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Technology Innovations: Supporting Integrated Care at Home and in Communities, Odense


Integrated care requires health and social care workers, from multiple professional backgrounds and different organisations, to work together – frequently through virtual platforms. ICT plays a vital role in supporting this team-oriented way of working where professionals must share information about – and with – the patient in real time so as to provide high-quality, people-centred, coordinated care.

This conference will consider how to use new technologies to support people with complex chronic needs to live independently and well in their homes and communities. In particular, it will examine the issues in ‘how to’ deploy effective technological innovations in practice and at-scale.

The conference is part of WHINN Week of Health and INNovation 2015 and will feature work from EU projects Smart Care, Care Well and Beyond Silos as well as the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group who will demonstrate progress and evidence impact. The conference will offer participants within these initiatives an opportunity to share learning and collaborate to move agendas forward together.

The conference will particularly look at how to develop cost-effective and high quality care pathways for people with both health and social care needs, and within that:
· How to use information and tools to model care and project resource needs;
· How to co-design technological innovations so they meet the needs of end users;
· How to build the business case for technology adoption and integrated care through evaluation; and
· How to make change happen.

The conference is aimed at participants of the major EU projects as well as managers, health and social care professionals and academics concerned with the development of ICT to support the better management of integrated health and social care.

Conference Guide

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EU Initiatives



Smart-Care-LogoSmartCare aims to define a common set of standard functional specifications for an open ICT platform enabling the delivery of integrated care to older European citizens. A total of 23 regions and their key stakeholders are defining a comprehensive set of integration building blocks around the challenges of data-sharing, coordination and communication.

Ten regions are piloting integrated health and social services to combat a range of threats to independent living commonly faced by older people while the others are preparing for early adoption. In a rigorous evaluation approach, the pilots will produce and document much needed evidence on the impact of integrated care, developing a common framework suitable for other regions in Europe. Guidelines and specifications for procuring, organising and implementing the service building blocks are being produced. The organisational and legal ramifications of integrated care are being analysed to support long term sustainability and upscaling of the services.

SmartCare services provide full support to cooperative delivery of care, integrated with self-care and across organisational silos, including essential coordination tools such as shared data access, care pathway design and execution as well as real time communication support to care teams and multi-organisation access to home platforms. The services build on advanced ICT already deployed in the pilot regions including high penetrations of telecare and telemonitoring home platforms. System integrations are based, whenever possible, on open standards and multivendor interoperability is strongly encouraged. The common services will allow efficient cooperative care delivery and empower all older people according to their mental faculties to take part in effective management of their health, wellness, and chronic conditions and maintain their independence despite increasing frailty.



CareWell enables the delivery of integrated healthcare to frail elderly patients through comprehensive multidisciplinary programmes. ICTs facilitate the coordination and communication of healthcare professionals and support patient centred delivery of care at home. The project supports the integration of care in six European Regions.

CareWell focuses on the provision of care and support to older people who have complex health and social care needs, are at high risk of hospital or care home admission and require a range of high-level interventions due to their frailty and multiple chronic diseases. This is achieved through ICT enabled health and social care services coordination, monitoring, patients self-management, and informal care givers’ involvement. The ICT platforms and communication channels aim to avoid duplication of effort when dealing with patients’ diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitation, or monitoring and support needs. Additionally, ICT-based platforms aim to improve treatment compliance, enhance self-care and self-management, and increase patient and carer awareness of their health status. All of which improves clinical outcomes and enables people to lead fulfilled lives. In addition, technologies support the patients’ informal caregivers, highlighting when respite care or additional professional input is required.

CareWell services are based on two pathways supported by ICT:

  • integrated care coordination; and
  • patient empowerment and home support.

These care pathways cut across organisational boundaries and ensure that healthcare resources are more efficiently and effectively used. Information sharing complies with European and national regulations relating to consent and privacy. The ICT platforms are based, whenever possible, on open standards and multi-vendor interoperability, and collaboration among ICT suppliers is strongly encouraged.

