Some 80 people met in Kent (GB) for an ENGAGED workshop on 3 June 2014 on innovation in integrated care around the world. Two topics of the day: the integrated care approach and the impact that innovation hubs can have.
Members of the audience discussed assessment procedures, the patient experience and how people may need to be supported in learning to use technologies. Many issues highlighted are organisational, but – whatever the challenges – speakers were keen to advocate “start now!”. This is also why AER is engaged in both the SmartCare and the Engaged projects, which provide regional stakeholders with tools and more importantly, concrete support, to start the journey.