A German research organization specialized in development of user-centered cooperative information systems coordinates a H2020-PHC-28-2015 proposal. The aim is to develop a portal for patients and doctors to provide personalized support for cancer treatment and to address the participation of the patient. Partners are sought who have experience in cancer epidemiology, who provide patient information portals, and who develop mobile applications to collect data about the patient’s health status.
Cancer is a fatal disease in many cases and its progression can be highly individual. Patients currently take little part in the deciosion-making for the best treatment options. In a previous EU-funded project, a framework has been developed which allows clinicians to select the optimum type of treatment by simulating the different treatments.
Now a German non-profit research organization specialized in the development of user-centered cooperative information systems is the coordinator of a project proposal in the call H2020-PHC-28-2015 (Self management of health and disease and decision support systems based on predictive computer modelling used by the patient him or herself). The current consortium is a group of research organizations and SMEs with expertise in IT system development and in the medical domain.
The project aims at developing a portal for patients and doctors that provides personalized support for cancer treatment and that addresses the participation of the patient in the treatment and the decision process. This includes exchange of individualized information concerning the disease, possible treatments and other lifestyle related measures that support the patient’s well-being.
The project will provide a web-based decision support system to be used by clinicians in conjunction with patients to explain to the patients the possible treatment options and to integrate patients fully into the decision process. The portal will provide detailed information on medical treatments taking into account the particular situation of the patient. Furthermore, the patient will be supported in taking lifestyle choices, finding community or psychological support or other health related actions. Mathematical modelling will be used to support the process of individualizing relevant information.
The current consortium is formed by a group of research organizations and SMEs from Germany, Ireland, UK, and Finland. Next to the coordinator, the German non-profit research organization, specialized in the development of user-centered cooperative information systems, there are
• A medical university providing solutions for clinical questions
• An academic institution providing 3D modelling of imaging data
• An academic institution providing statistical modelling of clinical interventions
• An SME providing technology for video analytics
• An SME providing technology for web applications using cloud technologies
• An SME specialized numerical modelling
The coordinator seeks at least two additional non-German partners, research institutions or SMEs to complete the consortium.
Call deadline 21 April 2015
Deadline for expressions of interest:1 March 2015
- Type of partner sought: To have a complete coverage of the required experience, the consortium is seeking (i) partners with experience in cancer epidemiology, (ii) providers of patient information portals, and (iii) developers of mobile applications to collect data about the patient’s health status and to interact with the patient
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The coordinator seeks at least two additional non-German partners, research institutions or SMEs:
1. Organization with experience in cancer epidemiology (e.g., modelling patients, their lifestyle and the relationship to their health status).
2. Provider of a patient information portal or patient organization with access to patient data concerning health status before, during or after cancer treatment and data relating lifestyle and the health status of the patient.
3. Provider of applications for mobile health to develop tools that empower the patient for the management of his health. The partner should develop mobile apps to collect medical, physiological, lifestyle or environmental data. These should be accessible by the patient at any time and will be used to correlate with data from clinicians. The partner should develop an application supporting communication of patient and clinician, provides information and incorporates motivation/coaching tools.