Main policy priority
Epilepsy is a prevalent disease within neurological pathologies and affects 0.7 – 1% of the general population. At least half of the patients with epilepsy are young and active. These patients need regular follow-ups with hospital Neurology services or Epilepsy Units. In Murcia (Spain) waiting list for successive appointments in the doctor office have an average of 6-9 months. The is also a high number of unexpected visits is 1.7 per day (emergency). EPICO stands for Epilepsy Communication Channel and aims at overcoming these challenge through better managing this disease and let doctors have a wider know-how about their patients and the epilepsy disorder. The final goal is to reduce the number of epileptic crisis in patients and reduce the number of emergency consultations related to epilepsy. The twinning proposal focuses on the partial adoption of EPICO in one Hospital in Greece through the iwelli platform (clinic.iwelli.com) developed by Syndesis Ltd that offers integrated care services in hospitals and clinics and nursing homes to assess the potential full adoption of the service in Greece.