Pre-commercial procurement for integrated CARE solutions addressing the Multimorbidity mATRIX in ageing populations

Over 50m people suffer from multimorbidity (PMM) in Europe. Recent reviews find that PMM experience a range of system and professional-related issues with care delivery. In part, this is because current investments in process-based delivery means delivering healthcare within single diagnoses tracks/silos. For PMMs this does not reflect real-world conditions.
No technology is available today that enables the specific care, treatment, administration and support needed for this target group. Breakthrough solutions will classify the individual according to their co/multimorbidities and medications. But this needs to be developed in close dialogue between PMM, care providers and industry sectors based upon a strong demand driven approach in a PCP.

Accordingly, the CareMatrix Buyers Group (SE, NO, ES) challenge the market to develop innovative technology that enables more predictive care and support benefits for PMM. This is achieved with 6 project objectives summarised as PCP: stakeholder engagement, roadmap, Call, implementation, next steps and; profiling and outreach via IFIC.

The methodology can be summarised as PCP: framing actions (PCP preparation, use of UCD principles and practice); implementation actions (Phases 1-3 contract management, support, evaluation and testing) and Market Preparation actions (business development support for Phase 3 suppliers, standards, initial PPI preparation).

Direct benefits include:

  • 20% reduction in time spent for visits to care facilities
  • Improvements from baseline in at least 75% of aspects of care as identified using PREM surveys
  • 50% fewer patient data-related incidents (increased patient safety) between organizations
  • No of clinical errors reduced by 30%;

Underpinning the CareMatrix solution(s) with integrated innovation (supportive policy priorities, organisational and social innovations) will optimise the potential of those solutions to produce savings of 10% in health care expenditure for PMM.

IFIC’s Role: IFIC is leading the Dissemination and Communication WP7 and share the work of the project to its network of 30,000 people across Europe and the rest of the world. It also provides its annual conferences and the International Journal for Integrated Care as platforms for project partners to disseminate information about the progress, results and learning. We will also support the capacity building task activities in WP2 and WP3.

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