Transferring digital health innovations: testing a readiness tool prototype
Wednesday, 8th September, 15:30 -17:00 CEST
Participants experience and provide feedback on the ProTransfer tool. This tool is created to assess the readiness of a care ecosystem and guide them to adopt new digital integrated care solutions.
Every day, innovative digital solutions are developed across Europe, responding to cross-borders needs. Many of them, though beneficial and measurable, may never be picked up by the mainstream. In other words, these best practices will never be “scaled up”, yet scaling up of digital Integrated Care solutions is a critical component in addressing the health needs of vulnerable populations. In the SEURO project we address what are key factors necessary to prepare any region to successfully implement and scale an innovative, people-centric digital integrated health and social care solution. In doing this we are further developing a transferability tool designed under the ProACT project (http://proact2020.eu/).
In this workshop we present a prototype of this tool, designed to evaluate organisational/regional readiness to apply integrated digital care solutions. It is based on a three staged study combining analysis of literature and prior EU projects, expert interviews on barriers & facilitators and a Delphi study to validate and priortise the factors. The outcomes of this workshop will inform the next version of the tool. Findings and learnings will be published in due course.
We will present in an interactive format a transferability self-assessment tool (ProTransfer) to assess organisational preparedness for digital solution transfer, and stimulate discussion on how to improve it.
– Knowledge of and experience with the current state of the ProTransfer tool
– Experience of an online workshop format for engaging experts with and evaluating a prototype of a tool
-Access to the research underpinning the development of the ProTransfer tool and to the research team involved in the project.
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
VALUE FOR PARTICIPANTS
- Welcome & intro
- Create Personas -future users of Tool
- Engaging with Tool
- Evaluation of Tool
- Moderated discussion in groups
– Exploration of evidence-based factors relevant in the transfer and uptake of digital innovation solutions in the care sector.
– Contribute to the development of a process to facilitate the effective transfer of digital research and innovation solutions developed with and by Living Labs.
The ProTransfer tool aims to measure the organisational readiness of care organisations considering the implementation of new digital solutions to support integrated care. Practitioners, business developers, innovators, and researchers active in Living Labs in the healthcare domain are invited to participate in this workshop, which will help inform the next stage development of this tool.
MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
An Jacobs holds a PhD in Sociology and is a part-time lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium). She is also program manager of “Data and Society” and unit lead of “Health and work Living Lab” within the imec-SMIT-VUB research group. She is co-founder of the interdisciplinairy research group Brubotics with a focus on human-robot interaction. In her research career at the VUB since 2005 she is and has been Principal Investigator in several digital innovation projects involving older adults both on a local and European level, including ProACT and SEURO. She was active in the living lab community from the very beginning and was the methodologist supporting the startup of the Care LivingLabs in Flanders.
Ms Asel Kadyrbaeva is Knowledge and Innovation Manager at EASPD. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing research, knowledge management, capacity building, training, and innovation activities related to social services, disability and social inclusion. Ms Kadyrbaeva coordinated the work of the EASPD Members Forum on Employment of Persons with Disabilities as well as the Members Forum on Workforce Development and Human Resources. She represents the organisations at multiple European platforms and working groups. In addition, Asel has experience coordinating European projects on person-centred services, inclusive education, staff training, employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and health. Asel holds a Bachelor degree with honours in Economics from the American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan; a Master degree with great distinctions in Development studies from the University of Antwerp, Belgium; and another Master degree with distinctions in European Social and Political Integration from Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
NetwellCASALA Living Lab, Ireland
Suzanne SmithNetwellCASALA Living Lab, Ireland
Suzanne Smith holds a degree in Sociology from University College Dublin, a H.Dip. in Business and MSc by research from Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland. She worked in mental health, substance abuse and health education in the U.S. for fifteen years before returning to Ireland. Suzanne has an extensive background in intercultural and anti-racism training and research, business development and teaching healthcare. Suzanne has worked on a range of projects including ProACT and as part of a European research team exploring Social Innovation in Ageing initiatives. Her research has included identifying barriers experienced by older people to accessing and using GP out-of-hours, exploring the vocational challenges of home healthcare assistants, and examining the digitalization of care at home and in the community. Suzanne leads the Living Lab at NetwellCASALA.