Personal Health Systems, at the edge of a social revolution in Healthcare?
Starting date: 1st semester 2007
To describe foresight scenarios from socio-economic, cultural, technological, and organisational dimensions of the introduction of PHS in European Healthcare Systems.
Description: PHS empower citizens to become actively involved in healthcare processes, encourage preventive healthier lifestyles, enable early diagnosis, facilitate a personalised provision of care, while offering an effective way to contain ever rising healthcare costs. Understanding how these new systems are going to work into traditional Healthcare Systems, and their future implications for technical, cultural, training and organisational issues, are the two main objectives driving this study.
Personal Health Systems is one of the identified key challenges addressed by the 7th Framework Programme.
Project Leader: Marcelino Cabrera