One kick-off conference, 5 strategic area conferences and workshops and a final conference: Regions4PerMed in a nutshell, to increase the involvement of relevant stakeholders (regional authorities, researchers, policy makers, cluster organizations) for the implementation of personalised health.
Kick off conference
The kick-off conference was held during the EAPM congress on Personalised Medicine, in Milan, on November 28th, 2018. The conference gave a strategic overview of the Regions4PerMed project vision and expected outcomes. During the conference, the project Key themic Areas were presented.
Big data, electronic health records and health governance
Big data and digitalisation can support measures to promote health, as well as to reform health systems, easing the transition to new patient-centred care models and to new integrated care structures. The potential, the risks and role that Regions can play in the governance process of health data need to be explored.
e-Health and m-Health
Personalised Care Support
European health systems require a rapid flow of digital information, including genomic, clinical outcome, and claims data. Standardisation in healthcare services is a major requirement for improving patient treatment by way of modern technology. To identify better approaches to e-health/m-health that are capable of redefining our future way of interacting within the healthcare system is mandatory.
The ability to diagnose more precisely can be optimised when coupled with new and improved technologies such as those that provide rapid and real-time results and those that can be used at the point of care. Healthcare industry partners, SMEs and research institutes would greatly benefit from a European common approach to include quality of life and systemic outcome measurement instruments.
Innovation flow in the healthcare
Implementation of personalised Medicine has the potential to reduce financial and time expenditure, and increase quality of life and life extension of patients. The technology redefining the healthcare industry of the future combines highly powerful biotechnologies like biomarkers, genetics or proteomics with vast amounts of available data, cloud computing services, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI)-based or similar ICT solutions.
In order to guarantee the social and economic sustainability of healthcare, Personalised Health needs to produce changes in: A) Training/Education – new managers and professional figures need to be trained; B) facilitate a vertical integration between basic, translational research, technological development and innovation processes; C) empower patients and citizens; 4) guarantee interdisciplinarity.
The final conference will present all project outcomes and the winner of the Best Practices collected during the duration of the project.