What is the added value of integrated care? Integrated care is about closing the traditional gap that exists between health and social care: exploring and demonstrating its potential is the mission of the SmartCare, a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy Support Programme.
To this end, SmartCare will pilot the deployment of ICT supported care services in 10 pilot regions, in order to develop evidence for the added value of such services and promote their wider adoption. From 4 to 8 March 2013, the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (I) hosted the kick-off meeting of the project.
As a partner of SmartCare, AER will collect inputs from the European regional community to ensure that the objectives of the project are in line with the expectations of European regions and disseminate the outcomes of the project to the regions that could be interested in realising ICT supported integrated care. Keep an eye on our calendar: AER will organise a seminar on integrated care in June 2013.
All you need to know about the project is on the Smartcare webpage.