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Reference Sites stimulating the development and implementation of Action Group commitments to achieve sustainable digital health and care transformation at scale regionally, nationally, and internationally

Proposed by Campania Reference Site on behalf of the RSCN, the Workshop will bring together Reference Sites in different EU Countries, such as Italy, Portugal, Spain and AGs, to facilitate the development of both a Regional and National Model, based on best practice approaches for achieving regional and national priorities. All 4 quadrants of the Quadruple Helix Model will be represented.

Objective: This Thematic Workshop is aimed at sharing the Italian networking experience as an enabler to collectively build regional ecosystems for health innovation that can support the delivery of national health and care priorities and those of the EU for the Digital Transformation of Health and Care.

Approach: The Event will allow Participants to share, discuss, and evaluate the processes adopted by each RS, including the role and involvement of the Quadruple Helix stakeholders in adopting agreed conclusions from the Action Groups. Consideration will be given to methodologies used to overcome barriers to change, including organisational, financial, digital, policy, and cultural readiness, etc.

Expected results: The outcome from the Thematic Workshop would be the development of an agreed Model for implementing actions recommended by Action Groups, both regionally and nationally, to achieve health and care priorities at scale. In addition, a protocol for the engagement of the Reference Site Quadruple Helix stakeholders would be agreed.

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Workshop: Research and Innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. What’s next?

Event date: 12/11/2020

How technology is supporting active and healthy aging (AHA)? How research and innovation tackle aging and active and independent living? Extremadura region launched a workshop on new initiatives developed in the frame of research and innovation projects. Workshop will cover the experiences and practices in the MOVECARE (a robotic solution) and AQUATIME project (IoT solution), where new digital solutions for AHA were developed and piloted in real environment with users. Under this COVID-19 pandemic, new approaches for independent living are required and governments need to address the long-term sustainability of social care. New model for Social Care must look beyond the actual residential care approach, fostering new models for independent living in seniors. This workshop will tackle this debate.

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Workshop: How to upscale the implementation of digital health solutions for the elderly

Event date: 13/11/2020

What is preventing the further upscaling of digital health solutions for the elderly? Why is it not possible for all of our grandmothers and grandfathers to have their health monitored at home, giving them more freedom, and at the same time, freeing up the capacity of our health workers?

Countries worldwide are facing the same demographic changes. Globally, the number of older persons is growing faster than the number of people in all younger age groups. This in turn puts a strain on health care systems and has created a greater need for smart, digital health solutions that can reduce the related costs attached to this development. The digital tech companies have since long taken up this challenge, creating a large variety of products and services that can help hospitals, municipalities and health workers to reduce costs, time spent on their computer, and provide them with the tools they need to work more efficiently.

However, many of these smart health services and products could be upscaled further. The aim of this workshop is to shed light on and identify the “bottlenecks” and showcase solutions for the further upscaling and implementation of digital health solutions for the elderly. In order to secure insights from both the private and public sector, academia, and more importantly the elderly themselves, we have included a wide variety of speakers and panelists.

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EIP on AHA Thematic Workshop: e-Health and Telemedicine solutions empowering person-centred care

Event date: 17/11/2020

There is a gap in the application of technology in Europe. After the coronavirus crisis, this gap has become even more evident. While rural areas and the ageing population were already priority areas of attention, these months have highlighted the weak areas that currently exist the system, leaving many groups in vulnerable situations.

Telemedicine is based on the concept of improving and facilitating personalized patient care, as well as improving the patient’s quality of life. However… is it enough to respond to the current challenge?

In this workshop, experts will explain the progress and efforts of different European and national projects to answer to these challenges. In addition, the need to promote exchange in collaborative networks will be emphasised.

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