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Accelerating the Development of the eHealth Market in Europe
This report on lead market opportunities for eHealth proposes actions aiming at accelerating the development of the European eHealth market, increasing economic benefits and simultaneously developing the quality of health products and services.The main outcome of this paper is a roadmap on policy recommendations, directed at specific stakeholders, including industry representatives, EU Commission working groups, the i200 group on eHealth, Member States and various eHealth stakeholder groups.
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Caring for people with chronic conditions. A health system perspective
This book synthesises the evidence on what we know works (or does not) in different circumstances, and addresses the prerequisites for effective policies and management of chronic disease. It is key reading for health policy-makers and health care professionals, as well as postgraduate students studying health policy, health services research, health economics, public policy and management.
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Wagner Extended Chronic Care Model
The aging of the population has led to a dramatic increase of disabilities and, hereinafter, the pressure on rehabilitation services. This tendency will increase in the next decade. In the Italian health system, local health authorities receive a fixed budget to provide or pay for the services required by a geographically defined population. The considerable financial pressure associated with chronic diseases has encouraged the Local Authority to develop and implement programs for a number of highly prevalent chronic conditions (diabetes, stroke, obstructive lung disease, dementia, hypertension). Innovative models for chronic disease prevention and management have been adopted following the principles derived from Wagner’ extended Chronic Care Model
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Project Data

  • Project Name:
    Regional ICT based Clusters for Healthcare Applications and R&D Integration
  • Start/End Date:
    Sep. 2010 - Aug. 2013
  • Project Coordinator:
    Regione Toscana (Italy)
  • Scientific Coordinator:
    Signo Motus s.r.l. (Italy)
  • Consortium:
    15 partners
    (IT, SE, UK, PL)
  • Call:
    FP7 Capacities –
    Region of Knowledge –
    FP7-REGIONS-2010-1
  • Project costs:
    € 3.381.262

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