SMARTIE project, coordinated by the Health Informatics Laboratory at the GRIB, finalist in the Stockholm Challenge Award

Project SMARTIE, "Smart Medical Applications Repository of Tools for Informed Expert Decision" funded by the European Commission IST program was rewarded with the finalist award of the 2002 Stockholm Challenge Award in the category "Health" out of 62 registered projects. The project received the prize at the venue of the Nobel Banquet.

The SMARTIE consortium is developing a collection of over 100 medical software applications called MedNotesTM to provide physicians with critical information to manage and inform the patient/citizen. The applications cover a variety of decision tools from clinical calculators (e.g. Risk Factor Scoring) up to the most advanced medical decision support systems (e.g. Acute Abdominal Pain diagnosis). The tools are selected for development by a team of international medical experts and are developed by medical IT sepecialists, localized into English, French and Spanish, and ported to 4 different technical platforms, the PC desktop, web, PDA Palm and PDA WindowsCE. The applications are currently undergoing clinical trial testing in 8 different hospitals located in the UK, Spain and Germany. All MedNotesTM are available free of charge from the SMARTIE Website.

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