Project

Call for partners: Improving societal participation of people with chronic diseases

The ambition of the PAR-EL consortium is to improve societal participation of people with one or more chronic health conditions (including stroke, COPD and asthma, cancer, rheumatic disease), who experience limitations in their daily activities despite receiving optimal medical care. Through interprofessional diagnostics, continuous monitoring, and treatment by allied health professionals, we will improve physical, mental, cognitive and social functioning of people with chronic disease. We seek collaboration with private partners to support the development and testing of technological monitoring tools, and a shared dataset and infrastructure.

Private business partners are invited to play an important role as active members in the PAR-EL consortium, and contribute to specifying ideas and research activities in the project and participate in the work packages. As a partner, you will contribute and support the development and testing of interprofessional diagnostics, continuous monitoring, and treatment of people with one or more chronic health conditions. Your co-investment can consist of knowledge, product(s), laboratory or technical analyses, technical support or application development. The deliverables of this project will be implemented in future care of people with chronic diseases.

Project plan and outcomes

In this project, we seek to optimize the interprofessional assessment, care and monitoring of frail people with one or more chronic health conditions. We will investigate how technology can assist interprofessional care, and how this integrated care impacts on physical, mental, cognitive and social functioning. Special attention will be paid to the role of home-monitoring and self-directed care. We are also interested in unravelling the mechanisms of action involved in the effectiveness of interprofessional assessment, care and monitoring of this frail population.

This project will produce an interprofessional platform for the care of people with one or more chronic health conditions, and their carers. Allied health professionals, private partners, people with chronic diseases and their carers will be actively involved by contributing and testing products, knowledge and technologies. Knowledge on the mechanisms of action will be gathered and used to optimize the platform.

Participation of private partners

This consortium is open to private business partners from food industry, data infrastructure, cloud services, artificial intelligence, health platform development, etc. The project is based on a reservation of 4 million euros by the Dutch top sector Life Sciences & Health for a public-private R&D programming for allied health professions. Granted projects receive between 25 and 75% subsidy funding. The remainder needs to be matched by co-funding, either in cash or in-kind. As an example, if 20 industrial partners contribute 20k€/year each, this results in 400k€. In return, partners can specify desired topics and provide direction to research activities.

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