A data model to support the evaluation of coordinating care EU programmes in the context of the ACT programme

P Natsiavas, D Filos, I Chouvarda, C Maramis, R van der Heijden, H Schonenberg, S Pauws, C Bescos, N Maglaveras

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    Abstract

    Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) is a European Union (EU) project, completed last October, which has developed a framework for evaluating and improving pioneering health care programs regarding coordinating care and telehealth (CC & TH) across specific EU regions. In this paper we present the key design decisions of the project's data model and the challenges faced. We focus on the definition of the multi-dimensional indicators in order to overcome data incompleteness and heterogeneity issues. Finally, we also suggest a graph based approach that could facilitate development of such data models in similar projects.

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    Keywords

    • Delivery of Health Care
    • European Union
    • Humans
    • Models, Theoretical
    • Research Design
    • Telemedicine
    • Journal Article
    • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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