There is a difference between healthcare technology and services for healthcare institutes and for people living at home. The life expectancy of people is rising and to keep the costs of healthcare under control governments are stimulating people to live independently as long as possible.
This means the gap between the technology and services available in extra- and intramural settings needs to be closed and the business model of health care institutes has to be reviewed.
In this project our international consortium will focus on two challenges in regard to the above mentioned situation. First of all we want to integrate professional and personal healthcare systems in one platform. Suppliers are invited to connect their systems to a platform creating one healthcare infrastructure for an entire city or even a country.
The second challenge is the positive business case of the healthcare institute. Typically, healthcare institutes are located in the center of their community. The healthcare organisations participating in the project will investigate how they can reorganise their services in order to provide services to both the surrounding community of people living in their own homes and the people within the institute ('living labs'). This way they can compensate for the downturn of institutionalized services and design a sustainable business model in collaboration with other partners.
For all this to be done succesfully, we shall put the needs of the individual (citizen, patient, client, user, caregiver) in the center of our thinking and co-create solutions with all partners (concerned.