Santer Reply Santer Reply is the Reply Group company specializing in consulting services and application development for the market of Health and Public Administration, founded as a joint venture between the group Lombardia Informatica and Reply. In particular, it addresses the Local Health, to hospitals, to the RSA, to the regions and municipalities. For the local government, Santer Reply offers portals for citizens to make available public utilities (eg. Booking centers) while for the areas of health and hospital proposes a federated model for the integration of vertical application solutions (eg. analysis of productive activities, and telemedicine process management for the reception of patients). Moreover, Santer Reply has a platform Person to Machine (P2M) applied in areas such as Behavioral Monitoring and Relief, the Situational Analysis, Decision Support Systems, the optimization of resources and processes. In the specific area of telecare, with this platform, Santer Reply facilitate the improvement of the quality of life of patients living in conditions of social isolation with remote monitoring via environmental analysis and behavioral, in-house using sensors and wearable.
Anastasis The Anastasis Co-operative is a software house and training centre based in Bologna, Italy, that provides software, online services and training for people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. Our core products are class-leading software with TTS for dyslexia and reading impairments aimed at supporting children and young users with learning difficulties (Supernotebook, Supermaps), and a professional on-line rehabilitation suite (RIDInet). The concept and design of our products springs from close collaboration between our Research Centre (CRA) and a wide network of scientific partners including universities, research centres, speech therapists, psychologists and rehabilitation professionals. Further products in our catalogue include electronic medical records, ICF-based personal health records, computerised cognitive training for the elderly and on-line systems for the screening and diagnosis of learning difficulties. Our primary customers are end-users (individuals and families), schools and educational institutions, hospitals, rehabilitation institutes, local government agencies and associations of people with disabilities.
Unibo The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, in accordance with the principles of the Constitution of the Italian Republic and the Magna Charta of the University, is a public institution, autonomous, secular and pluralistic. Primary tasks of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna are research and teaching, inseparable activities aimed at pursuing a critical knowledge open to dialogue and interaction between cultures, respecting the freedom of science and teaching. For its secular identity General study, the University recognizes equal dignity and opportunity to all disciplines that ensure the wealth and scientific training. The University and protect their cultural heritage innovates responding to the different needs expressed by the company. Didactics The courses offered at the University of Bologna is large, diversified and attentive to the needs of society: an educational heritage distributed among 33 departments and 11 schools. the international nature of teaching is also confirmed by the project alma Inglese, unique in Italy, aimed at ensuring free certified knowledge of English. Research For Alma Mater research is a fundamental competitive lever and employment. The University is known for its wealth of expertise and multidisciplinary research. Investment in higher education, support for basic research in the humanities and science, a synergistic network of relationships with the world of research and international institutions, an active commitment to the exchange of knowledge with the business world are the pillars on which underpinning the strategy of the University of Bologna.
INRCA Mission and expertise areas INRCA is a national public research organization in charge of providing health care to older people through its hospital and residential care facilities and carrying out research on elder care and ageing related issues, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Health. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of INRCA’s mission, its research activity aims institutionally at promoting well-being in older people and their family carers, implementing and monitoring support services and policies addressing the needs of the older population, especially if frail and disabled. The Institute has seven locations in the national level, including geriatric hospitals, a care centre for Alzheimer’s disease, a RSM-R and a scientific complex technological research. The activity of the Institute is conducted on the basis of a departmental organization where departments are made up of units care and research units (centres and research laboratories). Currently, there are four lines of research:
- Bio-gerontology: determinants of cellular, molecular and genetic aging, longevity and age-associated diseases;
- Prevention and treatment of fragility: management of diseases and geriatric syndromes;
- Drugs and Aging;
- Multidimensional assessment and continuity of care.
