Industry Partners

CHESS brings together 18 partner organisations from 8 European countries, including universities, industry and healthcare providers, to redesign researcher education for connected health.

Academic and research leaders are involved from different universities across Europe and will bring their knowledge and expertise to CHESS, through the research, the training, and the dissemination and research outputs.

Philips
Steffen Pauws
Steffen Pauws

Steffen is joint Supervisor for an Early Stage Researcher who will focus on linking personal health data to public health policies.

There is much discussion about improving coordinated care and telehealth, via collection and analysis of widespread data. While relevant key performance indicators and analytics frameworks have been proposed these refer to aggregate population data. Leveraging existing platforms to collect and analyse aggregate personal health data, The Early Stage Researcher will develop integrated procedures and methods to take advantage of personal health data (e-health services) and data of different granularity and to work towards a unified framework for the evaluation of coordinated care and telehealth services.

Steffan’s research interests are around researching and keeping abreast of healthcare data and information science to foster dissemination of sustainable scaling-up of forms of healthcare delivery with better patient outcome, improved patient experience and lower costs.

Helen Schonenberg
Helen Schonenberg

Helen is joint Supervisor for an Early Stage Researcher who will focus on linking personal health data to public health policies.

There is much discussion about improving coordinated care and telehealth, via collection and analysis of widespread data. While relevant key performance indicators and analytics frameworks have been proposed these refer to aggregate population data. Leveraging existing platforms to collect and analyse aggregate personal health data, The Early Stage Researcher will develop integrated procedures and methods to take advantage of personal health data (e-health services) and data of different granularity and to work towards a unified framework for the evaluation of coordinated care and telehealth services.

Helen’s research interests are in healthcare systems research. In particular data analytics for assessment and evaluation of efficacy & efficiency, sustainability and scaling-up of integrated care solutions.

salumedia
Luis Fernandez Luque
Luis Fernandez Luque

Luis is lead on Work Package, Training, and is Supervisor for an Early Stage Researcher who will focus on a gamification strategy for new care models.

Increasing lifespans for chronic disease sufferers means a population of young patients who require lifestyle intervention from an early age. For multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, social problems begin with the decline of cognitive skills. Quality of life is impacted, and embarrassment can lead to avoidance of social situations and work obligations causing societies to suffer economically.

At Salumedia, research will be conducted on how to use gamification to empower patients with chronic conditions. With particular emphasis on how to promote physical activity to increase the quality of life of people living with chronic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis.

Luis has more than 10 years of experience in research on digital solutions to empower patients. Luis is especially interested in how to empower patients using social media and gamification. In particular, how to increase adoption of digital health solutions by patients and other stakeholders.

Päivi Salminen

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LocalTapiola, of Espoo, Finland, is a coalition of insurance companies that has been providing insurance for the Finnish people over the course of the twentieth century. LocalTapiola is one of the leading companies within workers’ compensation in Finland, and is growing rapidly.

In the last 10 years, society has seen an exponential growth of personal data being generated, due in large part to the advent of social media. While this personal data is rich and representative, the majority of it remains unused, and where it is used, it is fragmented. Medical data, on the other hand, is strictly regulated and hard to access.

LocalTapiola is currently in the process of navigating the barriers and promises of this data, through developing digital health services that support and empower people to make proactive health decisions.

Ari Kaukiainen (MD, PhD) acts as Chief Medical Director at LocalTapiola, and as a representative of the CHESS early stage researchers within the company. For further information or inquiries, Ari can be contacted by email at ari.kaukiainen@lahitapiola.fi

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