Integrating carein eCare & the Ageing Society

Older people often need different types of support at the same time, for example support with activities of daily living and chronic disease management. Today, these support services (including healthcare, social care, voluntary support and informal care) are often delivered in independently operating service silos. This leads to inefficiencies, duplication of resources, and to dissatisfaction both among the people receiving support and those giving it. At the same time, the potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support effective and efficient integrated service delivery is far from being exploited to the extend needed in order to keep Europe’s health and social care systems sustainable. 

empirica‘s involvement in integrated care started in 2008, as co-ordinator of the project CommonWell and we have expanded our knowledge and experience in the field since then. As of today, we have been involved in several pilot projects and scientific studies, supporting both the development of a deeper understanding of the topic and its challenges and the deployment of sustainable integrated care services.

Accordingly we offer a comprehensive range of services, including policy analysis and consultancy, concept development, requirements analysis, service design and implementation support, business case modelling and socio-economic impact assessment, and project co-ordination and management. Our portfolio  combines scientific and methodological soundness with applicability in challenging real-life contexts.

Our work in the field of integrated care is closely linked with our wider health and care service development activities..(Link zu Subthema “Making services work”)

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MAFEIP study final outcomes

eHealth

MAFEIP study final outcomes

eCare & Ageing

The MAFEIP study (Support Services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP Tool) has been carried out by...

100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

eCare & Ageing

100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

eHealth

Dr. Veli Stroetmann, Head of eHealth Research & Policy at empirica, has been named one of the 100 leading figures in healthcare worldwide.

ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

eCare & Ageing

ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

eHealth

The ScaleAHA study has publsihed its final report. Scale AHA supported the European Commission in fostering scaling-up of innovations in active and...

MAFEIP (assessing eHealth innovations) presented at a...

eCare & Ageing

The MAFEIP study team conducted a workshop in order to inform potential users about the tool, its scope and functionalities, and promote its uptake by...

ProEmpower: Procuring innovative ICT for patient empowerment...

eCare & Ageing

ProEmpower: Procuring innovative ICT for patient empowerment...

eHealth

empirica is part of the ProEmpower consortium, a new EC funded project which kicked off at the beginning of October 2016.

Results from the 2016 Call for Reference Sites of the EIP on...

eCare & Ageing

Results from the 2016 Call for Reference Sites of the EIP on...

eHealth

Here are the results of the 2016 Call for Reference sites supported by empirica.

C3-Cloud: Tackling the multimorbity challenge

eCare & Ageing

C3-Cloud: Tackling the multimorbity challenge

eHealth

empirica is in charge of evaluation as part of the EU funded project "C3-Cloud: A Federated Collaborative Care Cure Cloud Architecture for Addressing...

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

eCare & Ageing

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

eHealth

empirica is carrying out a study on “Support to scaling up of innovations in Active and Healthy Ageing” (Scale-AHA) in close cooperation with EuroRec...

Fortbildung: Innovationsfonds & Co. - mit Fördermitteln neue...

eCare & Ageing

Fortbildung: Innovationsfonds & Co. - mit Fördermitteln neue...

eHealth

Innovative Versorgungsprojekte scheitern häufig an der Finanzierung. Wer dennoch neue Projekte realisieren möchte, dem stehen vielfältige...

Simulating an integrated eCare service

eCare & Ageing

Simulating an integrated eCare service

eHealth

Implementing an integrated eCare services requires anticipating numerous positive and negative impacts on a range of stakeholders. The Service...

Evidence and decision making when going beyond pilots

eCare & Ageing

We learn from the past by looking towards the future. Some of those forward-looking visions are provided by several large-scale initiatives that have...

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

eCare & Ageing

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

eHealth

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

Inclusive Society

Care for older people does not have to be disjointed and inefficient. 7 European regions show the way to successful integration of social, health and...

Beyond Silos in Care - Seven European Regions Take a Step...

eHealth

Seven European regions turn to the challenge of providing better joined-up support to their older population, by bringing social care and healthcare...

A Good Start

eCare & Ageing

A Good Start

eHealth

SmartCare partners meet for the first time in Triest in Northern Italy. 42 partners from regions all over Europe have decided to not miss out on the...

And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

eCare & Ageing

And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

eHealth

Six integrated eCare pilots up and running and more in this third issue of the INDEPENDENT newsletter.

Future care in the Netherlands

eCare & Ageing

What can future care look like in the Netherlands? In the context of the empirica-led INDEPENDENT project, the Dutch Smart Home Foundation organized...

Call for Chapters: Beyond Silos - The why and how of...

eCare & Ageing

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...

Sharing real-time information to support decision-making in...

eCare & Ageing

The empirica-led INDEPENDENT project is in full swing at the Irish pilot site.

Integrated eCare: an AAL topic

eCare & Ageing

Integrated eCare: an AAL topic

eHealth

Mark Gretton of the University of Hull and Ingo Meyer of empirica show that integrated eCare is a topic fully in line with the AAL paradigm. They...

Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

eCare & Ageing

Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

eHealth

At the Hull pilot site of empirica-led project INDEPENDENT, Tunstall myclincs, specially enhanced for the INDEPENDENT project, have been placed in...

Support of informal carers more needed than ever

eCare & Ageing

Family carers respond very positively to the possibility to be able to get timely support from a psychologist thanks to an integrated eCare service...

An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

eCare & Ageing

An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

eHealth

empirica-led project INDEPENDENT was invited by EHTEL to submit a success story for presentation on the EHTEL website.

Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

eCare & Ageing

Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

eHealth

A recent article on eHealth News describes one of the successful CommonWell pilots, delivering intergated telecare and telehealth in Milton Keynes,...

Making integrated eCare a reality - CommonWell comes to a...

eCare & Ageing

Making integrated eCare a reality - CommonWell comes to a...

eHealth

After more than three years of work, empirica-coordinated project CommonWell now shows a way how integrated eCare services can become a reality across...

Better and more efficient care through ICT-enabled...

eHealth

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...

Beyond Silos - The Why and How of ICT in Integrated Care...

eCare & Ageing

Beyond Silos - The Why and How of ICT in Integrated Care...

eHealth

Unsynchronised social and health care service delivery leads to inefficiencies, duplication of resources, reduced levels of quality of care, and in...

"I am more involved in taking care of my health now" -...

eHealth

Since January 2011, a pilot of ICT-supported, integrated social and health care services in running in Veldhoven in the Netherlands. Patients with...

CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

eCare & Ageing

CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

eHealth

Members of the CommonWell team will attend the International Telecare & Telehealth Conference 2011 on 14 - 16 November 2011 in London to present first...

Making integrated social and health care provision a reality...

eCare & Ageing

Making integrated social and health care provision a reality...

eHealth

[Bielefeld, Malaga, Veldhoven, Milton Keynes. 1 February 2011] - In four countries in Europe, CommonWell's integrated social and health care services...

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life...

eCare & Ageing

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life...

eHealth

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life for older people and support independent living though integration of health and social care

Empirica senior research associate Dr. Karl Stroetmann...

eHealth

Empirica senior research associate Dr. Karl Stroetmann was keynote speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine's Conference TeleMed & eHealth ’07:...

The UK Royal Society of Medicine, Telemedicine & eHealth...

eHealth

Supporting Self Care - The Role of eHealth. The Call for Abstracts is open, the Deadline for submission is Monday 30 April 2007. The same holds for...

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