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European Implementation Score (EIS) Project Final Conference

Posted on 19/07/2013

The European Implementation Score (EIS) Project is a European collaborative research effort led by Professor Charles Wolfe, Head of the Division of Health & Social Care Research, School of Medicine, King’s College London.

The project consortium, which has been working together since 2009, will present the results of their research during a Final Conference in London on Thursday 3 September 2013 (please note the venue will be confirmed in advance of the event).

Register your interest in attending at eisproject.eventbrite.co.uk  

About the EIS Project

The European Implementation Score (EIS) Project is partially funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework programme (FP7 223153).

This collaborative project aimed to develop a European methodology to assess the implementation of research evidence into practice - the European Implementation Score (EIS) - in primary, secondary and specialist care from the perspectives of different target groups (users and carers, voluntary organisations, a range of health and social care professionals and health policy makers) using stroke as the main example.

The transferability of the developed methodologies to coronary heart disease have been assessed.

The project aimed to improve the health of European Union citizens, particularly the elderly, for a global health issue of public health and clinical importance, namely vascular disease, through multidisciplinary research to ensure the results of research in vascular health and disease management reach European Union citizens in a timely fashion.

The project focused on developing tools for measuring implementation and for monitoring the effective diffusion of new research knowledge in the clinical field of stroke care, validating the transferability of the developed methods using experiences from coronary heart disease.

It was part of their concept to develop a theoretically derived implementation tool applicable across longer-term conditions but the clinical and research focus was initially in vascular diseases, where the project members had an international track record in public health, health services and clinical research.

The project aimed to advance the application of evidence-based healthcare in the diagnosis, management and secondary prevention of stroke and coronary heart disease. It aimed to identify best practice in the implementation of evidence-based care at the patient (micro), organisation (meso) and national policy level (macro) across selected European primary and secondary care settings.

The multidisciplinary research team has included users of healthcare, clinicians, public health physicians, epidemiologists, social scientists, health economists and statisticians along with representatives from 14 different stroke data sets in nine European countries to address the aims.

Project results

The EIS project consortium will present their results during the Final Conference.

See project publications and further reading.

EIS collaborative partners

King's College London, University of Florence, University of Lund, London School of Economics, University College London, German Stroke Foundation, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, University of Würzburg Conference

Enquiries

Please contact antoinette.jordan@kcl.ac.uk  for further information about the project.

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