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Our EU project on Artificial Intelligence

Our EU project on Artificial intelligence (years 2018-2021) will be introduced at the EPMA World Congress 2019 in Pilsen, Czech Republic, September 19th


Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Chairman of the Division of Structural Heart Diseases, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, who is the EPMA Representative in the Netherlands


Project title: Patient Self-care using eHealth in chronic Heart Failure


Abstract: A growing number of patients suffering from chronic diseases is unprecedented in the early 21st century. Amongst them current heart failure (HF) care is too expensive and not effective enough. Patients are advised to monitor themselves in the time-frame between visits to the doctor, but they are unable to do this at an appropriate level without comprehensive professional and technical support. In effect, doctors are executing an increasing number of ‘simple’ tasks and decisions, while the growing number of ‘complex’ patients is falling short in adequate care. eHealth products (so called “Artificial intelligence”) have the potential to improve patient awareness and compliance (thereby increasing treatment quality) as well as to empower patient self-care (to relieve healthcare labour). Since HF patients in the workforce have a high risk of detachment (>25%) from the workforce after hospitalisation, patient eHealth-conducted empowerment and improved well-being will serve the society as a whole.


Maastricht Universitair Medisch Centrum, NL
Sananet Care B.V., NL
Thomas More Kempen vzw, BE
Nurogames GmbH, DE
Deutsche Stiftung für chronisch Kranke, DE
Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Universitätsklinikum der RWTH Aachen, DE
Exploris AG, CH
Clinical Research Centre of the University College Dublin, IE
Universitätsklinikum der Universität Bonn, DE


Associate partners:
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (Ministerie van VWS), NL


The project’s relevant publications:


The “Strategic paper” of the project’s consortium is currently in preparation