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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
Building knowledge driven & dynamically adaptive networked communities within european healthcare systems COCOON
Year:2007
Research Areas
  • Processing and signal analysis
Information
Abstract
COCOON is and Integrated Project aimed at supporting health care professional in reducing risk management in their daily practices by building knowledge driven & dynamically adaptive networked communities within European healthcare systems. The risk management for an 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.
International
Si
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
Comisión Europea
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Gran Empresa (>250)
Granting date
02/01/2004
Participants
  • Director: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer (UPM)
  • Participante: María Rodríguez López (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Fernanda Cabrera Umpierrez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Life Supporting Technologies (Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida)
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Domótica Integral, CEDINT
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