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Ensure dissemination and communication activities need to constitute an integral part of – the proposed work, addressing not only experts, but also public authorities and relevant stakeholders. Proposals should include specific and realistic quantitative indicators to monitor progress at different stages in the project's lifetime.

Expected impact

Provision of evidence on the return of investment for digital skills acquisition and – capacity building of "Social inclusion agents".

Establishment of replicable blueprint engagement models and training responses for – efficient provision of relevant digital skills.

Provision of examples and guidance to practitioners on methodologies, tools and – teaching models including multichannel approaches.

Make ICT a support tool truly recognised by actors in health, social care and social – inclusion in 10 or more regions in Member States or associated countries.

26 Taking into account European digital literacy / competence framework being developed in the framework of CEN ICT Skills Workshop – coherent with “e-Skills for the 21st Century” COM (2007) 496 27 This corresponds to the expected level of involvement. It is a target and does not constitute an eligibility criterion

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b) Community building for digital literacy and skills Funding instrument: Thematic Network (Based on actual costs) - It is intended to support one Thematic Network for 0.5 M€ EU contribution Focus and outcomes The Thematic Network is to bring together existing national/regional/sectoral networks that are relevant to implementation amongst elderly people and their carers of digital literacy and e-skills28, and exploration of synergies across formal and informal education.

Connecting relevant actors is also expected to have positive effects on the advancement of digital literacy amongst excluded groups.

Conditions and characteristics

The network will:

Identify and disseminate existing policy models, as well as best practices emerging – from small but effective actors with a view to supporting scalability and transferability.

The intention is to bring together stakeholders from at least 15 Member States or – associated countries to coordinate actions, also enabling input from expert stakeholders not directly involved.

Ensure dissemination of results of such experiences (including the use of a common, – multilingual and self-sustained web 2.0 based space as a platform for exchange, translation and localisation of resources such as education and training materials).

Help avoid duplication of efforts by coordinating emergence of relevant indicators, – impact assessment methodologies, and certification schemes.

Raise awareness amongst a wide range of relevant social and educational actors who – currently do not taking advantage of the full potential of ICT.

Identify mechanisms for building of successful multi stakeholder Public Private – Partnerships for initiatives in this field.

Expected impact

Creation of a sustainable network involving key European stakeholders in digital skills – for the elderly.

Significantly increase digital literacy and take up of innovative ICT based public and – private services in the ageing well domain (with the focus being on elderly people and their carers with expected spill over effects on advancing digital literacy of other excluded groups).

Wide availability across Europe of common guidelines and best practices for enhancing – digital literacy, based on a comprehensive knowledge and evidence.

28 Taking into account existing structures and initiatives related to “e-Skills for the 21st Century” COM (2007) 496 and the European eSkills Week

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Objective 3.4: Fall prevention network for older persons Funding instruments: Thematic Network (based on actual costs) - It is intended to support one Thematic Network for 1 M€ EU contribution Focus and outcomes Innovative ICT & Ageing-well solutions for fall prevention and intervention initiatives have great potential for improving quality of life and sustainability of care for the ageing population. There are important initiatives on going at national, regional and local levels, but they are largely operating in isolation.

The network will bring together the key national and/or regional actors to establish an

innovative European fall prevention, intervention and safety initiative. The aims are:

• to consolidate guidelines and toolkits for deployment of innovative and ICT-based fall prevention and effective intervention solutions for elderly people,

• share and compare good practices,

• disseminate information to all stakeholders across Europe.

Wider safety and independent living support is also to be taken into consideration as part of integrated solutions to prolong independent living of people at risk of falling.

The network should facilitate the gathering of evidence on socio-economic impact that results from innovative approaches of fall prevention and intervention. Focus should be on impact in terms of improvements in quality of life of older people, carers and relatives, efficiency gains of health and social care systems and services and market creation of new products and services. Potential for spill-over effects should be also addressed. In particular, the network should contribute to the development of common approaches and indicators for measurements of socio-economic impact.

The network should strengthen the dialogue between solution providers and the investment community (private and public actors including public authorities (at national, regional or local level) with responsibilities and budget control in the relevant area of care or supply of services) by consolidating and sharing information.

The network shall ensure that a reliable information base is established, which can offer access to relevant information about current activities and results emerging across Europe.

Conditions and characteristics

The 'innovative fall prevention' initiative should:

– Build on key national and/or regional stakeholder platforms associated with fall prevention. Initiatives may also include fall detection and intervention.

– It is expected to directly contribute to the implementation of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

– Reach out to a wider set of national and international stakeholders (such as industry, users organisations, informal and formal care providers, public authorities, investors, housing and insurance companies and service providers across Europe).

CIP ICT PSP work programme 2012 – Liaise with related EU level activities, notably by integrating results from pilots covering fall prevention and detection under the ICT-PSP and projects covering ICT for fall detection and/or prevention under FP6, FP7 and AAL programmes and other R&I initiatives. It should also cover relevant national pilots and projects, and contribute to key events and activities.

