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CORTEXS - Care Organization: a Re-Thinking EXpedition in search for Sustainability (R-4725)

On November 1st Re-Thinking EXpedition in search for Sustainability) has been launched. The project is focused on the sustainability of the Flemish health care system, particularly in view of the growing needs for chronic and long-term care. 'Integrated care' is seen as an important new approach to realising a more demand-driven, patient centered and cost-conscious health care system. The research team works closely together with about 30 health care organisations. CORTEXS is funded by the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT) under the Strategic Basic Research (SB0) program. The general aim of an SBO project is to contribute to new ideas and concepts, which could lead to the creation of a new generation of products, processes or services. The project received the Flanders' Care label, that is reserved for good practices that live up to the mission of measurably improving the quality of care through innovation and stimulating responsible entrepreneurship. The 4-year project has a budget of 3 million EURO. The research consortium consists of 7 partners: KU Leuven - Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven - Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, KU Leuven LUCAS - Centre for Care Research and Consultancy, TNO - Innovation Area Work & Employment, UHasselt - Research Group Patient Safety and Health Economics, Antwerp Management School, and UGent - Health Economics Unit.
Date:1 Oct 2013 →  30 Sep 2016