Expected Impact

The expected impact of the WELCOME project is briefed along the following points:

  • Improved interaction between patients, their relatives and carers, facilitating more active participation of patients and relatives in care processes


  • Improved cooperation between the providers of health, social and informal care


  • Strengthened evidence base on health outcomes, quality of life, care efficiency gains and economic benefits from the use of ICT in new care models


  • Reinforced medical knowledge with respect to efficient management of comorbidities


  • Increased confidence in decision support systems for disease/patient management


  • Increased level of education and acceptance by patients and care givers of ICT solutions for personalised care


  • Reduced admissions and days spent in care institutions, improved disease management and treatment at the point of need, actual improvements in the daily activities of older persons through the effective use of ICT and the better coordination of care processes


  • Increased degree of interoperability and standardisation in the developed solutions, with secure, seamless communication of data related to health and wellbeing among all involved parties, including patients, older persons and carers


  • Strengthened European industrial position in eHealth and independent living products and services by creating new business areas and relevant standardisation efforts



Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein

Croydon Healthcare NHS Trust

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel


Ciro+ B.V.

Smartex S.R.L.

Universidade de Coimbra

Inventya Ltd

Kristronics GmbH

Kingston University Higher Education Corporation

CSEM Centre Suisse d’Électronique et de Microtechnique SA

Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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