At this meeting all the tasks carried out to date were followed up and short and medium-term actions were established.

On 1 and 2 June, the members of the C3-Cloud consortium met in Paris. Critical aspects identified in the work packages were shared and possible solutions were explored at this meeting.

C3-Cloud, A Federated Collaborative Care & Cure Cloud Architecture for Addressing the Needs of Multi-morbidity and Managing Poly-pharmacy, aims to develop a technological and innovative architecture to give complex chronic patients ongoing, personalised, integrated, multidisciplinary and coordinated care. The goals of the project are to create an environment that collects all the information, promote activity coordination and encourage decision-making in the care for patients and/or caregivers. All this will be achieved by means of the development of two innovative platforms – one of them aimed at the development and management of personalised care plans, supported by decision-making modules; and the other one focused on active participation and empowering of the patient and/or caregiver.

The project lasts 48 months and has 12 European partners, including Osakidetza (the Basque Health Service) and Kronikgune representing the Basque Country. Osakidetza, together with Kronikgune, is one of the partners in charge of the pilot study that will also be carried out in another two European regions: South Warwickshire in the UK, and the region of Jämtland Härjedalen in Sweden, which have very different healthcare services and facilities. The assessment of the multi-local pilot study over 15 months will enable the creation of a change management guide. This guide aims to facilitate, support and favour implementation in other organisations of a new approach proposed by the project, whatever the organisational and technological features and level of maturity of the interested organisation may be.

Clinical and technical requirements were identified and the C3-Cloud technological architecture was designed in the project’s first phase. More ICT (Information and Communications Technology) components were also developed and interoperability aspects were resolved. It is worth noting that the Basque Country, as well as being a pilot region, is also leading the implementation design, a task in which the Osakidetza’s IT Sub-Directorate is actively taking part. The region also presented a report describing the current organisational models of the pilots. It identified changes that are required in the new care model. It has also drafted a proposal for prototypes that will be tested as a proof of concept during the pilot study.

Over the next few months, the participants’ inclusion criteria are expected to be defined, as well as recruitment processes and the project’s research protocol.

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