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Project Methodology and Work Plan
MovingLife is a Support Action project which will run for 18 months. MovingLife will deliver roadmaps for technological research, implementation practice and policy support with the aim of accelerating the establishment, acceptance and wide use of mobile eHealth solutions.

The key objectives that drive the work plan are technological and medical realism and massive deployability of mHealth applications and services based on the developed roadmaps. Hence, a key success criterion for the project is that mobile health solutions developed on the basis of the roadmaps have broad support from stakeholders as well as global applicability. This success criterion will be achieved through comprehensive interaction with stakeholders in order to establish the state-of-play and trends in mobile eHealth and supporting areas, followed by impact assessment of selected elements of the roadmaps at a global scale.

The methodology thus calls for a five-phase approach:
1) Systematic investigations of the state of play for mobile healthcare applications providing a sound baseline and identifying drivers and inhibitors of global mHealth solutions as the basis for extracting trends through intensive interaction with stakeholders.
2) Scenario development providing coherent, comprehensive, internally consistent descriptions of plausible futures built on the imagined interaction of key trends derived from the state of play. In the process, four scenarios will be selected by identifying two key dimensions of uncertainty. These scenarios represent snapshots of possible and/or alternative futures that help us resolve that uncertainty.
3) Through interaction with stakeholders, a gap analysis will allow us to compare, in a holistic way, the state of play with the future scenarios and identify the need for development and research that need to be undertaken within the timeframe covered by the roadmaps.
4) Developing three thematic roadmaps for a) technology and applications (innovation, development and research) b) medical and clinical take-up (medical guidelines, methodologies to deliver new knowledge and risk management), and c) socio-economic and policy framework for massive deployment (user acceptance, security and privacy; business cases; reimbursement; and regulatory framework). Consolidate the three roadmaps into one.
5) Perform impact assessment on selected key, critical elements of the roadmaps with special focus on global deployability and acceptance by users and stakeholders.

Each of the project phases each has its distinctive methodology and objective as described in the detailed work package descriptions.

WP 1 – Project management
The workpackage will provide an effective and efficient management and work process of the project during the contractual period. Its objective is to ensure an efficient management of the project and a consistent high quality of the work to be performed and of the reports produced. Further, it deals with the administrative and financial management of the project. The management structure is adapted to the relatively small size of the consortium, the short duration of the project and the low budget. The workpackage will be lead by the coordinator ATOS.

WP2 - State of Play and Trends
The main objective of this workpackage is to identify and describe the state of play and trends for mHealth solutions. The main focus of the work will be to identify the main drivers and inhibitors, which are the underlying motivations that can make new mHealth services successful. The outcomes of the performed analysis in four distinct areas: i) Technology and applications, ii) Clinical and medical guidelines, iii) User acceptance, security and privacy, and iiii) Socio-economic and policy framework, will be collected, elaborated and opportunely formulated into a unique reference document, which will be a main input for WP3 and WP4. In particular, descriptions of drivers and inhibitors should follow a systematic formalisation to support and highlight the representation of correlations and dependencies between technological, user, socio-economic and regulatory issues. The workpackage will be lead by INN.

WP3 - Scenario Development
The objective of this workpackage is to develop a set of Vision Scenarios (our vision of what can happen in mHealth in 2025). The objectives are to i) identify future ICT systemic applications for mHealth (e.g., home/work platforms, mobile communications for nomadic citizens, context/location aware sensors, sensor networks, sensor data collection and fusion, semantic interoperability, micro and embedded systems, advanced robotic systems, etc.), ii) discuss different vision scenarios and strategies for incorporating mHealth into disease management and medical and clinical guidelines with experts, and iii) weight the tradeoffs between socio-economic needs, clinical progress and technological innovation. The objective will be achieved through IDON vision scenario thinking techniques. IDON (Hexagon Mapping) is part of a visual facilitation approach, which combines dynamic representation and creativity using visual idea representing units, called IDONS. The workpackage will be lead by IN-JET.

WP4 - Development of Roadmaps
Taking into account the outcome of the previous two workpackages, the third objective will be to identify the most important needs that must be satisfied in order to accelerate establishment and wide deployment of mHealth solutions as described in the vision scenarios. The roadmap connecting the “as is” state and the alternative “to be” states in 2025 described in the scenarios will then be develop through an on-line consultation process based on wiki documents. The roadmaps will cover technological research, implementation practice and policy support and will address a broad group of fundamental needs such as: technology options for applications and services; options for new and improved medical guidelines; user acceptance, ethics and privacy; the socio-economic environment and policy framework. Thematic roadmaps will be established for the following main areas: Technology development and innovation, user empowerment and inclusion, clinical and medical guidelines, governance in cross-border healthcare, and reimbursement and regulatory frameworks. The workpackage will be lead by ATOS.

WP5 - Impact Assessment
The fourth S&T objective will focus on impact assessment and illustrate how central elements of the roadmaps, as identified in WP4 above, can be made to deliver solutions that support wide use of mHealth solutions. The objective is to assess the realism and potential impact from two of the most interesting elements in the roadmaps through Health Technology Assessment methods and healthcare simulations. The workpackage will be lead by: CSI.

WP6 - Stakeholder Engagement and Dissemination
In the project, the effective engagement of stakeholders and the dissemination of the outcomes will represent one of the leading objectives. The following activities will present the main instruments for an integrative approach to engagement and dissemination. It is a further objective of this WP to prepare two discussion papers in coordination with the European Commission and two white papers on mHealth subjects. The workpackage will be lead by GSI.

The project will deliver a total of 17 deliverables over the 18 month period. The 14 public deliverables will be available for download here on the project's website. A full list of deliverables can be found here
  Partners involved
Atos INNOVA In-JeT ApS Global Security Intelligence Vrije Universiteit Brussel Center for Healthcare Innovation
 
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