BCN-AIM leads DataTools4Heart, a European project on clinical data management to fight against cardiovascular diseases
The BCN-AIM lab is leading the European project DataTools4Heart (DT4H), funded with 7.7 million euros, which will work on a platform to be used by several hospitals in Europe. These healthcare centers will share clinical data on the platform and will therefore improve their cardiology care.
This platform will harmonise, standardise and organise health data provided by hospitals, optimise usage and it will also provide solutions to combat cardiovascular disease and morbidity, in strict compliance with ethical and legal privacy requirements.
Karim Lekadir, researcher of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the UB and coordinator of DT4H projects, believes this cardiology data platform is “an unprecedented opportunity”. It includes virtual assistants that “will help healthcare professionals to better understand the data with clinical and research purposes”. To test its applicability, the platform will be validated in seven hospital centers from seven countries (Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic and Romania).
This project, which will last for four years, is built by a consortium of sixteen partners, including the following internationally renowned research institutions, professional associations, companies and hospitals of excellence :
- University of Barcelona, Spain (Coordinators)
- Lynkeus SRL
- Barcelona Supercomputing Centre
- Software Research & Development Consultancy
- Athena Research Centre
- University Medical Center Utrecht
- Panetta Studio Legale
- Translated SRL
- Siemens Healthcare
- Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic (IRCCS)
- St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno
- Vall d’Hebrón University Hospital – Institute of Research (VHIR)
- Karolinska University Hospital
- University Emergency Hospital of Bucharest
- European Society of Cardiology
- University College London Hospital