Great emphasis is given to technological innovation, promotion and acceptance of telemedicine technology by the elderly. The INRCA is indeed involved in various activities aimed at the study of usability and acceptance of smart environments to support the independence and autonomy of the elderly. This commitment is supported through regional, national and international collaborations with universities, research institutes and companies specializing in technology, home automation and artifacts from the house computer, without architectural barriers, with sensors that detect possible hazards, smart appliances and tools with communication interfaces easy for their remote control. Type of activities The research activity in the field of geriatric and gerontology has been developed both nationally and internationally, using partnerships with universities and other research institutes. The research activity is proved by numerous publications in peer reviewed journals with Impact Factor and numerous scientific books. The Institute systematically organizes events of national and international importance for the dissemination of research results and participate in conferences and meetings with speeches, posters, notices, etc. The INRCA is the coordinator and partner of several national projects, as well as multi-center research projects funded by the European Commission. In recent years INRCA has participated in several European projects, such as: GENAGE (BMH4-CT98-3149), COPE (BMH4983374), EUROFEDA (QLK1-1999-00179), IMAGINE (QLRT-1999-02031), MOBILATE (QLK6-CT-1999-02236), ACMEPLUS (QLK6-1999-02070), NEW (QLK6-CT 2000-00139), AGEING WELL (QLK6-CT-2001-00280), EUROFAMCARE (QLRT-2001-02647), CEIL 2001-2006 (VP/2001/12 B5 803), EQUAL (QLK-CT-2001-301688), ZINCAGE (FOOD–CT-2003–506850), ABUEL (GA 2007123), EURHOMAP (GA 2006115), ASPA (GA 216289), FUTURAGE (FP7-HEALTH-2007-B-GA 223679), SMILING (FP7-ICT-GA 215493), HAPPY AGEING (AAL-2008-1-113), JADE (GA 266422). INRCA also is currently participating in other research projects, including: UP-TECH (Italian Ministry of Health), ROBOT-ERA (FP7-ICT2011.7 – GA 288899), WIISEL (FP7-ICT2011.7 – GA 288878), AIDA (Liguria Region Resolution n.1693 del 29/12/2011), INNOVAGE (GA 306058), CHEFMYSELF( AAL 2012), IRHOLA(GA 305831); HOME4DEM (AAL 2014) ACTIVE AGING@HOME (MIUR Technological Cluster). In particular, the activities of the multidisciplinary Scientific and Technological Centre of INRCA are focused on the following fields of scientific research in geriatric and gerontology: basic research, applied clinical research, socio-economic research with particular regard to the organization of services for the elderly and the study and acceptance of new technologies by the elderly.
- Research in the fields of information technology and telematics;
- Design and development of software applications for its shareholders:
- Software for Automatic Language Treatment (ALT);
- Software for Knowledge Management;
- Software for Nephrology and Dialysis hospital wards;
- Software for the Management of Organ Transplant Waiting Lists.
- Research in the fields of information technology and telematics;
- Design and development of software applications;
- System integration;
- Information Services Management (ASP, Outsourcing , Hosting, Housing).
La Traccia, thanks to state-of-the-art technology and the large number of solutions in place with customers distributed all over Italy, has become the market leader in Italy for the design and implementation of:
- software for Nephrology and Dialysis hospital wards;
- software the Management of Organ Transplant Waiting Lists;
- software for the management of Regional Dialysis and Organ Transplant Registers;
- software for Automated Personnel Attendance and Access Control.
The company furthermore has:
- matured considerable experience in the in computerization of management activities for public bodies (Regions, Municipalities, ASL);
- implemented projects based on E.R.P. products (Accounting Information System and Management Control of the Basilicata Region).
The company is currently engaged in the development of integrated software systems for the administrative management of hospitals by extending the experience gained in the individual wards.
CNR The National Council for Research (CNR) is the National body in charge for applied and basic research according to the policies stated by the Italian government, with more than 7000 employees. CNR is organized into one hundred Institutes. The Institute for Biomedical Technology (ITB) was created in the ’70s to manage a special research program with the same name, allocating funds and assisting external teams in carrying out research (mainly by providing informatics skills). It also carries out its own research programs and participates to European and National projects. Other CNR Institutes closely cooperating on e-health include the Institute of System Analysis and Informatics (IASI) and the Institute for Population Studies (IRPPS). The above CNR Institutes were coordinating several specific programs (with projects from CNR, University and industry) about e-health topics, on eHealth Roadmaps and Policies, Electronic Health Records, Mobile devices, Personal Health Records, Chronic Disease Management, Integration of Social and Health Care. ITB is cooperating with Federsanità-ANCI in the analysis of the best practices and in the development of a model to measure the level of adoption of eHealth in local trusts and hospitals.
MR&D MR & D SpA, a leader in the development, engineering and manufacturing of innovative products for the sectors Home & Building Automation, Smart Metering and wearable devices for field Health Care & Fitness.
