Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred care have been given the task of coordinating a project to investigate how Europe’s healthcare costs can be kept down whilst quality of care is maintained or even improved.
The societal and economic impacts of this trend are enormous, jeopardizing the affordability and accessibility of healthcare to all EU‐citizens.
To try and combat this the EU will distribute SEK 87 bill Euros to research in health care as a part of Horizon 2020, the new EU framework programme for research and innovation.
Inger Ekman, Professor at the Department of Health and Care Sciences and Centre Director of the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC), has been given funding from the European Commission to lead the WE-CARE project, which aims to create a strategic plan and a roadmap for how research and innovation within healthcare can help reduce healthcare costs.
- It is a question of highlighting research areas which have the potential to drastically reduce health care costs whilst quality of care is maintained or even improved, says Inger Ekman.
WE-CARE is co-ordinated in Gothenburg, and gathers together several European research institutes, businesses and non-profit organisations. Imperial College in London, VU University in Amsterdam, The Technical University of Berlin, The European Patient Forum, Imec (formerly Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) and computer giant IBM all take part in the project.
- Being able to take a leading role in this project means a lot to GPCC and The University of Gothenburg. Through sustained and successful work done here we can now affect how the EU prioritizes future research areas in health care, says Pam Fredman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg.
Initially WE-CARE will arrange a series of workshops which will look at the possibilities of sweeping changes from different points of view. Sample areas are:• The Patient as a partner
The project will be concluded with an international conference in Gothenburg 14-15 April 2015, where decision makers, researchers and business representatives will present, discuss and conclude the work in a road map for future EU health care research.Contact:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020Read more about GPCC:
Torsten Arpi | idw
The genes are not to blame
20.07.2018 | Technische Universität München
Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines
20.07.2018 | Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.
The low-cost process, developed by Purdue University researchers, combines tools already used in industry for manufacturing metals on a large scale, but uses...
For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa Resconi, spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an important piece of evidence that the particles detected by the IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole originate from a galaxy four billion light-years away from Earth.
To rule out other origins with certainty, the team led by neutrino physicist Elisa Resconi from the Technical University of Munich and multi-wavelength...
For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden and the University of Cologne can now better study and understand the properties of these magnetic structures, which are important for both basic research and applications.
Whirlpools are an everyday experience in a bath tub: When the water is drained a circular vortex is formed. Typically, such whirls are rather stable. Similar...
Physicists working with Roland Wester at the University of Innsbruck have investigated if and how chemical reactions can be influenced by targeted vibrational excitation of the reactants. They were able to demonstrate that excitation with a laser beam does not affect the efficiency of a chemical exchange reaction and that the excited molecular group acts only as a spectator in the reaction.
A frequently used reaction in organic chemistry is nucleophilic substitution. It plays, for example, an important role in in the synthesis of new chemical...
Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.
"Put an excitation into the system and observe how it evolves." According to physicist Professor Tobias Brixner, this is the credo of optical spectroscopy....
13.07.2018 | Event News
12.07.2018 | Event News
03.07.2018 | Event News
20.07.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering
20.07.2018 | Information Technology
20.07.2018 | Materials Sciences