Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Integrated Technology Ecosystem for ProACTive Patient Centred Care

Project Description

Advancing proactive digital integrated care

ProACT (Integrated Technology Systems for ProACTive Patient Centred Care) is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project in PHC-25-2015. The project aims to develop and evaluate an ecosystem that can improve and advance home-based integrated care. It focuses specifically on older adults who suffer from multiple conditions. In support of its overall goal,  ProACT seeks to improve patient engagement, improve workflow management in care, and propose new healthcare models.

Modeling behavioral change and value network analysis

imec-SMIT participates in the following activities:

  • Defining the ecosystem: Identifying health service pathways and stakeholders (including hospital- and community-based clinicians and (in)formal caregivers) and their needs
  • Developing ICT solutions for the integrated care system
  • Specifying a framework for data analysis and behavioural change to be implemented in the care system
  • Evaluating the ProACT ecoystem in an iterative way (from small-scale to large-scale evaluations)
  • Disseminating, exploiting, communicating and commercializing the project results (in particular, value network analysis)