The German Foundation for the Chronically Ill works in different current projects which aim at improving the care processes of chronically ill people. In addition, we are always in talks with partners and various actors in the healthcare system in order to develop new solutions and to initiate new projects.
The aim of PräVaNet is an optimised and personalised, guideline and needs-based, interdisciplinary, multimodal prevention strategy to counteract a deterioration in the condition of patients with type 2 diabetes. Three elements of the project are intended to close existing gaps in care: Close-knit patient care by specially trained healthcare professionals ("PräVaNet-Nurses"), a prevention strategy coordinated across specialists and the use of digital monitoring and treatment strategies ("ePrevention"). PräVaNet is financed as part of the Innovation Fund by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).
The aim of ACHT - Adipositas Care and Health Therapy (Obesity Care and Health Therapy) is to ensure long-term therapeutic success after bariatric-metabolic surgery. In order to achieve this goal, a structured, interdisciplinary and cross-sector aftercare for these patients in Bavaria is being established together with obesity centers and general practitioners and specialists. The networking between patients, centers and resident doctors takes place via a digital case file. The ACHT project is financed as part of the Innovation Fund by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)
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In the EU-funded project "PASSION-HF: PAtient Self-care uSIng eHealth in Chronic Heart Failure", the virtual doctor Abby is being developed in cooperation with heart failure patients, relatives and medical service providers. With the help of a self-learning decision-making support system, Abby is meant to help people with heart failure in their daily management of the disease as well as in their treatment decisions.
Due to its proven utility, telecardiology is already actively used in German health care. Yet, there is still a lack of systematic information on the proven advantages of outpatient telemedical care compared to the conventional care of patients with cardiac implants. This type of information could provide the basis for the inclusion of Telecardiology into the service catalog of the health insurances.
In order to promote the necessary transparency in telecardiology, the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill has initiated a project to evaluate the quality of care of telecardiologically treated patients. As part of the quality assurance measure "DOQUVIDE - documentation of the quality during the collection of vital parameters through implanted devices", vital parameters collected using telemedicine in patients who are fitted with telemedicine enabled pacemakers / ICD / CRT-D devices, are recorded and evaluated.
We are in continuous dialogue with a variety of associations, foundations and other chronic disease stakeholders to jointly provide solutions for a better care for people with chronic illnesses. With our partners and supporters, we carry out innovative projects, the results of which inform demands for a better care.
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