Psicooncología online

ICOnnecta’t is a project from the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) – IDIBELL (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat)

Psicooncología online

ICOnnecta’t is a project from the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) – IDIBELL (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat)
Institution: IDIBELL
Research group: Psycho-oncology Unit
Principal investigator: Cristian Ochoa

The Problem

Oncological diagnoses/treatment cause a large psychosocial impact that commonly generates substantial emotional distress and quality of life deterioration of patients. Diagnose, oncological treatments, return-to-work or relapses, are significant cancer transitions where a proper support intervention is needed.
ICOnnecta’t is a multilevel, stepped and integrated educational and psychosocial e-health platform, which guarantees a proper screening, monitoring and support in health education, treatment adherence, emotional and psychosocial care in cancer. The platform advantages include: 1. Universal access and adaptation to patient’s needs. 2. Cost-effective digital health transformation that integrates screening, monitoring and scaling up. 3. Individualized and quick response online 4. Citizen engagement and co-development. 5. High levels of applicability.

The Solution

The Solution

ICOnnecta’t is a multilevel, stepped and integrated educational and psychosocial e-health platform, which guarantees a proper screening, monitoring and support in health education, treatment adherence, emotional and psychosocial care in cancer. The platform advantages include: 1. Universal access and adaptation to patient’s needs. 2. Cost-effective digital health transformation that integrates screening, monitoring and scaling up. 3. Individualized and quick response online 4. Citizen engagement and co-development. 5. High levels of applicability.

Purpose

ICOnnecta’t enables the interaction between cancer survivors and health professionals, using well-established and stepped on-line interventions according to their psychosocial and health education needs in each relevant cancer stage. Preliminary data of patients included in the program along 2020 has shown that using ICOnnecta’t increases 20.79 years of healthy life after the intervention and reduce by 24.25% the costs of usual care.
Time to market: 1 year
Looking for: Public and private centers willing to adopt or implement the solution
Technology: Diagnostics, Disease Management & Therapeutics, Education, Health & Wellness, Training
Area: Big Data & Analytics
TRL: 8