AIAS is partner in the PROACT project together with a large group of European partners of different types and sizes. The primary objective of the project is to develop innovative integrated care methodologies, based on technologies and aimed at users who live at home with chronic disabling diseases, even of a multiple type. Among the prominent elements of the project there is the objective of considering four primary domains in an integrated way: social context, housing context, community support, clinical / hospital setting.

Among the elements of greater innovation that will be addressed, there are placing the user at the center of integrated care, his active involvement, personalization and de-centralization of services, community involvement and proactive prevention. For AIAS it is certainly a great opportunity to develop skills and operational skills in what are now considered by a large majority the future models of integrated home care and care. The process of rapidly increasing the percentage of people in old age, which in our territories has among the highest European indices, also poses the challenge of rethinking the future of AIAS activities in relation also to the needs of this age group, and to the impact that this demographic transformation has and will have on disability more generally.

The acquisition of the ability to provide some of the innovative services that will be more in demand by the new welfare models, starting from new forms of integrated social-welfare services and from services provided remotely through technological platforms, is also of great importance. Thanks to the intermediation of the AIAS, AAATE, EASPD and the ASP Città di Bologna were also involved in the project as partners.

AIAS @APRE – 14 luglio 2016 from Ausilioteca Living Lab on Vimeo.[:en]ProACT (Integrated Technology Systems for ProACTive Patient Centred Care) is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project in PHC-25-2015. ProACT targets Europe’s 50 million multimorbid patients to proactively self-manage and offset the EU’s annual €700 billion cost of chronic disease management. ProACT aims to develop and evaluate an ecosystem to integrate a wide variety of new and existing technologies to improve and advance home-based integrated care for older adults with multimorbidity, including associated co-morbidities.

The ecosystem will connect four key care and support models central to understanding and implementing effective, continued and coordinated patient centric care (including self-management). These models are 1) homecare (including informal care); 2) hospital care; 3) community and social care and 4) social support networks.[:]

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