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NOESIS

Project ID: 507960
Financé au titre de

Platform for wide scale integration and visual representation of medical intelligence

De 2004-01-01 à 2007-03-31, projet clôturé | NOESIS Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 7 100 108,33

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 4 088 384,07

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Italy

Appel à propositions:

FP6-2002-IST-1See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

IP - Integrated Project

Description

Better healthcare through improved diagnoses

The Greek word noesis means ‘the ability to sense or know something immediately’. That is a particularly handy trait for doctors, who often have to make spur-of-the-moment decisions. A new knowledge-management system will help them.

Developed by the NOESIS project, the knowledge-management system powers a decision-support framework for doctors to help them make diagnoses accurately and quickly, whether in an emergency ward or during routine treatment. It holds the promise of reducing the number of wrong diagnoses, leading to improved healthcare for patients.

In essence, it puts information at their fingertips whenever they need it and helps them use it effectively.

Helping diagnose heart diseases

The project partners have focused their work on assisting in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, a segment of healthcare that is closely interlinked with many other medical complications. Indeed, the technology behind the system could be used in virtually any other medical field.

The NOESIS system allows doctors to rapidly access and analyse medical charts, sensor readings and scans while also providing them with recommendations on the best course of action in light of the unique medical situation of each patient.

It achieves this through a range of technologies that gather, store, sort and analyse medical information. The information can include written texts, graphs, images, audio and videos. The system can also be used in combination with databases containing electronic health records.

Efficient decision support

Thanks to data-mining techniques and semantic integration that associates medical concepts with information items, doctors can quickly retrieve the information they need from a hospital computer.

The decision-support component, meanwhile, can help them analyse that information to produce a preliminary diagnosis and even take preventive action.

Within the scope of the project, the system was used to support diagnoses of arrhythmia, ischemia and coronary heart disease, as well as to predict clinical restenosis in patients undergoing angioplasty with stenting.

Fewer medical errors

Such enhanced decision support has evident benefits for both doctors and patients.

Research has shown that experienced clinicians remember up to 2 million pieces of medical information and on average make 125 patient visits per week.

They face questions about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, forcing them to make around 25 000 decisions each year. Studies have shown that up to 10% of those may have been wrong, of which about half were preventable mistakes.

With better knowledge management and decision support there would be less risk of doctors either giving the wrong diagnosis or prescribing an incorrect course of treatment. For patients, the system will result in a better quality of care.

Objectif

NOESIS' objectives as an integrated project are twofold; Advancing research in the areasconcerned and increasing the exploitation potential of the produced system. The NOESIS projectaims at the development of a web-based personalised system with enhanced intelligence that willsupport health professionals in taking the best possible decision for prevention, diagnosis, andtreatment. The NOESIS system will assist health professionals in the diagnostic process, allowinga smooth transition from established medical knowledge to personal judgment through anenhanced site seer for medical sciences and a decision support framework capable of producing apreliminary diagnosis.The enhanced site seer will be based on a semantic integration platform associating medicalconcepts with information items, on a knowledge model for classification of extracted knowledgecomponents and on interactive multimodal and attentive interfaces. The semantic integration willassist intelligent agents to automatically reason about the information in the information retrievalprocess. Research will be conducted in several areas, including multimedia information retrievalbased on content similarity, classification algorithms based on hybrid methods combining fuzzyclustering and self organising maps (SOM), and dynamically generated distributed ontologies.On the other hand, the NOESIS system will put effort in research for generating an adaptableframework capable of reasoning about the patients' situation, producing a preliminary diagnosisand dealing with administered therapies. It will simulate the probabilistic reasoning that healthprofessionals implicitly perform, by producing qualitative and quantitative models representingdeterministic causal relationships and probabilistic associations between symptoms and diseases.The project will conclude with extensive testing and evaluation of the system by medical expertsand demonstration to well text truncated for the purposes of the ESR

Informations connexes

Documents et Publications

Coordonnées du coordinateur

Francesca Albanese, (Project Coordinator)
Tél.: +39-025-355480
Fax: +39-025-355329
E-mail

Coordinateur

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ITALIA - S.P.A.
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 896 060,10


LOCALITA PRULLI 103/C
50066 REGGELLO
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: FRANCESCA ALBANESE
Tél.: +39025355480
Fax: +39025355329
E-mail

Participants

SESA - COMMERCE HANDELSGMBH
Austria

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 245 924


FRIEDRICH SCHILLERSTRASSE 87/1/3/6
2340 MODLING
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Secondo Felice Sensorio
Tél.: +43223686348
Fax: +43223686348
E-mail
MEDISELL CO LTD
Cyprus

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 391 305


8, VOULIAGMENIS STR.
2033 STROVOLOS.
Cyprus
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Andreas Papaloizou
Tél.: +357-22-494300
Fax: +357-22-311362
E-mail
M.R.I. LEFKOTHEA MEDICAL SERVICES LTD.
Fin de participation
Cyprus

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 37 508,33


4 LEFKOTHEOU AVE.
2054 NICOSIA
Cyprus
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: AGGELA KATODRITOU
Tél.: +357-22-356717
Fax: +357-22-356719
E-mail
NETVISION LIMITED
Fin de participation
Cyprus

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


20 THEM. DERVI STREET
1066 NICOSIA
Cyprus
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Kyriacos Fiakkas
Tél.: +357-22-551000
Fax: +357-22-678917
E-mail
SIEMENS SA
Spain

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 318 638


CALLE RONDA DE EUROPA 5
28760 TRES CANTOS
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Blanco Rubio Angel
Tél.: +34915144585
Fax: +34915148013
E-mail
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 299 979


Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 GRENOBLE
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Michel Simonet
Tél.: +33608763678
Fax: +33476518667
E-mail
BUSINESS FLOW CONSULTING
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 108 415


RUE HOUDAN 196
92330 SCEAUX
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: DELPHINE SMAGGHE
Tél.: +33141879627
Fax: +33141879629
E-mail
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 475 679,92


PANEPISTEMIOYPOLE PANEPISTEMIO IOANNINON
45110 IOANNINA
Greece
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: DIMITRIOS FOTIADIS
Tél.: +302651098803
Fax: +302651098889
E-mail
HELLENIC CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 117 315,12


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OF IOANNINA
45110 IOANNINA
Greece
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: LAMPROS MICHALIS
Tél.: +302651097532
Fax: +302651097533
E-mail
LABORATOIRE TIMC
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


38706 LA TRONCHE CEDEX
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PIERRE MENDES FRANCE
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


RUE DES UNIVERSITES 151
38040 GRENOBLE
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


AVENUE FELIX VIALLET 46
38031 GRENOBLE CEDEX 1
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Clémentine Gleizal
Tél.: +33 476575038
Fax: +33 476574585
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
75794 PARIS
France
Activity type: Research Organisations