Seven more European regions turn to the challenge of providing better joined-up support to their older population, by bringing social care and healthcare services closer together.
The BeyondSilos initiative is an EU co-funded pilot project that allows providers in seven European regions to implement and pilot integrated care services. Up to 10,000 people in Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Germany are expected to receive improved services by 2015. The services will be piloted and evaluated for a period of two years. A key role in the services will be 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.