There are approximately 60 million people living with diabetes in Europe. And rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are also increasing rapidly due to unhealthy lifestyle, increased obesity and lowered thresholds for diagnosis. As a result, many more women are faced with diabetes during pregnancy which puts both mother and child at risk of developing type II diabetes.
In 2011, €89 billion were spent on treating and managing diabetes and its related complications in Europe.
60 million people
More women during pregnancy
cost in 2011
Led by Huawei, the pilot aims to reduce the number of visits of pregnant women who suffer from chronic diseases with a focus of diabetes, to antenatal and diabetes care units through Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) thus highly reducing number of admissions and hospitalization costs while increasing patient care at home.
ICT and big data solutions allow maternity units to remotely monitor pregnant women to enhance the efficiency of health care delivery and prevent possible complications. Furthermore, machine learning and data mining are used to develop algorithms which can detect those at higher risk of developing certain pregnancy complications.