The demographic development, result of increasing life expectancy and decreasing fertility rate in more or less all European countries, produces a higher health consumption. Health systems face more and more challenges and pressure deriving from this situation. Therefore, it is important to put in place strategies and explore innovative solutions to ensure the older population can benefit from the best possible care.
Since 2012, HOPE is a partner of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, the main objective of which is to increase the average healthy lifespan of EU citizens by 2 years by the year 2020. In particular, HOPE is involved in the Action Group on Functional Decline and Frailty.
In January 2017, HOPE released the paper “HOPE vision on Integrated Care” stressing out the social aspect of integrated care, especially in the context of ageing population, as elderly patients often are chronically ill and subjects to co-morbidities.
On 29 January 2020 the European Commission’s new work programme was published. Under the sixth priority – ‘A New Push for European Democracy’ – the Commission announced its intention to launch a non-legislative initiative on the subject. According to the work programme, the green paper should be adopted in 2021.
affecTive basEd iNtegrateD carE for betteR Quality of Life
ICT services for Life Improvement for the Elderly
Network for the Market uptake of ICT for Ageing Well
Operations Management and Demand-based Approaches to Healthcare Outcomes and Cost-benefits Research