What happens to frail patients when they are discharged from the hospital? On 28 June 2013, European regions gathered in Barcelona to discuss how to build a bridge between health and social care through ICT tools.
Integration of care is needed to fill in the care gap that exists in the organisation, delivery and management of care, thus improving the quality and continuity of patient services. More generally, integrated care aims to make regional care systems more efficient by addressing the issue of services fragmentation and by creating synergies between services.
The seminar, organised by the AER in the framework of SmartCare (a project funded by the European programme ICT PSP), aimed at providing regional politicians and civil servants with an introduction to integrated e-care issues, in order to give them the tools to decide about future care models.
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