This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 611709
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The Fill the Gap service aims to identify unmet needs in the Health space that can be solved with the use of technology. That is, "market gaps" where seems there are not enough IT solutions and, therefore, can become business opportunities for eHealth entrepreneurs and companies (especially SMEs).
Once the needs have been identified, the GET partners will disseminate them to promote their uptake by the eHealth community. The objective is to trigger the development of solutions following a demand-driven approach. If there are already solutions that address a need (at least partially), the GET partners will collect and exchange the information to avoid duplication and support critical mass.
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Affordable system to manage the pool of mobile devices in healthcare organizations
Type proposer: Healthcare organization
The system has to control and manage the mobile devices handed to the personnel of the healthcare organization (mainly clinicians). Among other funtionalities, it has to support the configuration, installation and update of software, access permissions and restrictions, localization etc. Ideally, it should provide also anti-theft measures. There is a solution by a large IT corporation, but its price makes it unaffordable.
Get personalized answers to patient´s non-critical issues from trusted sources
Type proposer: Patient
Specially after diagnosis, patients may have questions or issues (for example, about nutrition or activities compatible with treatment) after interacting with his/her clinician in their visit. These questions typically are not critical as to request an inmediate new visit, but enough as to bother them. Because its non-urgent nature, the communitation does not need to be syncronous (answers could be received after several hours). Though some patients would only interact with their clinician of reference, others will welcome the opportuntity to get resposnses from other sources. If interacting with their clinician, what is very important for patients is that the possibility to use the digital communication channel has been agreed in advance, so they do not feel that are ´bothering´ the clinician. For example, some clinicians encourage their patients to use whatsapp to make them questions, till corporate tools are provided to them. If accessing another source (another clinician or an information sytem), it is critical that the patient perceives the source as trustable. Usually the questions are very specific to the patient condition, so accessing a general, non-structured repository of content is unlikely that delivers value. Therefore the solution has to be able to manage personalized responses.
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