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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Empowering pharmacists to improve health care for oral chemotherapy patients: Establishment of a European best-practice model [EPIC]
Oncology is undoubtedly currently the fastest developing area of healthcare. More or less every month new drugs come to the market; many of them are formulations for oral administration. This means th...
Oncology is undoubtedly currently the fastest developing area of healthcare. More or less every month new drugs come to the market; many of them are formulations for oral administration. This means that the complex treatment of often co-morbid oncology patients is moving from a supervised hospital setting to the patient’s home and dispensing of potent oral anticancer drugs to general community pharmacies. Pharmacists in such pharmacies are not specialized in care for oncology patients, since the curriculum of pharmacy studies includes few oncology-related topics.
Our purpose is to empower pharmacists to improve therapy-related outcomes and patient safety by lending support for the pharmaceutical counselling related to the dispensing of oral anticancer drugs. By doing so in selected member countries, we will create a best-practice model for the EU.
To this end, we will first survey the current situation and problems at dispensing of oral anticancer drugs in the EU. Based on the results we will design optimal post-graduate education for pharmacists about oncology topics and develop IT-tools that assist the pharmaceutical counselling process. This will allow the pharmacist quick access to essential information on oral oncology drugs including important advice for patients as well as useful service options like the preparation of treatment plans for the patient. By evaluating user satisfaction with the IT-tools and educational programme and subsequent implementation of improvements, we establish a ‘learning system’. This system will be put to effect in the participating partner countries and later made available for implementation in other EU-countries.
These measures will improve patients’ self-efficacy regarding his or her disease and therapy and, consequently, will enhance adherence.
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: 3.5 Support actions which address health issues in an ageing society, including relevant actions suggested by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in its...
Topic: 3.5 Support actions which address health issues in an ageing society, including relevant actions suggested by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in its three themes: innovation in awareness, prevention and early diagnosis, innovation in cure and care and innovation in active ageing and independent living.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Frailty management Optimisation through EIP AHA Commitments and Utilisation of Stakeholders input [FOCUS]
Our purpose is to critically reduce the burden of frailty in Europe by assisting those partners within the European Innovation Partnership for Active Healthy Ageing (EIPAHA) with commitments focusing ...
Our purpose is to critically reduce the burden of frailty in Europe by assisting those partners within the European Innovation Partnership for Active Healthy Ageing (EIPAHA) with commitments focusing on early diagnosis/screening and/or management of frailty to achieve scalability. We have selected EIPAHA because it constitutes a critical instrument for the EU and because it composes the widest representation of initiatives about frailty in Europe.
Our project offers both a service and a network. The service consists of evidence-based guidelines to critically help the selected group of partners to satisfactorily achieve their goals. The network intends to prolong the service in the long term.
To achieve that purpose (WP4) we will define the roadmap, in that we will i) describe the state of art (review of the scientific literature), ii) get a picture of the status of the affected commitments within EIPAHA (barriers, enablers, etc.), and iii) obtain information of the needs of stakeholders. With this real-world landscape in hand, WP5 will define indicators and use a scientifically sound method, comparative effectiveness research, to draw conclusions regarding the most adequate and customized approach to assist commitments in achieving success. Inequalities, cultural conditions or cross-border issues will be considered as representative of the diversity in Europe. Guidelines and toolkits will be issued with the perspective of sustainability. WP6 will constitute the “Platform for Knowledge Exchange” (PKE), which will both facilitate and perpetuate exchange between partners and stakeholders to achieve synergies and guide progression. PKE will act as a repository and as an instrument for dissemination too. WP7 will be a practical test to verify the usability and performance of guidelines in real EIPAHA commitments.
Relevance derives from the wide prevalence of frailty in Europe, consistently the focus throughout the work programme.

Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: 3.5 Support actions which address health issues in an ageing society, including relevant actions suggested by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in its...
Topic: 3.5 Support actions which address health issues in an ageing society, including relevant actions suggested by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in its three themes: innovation in awareness, prevention and early diagnosis, innovation in cure and care and innovation in active ageing and independent living.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Reference Sites Network for Prevention and Care of Frailty and Chronic Conditions in community dwelling persons of EU Countries [SUNFRAIL]
General Objective The proposal is promoted by a network of EIP-AHA Italian Reference Sites with the intent to validate and standardize approaches on frailty and multimorbidity by building on the instr...
General Objective The proposal is promoted by a network of EIP-AHA Italian Reference Sites with the intent to validate and standardize approaches on frailty and multimorbidity by building on the instruments developed with the European Commission Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Key-partners of the project are mainly EIP-AHA Reference Sites (and AG Coordinators: A1, A3, B3), representing countries from the northern, southern and eastern part of Europe. Methods and Means Proposed actions will support the development, validation and experimentation of a model to improve the detection, prevention and care of frailty and management of multimorbidity in EU countries, providing partners with different approaches to care from which to adopt/adapt their own systems/services. The model will be experimented in selected RS. It will support the development of innovative tools for the prediction of frailty and multimorbidity by level of care, focussing on community based prevention and avoidable hospitalization. It will offer the EC and the MS with instruments for the potential replication of the model/good practices through the EIP-AHA initiative. The involvement of European networks (EUREGHA), and of the International Scientific Research Networks in the field of frailty and disability (IAGG-GARN), will grant necessary scientific support and advocacy for a real EU and international value.Project’s Main Outcomes• A shared model of references on frailty and multimorbidity.• A tool kit for the prediction of frailty and multimorbidity by level of care: Primary care: easy to use tool to assess risks of frailty through the physical function (slow gait speed, others); tools to support the design of information systems and care pathways for the management of chronic diseases. Secondary-tertiary level: identification of methods and instruments to predict multimorbidity. Other tools: instruments for professional’s skills improvement and analysis of costs.
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 28/02/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: 3.5 Support actions which address health issues in an ageing society, including relevant actions suggested by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in its...
Topic: 3.5 Support actions which address health issues in an ageing society, including relevant actions suggested by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in its three themes: innovation in awareness, prevention and early diagnosis, innovation in cure and care and innovation in active ageing and independent living.