Project ValueCare. Value-based methodology for integrated care supported by ICT
The VALUECARE project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme which started on 01/12/2019 and whose duration is 4 years, seeks to provide efficient and outcome-based integrated (health and social) care to older people suffering from cognitive impairment, frailty and/or multiple chronic conditions, with the aim of improving their (and their families’) quality of life by applying value-based methodologies supported by digital solutions.
Based on this integrated care approach, VALUECARE has developed a robust, secure and scalable digital solution that integrates health and social care for the elderly. This digital solution will be validated in 7 pilot studies in different European countries (Valencia, Spain; Rijeka, Croatia; Athens, Greece; Cork/Kerry, Ireland; Treviso, Italy; Coimbra, Portugal; Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
The digital solution (APP) VALUECARE will synchronize data related to multiple sources (health and social) to provide older people participating in the project with a Personalized Care Plan combining medical and social prescriptions, as well as information on social and cultural services. In the Valencia pilot, older people with mild to moderate frailty participating in the project will use the app as part of the intervention for a period of 12 months, and both health and social care professionals and researchers will be able to monitor compliance with the plan through a platform. The patient app also includes a virtual coach who will establish interactive dialogues with patients to make suggestions, recommendations, reminders and alerts regarding compliance with their personalized care plan. The planned areas of intervention are: physical exercise, nutrition, medication and prescription/social activity.
In Spain, the pilot has already started and we are currently in the recruitment phase of the participants by the Health Centers, who have summoned the participants to sign the informed consent, as a legal document necessary for participation in the project.
For more information, visit the ValueCare website at https://projectvaluecare.eu/