First Czech-led Research and Innovation Action in health to revolutionise quality of stroke care
2022 marked a new milestone on the health research landscape in the Czech Republic. For the first time, a Research and Innovation Action coordinated by an organisation in the Czech Republic has been funded in the field of health. As part of the European Commission’s flagship programme Horizon Europe, a grant of EUR 8 million was awarded to the project entitled “RES-Q+: Comprehensive solution for improving health care using a global register of stroke care quality”. The project is coordinated by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic (IHIS) under the leadership of researcher and neurologist Robert Mikulik, supported by Co-Coordinator Hendrik Knoche, an Associate Professor in human-computer interaction at Aalborg University, Denmark. AMIRES is glad to have supported the proposal writing and project management of RES-Q+.
The goal of RES-Q+ is to improve the quality of care for stroke patients, save patients’ lives and reduce healthcare costs. The project will build on the Registry of Stroke Care Quality (RES-Q) – a global academic platform launched in 2017 and the largest stroke care quality registry in the world to date. To achieve its ambitious objectives, RES-Q+ will strive to automate data input and maximise the use and benefits of the platform by:
- creating a fully automated tool for obtaining & processing data on the health care services provided to the patient;
- evaluating data & providing feedback to care providers through AI-enabled virtual assistants, which precisely target problem areas;
- creating virtual assistants for stroke patients to monitor their condition.
RES-Q+ will be carried out by a consortium of 21 leading European institutions: hospitals from Eastern, Western and Southern Europe, universities, IT companies, law firms, as well as the World Stroke Organization, Stroke Alliance for Europe, and ANGELS Initiative, which supports providers in enhancing stroke care worldwide.