INTENCIVE project advances in the analysis of e-health practices

10 de March de 2021

INTENCIVE Project, in which IDIVAL participates together with 5 European regions, continues working on its objective of improving the implementation of policies and programmes in terms of health technology innovation-driven and customer-oriented health services in the partner regions. Meetings and visits are regularly held with European partners in order to obtain an overview of the process of development of local policies towards e-Health in the participating regions.

On February 25, the third study visit and a thematic workshop were held online in the West-Transdanubian region, Hungary, in which the 3 most outstanding e-Health practices in Hungary were presented to stakeholders.

Good Practice 1: Alarm system for elderly in Szombathely, Hungary

Pálos Károly Social Service Centre and Children Welfare Service is working since 01.09.2010 in how to build in and maintain the alarm system for elderly in the city Szombathely. This is a 24hours service for seniors 65+ who are able to use the emergency call devise properly. The evidence of the success is proven not by the number of the emergency calls but by the feedback of the seniors that quality of their life and the sense of security were improved thus ensure to live at own home as long as possible.

The data gained from the above introduced alarm system for elderly was deeper analysed and led to the concept of Smart Senior Room which will be a complex microenvironment Integrating multiple elements of the smart room dedicated to senior people and formal, informal care providers. It focuses on both the individual and on the infrastructure, all elements showcased as a single platform. The Smart Senior Room is expected to open in the summer 2021.

Good Practice 2: IEM eHealth Solutions

IEM Ltd. introduced a new eHealth solution which organised medical services/monitoring in a unique way. It was explained how the company organize ICT solutions to give answer for the above-mentioned problems. The Hardware, Software, Coaching, Data management and Service package parts of the modular system were introduced in detail. 

Good Practice 3: KÖSSZ app – Voluntary Service Application

In Hungary there is a regulation that each secondary student has to accomplish 50 hours community work. This application could be an option to ease the fulfilment of this task. This smart application is an online platform to support quality service for the involved participants. Using the app could lead to a win-win situation where the caregiver organisations which always suffer from lack of workforce can supported by the students in the fulfilment of non-professional work.

Likewise, a thematic workshop was held in which the following tools and initiatives that can influence e-health policies were presented:

The councillor of the City Szombathely introduced the ICC program and the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform Peer Review support which is mentoring the City of Szombathely to elaborate the development program (Szombathely2030) to strengthen a new industry, especially the health industry in the local ecosystem by attracting healthcare companies.

A network of digital health focused DIHs were introduced. The main goal of the network is to concretely support European relationships among local and regional technology focused intermediaries thus expanding their “service” potential to “end users” or “technology developers & testers”, as well as to facilitate technology transfer actions in the European health sector.