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01/06/2017 - Measuring lithium and creatinine

Self-test implementation with E-Care at the GGZ (mental health care)

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Interreg-Crosscare project: Implementation of electrophoresis self-test with E-Care at the GGZ

In 2017 a new project was started at Medimate with the goal to improve the quality of life for patients with bipolar disorder.

Medimate has in the recent years developed the Medimate Minilab for measuring lithium in blood and in 2017 it will be possible to determine the lithium and creatinine levels from one drop of blood of the fingertip.

The project is a collaboration with two Flemish testing grounds (InnovAge and LiCalab) and a Dutch testing ground (Brainport Healthy Living Lab) in which care organizations Z.Org, OPZ Geel, GGzE and Diagnostiek voor U are involved.

Within the CrossCare project the self-test system with patients is validated and a blended-care program will be developed and evaluated in practice.

The blended-care program (website with app) must provide a well-founded advice. This will be done on the basis of the results of the self-test and sharing this information with involved parties. During the project different user scenarios, including care at the psychiatrist, outpatient care and patients who measure at home, will be evaluated.

This project is funded within the Interreg V program Flanders-Netherlands, the cross-border cooperation program with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund. More info: www.grensregio.eu.