On September 12th, 2022, at a ceremony in the “Palais des Festivals et des Congrès” Cannes France, the ‘SEURO Horizon 2020’ project received the ‘Silver Eco and Ageing Well International award recognising it as a key research project advancing innovation in the field of ageing well. Special mention was also given to the research collaboration with industry partner IBM Europe across both the ProACT and SEURO H2020 projects since 2016 to advance the field of artificial intelligence and healthcare.
The ‘SEURO’ (Scaling EUROpean citizen-driven transferable and transformative digital health – www.seuro2020.eu) project which began in May 2021, received €4 million under the European Commission’s H2020 programme to develop and evaluate 3 new digital self-assessment and recommendation tools to prepare any EU region to successfully implement and scale innovative, people-centric digital integrated health and social care solutions for multiple disease management.
The support tools consist of a transferability self-assessment tool (ProTransfer) to assess an organisation’s preparedness for digital solution transfer; a behavioural change framework (ProBCF) to optimise a digital solution to people’s needs, and an artificial intelligence (AI) prediction model (ProInsight) to assess the impact of a digital solution on health system performance.
The ProACT platform which was developed under a previous H2020 award (also coordinated by the team at the TCPHI which received €4.87m (www.proact2020.eu)) will also be further evaluated in large-scale trials in Ireland, Belgium, and Sweden. ProACT is a citizen-/people- driven, self-management-orientated, digitally integrated care platform capable of supporting multiple disease management and associated co-morbidities including wellbeing parameters (e.g., mobility and sleep) on a single user application.
Michael Wright, Director of Public Affairs said, “It’s great to see the SEURO project recognised in this way. Home Instead, as a consortium partner is supporting the Irish-based trials and look forward to understanding more about the impact of this technology on the healthcare outcomes of ageing adults and how it use of such technology can support more people to remain living at home for as long as possible.”
The SEURO project will help provide key evidence to support EU healthcare services and organisations to adopt and scale digital health solutions in practice as well as proving the potential for the ProACT platform to support EU citizens living with multimorbidity to self-manage their health and well-being from home ensuring they can age well in place.
This award which is under the patronage of the French government’s Ministry for Solidarity, Autonomy and Persons with Disabilities represents a significant endorsement of the work being conducted across the ProACT and SEURO projects, sponsored by the European Commission.