentrate on clinical applications whereas for extensions to primary care use will be made of the results of other projects within the 4th Framework Programme (especially those of COCO).

The goals of I4C will be reached by:

1. integrated access to data, wherever they are stored;

2. support of evidence-based care by remote electronic consultation and peer review.

3. more comprehensive and more consistent recording of patient data, images, videos, and biosignals, combined in a multimedia patient record;

4. [the establishment of a Reference Data Set, to be realised in the extension of I4C.]

These goals will be achieved by implementing in several institutions a multimedia-based cardiological workstation that includes a multi-media patient record. Industry will be involved to ensure continuation and support of I4C.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Address

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Participants (4)

INSERM - UNITI 121
France
Address
28,Avenue De Doyen Lipine
69500 Bron
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
Address
8,Konstanty-gutschow Stra_e
30625 Hannover
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPLIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
9,Zernikedreef
2301 Leiden
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
10,Alexandra Parade
G31 2ER Glasgow