CARA supports GPs to analyse, compare and visualise their patient data providing dashboards and easy audit tools.
The registration process
We have made the registration process simple and secure for all GP practices. Practices are required to register through their healthmail only.
Login through our website
Verify your email through the link sent to your healthmail
An email will be sent to your registered healthmail to download CARAconnect
Register as a practice through your healthmail
Complete your registration by entering few details about your practice
Securely check and select the data before uploading
Public Health Interventions to Improve Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness and Behavioural Change Associated with Antimicrobial Use: A Systematic Review Exploring the Use of Social Media.
Artificial intelligence to improve antimicrobial prescribing: A protocol for a systematic review.
The Effectiveness of Interactive Dashboards to Optimise Antibiotic Prescribing in Primary Care: A Systematic Review.
At CARA Network, collaboration is at the heart of what we do. That's why we are proud to have a dedicated network of partners and collaborators working with us on our project.
Meet The PI
Prof Akke Vellinga is an epidemiologist and Ad Astra Professor in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin. Her research focuses on infections, antibiotic use and resistance in general practice, secondary care and long-term care. Her research is anchored in a methodological, ethical and economic framework, reflected in her publications. She aims to support appropriate prescribing of antibiotics through education and feedback for prescribers, patients and public.
She is currently setting up a data-sharing platform (CARAnetwork.ie) which will allow users, including GPs, patients and researchers, to visualise health data in graphs and maps. Through dashboards users can access different visualisations and use filters to explore data from certain (patient) groups, or click into elements to access more in-depth information.
As part of a European initiative, she is leading the Irish arm of the PRUDENCE study, which is implemented in more than 15 European countries. PRUDENCE aims to improve antibiotic prescribing by providing point of care (POC) tests in general practice. The POC tests can help the GP determine if an infection is viral or bacterial, and if antibiotics are helpful or not. She is the Irish lead in a new initiative, ECRAID, European Clinical Research Alliance on Infectious Diseases, a project which provides a European platform to run clinical trials.
Akke has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, the majority as senior author, on topics including infectious diseases, antibiotic prescribing and resistance, diabetes, zoonotic diseases, asthma and allergies, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and statistical modelling applications, reflecting her research activity in these areas.