The meeting was held in online format on the 17th of November 2022.
The aim of the meeting was to present and discuss the interim results of the implementation of the good practices (based on the thematic workshops organized with the early adopters) with the Policy Board members, as well as to share the overall progress and possible obstacles to ensure sustainability/policy mainstreaming of their practices.
The JADECARE Policy Board was established in 2021 to support the successful design and implementation of local good practices in the adopting regions focusing on sustainability. The Board also was created to strengthen the capacity of health authorities further to deliver integrated person-centered and digitally enabled care and to co-create the added value that the JADECARE Joint Action can bring to the EU. This group is composed of representatives from different national health authorities and other institutions recognized by the project partners as relevant to bridge the gap between local pilot implementation environments and their regional/national policy levels. Currently, members from 19 European countries participate in the Policy Board, including representatives from the European Patients’ Forum (EPF), DG SANTE, and HaDEA, organizations acting as observers.
The meeting on 17 November started with the presentation of the overall results of the work done so far in JADECARE, and the mechanisms and instruments that the EU is promoting for scaling up, implementation, and sustainability of integrated care good practices. During the second part of the meeting, the use cases from Italy and Germany were presented, followed by a discussion with the members of the Policy Board. The Italian example showed how the JADECARE practice can be linked to the national resilience and recovery plan to strengthen the sustainability of the practice and the digital transformation of the health system. Germany team shared how the results of JADECARE can be beneficial for settings and are intended to be used in developing recommendations for action to transform the German healthcare system towards integrated person-centered and digitally enabled care. The event has concluded with a summary of the main lessons learned and an outline of the next steps in the implementation and scaling-up process, with a focus on sustainability planning during the first half of 2023.
One week later, on 24 November, the “Policy Dialogue” event will be held under the title: “Strengthening the capacity of health authorities to successfully address health system transformation, in particular, the transition to digitized, integrated and person-centered care: Designed to be sustainable: advancing the sustainability strategy and sustainability action plan”. This is an event where Policy Board members will discuss a number of topics based on the lessons learned from the JADECARE thematic workshops, and identify future actions that would be important to achieve an adapted alignment of practices so that these can be sustainable after the project ends.