Beyond Silos


BeyondSilos is an EU co-funded pilot project that allows providers in seven European regions to implement and pilot integrated social and health care services. The services are being piloted and evaluated for a period of two years. A key role in the services is played by different ICT tools (from home health monitoring to shared data records) that will be utilised to enable better cooperation between care professionals, family members and those receiving care. The BeyondSilos pilot aims to capitalise on integrated care models and pathways that have their origin in SmartCare. Both projects collaborate closely and the partners in BeyondSilos will be able to learn from experiences gained in SmartCare to make the next step towards full integration of social and healthcare services.

EIPonAHA B3 Action Group


European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

The overall objective of the B3 Action on Integrated Care is stated in the European Innovation Partnership Active and Health Ageing Operational Plan of November 2011 as: ‘Reducing avoidable/unnecessary hospitalisation of older people with chronic conditions, through the effective implementation of integrated care programmes and chronic disease management models that should ultimately contribute to the improved efficiency of health systems.’ The B3 Action Plan and Action Area will contribute to increasing the average number of healthy life years by two (2) years in the European Union by 2020, and by the associated triple win for Europe:

• Improving the health status and quality of life of European citizens, with a particular focus on older people;
• Supporting the long term sustainability and efficiency of health and social care systems;
• And enhancing the competitiveness of EU industry through an improved business environment providing the foundations for growth and expansions of new markets.



If European countries are to meet the growing demands for healthcare services,
a focus should be placed on finding ways of maximising new technology, such as telehealth solutions combined with self-care ones,
that can help improve healthcare itself while simultaneously increasing access to care and saving resources.
The core ambition of United4Helath is to share the undertanding that in order for telehealth solutions to work
it is essential that healthcare providers adopt innovative health and care service models

Keynote Speakers

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Kevin Dean,
Managing Director,
Smart Health Science

Kevin has worked with innovative technology for more than 25 years and in healthcare, research and life sciences for much of that time. He supports a range of organisations with their innovation strategies, research into the impact of innovation in health, and implementation of leading -edge information, communication and collaboration technology. In November 2013 the Health Services Journal (HSJ) named Kevin as one of the top 50 innovators in healthcare. He is Visiting Professor at the Maersk Institute, University of South Denmark, and Senior Research Fellow for RAND Europe.

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Dr Joseph Kvedar
Vice President of Connected Health,
Partners HealthCare

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.

Dr. Kvedar is leveraging information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and remote health monitoring tools – to improve care delivery. Partners connected health programs are also helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Based on the technology platform developed at Partners, a personalized health technology company was launched and later acquired by a leading insurance company to support its program encouraging healthy behavior and wellness education among employee populations. In 2013, Dr. Kvedar launched Wellocracy, a leading source of impartial, easy-to-understand information on new personal “self-health” technologies like activity trackers, wireless devices and mobile apps to empower people to get and stay healthy.

He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 90 publications on the subject. Dr. Kvedar serves as a strategic advisor at Qualcomm Life, West Health Institute, Puretech Ventures and BD Technologies, and is a mentor at Blueprint Health, providing guidance and insight to developing companies. Dr. Kvedar is also a mentor at the Harvard Innovation Lab and serves as a judge for its President’s Challenge for Entrepreneurship.

Dr Andrea Pavlickova
European Service Development Manager
NHS24/Scottish Centre For Telehealth and Telecare

Andrea is responsible for the European engagement and management of the European projects focusing on the deployment of teleservices and integrated care in Europe. She is also the coordinator of the B3 Action group on Integrated Care of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA), specifically working on the development of concrete tools (toolkits, policy recommendations, maturity models) to highlight the potential of ICT to underpin the delivery of integrated care services in Europe. Andrea manages the application processes for the EU funding mechanisms, knowledge exchange and dissemination of good practices at national and European level to stimulate scale up of innovative solutions in health and care delivery. She studied at the University of Matej Bel in Slovakia where she was awarded MA and PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy. Andrea also continued her studies at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Canada with a curriculum focusing on International Development.

Wouter A. Keijser
Transformation Coach Healthcare (HIM Spain)
Research Associate,
University of Twente,The Netherlands

Wouter A. Keijser MD is an expert in (cultural) transition in healthcare organizations. After his medical education (Free University of Amsterdam medical school), Wouter established a 15+ years experience in healthcare quality and innovations across Europe. In his work as researcher at the University Twente, Wouter focuses on sustainable implementing methodologies and instruments in medical leadership and interdisciplinary teamwork. Wouter is (Europe’s first) TeamSTEPPS™ master trainer and he works as certified Human Synergistics™ coach and NHS certified facilitator of the ‘Leadership Framework’. Wouter is co-founder of the Dutch medical leadership competency framework (2015).

