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Securing Health.Emergency.Learning.Planning

Objective

Volatile events such as disasters bring the prospect of rapid contagion and the threat of disastrous impacts for Europe. Vulnerabilities and cascading effects can result in significant injuries, illness and loss of life. Damage to health infrastructure, demand for medical attention, displacement and major outbreaks all place a strain on Health Services. Preparedness and response capabilities of Health Services will directly impact society’s ability to ‘bounce back’ to become more resilient to such devastating shocks.
S-HELP will enhance the protection of public health and common grounds for interoperability by significantly ad-vancing the existing knowledge base required for the development of next generation Decision Support (DS) tools and a user-centred Decision Support System (DSS) for better Preparedness, rapid Response and coordinated Re-covery in emergency situations.
It will offer evidence-based solutions to improve Health Services performance in emergency management, develop-ing a holistic framework to guide stakeholder needs analysis, and integrating an advanced DS tool-set. The project will execute multi-scenario based end user training, alongside ‘what-if’ analysis. It will simulate 3 multi-factorial and multi-agency scenarios (a chemical explosion; mass flooding; regional bio-hazard), and model the situational and projected evolution of the 3 emergencies to communicate coordinated and collaborative problem solving across agencies. S-HELP will manage end-user knowledge and validate performance in order to use project DS tools and solutions effectively in preparing for, responding to and recovering from an incident. S-HELP will disseminate and exploit the DS tools and solution to complement the role of Health Services in emergency situations.
S-HELP will significantly advance the current state-of-the-art in decision support for Health Services, benefitting from an end-user driven consortium with leading health research, technolog and commercial experts.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /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

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 478 318,50
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)

Participants (9)

ACCELOPMENT AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 158 998,22
Address
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zuerich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeanette Müller (Dr.)
MAGEN DAVID ADOM IN ISRAEL
Israel
EU contribution
€ 90 600
Address
Yigal Alon 60
67062 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chaim Rafalowski (Mr.)
FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 456 815,43
Address
Fitzwilliam Square 23
D02 RV08 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Hynes (Dr.)
HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 141 450
Address
Limetree Avenue 2Nd Flo Oak House
Naas
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Colette O'callaghan (Ms.)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 438 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Cristin Ohlsson (Mrs.)
REGIONAL AGENCY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 450
Address
Linenhall Street 11 22
BT2 8HS Belfast
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Wilson (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 332 280
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erwin Duschnig (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 252 247,20
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marion Rauner (Prof.)
VectorCommand Ltd

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 21 676,80
Address
Stansted House 2Nd Floor
PO9 6DX Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rod Stafford (Mr.)