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Pioneers in Healthcare Award for the PReferral project!

Wendy Oude Nijeweme - d'Hollosy from BSS and colleagues received the Pioneers in Healthcare Award for the PReferral project:


Decision support tool for personalized referral advice on patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain to primary, secondary or tertiary care.  

Of all Dutch adults, 1 in 5 has musculoskeletal pain. More than 50% of these people have limited functioning. Experienced disease burden can be reduced by starting an appropriate treatment as early as possible. However, it appears that more than 30% of the patients are referred back to the general practitioner (GP) with a rereferral to somewhere else. This results in an inefficient care path. The objective of this project is to optimize existing care pathways and referrals in 1st, 2nd and 3rd care based on artificial intelligence, leading to a proof-of-concept decision support system for the GP and paramedic.

Dr.ir. Wendy Oude Nijeweme - d'Hollosy (UT), Dr. Gert-Jan Prosman (UT), Dr. Mannes Poel (UT), Dr. Remko Soer (Saxion), Drs. Jose Broeks (ZGT), Dr. Annemieke Konijnendijk (ZGT), Dr. N.P. Monteiro de Oliveira (ZGT), Prof. dr. Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten (ZGT) and Klaas Postema

More information about the Pioneers in Healthcare Innovation Fund: https://www.utwente.nl/en/techmed/innovation/funds-vouchers/pioneers-in-healthcare/ and the other awarded vouchers in 2019: https://www.utwente.nl/en/techmed/innovation/funds-vouchers/pioneers-in-healthcare/projects-archief/projects2019/.

Foto © Bert de Graaf