As an independent reviewer and auditor Wouter is active for (semi)governmental bodies, such as European Commission, Cyprus government and several Dutch organizations. Dr Keijser is a frequent author and presenter on healthcare quality and innovation.

Some characteristic quotes:
– ‘Change is a science, a choice, and it MUST be measurable.’
– ‘In my role as coach: I come and I will go.’
– ‘Healthcare culture such as hierarchy can hurt: changing it hurts even more and oversensitivity to it kills patients.’
– ‘A training session? No: this is also WORK.’
– ‘Healthcare team members coach themselves and each other – continuously. And THAT’s should be one of our most relevant objective during work’.

Maya Leventer- Roberts
Preventive Medicine
Mount Sinai

Maya Leventer-Roberts, MD, MPH completed her residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai. She has an undergraduate degree in physics at Wesleyan University, an MD from the Yale School of Medicine, and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in Family and Community Health. She has worked with the NYC Department of Health on epidemiological methods and policy for developing and tracking interventions and public health outcomes. She is currently dually appointed as Adjunct Professor in Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and Director of Translational Policy at the Clalit Research Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Francesco Marchet
Project manager
The Regione Veneto’s Local Health Authority

Francesco Marchet holds a bachelor degree in public relations and a master degree in project management.
Since 2010 he has been involved in several European projects focused on the deployment of e-health solutions and on the innovation of integrated care models.

Currently he is working on the local implementation of several European projects on integrated care and e-Health and on the deployment of tools for the stratification and the risk assessment of the population.

Besides, since 2011 Francesco is lecturer at master courses in healthcare management and in case management.

Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig
Odense University Hospital

Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig is MSc. in Public Health, and currently enrolled as PhD student at Odense University Hospital (OUH) and University of Southern Denmark within the field of telemedicine focusing on transferability of results.

Since 2008, Ms Dyrvig has been employed at OUH, within departments of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and innovation.

Given her broad HTA experience, Ms Dyrvig plays a main role in the evaluation of telemedicine and integrated care services in EU projects: RENEWING HEALTH and SmartCare. In both, Ms Dyrvig tasks involve evaluating the effectiveness of the different telemedicine solutions according to MAST (Methodology for ASsessment of Telemedicine Applications), an adapted HTA framework.

Karsten Uno Petersen
Innovation Committee Regional Council
Region of Southern Denmark

Karsten Uno Petersen; Elected member of the Regional Council in Region of Southern Denmark. Chair of the Innovation Committee as well as member of the Committee for Health. Karsten Uno Petersen is active on the European scene and works actively to promote the regional role in public health and to ensure that the regions come up with the right solutions to the healthcare challenges in the years to come. He believes that the potential lies in utilizing modern technology, such as eHealth & Assisted Living Technology, and in driving public-private innovation partnerships forward.


The Conference will take place at:

Jernbanegade 18, 5000 Odense, Denmark
Tel: +45 66 11 71 71

Special Hotel Rates are available for attendees, please contact the hotel directly.




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Partnership Opportunities

The high-level one-day conference will provide participants with many opportunities to connect with ICT and Integrated Care health and social care professionals from across Europe as well as policy-makers, providers and researchers.

To find out more about the range of partner opportunities or to discuss a bespoke package contact us today

Organizing Committee

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Dr Nick Goodwin
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick is co-Founder and CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not-for-profit membership-based foundation dedicated to improving the science knowledge and application of integrate care across the World. Nick also works as a Senior Associate at The King’s Fund, London supporting its programme of research and policy analysis for integrating care. Nick’s international commitments include the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE and the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Nick is working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of a Global Strategy to develop person-centred and integrated care, and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD).

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International Coordinator,
Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

Christina E. Wanscher has been working in the field of eHealth, telemedicine and Ambient Assisted Living Technologies for almost ten years. Last position was in MedCom, where she headed the international department.

