IDIVAL participates in the BetterHome project

22 de January de 2020


IDIVAL, the Health Research Institute of the Marqués de Valdecilla Hospital, presents its participation in Better@Home, a project with European funding framed in the EIT Health program, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, which is part of the European Commission.

On January 1, 2020, the activities of the Better@Home project began, led by the Infanta Leonor Hospital in Madrid, which will focus on improving the health care of patients included in the home hospitalization program with the help of technology. The user profile will mainly cover COPD, heart failure and infectious processes.

IDIVAL will participate actively throughout the life of the project, which will end on December 31, 2021. The institute will ensure the proper functioning of the activities for the creation and adaptation of protocols, training and validation programs or HFE (Human Factor Engineer).

The Better@Home project seeks to improve the results of home health care, patient satisfaction, as well as reducing health costs through optimizing resources and coordinating a multidisciplinary team, maintaining quality and patient safety.

With Better@Home it will be possible for patients to remain in the comfort of their home and, in turn, be attended by healthcare professionals thanks to the remote monitoring of users, which will improve the efficiency of home care processes. This will be possible thanks to the implementation of a remote monitoring center through the hospital's information system, which will ensure proper coordination in the home hospitalization unit and the creation of a protocolized communication channel between the hospital and Primary Care for to improve the interaction between both parties.

The Better@Home project consists of 5 partners, including IDIVAL and are the following: SERMAS, the Madrid Health Service and the leader of the initiative; Medtronic, world leader in technology, services and medical solutions; the Polytechnic University of Madrid and SMPS, the Shared Service of the Ministry of Health of Portugal.

The budget to carry out the project amounts to a total of € 1,396,150, of which € 1,206,400 is funded by the European Commission.