Remote Healthcare Service Provision
|Priority axis||Social inclusion|
|Call||2nd Call for proposals under priority axes 2 & 4|
|Lead Beneficiary||Municipality of Oraiokastro|
National Centre of Scientific Research
MBAL "Rokfeler" – Petrich General Hospital
Each region will identify the framework of the provided services, the ICT services that be developed and the patients data that should be recorded. This includes to identify the requirements of each region regarding the healthcare service provision of rural areas and the development of the operation plan and a business plan for the mobile units operation. Additionally, a digital system for the recording and monitoring of the patients’ health status will be developed. All patients will have a personal electronic health file. Patients’ medical history, exams and the medical treatments they received from the mobile unit will be recorded.
The electronic health file will be accessible by the hospitals in case the patient need to be transferred there. The project has a major social added value as it provides primary health-care services to the rural population with difficult access to health-care institutions. The provision of primary health-care services leads to early diagnosis of diseases and their effective treatment. This results in the improvement of citizens’ health, in less hospital admissions and consequently in reduced costs for the healthcare sector.
Finally, the cross-border cooperation in this project is of great importance as it will test the effectiveness of the project in two different states with different healthcare structure but with a major similar problem: the difficulty of access of rural population to healthcare units. This approach will enhance the transferability of the project in other regions, countries with similar characteristics.