Better Care for Patients with Rheumatoid Athritis

  • 09/09/2020

>1mio € Granted for Development of Digital Services for Patients in Danish-Austrian Research Project

Co-funded by the EU, an international partnership with Danish and Austrian experts will develop a new generation of digital healthcare tools using context-aware algorithm-driven platforms designed to help patients self-manage their chronic autoimmune disease and further improve collaboration between patients and healthcare professionals.

Affecting >3M patients in the EU and 17.6M worldwide Rheumatoid Arthritis imposes a high burden on both societies and healthcare sectors. Digital health technology, as adjunct to traditional care, provides a significant opportunity to deliver continuous, cost-effective and timely support to patients supporting behavioral changes, improving quality of life for individuals and optimizing their personalized treatment.

Joining forces and expertise in a 3-year project dwh GmbH, Daman P/S (DK) and the Parker Institute at Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg (DK) together with Medizinische Universität Wien (AT) will transform already market leader RheumaBuddy app into a next generation platform using artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit all stakeholders in the rheumatology care eco-system including patients, healthcare professionals, patient organizations, payers and the pharma industry.