Project overall strategic goals
Screen4Care aims to meet the pressing need for an accelerated rare diseases diagnosis framework. It offers a novel approach based on the following two central pillars: genetic newborn screening and digital technologies.
Short description of the main outputs of the project/coalition
The second central pillar of Screen4Care includes innovative digital solutions, such as the Screen4Care Meta-Symptom Checker and the Screen4Care Virtual Clinic. Screen4Care aims to use the power of these digital tools to improve the accuracy and speed of patient diagnosis via two routes: Predictive algorithms, leveraging the Screen4Care data (federated) machine learning environment and embedded Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems that will flag patients at risk for rare diseases based on the data in their EHR.
The Screen4Care Meta-Symptom Checker will help people living with rare diseases who are “cycling” with their symptoms, moving from one doctor to another, and often searching the internet for symptom checkers to understand the cause of their symptoms.
The Screen4Care Virtual Clinic will complement those approaches and provide support along the path from rare disease symptoms and suspicion to a proper diagnosis. It will also offer ongoing support post-diagnosis, with specific spaces for patients and families to meet, share experiences, network and find human support as well.
How does the project/coalition address the specificities of the white spots?
We strongly believe that this approach will incraese the knowledge on the rare diseases whites spots where there is no science nor translational capabiblities yet.