LifeChamps H2020, represented by Project Coordinator and AUTH Professor of Medical Physics, Medical Informatics, Medical Education Panagiotis Bamidis, was presented in the 3rd Panhellenic Health IT Conference, held by HL7 and Boussias Communications between 11-12 June 2020. This year, due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, the event was conducted online; however, the extensive use of virtual means allowed the high interaction among participants during the two days of the conference, while live streaming in social media was available and contributed to the wide dissemination of the event to a large audience.

In the framework of the Conference, which is focused on the latest developments on the fields of eHealth and mHealth, Prof. Panagiotis Bamidis presented the vision and mission of LifeChamps project and the value of its proposed platform for the Integrated Care and the improvement of the Quality of Life (QoL) of older cancer patients, as well as for the support of their caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Prof. Bamidis emphasized on the role of digital health services for the personalized, timely and more accurate clinical support and care of chronic patients, receiving positive feedback on his presentation. It is noted that the baseline of LifeChamps system is an integrated Big Data-driven solution capable to improve older adult cancer patients’ QoL, thanks to its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics engine, running both at the cloud and at the mobile edge, that can determine accurately which factors affect the oncological patients’ QoL the most, during and after their treatment. Furthermore, complemented by a health recommender system LifeChamps offers personalized healthcare services (such as symptom monitoring, treatment and rehabilitation) to these patients and their caregivers. Finally, a multi-factorial frailty model will allow to stratify sub-clinical frail groups of geriatric cancer patients towards more personalized treatment.

Screenshot from Prof. Bamidis presentation.

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