The partners from the two European projects INDEPENDENT (www.independent-project.eu) and CommonWell (www.commonwell.eu) have set up an online forum to bring the topic of integrated eCare forward in Europe and internationally.
Final consortium meeting took place
Pilots up and running and more in the third issue of the INDEPENDENT newsletter.
What can future care look like in the Netherlands? The Smart Home Foundation organized three stakeholder workshops in the Smartest House in the Netherlands to find answers to this question.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hosted their 30th Anniversary Conference on Oct 25th 2012.
Sharing of close-to-real-time information to support informed and timely decision-making – Status of the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland
The INDEPENDENT project is in full swing at the Irish pilot site.
Mark Gretton and Ingo Meyer presented INDEPENDENT at the AAL Forum in Eindhoven.
On 17th and 18th September the partners of the INDEPENDENT consortium met in the beautiful city of Malaga, Spain.
As part of the "Beyond Silos" activies, INDEPENDENT partner empirica edits a book on the topic of integrated eCare. The book will take stock of what already exists in the area of integrated eCare, i.e. the joint provision of healthcare, social care and third sector services (services provided by charities, voluntary organizations etc.) enabled by ICT.
INDEPENDENT will give two presentations at the AAL Forum 2012 in Eindhoven.The Session E9 “Telemonitoring & integrated care" is scheduled for Wednesday 26 September 16:00 – 17:30.
The INDEPENDENT team in Hull has recently established contacts to the “Skills for Care” initiative in the United Kingdom.
INDEPENDENT partner Salud Responde visited by a delegation of the Ministry of Health of the Government of Brazil
On 17 June 2012 Salud Responde welcomed a team of the Brazilian Ministry of Health at the premises of Salud Responde in Jaen.
In March 2012 altogether 55 patients from two day care centres in Jaen visited the Salud Responde call centre in Jaen to see how the INDEPENDENT service works.
Short articles on INDEPENDENT and CommonWell are published in the current issue of “Telehealthcare Times”. Articles present results from the CommonWell pilot in Milton Keynes and services currently piloted in Hull within the framework of INDEPENDENT.
At the INDEPENDENT pilot site in Hull, Tunstall myclincs, specially enhanced for the INDEPENDENT project, have been placed in three Pickering & Ferens schemes in the city to support people who may have lessened mobility and dexterity (for example) but are otherwise generally well.
On 13th April TopSupport organised the “COPD Game & Fun day” for lung patients and their partners.
Experiences from INDEPENDENT and CommonWell presented in Eindhoven
Family carers respond very positively to the possibility to be able to get timely support from a psychologist thanks to the INDEPENDENT service.
The INDEPENDENT team in Geldrop recently presented INDEPENDENT and its pilot in Geldrop to management staff and care professionals of SGE, the Eindhoven Corporation of Primary Health Care Centres offering chain care.
INDEPENDENT partners this time met in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in order to take stock of the status in all ongoing project work packages and to plan the next couple of months ahead.
An article on eHealth News describes some of the outcomes of the very successful Milton Keynes pilot of INDEPENDENT's "sister project" CommonWell.See http://www.ehealthnews.eu/tunstall/3096-milton-keynes-pioneers-integrated-telehealth-and-telecare-support-for-people-with-long-term-conditions.
A total of six seminars were held in May 2012 at all KAPI centres in Trikala in order to inform citizens about the challenges and difficulties of taking care of a person with cognitive impairment or depression and present them the INDEPENDENT support services.
In March 2012 the INDEPENDENT project successfully passed its second review meeting in Brussels.
Better and more efficient care through ICT-enabled integration – European conference Beyond Silos a big success
Integrated care for older people spanning across the silos that separate social and health care in many countries can be both more effective and more efficient than disjointed forms of support, in particular where integrated care processes are supported through ICT in a meaningful way. This was the common theme voiced by all participants in the recent conference “Beyond Silos - The Why and How of ICT in Integrated Care Service Provision”.
INDEPENDENT and CommonWell are mentioned as examples of best practice in a White Paper of Health and Social Care Coordination in Spain