On 6 December 2018, Isabella Notarangelo from HOPE presented ICT4Life project and its results at the meeting “Integrated Care in Europe: The Way Ahead” organised by EUREGHA (European Regional and Local Health Authorities) on behalf of the Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing. The event, moderated by Ms. Birgitta Sacrédeus (Chair of the European Committee of the Regions Interregional Group on Health and Well-being), aimed at discussing the challenges and progresses made in implementing integrated care models across the EU and gave the floor to regional experiences and viewpoints on the matter.
In this framework, ICT4Life project has been identified as a good-practice contributing to advancing Europe’s leadership role in personalised services for integrated care and as an innovative solution supporting new delivery system of health and social care. The main points stressed during the presentation referred to the importance of end-users’ involvement in the development of the platform as well as to the adaptability of the platform to diverse integrated care contexts. Besides ICT4Life, a further good practice presented by Prof. Jonas Christensen from the Malmö University (Sweden) was AppSam – Professional Support in Dementia Care, a transnational project in the CareSam cross-border research network. The overall purpose of the AppSam project was to develop a common understanding of the needs of dementia care in countries with different welfare models through transnational interdisciplinary collaboration. The AppSam also developed a social innovation collaborative cross-border model as well as a digital support in professional dementia care, named the iRemember.
The event was followed by EUREGHA (European Regional and Local Health Authorities) annual flagship conference – European Regions for Health “Changing today for tomorrow”. Through panel discussions and the presentation of regional best practices of integrated care and primary care reform, EUREGHA presented its vision on the policies, skills and investments needed for the healthcare of tomorrow.
The minutes of the event are available here.
For further information, you can download the agenda here.