Following an evaluation of seven highly innovative approaches to hypertension digitally-supported hypertension care for European health systems, HSMonitor’s five procurers selected the three most promising ones, which will proceed to a phase of prototype development, starting on 1 June 2021.
The HSMonitor call-off: moving from seven concepts to three prototypes
Seven innovation concepts were selected to compete in the HSMonitor PCP in March 2021. The concepts are put forward by suppliers – representatives of the health industry in Europe, either as single organisations or project consortia. In the period March-May 2021 the suppliers worked to improve their initial design (phase I) and propose approaches to developing prototypes for their systems (phase II). Between the two phases, a call-off was organised by the HSMonitor procurers.
The HSMonitor call-off is an evaluation process that is used in the PCP process to select the best approaches and offer them a chance to continue the into the next phase of research and development. Following the call-off, the following three approaches were selected:
- HSmartBPM – An intelligent digital clinical pathway towards the proactive management and smart monitoring of hypertension (implemented by a consortium led by Gnomon Informatics, Greece)
- HyperHealth – A new ICT solution aimed to provide a proactive, integrated, personalised hypertension prevention and management (implemented by a consortium led by Tech4Care, Italy)
- SmartHT – An end-to-end smart hypertension management solution (implemented by a consortium led by Innova, Turkey)
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HSMonitor receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 856698. The EU has given a grant for this procurement, but is not participating as a contracting authority in the procurement.