– Regularly organise workshops on topics of common interest, such as indicators and measurement methodologies for impact assessment, emerging care standards as well as exchange of current results and experiences to a wider set of stakeholders, including consolidation of common specifications for successful solutions and their wide dissemination. A comparison of best practices should also be undertaken.

– Ensure availability of common approaches and indicators for measurements of socioeconomic impact in the area of fall prevention and intervention and related wider safety and independent living support.

– The initiative should result in availability of risk assessment tools and best practice guidelines and enable the establishment of 'proven' toolkits (of training, early diagnosis, detection, assessment of functional capabilities etc).

– Consolidate guidelines for deployment of innovative ICT-based fall prevention and effective intervention solutions for elderly people.

Expected impact

– Emergence of national/regional programmes on innovative approaches to fall prevention across Europe.

– Creation of a sustainable stakeholder platform for promoting the take-up of innovative and ICT based solutions for fall prevention and intervention across Europe and strengthening partnerships across the active and healthy ageing value chain (from innovators, industry players, users, public authorities).

– Contribution to the creation of an EU-wide market for ICT-enabled Ageing Well solutions, and to European industry establishing a world leading position in this field.

Objective 3.5: Large scale deployment of telehealth services for chronic conditions management Funding instrument: Pilot type A - It is intended to support one pilot action for up to 5 M€ EU contribution Focus and outcomes In addition to providing personalised health care and more effective management of diseases telehealth services can also improve the quality of life of patients and the efficient use of healthcare resources. With the objective of strengthening the outcomes of already existing best practices and projects, and enhancing their robustness on a large-scale and on

different health systems, the aims are is to:

CIP ICT PSP work programme 2012

– Implement large-scale, real-life solutions based on innovative telehealth services, by means of a patient-centred approach.

– Validate and strengthen the evidence for chronic disease management by telehealth solutions, especially on effectiveness, cost-efficiency and transferability of the implementation of the services.

– Develop guidelines to identify profiles of patients who may benefit from the provision of telehealth services (for example: condition, age, severity of the condition, comorbidity, socio-economic status and any other relevant factors).

The involvement of stakeholders who are particularly relevant for the development of the market represents a priority objective of the project.

Conditions and characteristics

The pilot project should have the following characteristics:

The pilot project should build on existing projects and reuse, when possible, – established and scientifically validated methodologies.

The pilot project will involve public authorities, providers of telehealth services, – associations of care professionals, patient organisations, reimbursement scheme providers, insurers, procurers and regional development planners.

The pilot project will target deployment of telehealth services in a significant number – of Member States or associated countries. It is expected to involve a significant number of national and/or regional authorities responsible for health care. To facilitate exchange of good practice and coaching of the regions involved, the pilot shall reflect a good balance between early adopter and follower regions as regards telehealth services.

The pilot project shall address at least three areas of chronic conditions amongst the – ones with high impact on healthcare system (for example mental health diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, respiratory diseases, etc.).

For each chronic condition area, a sole disease management programme has to be – deployed across all pilot sites, based on multicentric design (i.e. homogeneous intervention and a homogeneous methodological approach). This will allow comparability between different pilot sites and make available a large scale of evidence.

At least one of the pilot sites has to address the issue of co-morbidity (several – interventions for patients with several conditions); in this case results must be reported both for each individual disease treated and at an aggregated level.

At least two of the disease management programmes have to address integrated care – considering different levels of healthcare (home, primary, secondary and tertiary care).

Issues linked to cross-border deployment of chronic disease management services, – including quality and care standards and interoperability issues, shall be addressed.

The pilot project shall develop an exploitation plan addressing both the sustainability – and the expansion of services at each site.

The pilot project shall develop concrete guidelines for procurement and large-scale – deployment of innovative telehealth services and transferability of the results to other CIP ICT PSP work programme 2012 sites (replicability); the experiences and results of existing large scale actions (i.e.

Renewing health) shall be taken in due account and when possible built upon. Both technical issues (including interoperability) and healthcare systems' organisational issues (such as care pathways, skills of healthcare workforce and patients, as well as the national legal and reimbursement frameworks) shall be addressed in the guidelines.

The pilot project should report evidence on effectiveness and efficiency (including – hospital readmission) and data about compliance and adherence to the treatment.

The duration should not exceed 36 months.

– The pilot project should include specific and realistic quantified performance – indicators to monitor progress at different stages in the project life.

Evidence on monitoring and impact evaluation shall be gathered and provided in line – with widely recognised methodologies in the field of healthcare.

Expected impact

Stimulate Member States or associated countries and regions to deploy of telehealth – services in particular through the provision of validated guidelines and the provision of evidence on benefits of using telehealth.

Providing practical solutions to address organisational, legal, regulatory and – reimbursement issues.

Availability of common ICT-based components/building blocks needed for the – deployment of telehealth services.

Stimulate the deployment of integrated care disease management programmes.

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