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Shaping the Future of Digitally Enabled Health and Care

Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Antrim BT41 2RL, UK
Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT, 53879 Euskirchen, Germany
Department of Computer Science Mobile Systems Laboratory (MoSys Lab), University of Nicosia Research Foundation, Nicosia 1700, Cyprus
EDGENEERING, Lda, 1600-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Vicomtech Research Centre, 20009 Donostia-San-Sebastian, Spain
Clínica Humana, 07010 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Pharmacy 2021, 9(1), 17;
Received: 22 December 2020 / Revised: 7 January 2021 / Accepted: 9 January 2021 / Published: 12 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Solutions to Improve Medication Management)
People generally need more support as they grow older to maintain healthy and active lifestyles. Older people living with chronic conditions are particularly dependent on healthcare services. Yet, in an increasingly digital society, there is a danger that efforts to drive innovations in eHealth will neglect the needs of those who depend on healthcare the most—our ageing population. The SHAPES (Smart and Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems) Innovation Action aims to create an open European digital platform that facilitates the provision of meaningful, holistic support to older people living independently. A pan-European pilot campaign will evaluate a catalogue of digital solutions hosted on the platform that have been specifically adapted for older people. ‘Medicines control and optimisation’ is one of seven themes being explored in the campaign and will investigate the impact of digital solutions that aim to optimise medicines use by way of fostering effective self-management, while facilitating timely intervention by clinicians based on remote monitoring and individualised risk assessments powered by artificial intelligence. If successful, the SHAPES Innovation Action will lead to a greater sense of self-sufficiency and empowerment in people living with chronic conditions as they grow older. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital solutions; medicines management; remote monitoring; patient safety digital solutions; medicines management; remote monitoring; patient safety
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Spargo, M.; Goodfellow, N.; Scullin, C.; Grigoleit, S.; Andreou, A.; Mavromoustakis, C.X.; Guerra, B.; Manso, M.; Larburu, N.; Villacañas, Ó.; Fleming, G.; Scott, M. Shaping the Future of Digitally Enabled Health and Care. Pharmacy 2021, 9, 17.

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Spargo M, Goodfellow N, Scullin C, Grigoleit S, Andreou A, Mavromoustakis CX, Guerra B, Manso M, Larburu N, Villacañas Ó, Fleming G, Scott M. Shaping the Future of Digitally Enabled Health and Care. Pharmacy. 2021; 9(1):17.

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Spargo, Maureen, Nicola Goodfellow, Claire Scullin, Sonja Grigoleit, Andreas Andreou, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, Bárbara Guerra, Marco Manso, Nekane Larburu, Óscar Villacañas, Glenda Fleming, and Michael Scott. 2021. "Shaping the Future of Digitally Enabled Health and Care" Pharmacy 9, no. 1: 17.

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