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IMproving Preparedness and Response of HEalth Services in major criseS

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
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Coordinator

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL

Address

Place Du Champ De Mars 5/10
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 253 480

Administrative Contact

Babis Ipektsidis (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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Department of Health england

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 355 042,50

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 397 578,50

ADITESS ADVANCED INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS & SERVICES LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 248 800

SATWAYS - PROIONTA KAI YPIRESIES TILEMATIKIS DIKTYAKON KAI TILEPIKINONIAKON EFARMOGON ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 405 400

INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 127 600

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 322 900

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 315 086,25

ECOMED bvba

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 381 640

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 88 120,40

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 71 490

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 284 177,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608078

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2014

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 280 345,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 251 315,15

Coordinated by:

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL

Belgium