From 23rd to 25th May 2016, Barcelona hosted the 16th Integrated Conference on Integrated Care, where European projects in which Kronikgune takes part had an outstanding presence. 

ICIC16-Barcelona-intenational-conference-integrate-care-kronikguneThis annual event aimed at healthcare and socio-healthcare professionals in the public and private sectors was organised by PIAISS of the Generalitat de CatalunyaHospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB)Forum ITESSS and Fundación TicSalut. The slogan was “A Movement for Change: Enabling People-Centred and Integrated Health and Social Care”. During three days the following matters were discussed: integration across the care continuum; tackling the challenge of Mental Health; advancing integrated care; strategic use of Mobile and Digital Health and Care Solution and Good Practices in these fields among others.

As a result of the matters discussed, the European projects in which Kronikgune is involved along with Osakidetza were part of different round tables, speeches, workshops or posters displayed in the exhibition area.

The European project Carewell was presented in a speech called “Up-scaling of an Integrated Care Model for frail elderly patients”. This project led by Kronikgune and where Osakidetza has played an active role, focuses on the development, validation and implementation of a new integrated healthcare model for complex chronic (multi-pathological) patients. Moreover, the assessment model to be implemented in the project and the predictive modelling method currently in use were also presented.

The “Tackling the Challenge of Mental Health” section also presented the MasterMind project where an on-line cognitive-behavioural therapy designed to offer people suffering from mild or moderate depression has been developed as a tool to assist in learning new strategies to address depression. The on-line therapy whose aim is to modify behaviour, thoughts and ultimately the state of mind of these patients, has been deployed in different healthcare organisations in the Basque Country

Furthermore, two European projects ASSEHS and Scirocco were presented in a workshop and one round table, respectively. The first event about “Risk stratification tools for Integrated Care: appraisal, deployment and impact in Europe”, included the participation of different members of the project consortium and the experience of European regions which did not take part in the research and where risk stratification is used. The recently- started Scirocco project round table analysed the implementation of good practices identified in the Basque healthcare system.

It is worth mentioning the good welcome given to the presentation of the European project United4Health, a research study facilitating the deployment of innovative telemedicine solutions within Integrated Care for Heart Failure patients in Osakidetza.

Finally, the “Bidasoatik Mundura” programme for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle aimed at year 1 and 2 students of compulsory primary education (year 8 and 9 equivalent) carried out as part of the European project Start was also presented. This study was displayed in a poster at the exhibition room.

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