It's now nearly two years which revolved around Europe and the world going in and out of lockdowns, recreational activity limitations, and enormous pressure on our healthcare system. Interreg EMR supports a variety of projects for those who are now overburdened with patients at urgent care facilities and require development to improve patient and staff conditions. Many Interreg EMR projects were born out of a desire to improve healthcare services in our region:
- Wearit4Health: A project dedicated to the creation of a multi-sensor monitoring device that is comfortable to wear for hospitalized patients and compatible with the IT infrastructure of the different hospitals of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. The device’s purpose is to simplify the collection, integration, and processing of the monitoring data.
- Wearit4COVID: Based on the device used in Wearit4Health, a new device was constructed for the Wearit4COVID project. This device was developed further to fit the requirements for COVID patients. The device is currently still being tested and it is intended to bring this device to the market soon
- EMRaDi: EMRaDi stands for EMR rare diseases. As the name indicates, this project is aimed at developing models, increasing transparency, and improving the cross-border network for optimal care for people with rare diseases in the EMR.
- SafePat: As the cross-border exchange is very important in our region, Safepat focuses on increasing the safety of patients in the EMR through the development of standardized processes, policies, practices, and innovative tools.
- Pandemric: PANDEMRIC is an amalgamation of the words pandemic and EMRIC. PANDEMRIC supports EMRIC in its work during the COVID crisis. This project made use of the advantages of the border location and made a plan for this pandemic, but also made sure to prepare for potential future crises.
- CoDaP: A project that studied the heterogeneity differences in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, to improve clinical decision guidelines. This project also built an IT infrastructure for secure and efficient data exchange and analysis.
- Euprevent COVID: The goal of this project was to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the EMR: by relating the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies to response measures taken.
- Coresil: The pandemic affected the vulnerable people in the EMR in all kinds of ways. Coresil aimed at addressing these different needs by bringing a collective, cross-border response to the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR).
- Eur.Lipids: A project that brought together research institutes, clinics, industrial partners, and SMEs. The research was built on three pillars to establish an excellent platform for lipid-based research and technological solutions.
These projects did not only have healthcare improvement as a common goal, but also sustainability and keep the future of the EMR in mind, making sure our region is prepared and most importantly, to make sure our community will come out on top despite the pandemic.