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IMMERSE: Implementing Mobile MEntal health Recording Strategy for Europe

Keywords: (Clinical) Decision Support Services, Assessment, Digital Health Tools, Experience Sampling, Health Information Systems
Jointly developed and implemented by: KU Leuven; Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim; Movisens GmbH; University of Edinburgh; Comenius University Bratislava; Pavol Jozef Safarik University, Kosice; TMF; Friedich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nurnberg; University Hospital Heidelberg;
Digital solution and service (e.g. application/digital health portal/platform/AI based system/etc.)
Short description
IMMERSE (Implementing Mobile MEntal health Recording Strategy for Europe) brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers with the aim to advance the transformation of mental health care in Europe into true person-centered care. We strongly believe that treatment should be particularly focused on the needs of each individual seeking help for mental health problems, while these individuals should also have a more active role in their treatment process and decision-making. IMMERSE will therefore build on 20 years of experience using Experience Sampling Methodology (ESM), a structured diary technique, as the methodology that puts the service user at the heart of their treatment. Within IMMERSE, we aim to further transform ESM into an innovative, clinical digital health tool, Digital Mobile Mental Health (DMMH), in close collaboration with stakeholders, while also specifically evaluating the implementation of this tool in routine mental health care in four countries in Europe. By conducting a thorough implementation study including identifying and overcoming several barriers for implementation, we aim for a further scale-up of DMMH in routine clinical healthcare, thus offering a unique potential to significantly innovate mental health care in Europe and beyond.
Impact on health outcomes
Impact on health outcomes has been demonstrated in literature. Economic value will be validated in future work.
There is evidence for economic viability and/or of benefits to the target group of the practice. Further research/development is needed for routine use.
Our product is builds upon decades worth of research into the clinical advantages of using Experience Sampling Methods in clinical practice and use of digital mobile health tools to support care.
United Kingdom (please specify)
Included implementation sites: Lothian Primary Care Nhs Trust (Edinburgh; Scotland); University Psychiatric Centrum KU Leuven (Kortenberg, Belgium); Psychiatric Center St. Kamillus (Bierbeek, Belgium); Central Institute of Mental Health (Mannheim, Germany); Psychiatric Center (Nordbaden, Germany); University Hospital (Bratislava, Slovakia); Louis Pasteur University Hospital Kosice (Kosiche, Slovakia)
Geographical scope
We are evaluating the added value of our product in 4 European countries: Belgium, Germany, Scotland, and Slovakia.
English, Dutch, German, Slovak
In total, 8 clinical sites participate, including 3 units per clinical site. For each country, the aim is to include 108 participants by May 2023.
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available

Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Clinical decision support
Care pathway tracking and adherence
to patients / citizens
Remote monitoring apps/health outcomes tracking
Self-management/ICT supporting adherence to medication and care-plans
Primary target patient group (age)
Youth and young adults (15-24), Adults (25-64)
Addressed prevention area(s)
Mental health
Use case and care pathway positioning
Disease monitoring, treatment compliance, self-management, Public health surveillance, tracking, Clinical trial data collection
Our software is developed in line with MDR regulation and is meant to be able to integrate efficiently into EHR systems.
Ready to be transferred to
The practice has been transferred in other locations, regions or national scale in the same country.
Plans for cross-border implementation
Implemented and deployed cross-border
Connectivity of the solution with regional and/or national services
Our software is developed in line with MDR regulation and is meant to be able to integrate efficiently into EHR systems.