Innovative care model for patients with metabolic syndrome - Zhiva

Innovative care model for patients with metabolic syndrome

There is a consensus among experts, confirmed by extensive research, that the health of populations in developed countries is increasingly threatened by chronic diseases largely related to lifestyle – with an emphasis on the so-called metabolic syndrome. This is a pathological condition characterised by abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. Currently, there is no model of innovative outpatient care for such patients in Slovakia that combines:


  • an integrated view of the patient across diagnoses
  • emphasis on preventive activities, which include in particular lifestyle (diet, exercise), and on early diagnosis and intervention
  • data-driven personalised and predictive care enabled by current technological advances in digitalisation. Today, such activities are only sporadically taking place in an integrated and personalised form, and the use of a primary digital approach is absent.


Among the main causes is the absence of implementation-ready and validated models that could be applied at the level of a specific healthcare provider or other third party.


The aim of the project is to research and develop a process-based, personal data model for such healthcare (feasibility study). The outputs of the project will be directly used by Zhiva in the preparation of an innovative outpatient care provider.


The project is implemented with the support of SIEA through the ‘Inovatívny voucher pre zdravotníctvo’ initiative (innovative voucher for healthcare).