WE4AHA thematic workshop: Implementing a comprehensive approach to integrated care

After a selection process carried out by Funka in coordination with the European Commission, the Reference Site Campania has been awarded with one of the 2019 EIP on AHA funded thematic workshops, that will be organised in Rome on the 3-4 December 2019 focusing on "Implementing comprehensive approach to integrated care". 

The 2019 Conference of Partners of the EIP on AHA, held in Aarhus jointly with AAL community, highlighted the need to strengthen the ties between Reference Sites and Action Groups.

This is why A3 winter meeting has been jointly organised by the RSCN and A3 Action Group, with the objective of sharing a common approach to the scale-up of validated good practices in digital health.

The update of the Blueprint for the Digital Transformation of Health and Care provided a methodology to develop persona types, representing citizens needs in a matrix developed along lifecourse and complexity.

Persona types share some unmet needs, related to dependency and caregivers stress, adherence to more or less complex treatment regimens, including healthy lifestyles, often safety and accessibility concerns and diverse degrees of social isolation.

The implementation of an innovative response to unmet health needs requires the implementation of a number of actions at individuals well as population level, with a paradigmatic shift in the way our services are organised, demanding political leadership and stronger commitment of authorities in managing the digital transformation. Hence the need to strengthen comunication between technical and policy/decision makers levels, to increase the awareness about the specific actions needed in order to make the ecosystem move coherently. The dialogue between Action Groups and Reference Sites is an example of how we can start to address such challenge.

The aim of the meeting is to identify the personas that RS prioritise, and challenge the Action Groups in addressing jointly their unmet needs, based on the validated good practices they have been developing and with a strong engagement of endusers. This collaborative approach will facilitate the identification of organisational, digital and sociocultural elements requiring customisation to ensure adoption at a specific locoregional level.

Agenda available soon!