Population Health and Chronic Disease Management



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

€89 billion

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.

Why a big data approach is needed

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.


Pilot 3: Diabetes


Poster at BigMedilytics event: “Big Data: Fueling the transformation of Europe’s Healthcare Sector”. September 4-5, 2019, Valencia, Spain