CAREPATH presenting 4 papers at DSAI 2022 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, August 31 – September 2, 2022
CAREPATH Protocol for Creating a Single, Holistic and Digitally Implementable Consensus Clinical Guideline for Multiple Multi-morbid Conditions, by Tim R. Robbins et al.
  • Delivery of future healthcare information systems requires systems to support patients with multi-morbidity. Current approaches to computer interoperable guidelines typically consider only a single clinical guideline for a single condition. There is a need to establish a robust protocolized approach to the development of holistic consensus computer interoperable guidelines in the context of multi-morbidity. The presence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia adds an additional challenge to the delivery of effective digital health solutions. CAREPATH proposes an ICT-based solution for the optimization of clinical practice in the treatment and management of multi-morbid older adults with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. In this manuscript, we present an evidence-based protocol for the development of a single computer interoperable holistic guideline for a collection of multi-morbid conditions. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first published protocol for the production of a consensus interoperable clinical guideline for people with multi-morbidity, with special focus on older adults with MCI or mild dementia. This addresses a still unmet need for such processes which are expected to play a central role for future integrated healthcare information systems.
  • This paper will be presented by Tim Robbins from the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
CAREPATH methodology for development of computer interpretable, integrated clinical guidelines, by Omid Pournik et al.
  • The process of developing a computer interpretable, integrated clinical guideline requires multiple considerations and decisions. As part of the CAREPATH project, a holistic approach to comorbidity has been adopted using an integrated clinical guideline for the management of multimorbid patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. The project’s clinical and technical teams would later interpret and implement the integrated clinical guideline into the CAREPATH holistic computer interpretable guideline. Three phases should be completed to accomplish the patient-centered computer interpretable guideline modelling, which include the conceptual modelling, interpretable modelling and localization phases, respectively. This paper describes the methodological viewpoints of this process and the relevant considerations.
  • The paper will be presented by Omid Pournik from the University of Warwick.
Key scenarios, Use Cases & Architecture of an E-health Homecare Instance, by Yehya Mohamad et al.
  • This paper presents a key part of the design process of an e-health application for elderly patients in a home setting. It encompasses the key scenarios, use cases and the architecture consisting of system components, applications, and interfaces for supporting homecare of users with chronic health conditions. Care at home intends to provide health care at the same level and quality at the patient’s home complementary to the work done in other health sectors. This paper presents a global overview of the design methodology in addition to depicting the different layers of the system and their components. This paper builds upon known requirements for homecare and serves as basis for the implementation of instances of such system.
  • The paper will be presented by Yehya Mohamad from Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT.
The design of a mobile platform providing personalized assistance to older multimorbid patients with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), by Mert Gencturk et al
  • In this paper, we present the design of a mobile Patient Empowerment Platform that enables older multimorbid patients with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to easily follow their complex care plans and increase their adherence. We focus on the presentation of the human-centered design process that we have followed with the involvement of patients, informal caregivers, and healthcare professionals via the clinical pilot sites of the CAREPATH project. We elaborate the design challenges we have faced and present the iterative mockups that have been created in cooperation with end users to address these challenges and the final PEP design.
  • This paper will be presented by Mert Gencturk from SRDC Corp.