The book is a spin-off of the "Beyond Silos" activities undertaken by the EU- funded INDEPENDENT (ICT Enabled Service Integration
for Independent Living). The book will take stock of what already exists in the area of integrated eCare, i.e. the joint provision of healthcare, social care and third sector services (services provided by charities, voluntary organizations etc.) enabled by ICT. It will thus provide a compendium of knowledge available in the field of integrated eCare and will give people active in the field the opportunity to learn from the knowledge gained and the experiences made so far. The overall aim is to produce a collection of knowledge that provides relevant insights to be used by health and social care professionals and providers, third sector organisations, researchers and decision makers engaging in integrated eCare.