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GERONTE in a nutshell

GERONTE is a 5-year research and innovation project (April 2021 to March 2026) funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme. The overall aim of GERONTE is to improve quality of life – defined as well-being on three levels : global health status, physical functioning and social functioning- for older multimorbid patients, while reducing overall costs of care. To this end, GERONTE will co-design, test, and prepare for deployment an innovative cost-effective patient-centred holistic health management system, hereafter referred to as the GERONTE intervention.

The heterogeneity of older patients in terms of health status, physical functioning and intrinsic capacity makes their evaluation complex. In those aged 65 to 84, the proportion of patients with multimorbidity is as high as 65% and rises to 81% in those aged 85 or older. The most prevalent morbidities in patients older than 65 are arthritis (57%), hypertension (55%), pulmonary disease (38%), diabetes (17%), cancer (17%) and osteoporosis (16%). Cardiovascular diseases are among the most frequent and the most lethal morbidities in older patients, followed by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and cancer.

Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care
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CARE PATHWAY
(Novel intervention)
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TRIALS
(Proof of concept)
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HEALTH SYSTEMS
(EU-wide roadmap)
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CARE PATHWAY
(Novel intervention)
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TRIALS
(Proof of concept)
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HEALTH SYSTEMS
(EU-wide roadmap)

A harmonized health management system taking into account a patient’s diseases in a global way, and not individually,
would improve care quality and patient quality of life, while decreasing costs

GERONTE intervention will rely on an ICT based application, Holis™, for real-time collection and integration of standardised clinical and home patient-reported data. This data will be available to a patient-tailored health professional consortium (HPC) consisting of all physicians and health professionals managing the same multimorbid patient, led by a referral physician and which will act as a unique decision center, taking into account the patient’s own priorities. GERONTE intervention will be demonstrated in the context of care of multimorbid patients having cancer as a dominant morbidity, and be versatile to any other combination of morbidities. GERONTE will raise specific recommendations to implement the proposed patient-centred intervention in at least 10 European countries representative of contrasted health system organisations– besides Belgium, the Netherlands and France where proof of concept trials will be performed, so as to fuel their replication and scale-up for the benefit of the European economy and society as a whole.

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Objectives

Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care

INFORMATION

Gather the stakeholders and data needed for patient-centred and multi-actor complex decision-making process and management.

Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care

TOOLS

Develop Holis™ ICT tools for the GERONTE intervention to be implemented.

Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care

METHODS

Socio-economical methods for evaluating the impacts of the implementation of the GERONTE intervention.

Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care

DEMONSTRATION

Demonstrate in 16 study sites from three EU countries the feasibility and effectiveness of the GERONTE intervention.

Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care

REPLICATION

Develop recommendations for the replication of GERONTE best practices in all European health systems.

Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care

ENGAGEMENT

Engage all stakeholders by co-designing the GERONTE intervention.

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    Research and innovation project funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme - Transforming Patient Care

    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 945218. The sole responsibility for the content of this project lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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