Connected for Health
Six Recommendations for digital homecare published
Connected for Health project group wrote six recommendations on developing eHealth. The recommendations are aimed at supporting policy makers as well as other stakeholders who plan to establish or expand their Fibre to the Home (FTTH) networks to include digital homecare applications. The list combines information from the pilots of Connected for Health project, and from the existing research literature.
Find the press release on the Recommendations report here.
Find the project final press release in English here.
The final newsletter (published 22.6.2016) can be found here.
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The aim of the Connected for Health –project was to test health technology applications and develop remote services to the social and health care sector. The goal of the project was to collect information on how fast communication networks create possibilities for patients’ home care as well as bring cost savings. To find the solution, four pilot projects took place – two of them in Finland, one in Sweden and one in Denmark.
Moreover, in the Connected for Health-project
- FTTH was used to explore, identify and test new and existing eHealth solutions and making new combinations of services.
- This was done to benefit elderly people and people with disabilities and illnesses living at home in rural areas of Denmark, Finland and Sweden through the collection of eHealth experiences.
- Best practices in home care with the help of FTTH were mapped and their usability and transferability across Europe assessed.
- Usability of technologies and services was studied from the point of view of various users and stakeholders.
- Cost-savings (in terms of money and time) were calculated for the FTTH in home care.
- The different pilots were evaluated using an adapted version of the MAST methodology.
- Recommendations for the wider use of FTTH in home care across EU were collected.
- The work of Action Group B3 (integrated care) and Action Group C2 of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) is supported through the results of the pilots.