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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EUropean Core Indicators in Diabetes Mellitus [EUCID]
The European Core Indicators for Diabetes mellitus (EUCID) project sets up a stable organization to collect and analyse data on health status and care delivery for diabetes mellitus in the EU countrie...
The European Core Indicators for Diabetes mellitus (EUCID) project sets up a stable organization to collect and analyse data on health status and care delivery for diabetes mellitus in the EU countries and the future member states in order to promote the planning for a good diabetes health status and diabetes care organization in the different countries. The first objective is to show the feasibility of the data collection. The second objective is to create a stable platform for the data collection. The third objective is to create a reporting platform for the indicators using the existing structure of the EC. These objectives are to be reported in a paper with the agreement of the different participating partners after the start up meeting and a final report showing the collected indicators, with a proposal for collection of data in the future, using a stable paper and electronic platform for reporting.
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Information (Hi 2005)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Collaboration on Dementia [EuroCoDe]
The aim of the project is to develop a European network of all the players active in the area of dementia to jointly develop consensual indicators and to develop an ongoing dialogue between these acto...
The aim of the project is to develop a European network of all the players active in the area of dementia to jointly develop consensual indicators and to develop an ongoing dialogue between these actors to identify ways of developing synergies and a closer collaboration on a European level. For the definition of these indicators, the network to bring together a number of established pan-European organisations, European projects and informal collaborations, such as the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, the European Alzheimer`s Disease Consortium, the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Dementia Panel of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, the INTERDEM (Early detection and timely intervention in dementia) group, the International Association of Gerontology (European Region) and the North Sea Dementia Research Group. Recognising the global dimension of dementia and the need to extend its collaborative effort, Alzheimer Europe would furthermore like to actively involve Alzheimer`s disease International. This network would respond to the objectives of the Community Action Programme concerning the creation of a sustainable health monitoring and information system for Alzheimer`s disease and other forms of dementia. Particular attention would be paid to the development of information and the definition of indicators relating to the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer`s disease and related disorders, as well as the risk factors and potential risk reduction or prevention strategies for this group of diseases. Finally, the socio-economic impact of dementia would be studied, as well as the social support provided by Member States to people with dementia and their carers.
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2009
Call: Health Information (Hi 2005)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Quality Labelling of Medical Web content using Multilingual Information Extraction [-]
As the number of medical web sites in various languages increases, it is more than necessary to establish specific criteria and control measures that give the consumers some guarantee that the health ...
As the number of medical web sites in various languages increases, it is more than necessary to establish specific criteria and control measures that give the consumers some guarantee that the health web sites they are visiting, meet a minimum level of quality standards and that the professionals offering the information on the web site are responsible for its contents and activities. There are three major mechanisms in medical quality labelling. The first one is based on third party rating where the web site is assessed by a labelling agency, in terms of certain labelling criteria, and is asked to make some changes to get the accreditation label which is then added onto the web site. The second one examines medical web sites in specific thematic areas, characterizes them against certain criteria, filters some of them based on their characterization, and organizes the rest into web directories to facilitate access by health information consumers. The third mechanism is based on self-adherence to some codes of conduct or ethics that is nothing more than a claim or a pledge with little enforceability (such as, for instance, the American Medical Association Guidelines). MedIEQ will examine the first two mechanisms which are currently being used by the two medical quality labelling agencies participating in the project (WMA, AQUMED). The main problem that these mechanisms face is the need for a continuous review and control of the accredited or classified web sites that means a huge amount of human effort. WMA, for instance, periodically reviews manually the accredited web sites to renew the quality label. On the other hand, AQUMED web directories are periodically updated due to the addition of new sites and changes in the characterization of the already visited ones. MedIEQ aims to advance current medical quality labelling technology capitalizing on the results of previous work on quality labelling and content analysis. MedIEQ labelling systems allows to locate unlabelled medical web sites and label them, and monitor labelled web sites as to whether they are still satisfying the labelling criteria. MedIEQ aims to examine its technology in 7 different European languages (Spanish, Catalan, German, English, Greek, Czech, and Finnish) to demonstrate its applicability. For this purpose, it emphasizes the adaptability of the resulting technology to new languages and medical domains. MedIEQ aims to provide a labelling system that assists the work of the labelling expert increasing the number of labelled medical web sites and improve their monitoring.
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2009
Call: Health Information (Hi 2005)
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