The Catalan Open Innovation Hub on ICT-supported integrated care services for chronic patients aims to foster a collaborative network at European level in terms of generation, deployment and evaluation of digitally-supported innovative health services.
The practice is conceived to serve the entire population of Catalonia (7.5M citizens), Spain (ES). However, the target group are chronic patients with focus on multimorbidiy management and on coordination with social support and dependence. Accordingly, it encompasses both vertical (specialized vs. community-based care) and horizontal (healthcare vs. social support) integrations, combining a population-health orientation with a collaborative adaptive case management approach.
The Catalan Open Hub promotes and assesses the transfer of care complexity from hospital-based to community-based care aiming at generating health value both at provider and at health system level with a triple aim approach (i.e., Improve Population Health, Improve Care Experience and Reduce per Capita Cost). Ultimately, the practice fosters the transfer of biomedical knowledge and technologies to healthcare service providers, health-related actors and industry. The initiative would like to generate a significant contribution of Catalonia toward a more efficient healthcare scenario in the 21st Century, based on the following strategic areas:
Deployment and assessment of ICT-supported integrated care services. Priority is given to services focused on prevention, enhancement of patients’ resilience to disease and rehabilitation.
Application of holistic strategies for subject-specific risk prediction that consider multi-level covariates influencing patient health in order to increase predictive power and enhance clinical decision-making based on sound estimates of individual prognosis.
Alignment with the Big Data Analytics Master Plan promoted by the Catalan Health System (SISCAT) fostering adoption of cloud-based services in real world settings.