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Projects :: Better Breathing

Better Breathing: Better Breathing; A new model for continuous care of chronic patients - eCare, eRehabilitation, ePatient Community and eLearning for patients with breathing handicaps

Better Breathing will re-configure the normal care pathway for managing patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by implementing ICT supported home hospital service and other services in Denmark, Norway, Catalonia and Wales. In Better Breathing ICT tools will be make it possible to monitor the chronic patient at home (eCare) as well as train and rehabilitate the patient (eRehabilitation). This will reduce the cost and inconvenience of transporting severely sick people from their home to the training facilities and will give them a better quality of life. In addition, Better Breathing will set up an online facility (ePatient Community) where COPD patients can communicate with other COPD patients by using the eCare device or a eProfessional Community where professionals can meet and exchange experiences. In addition, an eLearning aspect will be added to the Better Breathing services as a way of creating an educational service for patients that will instruct them how to tackle their disease. This service combined with the ePatient Community will support the COPD patients and their social activities, improve their quality of life and give the patients the opportunity to exchange experiences and share ways of coping with living with COPD. The objective of Better Breathing will be met when the services have been market validated at four sites in Europe and after the project ends, the services will be ready for deployment not only in the participating regions but also in other European countries. The Better Breathing Consortium consists of eleven partners from six European countries and the consortium is asking for EC contribution of � 949,749 (total costs of the project is � 1,899,511). Contact details: Region Syddanmark (Region of Southern Denmark) International Office Rugaardsvej 15, 2 DK � 5000 Odense C. Denmark Phone +45 65 43 20 30 Fax +45 65 43 20 50 www.betterbreathing.org cdp@cfst.dk

Contact information

TAYLOR Sally
Rugaardsvej 15, 2.
5000 Odense C
DENMARK
Tel. 0045 65 432030
Fax. 0045 65 342050

Participants

Coordinator: DOCOBO LTD*, UNITED KINGDOM

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
DOCOBO LTD* UNITED KINGDOM
REGION SYDDANMARK DENMARK
GITS AS DENMARK
MIR SRL - MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ITALY
UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUSET NORD-NORGE HF NORWAY
NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE TROMSO AS NORWAY
TB-SOLUTIONS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SL SPAIN

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