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INDEPENDENT: ICT Enabled Service Integration for Independent Living

When it comes to supporting older people living in the community, today’s reality is characterised by fragmentation of service provision resulting in disjointed and patchy care and support. The quest for more integrated care is anything but new. Only recently, however, policy and practice are beginning to fully recognise that fragmentation of care can threaten its quality and cost effectiveness. In particular, the potential of ICT-enabled support such as telecare and telehealth could be exploited in a more effective way if they were not, as today, embedded in healthcare and social care services delivered in “silos”.

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Against this background, INDEPENDENT develops and pilots an integrated set of ICT-enabled services dealing with a range of threats to independent living common to older people. Through innovative usage of ICT, current “silos” in service delivery are broken up to allow for cooperation across relevant care sectors and participation of family members.

Contact information

ROBINSON Simon
OXFORDSTRASSE 2
53111 BONN
GERMANY
Tel. +49228985300
Fax. +492289853012

Participants

Coordinator: EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH, GERMANY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH GERMANY
PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH GERMANY
Anonimi Etairia Erevnas, Kainotomias kai Anaptiksis Tilematikis Texnologias - VIDAVO A.E. GREECE
ASKLIPIOS - ORGANISMOS ATHLITISMOU, POLITISMOU, KINONIKIS FRONTIDAS KAI ALLILEGGIIS GREECE
WORK RESEARCH CENTRE LIMITED IRELAND
EMERGENCY RESPONSE LIMITED IRELAND
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND LBG IRELAND
SOLUCIONES TECNOLOGICAS PARA LA SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR SA SPAIN
EMPRESA PUBLICA DE EMERGENCIAS SANITARIAS SPAIN
AGENCIA DE SERVICIOS SOCIALES Y DEPENDENCIA DE ANDALUCIA SPAIN
STICHTING ST ANNA ZORGGROEP THE NETHERLANDS
STICHTING SMART HOMES THE NETHERLANDS
UNIVERSITY OF HULL UNITED KINGDOM
TUNSTALL HEALTHCARE (UK) LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM
MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM
KINGSTON UPON HULL CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM
Connect MK Ltd UNITED KINGDOM
Adepteq Llmited UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 11/09/2012

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