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A knowledge based platform of services for supporting medical-clinical management of heart failure withing eldery population

A knowledge based platform of services for supporting medical-clinical management of heart failure withing eldery population

Objective

HEARTFAID is a RandD project aimed at devising, developing and validating an innovative knowledge based platform of services, able to improve early diagnosis and to make more effective the medical-clinical management of heart diseases within elderly population. Chronic Heart Failure is one of the most remarkable health problems for prevalence and morbidity, especially in the developed western countries, with a strong impact in terms of social and economic effects.

All these aspects are typically emphasized within the elderly population, with very frequent hospital admissions and a significant increase of medical costs. Recent studies and experiences have demonstrated that accurate heart failure management programs, based on a suitable integration of inpatient and outpatient clinical procedures, might prevent and reduce hospital admissions, improving clinical status and reducing costs. HEARTFAID aims at defining efficient and effective health care delivery organization and management models for the "optimal" management of the care in the field of cardiovascular diseases.

The HEARTFAID innovative computerized system will improve the processes of diagnosis, prognosis and therapy provision, providing the following services:
- electronic health record for easy and ubiquitous access to heterogeneous patients data;
- integrated services for healthcare professionals, including patient telemonitoring, signal and image processing, alert and alarm system;
- clinical decision support in the heart failure domain, based on pattern recognition in historical data, knowledge discovery analysis and inferences on patients' clinical data.

The formalization of the pre-existing clinical knowledge and the discovery of new elicited knowledge represent the core of the HEARTFAID platform.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA

Address

Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende (Cs)

Italy

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

ELLINIKI ETAIRIA TILEPIKOINONION KAI TILEMATIKON EFARMOGON AE

Greece

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS

Greece

ISTITUTO AUXOLOGICO ITALIANO

Italy

RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE

Croatia

SYNAPSIS - SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI MAGNA GRAECIA DI CATANZARO

Italy

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA

Italy

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

VMW SOLUTIONS LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027107

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 220 115

  • EU contribution

    € 2 089 759

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA

Italy