Τhe Hellenic League Against Rheumatism and HELAR’s project aims to integrate contemporary, evidence-based, digital and physical intervention, education and outreach approaches into a patient centered, m-Health supported, digitally enhanced and socially innovative platform. This will empower the patient, facilitate the healthcare professional (HCP) and engage the social environment of both, for optimal pain management, treatment and overall quality of life with OA.
Its activities will include contemporary outreach instruments like webinars, vodcasts, and educational videos. The project will innovate by integrating an m-Health platform with unprecedented participatory patient and HCP societal innovations. For the first time, patient ambassadors, expert peers of OA patients will engage and support their local patient micro-communities.
“We are very happy and proud to have won the grant of the European Pain Federation EFIC and Pfizer-Lilly Alliance grant on Education in Pain Associated With Osteoarthritis. Education is the most powerful tool in our effort to improve the daily life of patients with rheumatic diseases and in the specific case of patients with osteoarthritis. Many thanks to our main partner, the Lab. of Medical Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and our collaborators, the LIGA REUMATOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA (LIRE), the Arthritis and Rheumatism Association of Malta (ARAM) and the Hellenic Society of Algology (HAS).” Athanasia Pappa, President Hellenic League Against Rheumatism