Health Innovation of Southern Denmark focus on test, development and implementation of innovative solutions in close cooperation with users, education-, science- and business sectors, and Wanscher’s contribution will be to ensure an international dimension to projects and activities.
Wanscher holds a masters degree (MA) from the University of Southern Denmark in English and Cultural Studies, specifically focusing on linguistic issues. She has been involved in many publications and abstracts.

Specialties: Expertise in digital health, telemedicine, eInclusion and has a strong network to people and organisations in Denmark and Europe.

Fiona Lyne
Director of Communications
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

In 2014, Fiona joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care as Director of Communications. Fiona is responsible for developing the overall brand, marketing and communication strategy for the Foundation including membership development. She leads on various projects including Project INTEGRATE, the Annual International Integrated Care Conference Series and the World Congresses.

Fiona has worked in public policy communications since 2003. She began her career as a community stakeholder engagement manager at Fingal County Council in North Dublin supporting the local Community and Voluntary Forum to have an impact on local decision-making bodies. She went on to hold various project co-ordination and communication roles in both the public and private sector including periods with NHS North West London and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2010 she joined the King’s Fund, an internationally renowned healthcare policy think tank, as Head of Events and in subsequent years was responsible for moving the Fund into a leading position in the healthcare conference market.

Fiona has a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Limerick, an MA in Community Development and Stakeholder Engagement from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Diploma in Management from the Dublin Business School.


Leo Lewis
Senior Fellow
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Leo was joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care Team in early 2013 as a Senior Fellow leading IFIC’s work in the EU funded SmartCare integrated care project. Since this time, Leo has expanded IFIC’s role in Europe through involvement in two other integrated care projects as well as the United4Health telehealth study. In addition, Leo is a member of the IFIC team collaborating with WHO Europe in the development of their Coordinated and Integrated Health Services Delivery: Developing the Framework for Action.

Leo is an experienced programme manager having working in academia, the NHS and Welsh Government leading eHealth, chronic conditions management service improvement and research projects and was responsible for the development and testing of NHS Wales’ predictive risk modelling (Prism) tool. Through the building of strong relationships with stakeholders, Leo works with others to bring her knowledge, skills and expertise together to co-design new transformational change approaches for delivering ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to meet the needs of different populations. Leo has a keen interest in rural health and wellbeing and also works part time for the Institute of Rural Health.

As well as gaining NHS management qualifications early on in her career and Prince 2 training, Leo studied an MSc in Health Informatics at Swansea University and most recently gained a Diploma in Leadership for Collaboration from University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.

Esteban de Manuel Keenoy
Asociación Centro de Excelencia Internacional en Investigación Sobre Cronicidad (Kronikgune)

Esteban de Manuel Keenoy,MD University of Navarra holds a Master degree in Community Health, University of London (LSHTM) and a Specialist degree in Family Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid. Has a career in management in health and scientific institutions. From 1983 to 2002 he was in Andalucía, first as Regional Director of Primary Health Care and Health Promotion and later, as Academic Director of the Andalucian School of Public Health.

From 2003 to 2011 he has been CEO of the Institute of Health Sciences of Aragón, responsible for Health R&D and knowledge management in the Region of Aragon, in Northeast Spain. Since July 2011 he is in charge of Kronikgune, the Basque Centre for Health Services Research and Chronicity set up by the Basque Government within the R&D strategy to confront ageing, chronic diseases and healthy living.

He has been involved in national and international projects advising public health and health systems development. His main expertise is on strategic management, human resources development and knowledge management in health services and research.

Reinhard Hammerschmidt
Senior Researcher

Reinhard Hammerschmidt, M.A. is senior research consultant at empirica specializing in business planning, evaluation and impact assessment of ICT-related healthcare services. He obtained a master’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Bonn (Dipl.Geogr.) and he is a trained paramedic. He joined empirica in 2002 and has since then been engaged in numerous RTD and policy projects dealing with health and social care. In 2006 he was a visiting research associate at the Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London. Reinhard developed the ASSIST approach for the European Space Agency supporting telemedicine projects to become sustained services. Presently, he is leading the work package on exploitation in the CareWell project dealing with the integration of healthcare in six countries.

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Sonja Mueller

Eddie Ritson

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Date: 20 October 2015

Location: Odense, Denmark


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