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Title: Synergy-COPD: a systems approach for understanding and managing chronic diseases.
Author: Gomez Cabrero, David
Lluch Ariet, Magí
Tegnér, Jesper
Cascante i Serratosa, Marta
Miralles, Felip
Roca Torrent, Josep
Keywords: Malalties cròniques
Malalties pulmonars obstructives cròniques
Telecomunicació en medicina
Salut en línia
Medicina preventiva
Chronic diseases
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
Telecommunication in medicine
Medical telematics
Preventive medicine
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2014
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Chronic diseases (CD) are generating a dramatic societal burden worldwide that is expected to persist over the next decades. The challenges posed by the epidemics of CD have triggered a novel health paradigm with major consequences on the traditional concept of disease and with a profound impact on key aspects of healthcare systems. We hypothesized that the development of a systems approach to understand CD together with the generation of an ecosystem to transfer the acquired knowledge into the novel healthcare scenario may contribute to a cost-effective enhancement of health outcomes. To this end, we designed the Synergy-COPD project wherein the heterogeneity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was addressed as a use case representative of CD. The current manuscript describes main features of the project design and the strategies put in place for its development, as well the expected outcomes during the project life-span. Moreover, the manuscript serves as introductory and unifying chapter of the different papers associated to the Supplement describing the characteristics, tools and the objectives of Synergy-COPD
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It is part of: Journal of Translational Medicine, 2014, vol. 12, num. Suppl 2, p. S2
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ISSN: 1479-5876
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Articles publicats en revistes (IDIBAPS: Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer)

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