The EU-funded CrowdHEALTH project is about to introduce a new paradigm of Holistic Health Records (HHRs) which combine all health facts, including dietary and movement data. This integrated approach can improve treatment and the health of people suffering from overweight and obesity.

CrowdHEALTH logo; blue script on white background with a small round emblem on the left including vague human illustrations

The 'Holistic Health Records' conceived by CrowdHEALTH and assembled by hospitals and health centres can combine healthcare data with data about people's diet and real-time movements and activities. This can make treatment much more effective - especially when it comes to overweight and obesity, one of the most rapidly increasing health issues in recent years.

This modern epidemic has the potential to reduce life expectancy for up to 10 years, and it affects about 70% of the population of 55 or more years. A real challenge for public health, these figures could be reduced by more integrated health records and personalised treatment: a direct result from the Holistic Health Records developed by CrowdHEALTH.

Big data technologies

CrowdHEALTH will deliver a secure ICT platform integrating big data technologies across the complete data path, providing Data as a Service (DaaS) to health ecosystem stakeholders.

The project will also develop policy modelling techniques to facilitate the inclusion of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in policies and the correlation of these KPIs both with all health determinants captured in Holistic Health Records (HHRs) and with information from other domains towards a 'health in all policies' approach.

The data will be collected and validated through 5 pilots addressing different environments (care centers, social networks, public environments, living labs, diseases monitoring).

 

International cooperation

Over three years, the CrowdHEALTH partners aim to make public health policies more effective through big data analysis.

This project was awarded a budget of maximum € 4,999,550 under the framework program for research and innovation Horizon 2020. It integrates 19 research groups, universities and companies from Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Full article (in Spanish).

 

More information

Project
Collective wisdom driving public health policies
Project coordinator
ATOS, Spain
Project Acronym
CrowdHEALTH