The MOCHA project aims to study the various health models adopted in the 30 countries of the European Commission and the European economic area. The 19 scientific partners will work in collaboration with country agents identified in each country to obtain and analyze key information on a range of topics affecting the child and primary care:
° pediatric primary care models (including emergencies);
° continuity of care and integration of social and health services (secondary care, social assistance, education, etc.), including complex care, and services for the protection of minors;
° school health services;
° direct access services for adolescents;
° identification of innovative quality measures and clinical results;
° identification of composite measures, using large databases, to measure quality and clinical results;
° economic and skill analyzes;
° guarantee fairness for all children;
° the use of electronic medical records in pediatrics.
Within the project, the IRPPS research group is involved in various activities concerning:
° the definition of a methodology for the description of the processes with the aim of facilitating the comparison of the different pediatric care models adopted by the countries involved. This methodology is applied to the different tasks of the project with particular reference to primary care, complex care and prevention models;
° the identification of specific quality indicators for pediatric care both through the analysis of the literature;
° analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of the different care models adopted in Europe through the identification and use of quality indicators;
° study of the potential of using the electronic medical record for statistical purposes.
The project, funded under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program, started in October 2015 and will run for three and a half years. Coordinated by Imperial College London (UK), the project involves numerous universities and international research institutions including Trinity College of Dublin (Ireland), University Medical Center of Groningen (Holland), University of Surrey (UK), Karolinska Institut (Sweden ), TNO (Netherlands). The CNR team is represented not only by the IRPPS but also by the Institute of Neuroscience of Padua.