It is a special term describing our digitalLIFE4CE partner areas. In Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia, we have created centers lead by the partners, to foster innovation in integrated healthcare system solutions. The CEDHES enrich the regional development in digital health innovation as well as building and using transnational cooperation for persuing the same target on a different level.
The overall goal is, to build bridges among the single actors in the healthcare value chain, focused on digital innovation in healthcare. By cooperating strongly together with each other and with local stakeholders such as policy makers, the CEDHES support market entries, new cooperation, mutual learning and much more. This is done in every region by three different actions.
The pilot action in each region aims to support the approach towards digital healthcare in the framework the area. This is a regional approach that is also transferable into other regions. The CEDEHESCoop and the CEDHESTrans are both actions that encourage a transnational cooperation such as market entries. All actions can be connected. The actors in the partner regions chose the perfect set up to achive to best outcome for their regions and transnational cooperation.
University of Applied Sciences Burgenland is focusing on research in the field of “digital health” with the aim to foster integration in the health care system. The pilot action is to establish a concept for the “Competence Center for Digital Health”. The center will deal with complex aspects and different perspectives of the topic “digital health”. The AAL-Welten Modell will be transferred to different health care sectors. The cooperation action aims to develop the follow-up project CARE4.0.
HEALTHY SAXONY - VFG e.V. and Gesundheitsforen Leipzig GmbH are focusing on the Start Up community in eHealth. Their pilot action is creating a brand new funding programme for eHealth Start Ups in Saxony. In their Transfer Action they create a network with Croatia and Slovenia for enabling market entries in digital health. Therefore they perform a knowledge transfer on the respective healthcare systems and markets in their Cooperation Action together with STEP Ri and Technology Park Ljubljana.
Wroclaw Technology Park is focusing on supporting technology companies in the development of their innovative solutions, products and services in the field of digital healthcare. The Pilot Action is to establish Living Lab - a platform for cooperation between science, medicine, business and the public sector. The goal is to develop, test and implement digital health solutions, products and services dedicated to the elderly people. The cooperation action aims to develop technology transfer and further collaboration of start-ups and SMEs in CE region.
Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd will dedicate its pilot project to creating a Roadmap for digital healthcare SMEs, which will support them in navigation the regulatory field. Activities will also focus on creating a Think Tank from the Healthday.si community, comprised of experts willing to take the necessary steps towards integrating innovations into daily practice. Technology Park Ljubljana will try to bridge the gap between industry, academia and policy by opening a dialogue with all key stakeholders. Also, to share its experience in creating an ecosystem and to learn from peers, Technology Park Ljubljana will cooperate with Germany’s & Croatia’s CEDHES.
Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka (STEP RI) in its CEDHES is concentrated on establishing successful knowledge & technology transfer in its region and between the regions of Central Europe. In the pilot action, STEP RI is focused on developing and implementing a information & organisation system for the hospital use, with a case study being their associated partner KBC Rijeka (University hospital Rijeka). For this activity STEP RI is cooperating with two project partners from Saxony, Healthy Saxony – VFG e.V. and Gesundheitsforen Leipzig GmbH. The cooperation is focused on knowledge & technology transfer from Leipzig to Rijeka. STEP RI intensively cooperates with University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka in order to create a manual/guidance on how to develop and implement a new organisation & informatisation system in KBC Rijeka.
Pannon Business Network is leading the CEDHES in Hungary, within its daughter-company, am-LAB. As we know, digitalization, as a key factor for future success is needed in all fields of our lives. Therefore the aim of the pilot is to demonstrate the usefulness and necessity of the digitalization technologies not only in the industry but also in the health care in general. With the generation of new knowledge and training materials we support the actors of the healthcare system and also show the possibilities of the digital health solutions to SMEs. Trainings and workshops for various actors (SMEs, students, healthcare experts) is the key activity, besides of generating new knowledge for digital health with smart technology.
TrentinoSalute4.0 is the competence centre for the development of digital health created by the provincial government of Trentino in December 2016. It includes the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT) in the role of decision maker, the Provincial Healthcare Trust (APSS) in the role of provider of the service and the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) as a research institute. TrentinoSalute4.0 also involves citizens, health professionals and sector companies according to a quadruple helix approach.
digitalLIFE4CE partners work jointly together to overcome the gap in bringing digital health innovation to the citizens. They learn, transfer, adapt and enable new ways to foster innovation in integrated healthcare system solutions. Each partner region creates a benefit for the region and integrates transnational cooperation for the overall goal. Please click here to learn more about our InterregCE project.