Preamble to the strategy for combatting chronicity in the Basque Country: 

“Medicine and biosciences will make many new discoveries in the coming years. Many of these will save lives and will be fundamental for chronic patients. However, two other major fields will change healthcare with the same intensity as progress in biomedicine and will also save numerous lives and be fundamental for chronic patients. These are progress in information technologies and service organisation”.

The areas of specialisation and research at Kronikgune are:

  • The health, social and economic consequences of chronicity.
  • Models for identifying chronic patients, especially the more complex cases.
  • The design and interventional of personalized (patient-centred) interventions.
  • Integrated care systems.
  • e-Health and the use of technology in this field.

Kronikgune participates in projects funded by different programmes and calls for tender from the European Commission.

In addition, on 25 June 2012, the chairman of Kronikgune signed the resolution ascribing 31 research groups in healthcare services and chronicity to this centre.

These groups make up the core research capacity of Kronikgune and are divided into emerging and consolidated groups.

Consolidated Research Groups

Emerging Research Groups

The research capacity of Kronikgune comprises 31 research groups with more than 300 researchers from the Basque Healthcare Network.