29/04/2021 - 11:00

Digital Health Europe: Supporting scale-up of digital solutions

  • Gaia Ialisa Marotta
  • 29/04/2021 - 11:00
  • Working Group

Within the work of the DigitalHealthProject, the brochure “Supporting demand and supply for scaling up digital health and care solutions” is now available for reading and download.

Please find the link here.

This brochure presents the strategic, technical, and operational barriers that necessitate mobilisation of investments towards the implementation at scale of person-centred care solutions. In addition, it offers recommendations for European organisations to overcome such barriers and help mobilise investments in person-centred health and care at a local, regional, and national level across the EU. It focuses on both the demand side (policymakers, healthcare providers, patients/citizens, insurers, etc.) and the supply side (large companies, start-ups and SMEs, researchers, etc.). The analysis is the result a desk search combined with in-depth interviews and a semi-structured online survey with 35 respondents from 14 EU countries representing relevant stakeholders.

This work will also inspire a topic on the webinar How to build and nurture a regional/national ecosystem that will be held on the 29th April 2021, within a collaboration of the ECHAlliance and the COST Action NET4Age-Friendly, where Valentina Tageo will present the main “Enablers and challenges to implement and scale up solutions - the role of ecosystems” and foster the discussion with ecosystem representatives and the participants, especially grassroot organisations of different EU countries. Brian O’Connor will be the invited keynote of the session presenting “What is an ecosystem and how to build it, grow and connect”.

NET4Age-Friendly is a COST Action gathering nearly 300 stakeholders from 44 countries that aims to establish an international and interdisciplinary network from all sectors to foster awareness and support the creation and implementation of smart, healthy indoor and outdoor environments for present and future generations.

More details can be found here.