Telbios Telbios is the Italian leading company in telemedicine, with 15+ years of field experience, while ATLC is the leader in the field of telecommunication systems. The latter developed medical appliances (CE Class I) to allow the connection of medical devices to measure control and physiological parameters. Since 2010, Telbios is part of the AB Medica Holding S.P.A. This allows synergies which impact on the quality of the proposed solutions and the ability to reach the target market and control the to manage the supply chain. Overall the highly specialized and experienced human resources of the group dedicated to telemedicine is currently above the 80 units. The Telbios Service Center (CST) è the main engine of the services provided by Telbios. For the management of chronicity Telbios, in collaboration with General Practitioners of the FIMMG (Italian GPs Federation), developed holistic care pathways for chronic patients, shifting from an episodic to continuous patient management. Thanks to its peculiar history, Telbios become one of the main and most qualified partner to react to the new needs of healthcare, as chronicity management and specialists networks management. Thanks to its ability to catch the needs from the patients’ and doctors’ worlds, to interpret the evolution of the social and health care systems and to manage the technology development, Telbios is representing a “one stop shop” for all the subjects willing to be an active part in the role of reforming healthcare.
POLITO For more than 150 years, the Politecnico di Torino has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian levels concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering. The Politecnico di Torino was founded in 1859 as Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers), and it became Regio Politecnico di Torino in 1906. A long history, which bore out the University as a reference point for education and research in Italy and in Europe, a Research University of international level which attracts students from more than 100 countries and which activates about 800 collaborations per year with industries, public institutions and local organizations. The attention to theoretical and applied research, the knowledge and development of cutting edge technologies, the concreteness and realism concerning the management of a manufacturing process or the organization of a service, the care of functionality without ignoring design, the analysis and proposition of solutions to the challenges of the society of today in order to plan a sustainable future: graduates from the Politecnico di Torino receive an education that goes far beyond technical knowledge. They are able to manage the interdisciplinary nature of the scientific world of today without forgetting social, ethical, economic and environmental implications. Excellent results in education and research fields, positive judgments from students, education processes of quality and the ability in winning national and European grants brought the Politecnico di Torino to an excellent place in the assessment drawn up by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR): since 2010, when the MIUR began to award the public funding of the Fondo di Finanziamento Ordinario according to a table on Universities performances, the Politecnico has always been the first University in Italy. A positioning proved by the good results of the University at the European level.
UNIBA The Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO), University of Bari, is allocated at the “General Hospital” in Bari and consists of 18 sections. The DETO has, as its main purpose, basic research, translational and clinical research, which is carried out in collaboration with other universities, with the pharmaceutical industry, with small and medium industries in the field of biotechnology (devices, artificial organs, prostheses and tissues ). The DETO signed agreements and cultural exchanges with European and North American universities to implement research programs funded by public and private institutions, national and international. Each section of the DETO deals with various aspects of the scientific studies, educational and clinical of its subsidiary. In particular, the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation of DETO, directed by Prof. Loreto Gesualdo, covers all aspects of clinical and research related to kidney disease (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, chronic renal failure and acute transplant). It participates in 38 clinical studies covering different aspects of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplant. Numerous clinical studies are designed and led by a team of doctors, biologists, dieticians, clinical monitor, in areas of interest such as nutrition and health, chronic renal failure, home dialysis, nocturnal dialysis, diabetic nephropathy, continuous treatment in sepsis and kidney transplantation. The Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation of DETO has long experience of research in the field of gene expression and molecular biology to study a broad spectrum of renal disease, cardiovascular disease and related complications. Thanks to the different and complementary skills of the staff, were produced several scientific works and implemented several projects in collaboration with national or international organizations.
Established in Florence in 1990, Dedalus Spa is now head of a leading International Group of Healthcare Clinical Software, and covering a leading role in all segments of the public and private healthcare market.
The prestigious KLAS ranking company has recently positioned Dedalus and Medasys at third place in the worldwide ranking for new clinical projects – an extraordinary result rarely attributed to non-American companies.
Since 2006, Dedalus has launched a project to aggregate the best companies operating in Italy’s ICT healthcare sector.
After the acquisition of the majority of NoemaLife Spa at the end of July 2016, in April 2017 the mergers into Dedalus of nine companies belonging to both the Dedalus Group and the NoemaLife Group were completed.
Eight months after NoemaLife acquisition by Dedalus, the integration process of the two organisations has been completed, leading to the birth of the largest European operator in the Hospital Information System sector, with revenues of approximately 160 million (fiscal year 2016), about 1700 people, and with direct activities in 25 countries on four continents.