Project goals and outputs
Oncologic diseases a leading cause of death in the EU. Recent changes in the society showed a need to a more patient-centered approach to care. To help achieve this, INTENT shall: “Put in place know-how, competencies & capacity to capitalise on benchmarking & social entrepreneurship in harmonising & improving patient centered cancer care in Central Europe”. This will result in: better understanding of what patient-centered care means; new tools and methods to implement this approach; relevant policy recommendations & local stakeholders working together to identify what needs improving & generating innovative solutions.
INTENT outputs benefit cancer care providers, patients and policy makers taking part in 5 pilot sites shall include:
- A patient-centered cancer care model with implementation guidelines
- Policy recommendation(s) for adopting the patient-centered model
- An online benchmarking tool shows what needs doing better to deliver patient-centered care (description of the benchmarking tool and its functionalities and benchmarking methodological manual)
- Performance Improvement Plans that identify local improvement priorities & prospects for social entrepreneurial actions
And, finally, based on all of the above, a:
Looking to the future, INTENT will provide the basis for crossover collaboration with industry in unlocking the innovation potential of public servicesand Cancer care approach. This approach and tools could be later on implemented in other Centers in Central Europe.