Care4Value | Enhancing value creation in long-term care units integrated in private welfare institutions


Principal Investigator: Ana Sargento

Research Unit: CIGS

Institutional Partners: Polytechnic of Santarém, Nursing School of Coimbra, Irmandade da Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Batalha

Team Members Researchers at Polytechnic of Leiria: Ana Sargento, Henrique Carvalho, Marisa Maximiano, Catarina Reis, Ana Querido

Project Summary: CARE4VALUE aims to develop and implement a model of management control information system, which maximizes value creation (defined as health outcomes per unity of cost) in long-term care providers. The model will be developed and tested on the basis of an intervention to be carried out in a long-term care unit, using a pilot project approach. The following innovative results are expected:

– Integrated model of data collection, processing, analyzing, comparison and reporting, revealing the relation between costs and health outcomes;

– Innovative, practice embedded and patient-centered tools to data collection (including a mobile application to collect caregivers’ data).

These results will support decision making by managers and practioners, aiming at organization’s quality, efficiency and sustainability.