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SmartCare Final Conference

The conference

For more than three years, 23 regions and a total of 42 partner organisations have worked towards making ICT-supported integrated care a Europe and elsewhere.

Towards the end of our EU-funded project and at a point in time where key decisions about the mainstreaming of our innovative services are being taken, the time had come to share the results of our work and to discuss them in the wider context of care integration.

The conference was successfully organised by our coordinating deployment site Friuli Venezia Giulia. Held in beautiful Trieste, the conference focussed on:

  • The results of the evaluation of the SmartCare services, piloted in nine European regions
  • The lessons learned by the people developing, implemeting and operating the services in the ground
  • The socio-economic and business aspects of up-scaling integrated care
  • Our Guidelines for the implementation of integrated e-care services

The conference also featured interim results of two further ongoing pilot projects on integrated care: BeyondSilos and CareWell.

SmartCare coordinator Gian Matteo Apuzzo (ASUITs) opening the final conference

Several sessions showcasted in detail what SmartCare had achieved, from integrated care pathways applicable across all Europe to real-life deployment of nine innovative service concepts.

The nine deployment sites presenting what has been achieved with SmartCare in their region

 The conference was also an excellent opportunity to network, share ideas and lessons learned and make future plans for cooperation.

Networking at SmartCare Final  Conference

Presentation slides

Welcome and opening of the conference, Gian Matteo Apuzzo, SmartCare project coordinator, A.S.U.I. di Trieste / Local Health Authority (A.S.U.I.Ts), Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Keynote: The importance of integrated eCare in a European context, Andrea di Lenarda, Director of the Cardiovascular Center (A.S.U.I. di Trieste) and President of the Italian National Association of Hospital Cardiologists

From pathway design to successful deployment, Rosana Angles, Salud, Aragon Region

Contributions from the 9 SmartCare deployment regions:

Evaluating SmartCare services- Key results, Panos Stafylas, HiM

Making the business case for integrated eCare, Ingo Meyer, empirica

Person-centred care and users empowerment, Maciej Kucharczyk, AGE Platform Europe

Guidelines for deploying integrated eCare, Gian Matteo Apuzzo, Local Health Authority (A.S.U.I.Ts), Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

SmartCare as a platform for building synergies, Marco D’Angelantonio, HiM

Learning from integrated eCare practice and promoting deployment in European regions, Eddie Ritson, Centre for Connected Health & Social Care – BeyondSilos Project coordinator

Moving ahead- Multi-level integration for patients with complex needs, Esteban de Manuel, Kronikgune – CareWell Project coordinator

Ecosystems for Active and Healthy Ageing, Edwin Mermans, Region of North Brabant and CORAL coordinator

B3 Maturity Model: Are regions ready for scaling-up? Donna Henderson, NHS24

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