Currently, there are several challenges connected to the ageing population and the increase in the prevalence of chronic conditions. In combination with budget constraints, the health and care systems face rising costs and sustainability challenges. The proposed Smartingale solution supports health and care systems in adequately adapting their resources in a response to future health needs.
Based on current trends and developments, health and care should and can increasingly be provided location independent. In this way, it is possible for Smart Hospitals to offer decentralized and holistic, patient-centric care. New digital technologies play an important role in transforming health and care systems. In particular, artificial intelligence and robotics have the potential to transform health and care facilities across their range of functions. However, integrating these technologies is often difficult and can be very time-consuming.
The Smartingale solution aims to accelerate this process and facilitate different health and care facilities in implementing digital technologies by providing a framework and architecture they can use to ‘plug-and-play’ the technologies and easily embed them in their current care processes.
The partners consist of 1 (Coordinator)
University of Tartu (UTARTU) Estonia 2 Stichting Zuyderland Medisch Centrum (ZMC) The Netherlands
3 CITARD Services LTD (CITARD) Cyprus 4 Accenture BV (ACN) The Netherlands 5 Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) Portugal 6 Sykehuset Innlandet HF (IHT) Norway
7 Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica (FCRB) Spain 8 University of Twente (UTWENTE) The Netherlands 9
Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU (NTNU) Norway 10 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) Austria 11 F6S IE (F6S) Ireland