The main objective of the project is the improvement of the health care system in the CB area. It will be achieved through the development of a unified informative system that collects the necessary data in order to support the strategical design of health care providers in both sides of the CB area. The mapping of infrastructures and all kinds of resources, needs and health units aim to the development of a useful,unified database.
The results of the program are expected to be beneficial in improving the health services provided in the cross-border area.It is well documented that cross-border areas face inherent problems regarding the involvement of residents in screening programs and health prevention programs, including the inclusion of vulnerable groups (the elderly and children) that are particularly difficult to achieve due to factors such as age, geography, ethnicity, culture, language, education, education and / or access to primary care.
The main outputs of the project are the following:
01A Research study management tool,
02Mapping of infrastructures and resources,
03Three educational programs for the general population and health care professionals,
04A unified information system (e-platform) with three subsystems fully interconnected (an online clinicians’ recording system, a mobile application for clinicians with secure access to the electronic health record of the patients and an online system for clinicians’ search and schedule of appointments),
05A fully equipped mobile unit that will implement a pilot preventive health care program for breast cancer & gynecological issues for the women of the CB area.
Funding Program: Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program “Greece-North Macedonia 2014-2020″ 1st call
Priority Axis: 1. Development and Support of Local Economy
Thematic Priority: 1a. Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across borders
Specific Objective: 1.2 Improvement of preventive health care and social services of children and elderly population
- National Organization for Health Care Services Provision (Lead)
- Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH)- Department Obstetrics, Midwifery
- General Hospital of Pella (Hospital Unit of Edessa)
- Ministry of Health of North Macedonia
- Public Health Institution General Hospital-Gevgelija
- Clinical Hospital Bitola
Total Project Budget: € 1.301.151,67 LB’s Budget: 329.724,66 € PB4’s Budget: 173.806,10 € PB2’s Budget: 188.963,55 € PB5’s Budget: 132.989,12 € PB3’s Budget: 302.000,00 € PB6’s Budget: 173.668,24 € Duration of the project: 18/07/2018 – 17/07/2020 (24 months)