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Table 2 Set-up goals for health care of the Finnish Allergy Programme and digital health

From: Digital transformation of health and care to sustain Planetary Health: The MASK proof-of-concept for airway diseases—POLLAR symposium under the auspices of Finland’s Presidency of the EU, 2019 and MACVIA-France, Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD, WH0) demonstration project, Reference Site Collaborative Network of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

GoalsIndicatorsDigital transformation of health: MASK 
Prevent allergyAsthma, rhinitis and atopic eczema prevalence reduced 20%  
Improve toleranceFood allergy diets in day-care and schools reduced 40%Cat food containing anti-Fel d1 may help to keep cats at the homes of allergic patients[32]
Improve allergy diagnosticsSkin testing (prick and patch tests) in certified testing centresA screening test for asthma, COPD and rhinitis helps in the diagnosis of allergies and in sending the patients to certified allergy centres[33], in preparation
Reduce work-related allergiesOccupational allergies (asthma, rhinitis, contact dermatitis) reduced 40%Daily VAS work assessment[34]
Focus on severe allergies and treat in timeGood allergy practice defined, asthma emergency visits reduced 40%MASK: Good Practice of DG Santé
Adherence to treatment*
Efficacy of medications*
Next-generation care pathways
Next-generation guidelines*
Value added medicine*
(*: proof-of-concept in rhinitis)
[31, 35]
[31, 36]
[24, 28]
[24, 28]
Reduce allergy and asthma costsAllergy-related total costs (direct and indirect) reduced 10%EQ-5D, WPAI-AS[37]