U.S., Aug. 26 -- An ambitious new project led by European researchers and healthcare providers is aiming to change how people with multiple chronic health conditions receive treatment.
Multimorbidity, when patients have two or more long term conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, renal failure and depression, is rising in line with the aging population. Having multiple illnesses also makes each one more difficult to treat.
The C3-Cloud has been developed as a response to this, with the aim of offering joined up care to patients, rather than treating each condition in isolation. It is hoped the digital healthcare system will prevent avoidable readmissions to hospitals and reduce repeated visits to doctors and specialists.