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Building knowledge driven and dynamically adaptive networked communities withing European healthcare systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507126

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 324 426

  • EU contribution

    € 5 995 615

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE DENOMINATO ANCHE "MIP (MASTER IMPRESE-POLITECNICO)

Italy

Objective

COCOON is and Integrated Project aimed at supporting health care professional in reducing risk management in their daily practices by building knowledge driven and dynamically adaptive networked communities within European healthcare systems.

The risk management for a health care professional is completely related to its responsibilities assumption in mainly patient diagnosis and treatment processes. The growth of patient judgment autonomy and level of information together with the assessment of cost/benefit before to decide intervention actions are three important factors that force the health care professional in pay much more attention in providing the right answer to the patient problem.

The increase in the last 5 years of both juridical trials, in the measure of 10 times, and the health care insurance costs for the health care professional, in the measure of 5 time, for covering the medical error effects, are two important indicators of the relevance of the problem at European level. To prevent this issues the health care professional have established various association forms such as real associations or just informal communities that help the health care professional in sharing the risk and doing the right thing for the patient.

None of them are really supported by an IT solution powered for enhancing the risk management process. COCOON project wants to bridge the gap. Under this scenario the main objective of COCOON project is to support knowledge driven collaborative practices in Networks of Healthcare Professionals in order to minimise medical errors in diagnosis and treatment.

On this basis the main COCOON project research directions are twofold:
- on one side the socio-economics research on health care risk management and the related business model for reducing risk by enabling the COCOON technologies;
- on the other side the technological research that wants to deal an innovative tool-set for risk management.

Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE DENOMINATO ANCHE "MIP (MASTER IMPRESE-POLITECNICO)

Address

Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

Italy

Participants (23)

AQUITAINE EUROPE COMMUNICATION

France

ASSOCIATION MEDICALE EUROPEENNE

Belgium

ASSOCIATION REGIONALE EUROPEENNE SUR LA SOCIETE DE L'INFORMATION

Belgium

CEFRIEL - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

CENTRE D'INFORMATIQUE POUR LA REGION BRUXELLOISE

Belgium

CENTRO NAZIONALE PER I TRAPIANTI

Italy

EMPHASIS SYSTEMS AE

Greece

EUROPAISCHES MICROSOFT INNOVATIONS CENTER GMBH

Germany

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS ADVANCED SYSTEMS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFORMATICS AND TELEMATICS S.A.

Greece

FONDAZIONE IARD

Italy

GL2006 EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

IDS SCHEER CR, S.R.O

Czechia

INFERMED LIMITED

United Kingdom

LANGUAGE AND COMPUTING NV

Belgium

LOGICOM LIMITED

Cyprus

PATMOS S.R.L.

Italy

REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS OF EPIRUS

Greece

REGIONE LOMBARDIA

Italy

SIEMENS INFORMATICA S.P.A.

Italy

SPIRIT A.E.

Greece

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

Israel

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507126

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 324 426

  • EU contribution

    € 5 995 615

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE DENOMINATO ANCHE "MIP (MASTER IMPRESE-POLITECNICO)

Italy