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TS4.0 among the European best practices for personalized medicine

27/11/2019 By

TrentinoSalute4.0 was invited to present a good practice during the workshop between the partners  of the SAPHIRe (Securing the Adoption of Personalized Health in Regions) European project dedicated to personalized medicine in Belfast, Northern Ireland on October 17 and 18. The purpose of the meeting was to illustrate to the participants examples of regional initiatives, to offer the opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss different perspectives, evaluating strategies to improve the adoption of a personalized approach to people’s health.

Some of the leading figures in the field of personalized health across Europe gathered in Belfast for the seminar: policy experts, government representatives, academia and the health context. 10 regions represented and 18 specialist speakers, from precision oncology to digital health initiatives, including Project Manager Olivia Balagna who recounted the “TreC_Diabete” project as an example of a medical prescription-based health application.

The TreC_Diabete platform was created within the project “TreC – Citizen’s Medical Record” promoted by the Department of Health and Social Policies of the Autonomous Province of Trento, in collaboration with the Trento Province Healthcare System (APSS) and under the technical and scientific management of Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) and, in particular, of the “eHealth” research team.

About TreC Diabete:
TreC_Diabete is a system based on Personal Health Records to support self-care and remote monitoring of diabetic patients. The platform consists of an ecosystem of web and mobile applications through which citizens can, on the one hand, find support to manage their health and treatment, and communicate with health professionals, while on the other hand health care providers can activate models of “personalized” patient remote monitoring.

Please see here the pdf format presentation by Olivia Balagna

Please see here the video of Olivia Balagna’s talk (Prescription based Health app)

PAT PM Olivia Balagna during her talk at the Saphire workshop in Belfast (October 2019)

The SAPHIRe project   is coordinated by the Department of Economics, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish government. Other members of the consortium include the Public Health Agency (PHA) of Northern Ireland, the EIT Health InnoStars based in Hungary and the EuroBioForum Foundation (The Netherlands). SAPHIRe is a three-year project and provides for the involvement of a number of regional stakeholders, including policy makers, players from the business and academia actors through a series of thematic workshops.

Personalized health is a critically relevant topic, as it further develops the concept of personalized medicine, which has been one of the political focal points in Europe over the last decade. With personalized health, attention is focused also on people’s health and well-being. Regions are deemed as the new drivers for innovation and for the adoption of personalized health and will guide the transition towards sustainable health care and personalized health.

Click on more details for more information on the SAPHIRe project, and here to read the presentations of the experts who attended the Belfast workshop.