ISAR-T will pioneer and evaluate core telematics applications for partnerships within and among hospitals and general practitioners to enhance the continuity and quality of cost-effective care in Europe. It will aim to provide carefully evaluated integrated services transferable across the partnership sites of a five-country hospital consortium. The project will identify the requirements of doctors and hospital managers, reconciling broad problem-solving strategies with the need for local effectiveness. It will also develop a quality evaluation methodology to support the activities of all partners.
ISAR-T specifically focuses on the following question : "how can continuity of care be ensured, by means of Telematics, between a hospital and its partners?" We can consider three partners to a hospital: partners within the hospital, other hospitals, General Practitioners. These partners must benefit from INTEGRATED services, carefully EVALUATED and TRANSFERABLE from one site to another in Europe.
ISAR-T will identify, prototype and evaluate a kernel of Telematics Applications geared at offering services within hospitals, between hospitals, and between hospitals and General Practitioners, to support the continuity of care and enhance its quality and control cost.
ISAR-T is part of the strategy of five European hospitals in five countries, especially Transfrontiers between France and Belgium, and the Co-ordinator is one of them, namely the CHRU of Lille (F). So, ISAR-T aims at producing results that are useful, effective, practical and exploitable all over Europe by hospitals and General Practitioners.
The activities of the consortium will :
- Be precisely tuned to the detailed needs and constraints of the users: elicitation of explicit and implicit user requirements is a key activity in ISAR-Telematics.
- Conciliate both local effectiveness and universality of solution structures: common methodological and evaluation activities will support the identification of common issues and development of generic solutions; common application kernels will be prototyped in the domains concerned : inter-hospitals and inter GP-hospitals services.
- Rely on up-to-date, but nevertheless safe technology, and conform to standards : ISAR-T will transfer into daily practice, technology developed in extreme situations, such as telemedicine for remote places.
- Live up to quality standards: a continuous quality evaluation methodology will be developed in ISAR-T, to support the activities of all partners throughout the project's life.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts