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COST Action CA15222

This COST Action aims to support the scientific research and technology development necessary for a breakthrough in the field of cost-containment in healthcare while also maintaining the quality of health care. So far, the EU R&D agenda has under examined this aspect while in nearly every COST Member Country emerging costs for healthcare are becoming a major societal problem (EU wide â‚Ź 1,400 billion/year). While the rising trend in costs is continuous and significant, the chances for efficiency gains and costs reductions are large (> 35%). However, previous attempts to reduce costs within existing healthcare systems have shown that simply making these systems more effective and efficient does not lead to the necessary cost reduction that will keep healthcare sustainable and affordable for all European citizens. Instead, innovative care models need to be developed that factor in cost containment from the start, while also maintaining the quality of care. The EU-commission recognized the gap in their R&D agenda and supported the development of a EU R&D Strategy and Roadmap. This development involved key players from all over Europe representing the fragmented healthcare sector and the many scientific disciplines involved in R&D and technology development in this field. This COST Action sets out to expand and utilize this network in order to attune the ongoing R&D and technology development efforts towards the development of integrated care models that can be tested in large scale settings with the support of all stakeholders involved to create the needed breakthrough.

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COST Action CA15222 Member list Chair: Vice-Chair:

Inger Ekman Mitja LAINSCAK

BOSNIA & HER.: CZECH REPUB.: CROATIA: CROATIA: FYR MACEDONIA: GERMANY: GREECE: GREECE: GREECE: IRELAND: IRELAND: ISRAEL: ISRAEL: LATVIA: LITHUANIA: LITHUANIA: LITHUANIA: MALTA: MONTENEGRO: MONTENEGRO: NORWAY: POLAND: POLAND: PORTUGAL: PORTUGAL: SERBIA: SERBIA: SLOVAKIA: SPAIN: SPAIN: SPAIN: SWEDEN: SWEDEN: UK: UK:

Severin RAKIĆ Hana KONEČNÁ Bojana KNEŽEVIĆ Marcel LEPPEE Boban JOKSIMOSKI Ansgar GERHARDUS Ioannis E. KOSTAKIS Amaryllis MAVRAGANI Konstantinos TSAGARAKIS Vivienne BYERS Desmond P. CAWLEY Einav SRULOVICI Galit B. YOM-TOV Daiga BEHMANE Dalia KRIKSCIUNIENE Marius LIUTVINAVICIUS Virgilijus SAKALAUSKAS Sandra C. BUTTIGIEG Ivana OGNJANOVIĆ Ramo ŠENDELJ Trond TJERBO Roman KAUTSCH Roman LEWANDOWSKI António CASA NOVA Raul CORDEIRO Valentina D. MARINKOVIC Nemanja RANCIC František BABIČ José A.G. AGÚNDEZ Patricia SÁNCHEZ GONZÁLEZ Elisa VALIA COTANDA Karl SWEDBERG Jan TÖRNELL Nicky BRITTEN Mark PEARSON

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Inger EKMAN SWEDEN University of Gothenburg Institute of Health and Care Sciences Gothenburg university, Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC), centre director www.gpcc.gu.se COST Action Chair, WG3

Research interests Clinical research Long term illness Evaluation of person-centred interventions Symptoms

Key Publications Ekman I, Wolf A, Olsson L-O, Taft C, Dudas K, Schaufelberger M, Swedberg K Effects of personcentred care in patients with chronic heart failure - the PCC-HF study. European Heart Journal 2012 May;33(9):1112-9. Ekman I, Swedberg K, Taft C, et al. for the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC) www.gpcc.gu.se. Person-Centred Care – Ready for Prime Time. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2011 Dec;10(4):248-51. Alharbi TSJ, Ekman I, Olsson L-E, Dudas K, Carlström E. Organizational culture and the implementation of person-centered care: Results from a change process in Swedish hospital care. Health Policy. 2012 Dec;108(2-3):294-301 Fors A, Ekman I, Taft C, Björkelund C, Frid K, Larsson M, et al. Person-centred care after acute coronary syndrome, from hospital to primary care - a randomised controlled trial. Int J Cardiol. 2015 May 6;187:693-9. Ekman I, Busse R, van Ginneken E et al. Health-care improvements in a financially constrained environment. The Lancet 2016; Vol 387; 646-647.

Key experience Coordinator EU 7th FP WE CARE Director GPCC research centre Head of institute and vice dean, Sahlgrenska Academy GPCC Implement, Board member

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Mitja LAINSCAK SLOVENIA Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana www.mf.uni-lj.si Dept of Internal Medicine, General Hospital Murska Sobota www.sb-ms.si mitja.lainscak@guest.arnes.si COST Action Vice-Chair, WG2

Research Interests Public awareness Cardiology Heart Failure Preventive cardiology Epidemiology

Key Publications What does the lay public know about heart failure? Findings from the Heart Failure Awareness Day Initiative. Stรถrk S, Kavoliuniene A, Vinereanu D, Ludwig R, Seferovic P, Dickstein K, Anker SD, Filippatos G, Ponikowski P, Lainscak M. Eur J Heart Fail. 2016 Jan;18(1):66-70. Cardiac cachexia: hic et nunc. Loncar G, Springer J, Anker M, Doehner W, Lainscak M. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2016 Jun;7(3):246-60. Discharge coordinator intervention prevents hospitalizations in patients with COPD: a randomized controlled trial. Lainscak M, Kadivec S, Kosnik M, Benedik B, Bratkovic M, Jakhel T, Marcun R, Miklosa P, Stalc B, Farkas J. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Jun;14(6):450.e1-6. Self-care management of heart failure: practical recommendations from the Patient Care Committee of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Lainscak M, Blue L, Clark AL, Dahlstrรถm U, Dickstein K, Ekman I, McDonagh T, McMurray JJ, Ryder M, Stewart S, Strรถmberg A, Jaarsma T. Eur J Heart Fail. 2011 Feb;13(2):115-26.

Key Experience Heart Failure Association, Executive Committee member Division of Cardiology, Head

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Severin RAKIĆ Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska Health Management Centre http://www.phi.rs.ba/index.php?lang=EN severinrakic@teol.net WG3

Research Interests/Specialities Change management Introduction of quality management systems Capacity building/Health management training Human resources for health

Key Publications Ausserhofer D., Rakić S., Novo A., Dropic E., Fisekovic E,. Sredic A. & Van Malderen G. (2016) Improving the safety and quality of nursing care through standardized operating procedures in Bosnia and Herzegovina. International Nursing Review, 63(2):208-217. Rakić S., Stević S., Martinović Đ. & Đudurović A. (2015) Важность обучения менеджеров при внедрении стандартов качества и безопасности в медицинские организации: опыт Республики Сербской (The importance of managers training in the implementation of quality and safety standards at healthcare organizations: Experience of the Republic of Srpska). Вестник Росздравнадзора № 3-2015,39-43. Rakić S., Antonić D. & Đudurović A. (2014). Education in healthcare quality management for primary healthcare centers in Republika Srpska (in Serbian). Kvalitet & izvrsnost, 3(11-12),6265. Rakić S. & Stanić S. (2014). Importance of projects for public health institutes in transitional countries: Case of the Public Health Institute of Republika Srpska. MOJ Public Health 1(1), 00003.

Key Experience Head of Health Management Centre (Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srspka) Health Management Coordinator/Project Coordinator (Ministry of Health and Social Welfare) Principal Investigator (Introduction of safety and quality standards among private healthcare providers in the Republic of Srpska)

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Hana KONEČNÁ CZECH REPUBLIC University of South Bohemia Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Business and Environmental Technology Economics Lab www.beteco.org/en hkonecna@zsf.jcu.cz WG4

Interests Person Centered Medicine Bioethics Trust in Medicine Methodology of research

Key Publications Půlpán, Z., Konečná, H. Zemanová, M. 2016, "Kvantifikace ve vědách o člověku. Jak upřímně miluje Hana Zdeňka? [Quantification in human sciences. How warmly loves Hana Zdeněk?]“, České Budějovice: Episteme. Nováková, K., Konečná, H., Šídlo, L. 2016 "Principy zdravotní péče zaměřené na člověka. [Principles of person-centered healthcare]“, Praktický lékař 2016; 96(1), pp. 14-17. Kocourková, J., Konečná, H., Burcin, B., Kučera, T. 2015, "How old is too old? Contribution to the discussion on age limits for assisted reproduction technique access.“, Reproductive BioMedicine Online 2015; 30(5), pp. 482-492. Konečná, H., Slouková, D., Mardešić, T. 2012, „Medicína založená na důvěře. O nebohém pacientovi v postmoderní době. [Trust Based Medicine. The unfortunate patient in postmodern era.]“, Praha: Galén. Konečná, H., 2008, „The Quest for a Child. Two Small Wings.“, UK: Anshan.

Key Experience Active in patient organizations Member of the Committee for reproductive medicine of the Czech Ministery of Health

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Bojana KNEŽEVIĆ CROATIA University Hospital Centre Zagreb Department of Quality Improvement in Healthcare Specialist of Occupational Health and Sports Medicine http://www.kbc-zagreb.hr bojana.knezevic@kbc-zagreb.hr Deputy WG4

Research Interests Patient safety Quality Indicators in Healthcare Stress at Work in Healthcare Return to Work of Cancer Survivors

Key Publications Knezevic. B., Milosevic, M., Golubic, R., Belosevic, LJ., Russo, A., Mustajbegovic, J. Work Related Stress and Work Ability among Croatian University Hospital Midwives. Midwifery 27 (2011), 2; 146-153. Milosevic, M., Golubic, R., Knezevic, B., Bubas, M., Mustajbegovic, J. Work Ability as a Major Determinant of Clinical Nurses’ Quality of Life. Journal of Clinical Nursing 20 (2011), 19720; 1931-2938. Golubic, R., Milosevic, M., Knezevic, B., Mustajbegovic, J. Work Related Stress, Education and Work Ability among Hospital Nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing 65 (2009), 10; 2056-2066. Zahariev Vuksinic, K., Knezevic, B., Bogadi Sare, A., Bubas, M., Kristo, D., Pejnovic, N. Anaphylactic reaction to latex in a Health care Worker: Case report. Acta dermatologica Croatica 20 (2012), 3; 213-215. Knezevic, B., Zahariev Vuksinic, K., Sijakovic, A. The Prevention of HIV/AIDS Infection among Migrant Workers. Safety 54 (2012), 4; 383-388.

Key Experience Head of Department of Quality Improvement in Healthcare (University Hospital Centre Zagreb) Research Associate at Medical School, University of Zagreb Lecturer at the University of Zagreb, Medical School and Faculty of Kinesiology MC member in COST Action IS1211 Cancer and Work Network: CANWON Head of Division for Education (Croatian Institute for Health Protection and Safety at Work)

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Marcel LEPPEE CROATIA Institute for Healthy Ageing Department of Health Zagreb, Croatia www.ifha.com marcel.leppee@gmail.com

Research Interests Chronic diseases in elderly Ageism Adherence to medication RTW (Return to Work) after cancer

Key Publications Leppée M, Culig J, Mandic K, Eric M. 3Ps – Pharmacist, Physician and Patient: Proposal for Joint Cooperation to Increase Adherence to Medication. West Indian Med J 2014;63(7): doi:10.7727/wimj.2013.222. Culig J, Leppée M. From Morisky to Hill-Bone; Self-Reports Scales for Measuring Adherence to Medication. Coll Antropol 2014;38(1):55-62. Leppée M, Culig J. Difference between drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives and other oral contraceptives related to risk of venous thromboembolism. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2012;38:137-138 doi:10.1136/jfprhc-2012-100297. Culig J, Leppée M, Boskovic J. Eric M. Determining the difference in medication compliance between the general patient population and patients receiving antihypertensive therapy: A case study. Arch Pharm Res 2011;34(7):1143-52. DOI 10.1007/s12272-011-0712. Leppée M, Culig J, Eric M, Sijanovic S. The effects of benzodiazepines in pregnancy. Acta Neurol Belg. 2010;110(2):163-7.

Key Experience MC Member in COST Action CA15208 Rationing - Missed Nursing care: An international and multidimensional problem (RANCARE) MC Member in COST Action CA15120 - Open Multiscale Systems Medicine (OpenMultiMed) MC Substitute in COST Action IS1402 - Ageism - a multi-national, interdisciplinary perspective Director of the Public Health Department

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Boban JOKSIMOSKI FYR MACEDONIA Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Institute for Software Engineering www.finki.ukim.mk boban.joksimoski@finki.ukim.mk WG2

Research Interests E-Health & E-Medicine Assistive technologies Web Technologies and Design Computer Graphics Visualization

Key Publications I. Chorbev. B. Joksimoski, D. Mihajlov, SA Tabu Miner: A hybrid heuristic algorithm for rule induction, Journal Intelligent Decision Technologies 06 (2012) 265-271, DOI 10.3233/IDT-20120142, IOS Press. Chorbev I., Joksimovski B., An Integrated System for E-Medicine (e-health, telemedicine and medical expert systems), Ubiquitous Health and Medical Informatics: Advancements in Web 2.0, Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0, IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), invited book chapter, April/May 2010, ISBN 9781615207770, pp.104-126 Nikolovski, V., Lameski, P., Joksimoski, B., & Chorbev, I. (2015). Cloud Based Assistive Technologies and Smart Living Environment System. In Mobile Networks and Management (pp. 358-369). Springer International Publishing Stojmenski, A., Chorbev, I., Joksimoski, B., & Stojmenski, S. (2015). 3D Printing Assistive Devices. In Mobile Networks and Management (pp. 446-456). Springer International Publishing. Joksimoski, B., Chorbev, I., Zdravkova, K., & Mihajlov, D. (2015). Toward 3D Avatar Visualization of Macedonian Sign Language. ICT Innovations 2015: Emerging Technologies for Better Living, 399, 195.

Key Experience Head of artist pipeline and web development at fx3x

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Ansgar GERHARDUS GERMANY University of Bremen Department of Health Services Research Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research www.public-health.uni-bremen.de/pages/abteilung1/index.php ansgar.gerhardus@uni-bremen.de WG3

Research Interests Health Services Research Evidence based Public Health Patient-oriented health services Health Technology Assessment Complex Interventions

Key Publications Gerhardus A, Becher H, Groenewegen P, Mansmann U, Meyer T, Pfaff H, Puhan M, Razum O, Rehfuess E, Sauerborn R, Strech D, Wissing F, Zeeb H, Hummers-Pradier E. 2016. Applying for, reviewing and funding public health research in Germany and beyond. Health Res Policy Syst. 14(1):43. doi: 10.1186/s12961-016-0112-5. Janssen IM, Scheibler F, Gerhardus A. 2016. Importance of hemodialysis-related outcomes: comparison of ratings by a self-help group, clinicians, and health technology assessment authors with those by a large reference group of patients. Patient Prefer Adherence. 10:24912500. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S122319. Hofmann B, Oortwijn W, Bakke Lysdahl K, Refolo P, Sacchini D, van der Wilt GJ, Gerhardus A. 2015. Integrating ethics in health technology assessment: many ways to Rome. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 31(3):131-7. doi: 10.1017/S0266462315000276. Gaertner J, Weingärtner V, Lange S, Hausner E, Gerhardus A, Simon ST, Voltz R, Becker G, Schmacke N. 2015. The Role of End-of-Life Issues in the Design and Reporting of Cancer Clinical Trials: A Structured Literature Review. PLoS One. 10(9):e0136640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136640. Kristensen FB, Gerhardus A. 2010. Health Technology Assessments: what do differing conclusions tell us? BMJ 341: 1029-31.

Key Experience President of the German Asscociation for Public Health

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Ioannis E. KOSTAKIS GREECE Harokopio University of Athens Department of Hone Economics and Ecology Social and Economic Analysis for Family and Consumer Science Lab ikostakis@hua.gr WG3

Research Interests Applied Microeconomics Behavioral Economics Econometrics Macroeconomic policy

Key Publications Kostakis, I. and E. Theodoropoulou, (2017), "Spatial analysis for the nexus tourism-human capitaleconomic growth: Evidence for the period 2000-2013 among NUTS II Southern European regions", In Press, Tourism Economics (IP Publishing LTD). Kostakis, I., Sarantis, L. and E., Sardianou, (2016), “Foreign Direct Investment and Environmental Degradation: Further evidence from Brazil and Singapore�, Working Paper MPRA No. 75643, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29652.19840 Sardianou, E., Kostakis, I., Mitoula, R., Gkaragkani, V., Lalioti, E. and E., Theodoropoulou, (2015),"Entrepreneurs' attitudes on sustainable tourism management: the case of Greece", Environment, Development and Sustainability, 18(3), 857-879. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10668-015-9681-7. Kostakis, I., (2014), "Public Investments, Human Capital and Political Stability: The Triptych of Economic Success", Economics Research International, Article ID 709863, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/709863. Kostakis, I. and E., Sardianou, (2012), "Which factors affect Tourists' willingness to pay for renewable energy?", Renewable Energy, 38(1), 169-172

Key Experience Research assistant at the Laboratory of Social and Economic Analysis for Family and Consumer Science, Department of Home Economics and Ecology, Harokopio University of Athens

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Amaryllis MAVRAGANI GREECE Democritus University of Thrace Department of Environmental Engineering Business and Environmental Technology Economics Lab amavraga@env.duth.gr WG4

Research Interests Applied Environmental and Energy Economics Big Data Environmental Legislation Sustainability E-Health

Key Publications Mavragani, A., Nikolaou, I.E. & Tsagarakis, K.P. (2016). Open Economy, Institutional Quality, and Environmental Performance: A Macroeconomic Approach, Sustainability, 8, 601. Mavragani, A., Sypsa, K., Sampri, A. & Tsagarakis, K.P. (2016). Quantifying the UK Online Interest in substances of the EU Watch List for Water Monitoring: Diclofenac, Estradiol, and the Macrolide Antibiotics, Water, 8(11), 542. Mavragani, A. & Tsagarakis, K.P. ‘Clean energy’ vs. ‘green’ energy: quantifying the online interest in USA & Australia, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 48, Special Issue E, 248-253. Eftymiou, L., Mavragani, A., Tsagarakis, K. P. (2016). Quantifying the Effect of Macroeconomic & Social Factors on Illegal E-waste Trade. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(8), 789. Sampri, A., Mavragani, A. & Tsagarakis, K.P. (2016). Evaluating Google Trends as a tool for integrating the ‘Smart Health’ concept in the Smart Cities' governance in USA. Procedia Engineering, 162, 585–592.

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Konstantinos P. TSAGARAKIS GREECE Democritus University of Thrace Department of Environmental Engineering Business and Environmental Technology Economics Lab www.beteco.org/en ktsagar@env.duth.gr WG4 Leader

Research Interests Economic Valuation Public awareness Big Data Public Health

Key Publications Mavragani, A., Sypsa, K., Sampri, A., Tsagarakis, K.P. 2016, "Quantifying the UK Online Interest in Substances of the EU Watchlist for Water Monitoring: Diclofenac, Estradiol, and the Macrolide Antibiotics", Water 2016, 8, 542. Loupa, G., Fotopoulou, S. & Tsagarakis, K.P. 2015, "A tool for analysing the interdependence of indoor environmental quality and reported symptoms of the hospitals’ personnel", Journal of Risk Research, forthcoming , pp. 1-14. Menegaki, A.N., Olsen, S.B. & Tsagarakis, K.P. 2016, "Towards a common standard - A reporting checklist for web-based stated preference valuation surveys and a critique for mode surveys", Journal of Choice Modelling, vol. 18, pp. 18-50. Nikolaou, I.E., Nikolaidou, M.K. & Tsagarakis, K.P. 2016, "The response of small and medium-sized enterprises to potential water risks: An eco-cluster approach", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 112, pp. 4550-4557. Vangeli, P.A., Koutsidou, A., Gemitzi, A. & Tsagarakis, K.P. 2014, "Public perception for monitoring and management of environmental risk: The case of the tires fire in Drama region, Greece", Journal of Risk Research, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 1183-1206.

Key Experience Director of the Busines andEnvironmental Economics Lab (BETECO) Associate Editor, “Water Policy” Journal

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Vivienne BYERS IRELAND Dublin Insitute of Technology Department of Management Environmental Sustainbility and Health Institute www.dit.ie vivienne.byers@dit.ie WG1

Research Interests Health services research Person-centred care and involvement Quality and patient experience Leadership Integrated care

Key Publications Byers, V. Fahey, D., Mullins, C. & Roe, C. (2017) (In press) "The Patient Survey Programme: Transforming the Patient Experience in Irish Healthcare", Administration. Byers, V. (2017) (In press) "Creativity Innovation and Change". In E. Curtis and J. Cullen (eds) Leadership and Change for the Health Professional. Open University Press Byers, V. (2017) "Healthcare for all in Ireland? The Consequences of Politics for Health Policy". World Medical & Health Policy. DOI:10.1002/wmh3.217 Byers, V. (2015) "Change in Healthcare Organisations: Leadership from the front-line", Journal of Nursing Management. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12342 Byers, V. (2009) "Planning in the Irish health services: Legislative strategy or administrative control?", Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 15-27.

Key Experience Senior Lecturer/Principal Investigator Chair of Health Policy, Environmental Sustainbility and Health Institute (DIT) Member of Council, Irish Academy of Management

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Desmond P. CAWLEY IRELAND Athlone Institute of Technology Department of Nursing and Healthcare, Faculty of Science and Health, dcawley@ait.ie WG2 Leader

Interests/Research Interests Quality issues in nursing and healthcare Migrant health needs Nursing in Critical Care Children with complex health needs Mixed method research within and between paradigms

Key Publications Brenner, M., Larkin, P., Hilliard, C., Cawley, D., Howlin, F., and Connolly, M. (2015) Parents’ perspectives of the transition to home when a child has complex technological health care needs. International Journal of Integrated Care. 15, pp.1-9. Brenner, M., Connolly, M., Cawley, D. and Howlin, F. (2015) An Evaluation of LauraLynn@HOME: Pilot Hospice at Home Programme. Dublin: LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. Brenner, M., Connolly, M., Cawley, D., Larkin P., Hillis R. and Fahy A. (2016) An Evaluation of Care Coordination for Children with Complex Care Needs. Dublin: Resilience Care. Hillis, R., Brenner, M., Larkin, P., Cawley, D., and Connolly M (2016) The role of care coordinator for children with complex care needs: a systematic review. International Journal of Integrated Care. 16(2), 12. doi: 10.5334/ijic.2250. Brenner, M., Connolly, M., Cawley, D., Howlin,F., Berry, J. and Quinn, C. (2016) Family and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of a pilot hospice at home programme for children: a qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care. 15(89) DOI 10.1186/s12904-016-0161-0.

Key Experience 2007 to-date: Principal supervisor to-date for seven post-graduate students. 2012-13: Coordinator and author for Clinical Skills Online edited by M. Nicol and C. Brooker at Elsevier Publishers 2016-17: In receipt of funding from the Irish Research Council, to improve the quality of service and care to individuals undergoing surgical male circumcision in the Nurture Africa Clinic, Uganda. 2016-19: External examiner for the MS in Nursing Programmes at Institute of Technology, Tralee, IR. 2016 to-date: Postgraduate Review Group/Committee at AIT, ex officio member. European Network for cost containment and improved quality of health care


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Einav SRULOVICI ISRAEL University of Haifa School of Nursing http://nursres.haifa.ac.il/index.php/2012-01-31-15-0646/academic-staff/97-tshochat-2 esrulovici@univ.haifa.ac.il WG3

Research Interests Quality of care Safety At risk populations Policy development

Key Publications Zisberg, A., Shadmi, E., Sinoff, G., Gur-Yaish, N., Srulovici, E., & Admi, H. (2011). Low mobility during hospitalization and functional decline in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(2), 266-273. Zisberg, A., Shadmi, E., Gur –Yaish, N., Sinoff, G T., Srulovici, E., & Shochat, T. (2012). Hospitalization as a turning point for sleep medication use in older adults: prospective cohort study. Drugs & Aging, 29(7), 565-576. Srulovici, E., Ore, L., Shinwell, E. S., Blazer, S., Zangen, S., Riskin, A., Bader, D., & Kugelman, A. (2012). Factors associated with iatrogenesis in neonatal intensive care units: An observational, multicenter study. European Journal of Pediatrics, 171(12), 1753-1759 Golfenshtein, N., Srulovici. E., & Deatrick, J. (2016]). Reducing Parenting Stress in Families with Pediatric Conditions- An Integrative Review. Journal of Family Nursing. Golfenshtein, N., Srulovici, E., & Medoff-Cooper, B. (2016). Investigating parenting stress across diverse pediatric illnesses- A systematic review. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing. Srulovici, E., Key, C., Rotem, M., Golfenshtein, N., Balicer, R. D., & Shadmi, E. (2017). Diabetes Conversa on Map and Health Outcomes: A Systema c Literature Review. Interna onal Journal of Nursing Studies.

Key Experience Research fellow in the Clalit Research Institute, a World Health Organization - Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control

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Galit B. YOM-TOV ISRAEL Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management Service Enterprise Engineering Lab (SEELab) https://gality.net.technion.ac.il gality@technion.ac.il WG4

Research Interests Queueing Healthcare Operations Behavioral Operations

Key Publications Galit B. Yom-Tov and Avishai Mandelbaum, “Erlang-R: A Time-Varying Queue with Reentrant Customers, in Support of Healthcare Staffing“, M&SOM Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 283–299, Spring 2014. Carri W. Chan, Galit B. Yom-Tov and Gabriel Escobar, “When to use Speedup: An Examination of Service Systems with Returns“, Operations Research, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 462–482, March-April 2014. Jing Dong, Pnina Feldman and Galit B. Yom-Tov. “Service System with Slowdowns: Potential Failures and Proposed Solutions“, Operations Research, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 305-324, 2015. Mor Armony, Shlomo Israelit, Avishai Mandelbaum, Yariv N. Marmor, Yulia Tseytlin, and Galit B. Yom-Tov. “On Patient Flow in Hospitals: A Data-Based Queueing-Science Perspective”, Stochastic Systems, Vol. 5, No. 1, 146–194, 2015. Jing Dong, Elad Yom-Tov and Galit B. Yom-Tov, “The Impact of Delay Announcements on Hospital Network Coordination and Waiting Times”, Working paper, Technion, 2016.

Key Experience Member of SEE Lab Advisory Committee for Ministry of Health, Israel

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Daiga BEHMANE LATVIA Riga Stradins University (RSU) Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine Health Management Group www.rsu.lv/eng/study-here/post-graduate/health-management Daiga.Behmane@rsu.lv WG2

Research Interests Health System Management Health Technology Assessment Health Care Quality Pharmaceutical policy

Key Publications Ginneken E, Habicht J, .Murauskiene L,., Behmane D, Mladovsky Ph. The Baltic states: building on 20 years of health reforms, BMJ, 2012 Behmane D., Inuss J. Pharmaceutical policy and the effects on the economic crises: Latvia., Eurohealth, 2011

Key Experience Director of Health Management master’s degree programme at RSU Director of the Centre for Health Economics of Latvia (2009-2011) Director of the Medicines’ Pricing and Reimbursement Agency of Latvia 1998-2009)

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Dalia KRIKSCIUNIENE LITHUANIA Vilnius University, Lithuania Kaunas Faculty Department of Informatics http://web.vu.lt/khf/d.kriksciuniene/ dalia.kriksciuniene@khf.vu.lt WG3 Leader

Research Interests Application of artificial intelligence methods for performance analysis of marketing systems Computational intelligence and soft computing for Big Data analytics Computational methods for efficient measurement system design in healthcare, e-business, financial markets Application of fuzzy methods for evaluation of knowledge exchange processes

Key Publications Sakalauskas, Virgilijus; Kriksciuniene, Dalia. „Tracing of stock market long term trend by information efficiency measures“ // Neurocomputing. Amsterdam: Elsevier BV. ,2013, vol. 109, p. 105-113. Kriksciuniene, Dalia; Sakalauskas, Virgilijus. „Fuzzy cognitive maps and rules for modeling blog visibility dynamics“// Transformations in business and economics., ISSN: 1648-4460., Vol. 14, No. 3(36), p. 123-138, 2015 Kriksciuniene, Dalia; Sakalauskas, Virgilijus. „Targeting Advertising Scenarios for e-Shops Surfers“ // Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, LNBIP vol.263, pp. 20–28, 2017. Krikščiūnienė, Dalia; Pitner, Tomas; Sakalauskas, Virgilijus. Tracking customer portrait by unsupervised classification techniques // Transformations in business and economics Vilnius : ISSN 1648-4460. 2012, vol. 11, no. 3, p. 167-189. Krikščiūnienė, Dalia; Sakalauskas, Virgilijus. Intelligent models in marketing systems: scietific monograph (in Lithuanian) Vilnius : Vilnius University Publishing house, 2014. 384 p

Key Experience Professor, Phd, teaching Managerial accounting, marketing information systems, Econometrics Associate editor of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (Elsevier, Thomson ISI IF 2.139) Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Marketing Principles and Practices (IIMP, Canada) Co-chair, member of PC of international conferences

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Marius LIUTVINAVICIUS LITHUANIA Vilnius university Kaunas Faculty Department of Informatics www.knf.vu.lt/en/ marius.liutvinavicius@khf.vu.lt WG2

Research Interests Big data analytics Financial risk management System dynamics

Key Publications Liutvinavicius, M., Zubova, J., Kurasova, O. 2016, “Parallel computing for dimensionality reduction”, Information and Software Technologies, p. 230-241, ISBN 978-3-319-46254-7, Springer-Verlag. Liutvinavicius, M., Zubova, J., Sakalauskas, V. 2016, “Financial crisis prediction: behavioural finance approach for stock market forecasting”, Proceedings of Fourth International Symposium in Computational Economics and Finance; April 14-16. Liutvinavicius, M., Kriksciuniene, D., Sakalauskas V., Tamasauskas, D. 2014, “Research of customer behavior anomalies in big financial data“, Proceedings of HIS 2014: 91-96; ISBN: 978-1-47997633-1. Liutvinavicius M., Tamasauskas D., Sakalauskas V., Kriksciuniene D. 2013, “Research of Conventional Data Mining Tools for Big Data Handling in Finance Institutions”, BIS Workshops 2013, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing Volume 160, page 35-46. Springer. Liutvinavicius M., Sakalauskas V. 2012, “Dynamic Simulation of Pension Funds' Portfolio”, BIS Workshops 2012, volume 127 of Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, page 69-80. Springer. Liutvinavicius M., Sakalauskas V. 2011, “Research of Factors Affecting Pension Funds Efficiency”, Social technologies, nr. 1(2), ISSN 2029-7564

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Virgilijus SAKALAUSKAS LITHUANIA Vilnius University, Lithuania Kaunas Faculty Department of Informatics http://web.vu.lt/khf/v.sakalauskas/ virgilijus.sakalauskas@khf.vu.lt WG2

Research Interests Artificial intelligence Business process and information requirements analysis; Studies of computational methods for healthcare; Decision support systems; Knowledge-based models of data mining;

Key Publications Luna, Jose Maria; Cano, Alberto; Sakalauskas, Virgilijus; Ventura, Sebastian. „Discovering useful patterns from multiple instance data“ // Information sciences. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc., Vol. 357, p. 23-38, 2016. Sakalauskas, Virgilijus; Kriksciuniene, Dalia. „Tracing of stock market long term trend by information efficiency measures“ // Neurocomputing. Amsterdam: Elsevier BV. ,2013, vol. 109, p. 105-113. Kriksciuniene, Dalia; Sakalauskas, Virgilijus. „Fuzzy cognitive maps and rules for modeling blog visibility dynamics“// Transformations in business and economics., ISSN: 1648-4460., Vol. 14, No. 3(36), p. 123-138, 2015 Kriksciuniene, Dalia; Sakalauskas, Virgilijus. „Targeting Advertising Scenarios for e-Shops Surfers“ // Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, LNBIP vol.263, pp. 20–28, 2017.

Key Experience PC member of a set of international conferences and reviewer of ISI WOS journals. Member of Spanish Research Group "Knowledge Discovery and Intelligent Systems" (KDIS) at the University of Cordoba.

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Sandra C. BUTTIGIEG MALTA University of Malta Department of Health Services Management Faculty of Health Sciences https://www.um.edu.mt/healthsciences/health-serv sandra.buttigieg@um.edu.mt WG1

Research Interests Health Services Research: Organizational behavior, Operations management, Performance management Organizational Behaviour: Leadership, Teams, Stress, Psychological contract, Corporate social responsibility Public health issues and EU health policy

Key Publications Buttigieg, S.C., Dey, P., and Cassar, M. (2016). “Combined quality function deployment and the logical framework approach to improve quality of emergency care in Malta”, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 29 (2), 123-140. Buttigieg, S. C., Dey, P.K., and Gauci, D. (2016). Business process management in health care: current challenges and future prospects. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health, 3, 1-13. Buttigieg, S. C., Gauci, D., and Dey, P. K. (2016), “The Boundaryless Hospital Through Risk Management Approach: A Case Study of the A&E Unit of a Tertiary-Care Hospital in Malta”, In Boundaryless Hospital (pp. 183-199). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Buttigieg, S. C., Gauci, D., and Dey, P. (2016), “Continuous quality improvement in a Maltese hospital using logical framework analysis”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, 30(7). Buttigieg, S. C., Schuetz, M., and Bezzina, F. (2016), “Value chains of Public and Private health-care services in a small EU island state: a SWOT analysis”, Frontiers in Public Health, 4.

Key Experience Head, Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta Head of Clinical Performance Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta Visiting Research Fellow, Aston Business School, Aston University, B4 7ET Birmingham, UK. Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Social Policy, College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT Edgbaston Birmingham, UK.

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Ivana OGNJANOVIĆ MONTENEGRO University of Donja Gorica Humanistic studies Center for research and development http://www.udg.edu.me/ ivana.ognjanovic.edu@gmail.com; ivana.ognjanovic@udg.edu.me WG3

Research Interests Intelligent Systems E-Health Semantic technologies Cyber security

Key Publications R.Šendelj, I.Ognjanović , E. Ammenwerth, W, Hackl, "Towards Semantically Enabled Development of Service-Oriented Architectures for Integration of Socio-Medical Data", IEEE MECO 2016 I.Ognjanović , D.Gašević, S. Dawson, "Using institutional data to predict student course selections in higher education", The Internet and Higher Education , 2015 (in press), DOI: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2015.12.002 R.Šendelj, I.Ognjanović , "Semantically enhanced cyber security over clouds: Methodological approach", International Journal of Advances in Computer Networks and Its Security, 2014, Vol 4, No.3, ISSN: 2250-3757 I.Ognjanović , D.Gašević, E.Bagheri, "A Stratified Framework for Handling Conditional Preferences: an Extension of the Analytic Hierarchy Process", Expert Systems with Applications , Vol 40, No. 4, March 2013, pp.1094-1115, DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.08.026 I.Ognjanović , B.Mohabbati, D.Gašević, E.Bagheri, M.Bošković, "A Metaheuristic Approach for the Configuration of Business Process Families", IEEE International Conference on service Computing (SCC2012) , Hawaii, USA, 2012

Key Experience 2016- author of Erasmus + Capacity Building project'Enhancement of study programs in Public Health Law, Health Management, Health Economics and Health Informatics in Montenegro' (PHELIM), Grant Provider: European Commission Program: Erasmus+ - KA 2 - Capacity Building in field of Higher Education 2014-current- Member of the Center of young scientists at Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts , Montenegro 2012- Research Assistant in Semantic technologies - Athabasca University, Canada European Network for cost containment and improved quality of health care


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Ramo ŠENDELJ MONTENEGRO University of Donja Gorica Humanistic studies Center for research and development http://www.udg.edu.me/ ramo.sendelj@gmail.com; ramo.sendelj@udg.edu.me WG3

Interests/Research Interests/Specialities E-Health Benchmarking Cyber security

Key Publications R. Šendelj, I.Ognjanović, "Framework for optimal selection using a metaheuristic approach and AHP algorithm", Applications and Theory of Analytic Hierarchy Process, InTech Open Access, March, 2016, ISBN 978-953-51-4664-3 R.Šendelj, I.Ognjanović, E. Ammenwerth, W. Hackl, "Towards Semantically Enabled Development of Service-Oriented Architectures for Integration of Socio-Medical Data", IEEE MECO 2016 O. Injac, R.Šendelj, "National Security Policy and Strategy and Cyber Security Risks", Handbook of Research on Civil Society and National Security in the Era of Cyber Warfare, IGI Globalpublication, October, 2015, Chapter 2, ISBN13: 9781466687936; S.Nowakowski, I.Ognjanović, M.Grandbastien, J.Jovanović, R.Šendelj, "Two Recommending Strategies to enhance Online Presence in Personal Learning Environments", Recommender Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, Research Trends and Applications, Part III, Springer New York, 2014, pp 227-249, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-0530-0_11

Key Experience 2016- Coordinator of Erasmus + Capacity Building project 'Enhancement of study programs in Public Health Law, Health Management, Health Economics and Health Informatics in Montenegro' (PH-ELIM), Grant Provider: European Commission 2013 - current - Montenegrin Delegate in H2020 Program Committee for Research Infrastructure 2011 - current - Montenegrin Delegate in „European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures” 2006–2013-Dean of the Faculty of Information technology, University "Mediterranean" , ME 2009–2011 -Vice Rector for Education, Finance and Development, University "Mediterranean", ME

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Trond TJERBO NORWAY University of Oslo Department of Health Management and Health economics Institute of Health and Society www.med.uio.no/helsam/english/about/organization/departments/ heled/index.html trond.tjerbo@medisin.uio.no WG1

Research Interests Policy analysis Health care reform Cost containment in health care Integrated care

Key Publications Monkerud, L. & T. Tjerbo. 2016, "The effects of the Norwegian Coordination reform on use of rehabilitation services: panel data analysis", BMC Health services research 16(353). McArthur, D. Hagen, T and T. Tjerbo (2013). "The role f young users in determining long term care expenditure in Norway" Scandinavian Journal of Public Health (41(5):486-492 Tjerbo, Trond. 2010, "Does competition among general practitioners increase or decrease the consumption of specialist care?” Health Economics, Policy and Law 5:53-70. Tjerbo, T & TP Hagen. 2009. "Deficits, soft budgetary constraints and bailouts: Budgeting after the Norwegian hospital reform”Scandinavian Political Studies 32(3):337-358 Tjerbo, Trond. 2009, "The politics of local hospital reform. A case study of hospital reorganization following the 2002 Norwegian hospital reform” BMC Health Services Research 9:212

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Marcin KAUTSCH POLAND Jagiellonian University Medical College Institute of Public Health Department of Health Policy & Management https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcin-kautsch5033a732?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile mxkautsc@wp.pl

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Interests/Research Interests/Specialities Healthcare Management E-Health Innovation

Key Publications Kautsch M. (ed.) (2015), Zarządzanie w opiece zdrowotnej. Nowe wyzwania, (Healthcare management. New challenges). second edition, (extended) Wolters Kluwer, Warszawa Kautsch M., Lichoń M., Matuszak N. (2016), Development of Publicly Funded eHealth in Poland: Barriers and Opportunities, Economics & Sociology, Vol. 9, No 3, DOI: 10.14254/2071789X.2016/9-3/3 Kautsch, M., Lichoń, M., and Matuszak, N. (2016), Setting the scene for the future: implications of key legal regulations for the development of e-health interoperability in the EU, Int J Health Plann Mgmt, doi:10.1002/hpm.2384 Kautsch M., Lichoń M., Whyles G. (2015), Tools of innovative public procurement in health care in Poland, INNOVATION THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 28(3):312-323, JULY, DOI: 10.1080/13511610.2015.1043243

Key Experience Board Member at Large – European Health Management Association (EHMA) Member of the Board (non executive) – The University Hospital in Krakow Project co-ordinator, Poland – “European Procurers Platform – E-Health – Transforming the Market for E-Health Solutions”, “EcoQUIP – Improving the efficiency, quality and sustainability of healthcare through innovation procurement”, “RES-Hospitals: Towards zero carbon hospitals with renewable energy systems”

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Roman LEWANDOWSKI POLAND Academy of Social Sciences in Lodz http://san.edu.pl/ r.lewandowski@ameryka.com.pl

Research Interests Management in healthcare organisations, especially managerial control, trust and quality systems Healthcare systems Information and communications technology connected with healthcare provision

Key Publications Kuhlmann, Ellen, Viola Burau, Tiago Correia, Roman Lewandowski, Christos Lionis, Mirko Noordegraaf, and Jose Repullo. 2013. ‘“A Manager in the Minds of Doctors:” a Comparison of New Modes of Control in European Hospitals’. BMC Health Services Research 13 (1): 1. Lewandowski, Roman Andrzej. 2011. ‘Will Russia Cope with Healthcare Reform?’ International Journal of Clinical Practice 65 (4): 391–393. Kuhlmann, Ellen, Viola Burau, Christa Larsen, Roman Andrzej Lewandowski, Christos Lionis, and José Repullo. 2011. ‘Medicine and Management in European Healthcare Systems: How Do They Matter in the Control of Clinical Practice?’ International Journal of Clinical Practice 65 (7): 722. Lewandowski, Roman. 2011. ‘Financing of Therapeutic Rehabilitation in the Context of Other NonInvasive Medical Treatment Specialties’. Polish Annals Of Medicine 18 (1): 188–201. Lewandowski, Roman A. 2015. ‘Cost Control of Medical Care in Public Hospitals–a Comparative Analysis’. International Journal of Contemporary Management 13 (1). http://www.ejournals.eu/sj/index.php/IJCM/article/download/4274/4209

Key Experience 2003 – present: General Director, Voivodeship Rehabilitation Hospital for Children in Ameryka, Poland (http://ameryka.com.pl/en/) Consultant of Polish Agency For Health Technology Assessment And Tariff System

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António CASA NOVA PORTUGAL Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre Department of Health Sciences Nursing Professor www.essp.pt casanova@essp.pt WG3

Research Interests Nursing Health Quality Emergency and rescue

Key Publications Calha, A., Casa Nova, A., Cordeiro, R., Lucas, A., Santos, I., & Alexandre, J.2016. “Fatores de stress das equipas de bombeiros em contextos de emergência pré-hospitalar”. Millenium, 2(1), 319325. Calha, A.; Casa Nova, A.; Cordeiro, R.; Lucas, A.; Santos, I. Alexandre, J. 2016. “Stress factors of firstaid work in pre-hospital emergency”. Atención Primaria 48 :149. September 2016 Casa Nova, A. 2015. “La Terapia de Pression Negativa? Una prática segura?”. III Jornadas de i+d+i Nuevas Competências. La realidade de la enfermeria avanzada. Libro de comunicaciones. Sevilha (Spain) ISBN n.º 978.84.606.6790-2 Casa Nova, A.; Cordeiro, R. 2014, “Embryos In Excess, Ethical Dilemma” - Teória, Výskum A Vzdelávanie V Ošetrovateľstve Univerzita Komenského V Bratislave, Jesseniova Lekárska Fakulta V Martine, Ústav Ošetrovateľstva Martin (Slovakia Rep.), p 29-40. ISBN 978-80-8954468-4

Key Experience Subdirector of the Health Faculty Assoc. Professor Member of the Technical-Scientifical Council Erasmus Office Coordinator

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Raul CORDEIRO PORTUGAL POLYTECNIC INSTITUTE OF PORTALEGRE School of health Departament of Health Sciences and Technologies www.ess.ipportalegre.pt raulcordeiro@essp.pt WG1

Research Interests Mental health and psychiatry Geronthology Global happiness Job satisfaction

Key Publications Espinosa, N., PĂ­riz-Campos, R., Cordeiro, R. Bermejo, L. Verdejo, I., Mota, S. (2016) Seguridad en personas mayores: acidentes en el hogar. Rol Revista de Enfermeria, (39), 374-379. Jarosova, D., Gurkova, E., Ziakova, K., Nedvedova, D., Palese, A., Godeas, G., Chan, S. W.-C., Song, M. S., Lee, J., Cordeiro, R., Babiarczyk, B. and Fras, M. (2016), Job Satisfaction and Subjective Well-Being Among Midwives: Analysis of a Multinational Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. doi:10.1111/jmwh.12516 Jarosova D., Gurkova E., Palese A., Godeas G., Ziakova K., Song M.S., Lee J., Cordeiro R., Chan S.W.C., Babiarczyk B., Fras M. & Nedvedova D. (2015). Job satisfaction and leaving intentions of midwives: analysis of a multinational cross-sectional survey. Journal of nursing management, 24(1), 70-79.

Key Experience Associate Professor Invited Professor in several Universities in Portugal Former Specialist Nurse in Mental Health and Psychatry President of the Technical and Scientific Council at School of Health

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Valentina D. MARINKOVIC SERBIA University of Belgrade Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Social Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Legislation www.pharmacy.bg.ac.rs vmarinkovic@pharmacy.bg.ac.rs WG3

Research Interests Quality management Risk management Health outcomes research Medication errors

Key Publications Valentina Marinkovic, Elizabeta Kostic, Ljiljana Tasic, Vidosav Majstorovic „Conceptual Model of Outsorsing Process in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain“ Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research 2013, 47(1): 56-61 Marinkovic V, Bekcic S, Pejovic G, Sibalija T, Majstorovic V, Tasic Lj “An approach to TQM evaluation in pharma business, The TQM Journal 2016 ;28(5): 745-759 Pejovic G., Filipovic J., Tasić Lj., Marinković V. “Towards medicines regulatory authorities' quality performance improvement: value for public health”, Int J Health Plann Manage. 2016, 31 (1) E22-40 Ivan Savic, Valentina Marinkovic, Ljiljana Tasic, Dusanka Krajnovic, Ivana Savic »From experimental design to quality by design in pharmaceutical legislation«, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, 2012, 17:627–633 Stojković T, Marinković V, Jaehde U, Manser T. “Using Failure mode and Effects Analysis to reduce patient safety risks related to the dispensing process in the community pharmacy setting”, Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.11.009.

Key Experience Director of Quality Management at ACTAVIS Western Balkans Vice President of United Association of Serbia in Quality (UASQ) Associated professor at University of Belgrade

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Nemanja Rancic SERBIA Faculty of Medicine of the Military Medical Academy University of Defence, Belgrade Centre for Clinical Pharmacology loop.frontiersin.org/people/211026/overview nece84@hotmail.com WG3

Research Interests Pharmacoeconomics Pharmacoepidemiology Biostatistics Methodology of scientific research Clinical trials

Key Publications Jakovljevic, M., Jovanovic, M., Rancic, N., Vyssoki, B. & Djordjevic, N. 2014, "LAT Software induced savings on medical cost of alcohol addicts‘ care- Results from a matched-pairs case-control study", PloS One, vol. 9, no 11: e111931. Kovacevic, A., Rancic, N., Segrt, Z. & Dragojevic-Simic, V. 2016, "Pharmaceutical expenditure and burden of non-communicable disease in Serbia ", Front Pharmacol, vol. 7: no. 373. Rancic, N., Dragojevic-Simic, V., Vavic, N., Kovacevic, A., Segrt, Z. & Djordjevic, N. 2016, "Economic evaluation of pharmacogenetic tests in patients subjected to renal transplantation: a review of literature", Front Public Health, vol. 4, no 189. Rancic, N. & Jakovljevic, M. 2016, "Long Term Health Spending Alongside Population Aging in N-11 Emerging Nations", Eastern European Business and Economics Journal, vol. 2, no 1: pp. 2-26. Kovacevic, A., Dragojevic-Simic, V., Tarabar, D., Rancic, N., Jacimovic, N., Katic, J., Dagovic, A. & Jakovljevic, M. 2015, " Five-year survival and costs of care in metastatic colorectal cancer: conventional vs. monoclonal antibody - based treatment protocols", Expert Rev Anticancer Ther, vol. 15, no 8: pp. 963-970.

Key Experience Member of research team in six scientific academic projects Assistant research professor at the Medical Faculty Member of research team in three clinical trials Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Pharmacologia”, “Frontiers in public health- Health Economics” and “Serbian Journal of Anesthesia and Intensive Therapy”

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František BABIČ Slovakia Technical university of Košice Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence Centre of Business Information Systems http://kkui.fei.tuke.sk/chi/?path=english frantisek.babic@tuke.sk WG4

Research Interests Data Mining Knowledge Management Project Management ICT for Active & Healthy Ageing

Key Publications Novák D. et al. 2013, "Does IT bring hope for wellbeing? ", ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services: Handbook of Research, 1, Hershey: IGI Global, pp.270-302. Paralič, J., Richter, R., Babič, F., Wagner, J., Raček, M. 2011, “Mirroring of knowledge practices based on user-defined patterns“, The Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 1474-1491. Paralič, J., Babič, F., Paralič, M. 2013, “Process-driven Approaches to Knowledge Transformation“, Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 125-143. Babič, F., Majnarič, L., Lukáčová, A., Paralič, J., Holzinger, A. 2014, “On Patient’s Characteristics Extraction for Metabolic Syndrome Diagnosis: Predictive modelling based on Machine Learning“, LNCS, Springer, vol. 8649, pp. 118-132. Lukáčová, A., Babič, F., Paraličová, Z., Paralič, J. 2015, “How to Increase the Effectiveness of the Hepatitis Diagnostics by Means of Appropriate Machine Learning Methods“, LNCS, Springer, vol. 9267, pp. 81-94.

Key Experience Head of TUK team in the project „Support Patients through E-Service Solutions” funded by CE Programme. Member of TUK team in the project “Knowledge-practices Laboratory” funded by FP6-IST.

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José A.G. AGÚNDEZ SPAIN University of Extremadura Department of Pharmacology Pharmacogenomics & Drug Metabolism Lab jagundez@unex.es www.unex.es WG4

Research Interests Pharmacology Pharmacogenomics Adverse Drug Reactions Medical Genetics Clinical Practice Guidelines

Key Publications Bell, GC et al. Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guideline for CYP2D6 Genotype and Use of Ondansetron and Tropisetron. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Dec 21. doi: 10.1002/cpt.598. Moriyama B et al. Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC®) Guideline for CYP2C19 and Voriconazole Therapy. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Dec 16. doi: 10.1002/cpt.583. [Epub ahead of print] Kalman LV et al. Pharmacogenetic allele nomenclature: International workgroup recommendations for test result reporting. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Feb;99(2):172-85. doi: 10.1002/cpt.280. Epub 2015 Nov 20. Caudle KE et al. Incorporation of pharmacogenomics into routine clinical practice: the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guideline development process. Curr Drug Metab. 2014 Feb;15(2):209-17. Agúndez JA et al. Toward a clinical practice guide in pharmacogenomics testing for functional polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes. Gene/drug pairs and barriers perceived in Spain. Front Genet. 2012 Nov 26;3:273. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2012.00273.

Key Experience Coordinator of the Programme “Mechanisms and prediction of adverse drug reactions and allergic diseases”. Spanish National Network for Adverse Reactions to Drugs and Allergens. Member of the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium. Head of the Pharmacogenomics & Drug Metabolism Research Group

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Patricia SÁNCHEZ GONZÁLEZ SPAIN Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Biomedical Engineering and Telemedicine Centre www.gbt.tfo.upm.es psanchez@gbt.tfo.upm.es Deputy WG1

Research Interests E-Health ICT platforms Patient and medical education Patient involvement and engagement

Key Publications Martínez-Moreno, J.M., Sánchez-González, P., Luna, M., Roig, T., Tormos, J. M., Gómez, E.J. 2016, “Modelling ecological cognitive rehabilitation therapies for building virtual environments in brain injury“, Methods of information in medicine, 55(1)(50-59). Sánchez-González, P., Oropesa, I., Rodríguez-Vila, B., Sánchez-Margallo, J. A., Cueto, E., Peris, J. L., Mayol, J., Sánchez-Margallo, F. M., Gómez, E.J. 2015. “NAVISurg: Decision support and navigation assistance for safer image-guided surgery in pancreatic interventions“, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 10 (1)(S226-S228). Sánchez-González, P., Oropesa, I., García-Novoa, J., Gómez, E.J. 2013, “AMELIE: Authoring Multimedia-Enhanced Learning Interactive Environment for medical contents“, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 190(68-70). Oropesa, I., Chmarra, M. K., Lamata, P., Fernández, A., Sánchez-Margallo, J. A., Jansen, F. W., Dankelman, J., Sánchez-Margallo, F. M., Gómez, E.J. 2013. “EVA: Laparoscopic Instrument Tracking Based on Endoscopic Video Analysis for Psychomotor Skills Assessment“, Surgical Endoscopy, 27:3(1029-1039). Sánchez-González, P., Burgos, D., Oropesa, I., Romero, V., Albacete, A., Sánchez-Peralta, L. F., Noguera, J., Sánchez-Margallo, F. M., Gómez, E.J. 2013. “TELMA: Technology enhanced learning environment for minimally invasive surgery“, Journal of Surgical Research, 182:1(2129).

Key Experience Director of the Surgical Simulation, Planning and Image Guided Surgery Lab.

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Elisa VALIA COTANDA SPAIN Universitat de València Polibienestar Research Institute www.polibienestar.org elisa.valia@uv.es

Research Interests Public policies - Evaluation of health and social policies Health and social integration Sustainability of health systems Integration of ICT in health policies

Key Publications Garcés, J., Valía-Cotanda, E., Alhambra-Borrás, T., Durá, E. (2016) (in press). Changes in public policies to care older people in primary care. Designing an innovative program for active and healthy aging. The International Journal of Aging and Society. Valía-Cotanda, E et al. (2015) - “Evaluation Framework for the Project ASSEHS”. Design of the Evaluation Framework for the project ASSEHS (Activation of Stratification Strategies and Results of the interventions on frail patients of Healthcare Services (ASSEHS), funded by the Second Health Programme (2008-2013) of the European Commission. Donate-Martínez, A.; Ródenas, F.;Valía, E. & Garcés, J. (2014). Análisis de la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud de pacientes crónicos en programas de telemonitorización: un estudio longitudinal en el Sistema Sanitario Valenciano. Garcés, J., Ródenas, F., Valía, E, and Doñate, A. (2014) - “Stratification and integrated care: New models of management of chronic patients” in “Encyclopedia of E- Health and Telemedicine." Ed. IGI Global. Book chapter.

Key Experience Researcher at Polibienestar Research Institute. Coordinator of Action Group D4 – working group “policy impact of age-friendly communities and environments” of European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging. International Consultant for public administrations in Innovation processes. EC External Evaluator

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Karl SWEDBERG SWEDEN University of Gothenburg Institute of Medicine Scientific Advisor Gothenburg university Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC) www.gpcc.gu.se Deputy WG2

Research interests Clinical research: Long term illness Evaluation of person-centred interventions Treatment of chronic heart failure

Key Publications Ekman I, Wolf A, Olsson L-O, Taft C, Dudas K, Schaufelberger M, Swedberg K Effects of personcentred care in patients with chronic heart failure - the PCC-HF study. European Heart Journal 2012 May;33(9):1112-9. Ekman I, Swedberg K, Taft C, et al. for the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC) www.gpcc.gu.se. Person-Centred Care – Ready for Prime Time. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2011 Dec;10(4):248-51. Fors A, Ekman I, Taft C, Björkelund C, Frid K, Larsson M, et al. Person-centred care after acute coronary syndrome, from hospital to primary care - a randomised controlled trial. Int J Cardiol. 2015 May 6;187:693-9. Swedberg K, Komajda M, Bohm M, Borer JS, Ford I, Dubost-Brama A, Lerebours G, Tavazzi L. Ivabradine and outcomes in chronic heart failure (SHIFT): a randomised placebo-controlled study. Lancet. 2010;376(9744):875-85. McMurray JJ, Packer M, Desai AS, Gong J, Lefkowitz MP, Rizkala AR, Rouleau JL, Shi VC, Solomon SD, Swedberg K, Zile MR, Investigators P-H, Committees. Angiotensin-neprilysin inhibition versus enalapril in heart failure. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(11):993-1004.

Key experience Chief of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hosiptal/Östra, Gothenburg Editor in Chief, European Journal of Heart Failure Scientific advisor, GPCC, Member of WE CARE

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Jan Tร–RNELL SWEDEN University of Gothenburg Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology Department of Physiology http://sahlgrenska.gu.se/english jan.tornell@gu.se WG1

Research Interests/Specialities Person-centred care Strategy development Multi-functional interactions Influencing

Key Publication Ekman I, Busse R, van Ginneken E, Van Hoof C, van Ittersum L, Klink A, Kremer JA, Miraldo M, Olauson A, De Raedt W, Rosen-Zvi M, Strammiello V, Tรถrnell J, Swedberg K. Health-care improvements in a financially constrained environment. Lancet. 2016 Feb 13;387(10019):646-7

Key Experience Scientific Advisor, GPCC LIDDS AB, Chairman of Board Glactone Pharma AB, Chairman of Board Glactone Pharma Development AB, Chairman of Board Innoext AB, Chairman of Board Diaprost AB, Director of Board Stayble AB, Director of Board Oncorena AB, CEO PULS Invest, Partner Drug Discovery Today, Disease Models, Editor-in-Chief

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Nicky BRITTEN UNITED KINGDOM University of Exeter Medical School Institute of Health Research Nicky Britten website n.britten@exeter.ac.uk WG3

Research Interests Person-Centred Care Primary qualitative research Synthesis of qualitative research Patient and public involvement Process evaluations of clinical trials

Key Publications N Britten, L Moore, D Lydahl, O Naldemirci, M Elam, A Wolf (2016). Elaboration of the Gothenburg model of person-centred care. Health Expectations; doi:10.1111/hex.12468 J Heaton, J Day, N Britten (2016). Collaborative research and the co-production of knowledge for practice: an illustrative case study. Implementation Science;11:20. DOI 10.1186/s13012-0160383-9 R Campbell, P Pound, M Morgan, G Daker-White, N Britten, R Pill, L Yardley, C Pope, J Donovan (2012) Evaluating meta-ethnography: systematic analysis and synthesis of qualitative research. Health Technology Assessment vol 15 no 43:1-164. N Britten, S Denford, F Harris-Golesworthy, S Jibson, N Pyart, K Stein (2015). Patient involvement in drug licensing: a case study. Social Science and Medicine; 131: 289-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.10.024 J Murdoch, A Varley, E Fletcher, N Britten, L Price, R Calitri, C Green, V Lattimer, SH Richards, DA Richards, C Salisbury, R Taylor, JL Campbell (2015) Implementing telephone triage in general practice: a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Family Practice; 16:47. doi 10.1186/s12875-015-0263-4

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Mark PEARSON UNITED KINGDOM University of Exeter Medical School Institute of Health Research NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/ mark.pearson@exeter.ac.uk WG1

Research Interests Integrated Knowledge Translation Theory-driven evaluation Theory-driven synthesis

Key Publications Van Belle, S., Wong, G., Westhorp, G., Pearson, M., Emmel, N., Manzano, A & Marchal, B. (2016) Can “realist� randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist? Trials 17: 313 Pearson, M., Brand, S.L, Quinn, C., Shaw, J., Maguire, M., Michie, S., Briscoe, S., Lennox, C., Stirzaker, A., Kirkpatrick, T. & Byng, R. (2015) Using realist review to inform intervention development: Methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health Implementation Science 10:134 Monks, T., Pearson, M., Pitt, M., Stein, K. & James, M.A (2015) Evaluating the impact of a simulation study in emergency stroke care. Operations Research for Health Care 6 40-49 Pearson, M., Chilton, R., Woods, H.B, Wyatt, K., Ford, T., Abraham, C. & Anderson, R. (2015) Implementing health promotion programmes in schools: a realist systematic review of research and experience in the United Kingdom Implementation Science 10:149 Pearson, M., Hunt, H., Cooper, C., Sheppard, S., Pawson, R. & Anderson, R. (2015) Providing effective and preferred care closer to home: A realist review of intermediate care. Health and Social Care in the Community 23 (6) 577-593

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