Empowering patients in the management of chronic diseases

Título completo: Empowering patients in the management of chronic diseases (EMPATHiE)

Subvencionado por: Comisión Europea (DG SANCO EAHC/2013/Health/04-2133235)

Subvención concedida: 20.000 €

Duración: 1 año (2013-2014)

Investigador principal: Rosa Suñol Sala

Investigadores asociados (SESCS): Lilisbeth Perestelo Pérez

Patient empowerment (PE) has proved to be a difficult area in the quality agenda for authorities to progress. Lately, PE has gained considerable attention in the healthcare field, and has become a central element in the strategy of National Health Authorities, EU bodies, the Council of Europe and WHO-Europe. In parallel, EU political decision makers have recognised that chronic diseases will increase healthcare costs in the future. This study has been commissioned to contribute to EU knowledge and facilitate the development of patient-centered healthcare policies while also feeding into the reflection on chronic disease management.
The tender specification identifies objectives which will be organised as four work packages (WP):
WP1. To identify models of best practices for patient empowerment
WP2. To perform an analysis of the models of patient empowerment and present a clear identification of advantages and barriers to empowering patients
WP3. To develop a method to validate transferability of good practices, taking into account the context of other diseases, patient characteristics and those of health systems
WP4.  To develop scenarios for future EU collaboration in the area of patient empowerment

Persona de contacto: Lilisbeth Perestelo Pérez (lperperr@gobiernodecanarias.org)