JADECARE will be represented */** at the 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care which will take place in Odeon in Odense, Denmark, from 23 – 25 May 2022. The conference is a partnership with Healthcare Denmark in cooperation with Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Municipality of Odense, Campus Odense and Destination FYN. Denmark is among international frontrunners when it comes to integrated healthcare services.
- A coherent and integrated healthcare system is key to solving the demographic challenges and reduce patient length of stay at hospitals. A high degree of coherence means that Denmark can address newly diagnosed cancers with clinical pathways, which connect hospitals, clinics, GPs and the patients. This has already led to remarkable progress in Danish cancer survival.
- A coherent and integrated healthcare system with a high degree of digitalization enables real-time sharing of electronic data and makes it possible to initiate early diagnostics and address chronic diseases in new ways, where the patients are empowered and involved in handling their own disease.
- Electronic communication and sharing of information enable municipalities, home care staff and the hospital to support older people to stay in their own homes as long as possible. As a result, the patients experience fewer admissions and shorter length of stays at hospital, and the risk of frailty, leading to long hospital admissions, is drastically reduced.
* JADECARE – SCIROCCO Exchange – VIGOUR “A workshop to explore the challenges and opportunities for transferring good practices, build capacity and scale up integrated care” (Monday, 23 May, 13:00 – 14:00, Lunch Session MLW.1): The Joint workshop will facilitate the discussion to analyse the challenges and opportunities of transferring Good Practices by these projects providing technical assistance to health authorities in transferring, developing capacity and scaling-up integrated care under the EU Health Programme:
- JADECARE Joint Action reinforces the capacity of health authorities to address the transition to digitally-enabled, integrated, person-centred care. Four “Early Adopters” of original Good Practices (GP) support transfer of features into the systems of 21 “Next Adopters”.
- SCIROCCO Exchange supports the readiness and capacity of health and social care authorities for the adoption and scaling-up of IC by developing a Knowledge Management Hub.
- VIGOUR backs health authorities on their systems transformation by means of a context sensitive support programme guiding each authority through staged process of IC ambition focussing, maturity self-assessment and operational implementation planning.
** JADECARE Workshop “Transfer and adoption of digitally enabled integrated person-centred care good practices: which challenges and key elements need to be addressed for a successful transfer?” (Tuesday, 24 May, 16:30 – 18:00, Parallel Session 5i): This workshop explores the challenges and key elements to be addressed when transferring Good Practices (GP) to heterogeneous health systems with different needs, aims and scopes. It features the core elements of the four GP of JADECARE (Joint Action on implementation of Digitally Enabled integrated person-centred CARE), concerning integrated care, chronic conditions, self-care, prevention and population health that are being transferred and adapted to the contexts of 23 Next Adopters (NA). GP are: Basque Health strategy in ageing and chronicity: integrated care (Spain), Catalan open innovation hub on ICT-supported integrated care services for chronic patients (Spain), OptiMedis Model-Population-based integrated care (Germany), Digital roadmap towards an integrated health care sector (Denmark). It will also highlight the experience of two NA: Portugal and Estonia.
The conference will operate as a hybrid event. While we are very excited to be physically together in Odense, the hybrid formal means that people who do not wish to travel next May can join and present at the conference via video link and present their paper digitally, however a delegate fee and registration will still be required.