Hello Warsaw – CostCares meeting in Warsaw

On the 21 and 22 of March 2019 in the beautiful Poland capital - Warsaw, we held our 6th MC meeting. This meeting comes at a significant milestone for the CostCares project, 24 months from its start. The meeting venue was at the University of Social Sciences in Warsaw. The meeting was hosted by prof. Roman Lewandowski, director of Voivodeship Rehabilitation Hospital for Children in Ameryka in Poland. The meeting provided a productive environment for it's participants as we tried to solve the big issues in care by introducing the Person Centred Care (PCC). Most notable ideas discussed in the meeting were the understanding and introducing PCC. Our host Roman gave an exiting presentation of how he started using PCC in his practice to help children with scoliosis. Our members Vivienne BYERS and Valentina D. MARINKOVIC shared their experiences from conducting their Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) in Gothenburg and Vilnius accordingly. Expect more information about them in future. Also, you can apply for an STSM by contacting our STSM coordinator Paulo Melo.   P.S. Our group chose the slogan for accompanying the action CostCares - Person centred care 4 sustainable health systems

April 16th, 2019|Categories: Photo|0 Comments

Special Issue “Health Assessment in the Big Data Era”

Dear Colleagues, Healthcare represents an important data source for different purposes, such as supporting diagnostic processes, predicting epidemics, improving quality of life, and avoiding preventable casualties. Traditional Machine Learning or statistical methods for data processing and analysis are no longer sufficient, as they are adapted to new conditions or replaced by novel methods suitable for large volumes of offline data or online continuous data streams. The main objective of this Special Issue is to collect papers with different views and approaches to this domain; methods motivated by the need to improve Healthcare, reduce costs, and achieve more effective diagnostics. In the Big Data Era, the volume of digital information continuously increases, and requires our attention not only from the technological point of view, but from the perspective of trust and ethics as well. The large volumes of data available in this field provide new opportunities to develop various technological solutions, all the while having the patients’ interest as a priority. Automated decision-making in Healthcare must respect existing differences and specific conditions in order to operate properly and correctly. It requires considering a veracity of available data with the strong influence on the reliability of developed methods and tools. This Special Issue aims at providing selected examples of approaches and case studies where such advanced methods are found beneficial and have a positive impact on patients’ lives. It will be of reference on how Βig Data Analytics can help improve Healthcare, better monitor health and medicine related issues, as well as address the issues of reducing costs and increasing economic benefits. More information are available here . Prof. Dr. Konstantinos P. Tsagarakis Dr. František Babič Dr. Michal Rosen-Zvi Guest Editors

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Photo|0 Comments

CostCares Training school

The Cost Action 15222 COST CARES, will, together with Gothenburg Centre for Person Centred Care (GPCC), organize a Training School October 15-17, 2018, in Gothenburg Sweden on the topic of how to enable efficient Person Centred Care (PCC) and Health promotion (HP). Indicate your interest of participating by completing this on-line form. Please find attached the following documents: Training school Gothenburg Oct 2018 Preliminary schedule - COST training school in Gothenburg Oct 2018

April 15th, 2018|Categories: Photo, training school|0 Comments
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