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LifeChamps: A Collective Intelligent Platform To Support Cancer Champions

Keywords: (Clinical) Decision Support Services, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Cancer, Data Processing
Consortium of LifeChamps led by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Digital solution and service (e.g. application/digital health portal/platform/AI based system/etc.)
Short description
LifeChamps delivers a novel, context-aware and large-scale analytics framework capable of delivering multi-dimensional Quality of Life (QoL) support to all the different cancer life champions during and after their treatments. LifeChamps provides a prediction engine capable of providing comprehensive insights at the point of care in order to predict and prevent disorders, morbidities or cancer relapse associated with cancer treatment at an early stage; based on a Big Data-enabled HPC infrastructure with a broad knowledge base, where heterogeneous data from multiple sources is mapped, in a reachable and manageable way to create valuable insights. This facilitates the provision of a smart care model to timely address, in a continuous monitoring approach, symptoms responsible for affecting QoL, in particular, frailty. The solution provides a collaborative structure to all target users: (i) older cancer patients – counselling in day-to-day activities with recommendations and advice on transversal lifestyle domains (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, social inclusion), (ii) physicians – supporting the clinical work by providing actionable insights on individual patient health and QOL trajectory, as well as visualization of aggregated data and their causalities and (iii) healthcare providers and healthcare systems – business intelligence dashboard to provide quality of service estimation. Overall, LifeChamps contributes decisively towards (a) increasing treatment safety, (b) improving the efficiency of resource utilization, and (c) minimizing the conduct of unnecessary clinical procedures. The solution was designed and delivered by the LifeChamps consortium – the project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875329 (November 2019 – November 2023).
Impact on health outcomes, Impact on the health system’s capacity and resilience (e.g., health and care efficiency, continuity of care)
Impact on health outcomes and health system’s capacity and resilience is measured through the mobile app of the solution and the use of PREMs and PROMs as well as sensors and technology enabled data collectors.
Proof of concept is available: it works in a test setting and the potential end-users are positive about the concept 
The patient pilot trials of the solution are almost finalised with positive preliminary results. The clinicians’ dashboard that integrates all the collected patient information and uses AI models to support decisions for clinicians is almost finalised with the evaluation scheduled to occur during October 2023.
United Kingdom (please specify)
The trials of the solution included more than 120 patients that provided data of their daily life through the use of sensors and technologies installed in their houses. In the UK, patients came from Scotland (mainly Glasgow).
Geographical scope
The choice of these countries was based on the consortium expertise and participation. The results and findings, as well as the methodologies and lessons learnt could be used also in other settings and other countries.
English, Spanish, Swedish, Greek
4 pilot sites (Greece, Spain, Sweden, UK) – more than 120 patients, 40 clinicians.
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available

Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Clinical decision support
Health data analytics (Artificial Intelligence/algorithm development and calibration/machine learning/risk stratification tools/etc.)
Care pathway tracking and adherence
Clinical team care planning and collaboration tools (e.g. digital shared care plan)
ICT support for management of frailty and/or falls prevention
Regional and national Electronic Health Record systems
to patients / citizens
Remote monitoring apps/health outcomes tracking
Sensors/wearable devices
Health promotion and wellness apps and wearables/virtual coaches
Health data analytics (Artificial Intelligence/algorithm development and calibration/machine learning/risk stratification tools/etc.)
Smart homes/independent living support/ambient assisted living technologies
Digital tools to support health education (health literacy)/digital health literacy
Digital tools to support patient feedback and reporting of outcomes and experiences
Self-management/ICT supporting adherence to medication and care-plans
Primary target patient group (age)
Older adults (65+)
Addressed prevention area(s)
Nutrition and diet, Fitness and physical activity, Education
Use case and care pathway positioning
Disease monitoring, treatment compliance, self-management, Prevention and wellness, Integrated care pathways, Functional support and independent living (e.g., for frailty), Patient or citizen communities, self-help and mentoring
Ready to be transferred to
Ready for transfer, but the practice has not been transferred yet.
Plans for cross-border implementation
Are considered and will be developed in the near future