MELISSA Research Project: Eurice Hosting Successful Patient Journey Workshop Together With IESE
People with insulin-treated diabetes are the heart of the MELISSA research. Through the use of Artificial Intelligence, the project develops an innovative, clinically validated, efficient and cost-effective digital diabetes management solution. This will allow for better quality of life due to tailored treatment and care based on each person’s needs, habits and evolution.
Having now concluded the first year of MELISSA, the consortium came together for their first Annual Meeting at the end of May 2023, kindly hosted by the IESE Business school in Barcelona, Spain. Putting the patients centre-stage, Eurice and IESE jointly conducted a workshop to map out different care journeys of persons with diabetes, identifying key pain points caused by the condition and understanding how MELISSA could alleviate these pains. To this end, all participants were split into five different groups and were given one hour to visualise the journey that patients with different disease characteristics may experience and brainstorm how the MELISSA project could impact their way of living with diabetes.
It was of particular value to welcome the MELISSA Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) in person to the meeting in general and the workshop in particular. The entire MELISSA consortium extends a special thank you for their invaluable and insightful contribution.
"It was an exciting opportunity for Eurice to explore the project from a patient-centric angle and gain a different perspective on the impact of the scientific work and activities within the MELISSA project", says Jakob Haardt, Senior Research & Innovation Manager and Head of Berlin Office at Eurice, who facilitated the workshop together with Magda Rosenmöller from IESE.
The outcomes of the workshop now pave the way for creating a sound understanding of the needs of different prospective users and actors. It will be the foundation for the MELISSA research to create value to those that need it most.
The Eurice team looks forward to the developments over the next year of MELISSA and will continue to drive forward the management, communication, dissemination, and exploitation activities within the project.