United4Health - pilot North-Norway
Transforming the patient experience with telehealth in Europe
United4Health (UNIversal solutions in TElemedicine Deployment for European HEALTH care will) “validate and strengthen the evidence for chronic disease management by telehealth solutions, especially on effectiveness, cost-efficiency, and transferability of the implementation of the services” by focusing on those indicators which, in the framework of the Renewing Health project, have proven valuable for evaluating these aspects.
United4Health aims to exploit and further deploy innovative telemedicine services implemented and trialled under Renewing Health.
Further, the project has the ambition to increase the use of telemedicine in Europe by producing high quality evaluations that can serve as support for decision makers considering implementing telemedicine services.
United4Health takes the best from previous trials in terms of homogeneous interventions in all the pilot sites. The pilot sites represent the variety of healthcare delivery organisations and cultures present in the EU. The project capitalises upon the results of its predecessors and will allow new regions to benefit from the experience acquired by the regions who participated in Renewing Health.
This will allow for, on the one hand, aggregating data coming from different pilot sites because of the homogeneity of the intervention and of the inclusion/exclusion criteria and, on the other hand, stratifying results to see how the same intervention has a different impact on the local healthcare delivery organisations in different countries.
The services trialled in United4Health have been selected from the vast range of services in Renewing Health. This limited number of interventions will be trialled in 15 regions. In general terms, they aim to give patients a central role in the management of their own disease in a way that is convenient to their daily lives by the use of remote monitoring. Further, the interventions are to fine-tune the choice and dosage of medications, promote compliance to treatment, and help professionals to detect early signs of worsening. The trials will run for two years targeting diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cardiovascular diseases.
In Norway there are two pilots in COPD, one in South-Norway at the Sorlandet syheus HF and one in North-Norway at the University Hospital North-Norway.
The project operates as a multi-centre clinical trial measuring efficiency and cost effectiveness of the implemented solutions. This will give scientific validity to the results and will promote adoption of remote patient monitoring and treatment on a large scale.
|NHS 24 (SCOTLAND)||UNITED KINGDOM|
|HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SA||BELGIUM|
|EUROPEAN HEALTH TELEMATICS ASSOCIATION||BELGIUM|
|CONTINUA HEALTH ALLIANCE PRIVATE STICHTING||BELGIUM|
|COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DES INDUSTRIES RADIOLOGIQUES ELECTROMEDICALES ET D INFORMATIQUE DE SANTE AISBL||BELGIUM|
|Association Internationale de la Mutualité ASBL||BELGIUM|
|UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|HENRIK J NIELSEN||DENMARK|
|ETELA-KARJALAN SOSIAALI- JA TERVEYDENHUOLLON KUNTAYHTYMA||FINLAND|
|Ministere des Affaires Sociales et de la Sante||FRANCE|
|Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-governance||GREECE|
|ANAPTYXIAKI ETAIREIA DIMOU TRIKKAION ANAPTYXIAKI ANONYMI ETAIREIA OTA - E-TRIKALA AE||GREECE|
|ANAPTYXIAKI DIADIMOTIKI ETERIA PSIFIAKES POLIS KENTRIKIS ELLADAS AE OTA (INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY DIGITAL CITIES OF CENTRAL GREECE SA)||GREECE|
|5 YGIONOMIKI PERIFERIA THESSALIAS & STEREAS ELLADAS||GREECE|
|AZIENDA U.L.S.S. N 14 SERVIZIO SANITARIO NAZIONALE - REGIONE VENETO||ITALY|
|AZIENDA SANITARIA PROVINCIALE DI PALERMO-ASP PALERMO||ITALY|
|AZIENDA SANITARIA PROVINCIALE DI COSENZA-ASP COSENZA||ITALY|
|AGENZIA REGIONALE SANITARIA DELLA REGIONE CAMPANIA||ITALY|
|UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUSET NORD-NORGE HF||NORWAY|
|UNIVERSITETET I AGDER||NORWAY|
|SORLANDET SYKEHUS HF||NORWAY|
|KRAKOWSKI SZPITAL SPECJALISTYCZNY IM. JANA PAWLA II W KRAKOWIE||POLAND|
|ZDRAVSTVENI DOM RAVNE NA KOROSKEM||REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA|
|Servicio Vasco de Salud Osakidetza||SPAIN|
|Conselleria de Sanidade de Galicia||SPAIN|
|ASOCIACION CENTRO DE EXCELENCIA INTERNACIONAL EN INVESTIGACION SOBRE CRONICIDAD||SPAIN|
|AGENCIA D'INFORMACIO AVALUACIO I QUALITAT EN SALUT||SPAIN|
|GSM Mou ASSOCIATION||SWITZERLAND|
|HYWEL DDA LOCAL HEALTH BOARD||UNITED KINGDOM|
U4H project lead is Professor George Crooks from Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare.