3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Reference Network on Rare Hematological Diseases [ERN-EuroBloodNet]
ERN-EuroBloodNet’s main goal is to improve the healthcare and overall quality of life of patients with a rare hematological disease (RHD) by facilitating best practice sharing for safe and high-qual...
ERN-EuroBloodNet’s main goal is to improve the healthcare and overall quality of life of patients with a rare hematological disease (RHD) by facilitating best practice sharing for safe and high-quality cross-border healthcare and developing more evidence-based clinical tools and cost-effective treatments.
As a contribution to the 3rd Health Programme (objective 4-Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for EU citizens), EuroBloodNet will aim at decreasing current cross-border health barriers.
EuroBloodNet gathers 66 highly skilled and multidisciplinary healthcare teams in 15 Member States, and advanced specialised medical equipment and infrastructures which will facilitate concentration of resources for the design, validation and implementation of high-quality and cost-effective services aimed at facing the challenges of RHD. Involvement from the outset of patient associations will contribute to patient empowerment, in keeping with EuroBlooNet patient-centred approach.
EuroBloodNet’s objectives will be achieved through a) the implementation of a reliable repository of best healthcare services available across EU, guidelines for RHD, systematic assessment of clinical outcome indicators, assessment and promotion of ongoing clinical trials and collaborative research initiatives, and b) the development of inter-professional consultation systems and blended (on-site & on-line) educational programmes.
Expected outcomes include reduction of healthcare inequalities for RHD in the EU by a) establishing a cross-border referral system allowing safe information, samples and patient mobility, b) provision of equal access to highly specialised procedures and innovative therapies resulting from best practice sharing, continuous medical education and virtual inter-professional consultation for complex RHD cases, and c) facilitation of a timely and efficient translation of research results into patient oriented strategy at the clinical and the public health level.
Start date: 24/02/2017 - End date: 23/02/2022
Call: European Reference Networks
Topic: Myelodysplastic Syndromes