Scotland is delighted to be a successful applicant for the Digital Health Europe (https://digitalhealtheurope.eu/) funded Twinning project that will focus on Digital Telecare.
The objective of the Twinning programme is to support the transfer of innovative good practice essential to the deployment of digitally enabled solutions for health and care. The Digital Telecare Twinning involves 3 regions – Andalusia, Spain; Agder Region, Norway; and Scotland – that will undertake focused knowledge exchange activities over a 6-month period, bringing relevant experts together to share good practice, practical tools and implementation guidance on the topic of Digital Telecare.
The Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Directorate is the co-ordinator of the twinning project and it will work with the Digital Office for Scottish Local Government to share good practice from Scotland with the University of Agder (Norway), Grimstad Kommune (Norway) and the Agency for Social Services and Dependency of Andalusia (Spain).
You can find out more about the purpose of the DHE Twinning Programme project on the Digital Health Europe website: https://digitalhealtheurope.eu/ and via the eHealth, Wellbeing & Newsletter https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/taxonomy/term/74862 and by viewing this helpful short animation.
The three regions organised a first knowledge exchange workshop on 21st October 2020, where each region presented the status of Digital Telecare in their region.
The presentations from the workshop can be found here.
This kind of in-depth knowledge exchange workshop is essential to understand how Telecare and Digital Telecare are being advanced in our respective regions. Priorities for further knowledge exchange workshops were identified and sessions are being planned for mid-November 2020 onwards to enable the twinning partners to discuss a number of critical aspects of Digital Telecare implementation.
The twinning partners have participated in a subsequent knowledge exchange workshop on 19 November 2020 to have more in-depth exchanges on specific topics identified from the first workshop.
Further workshops are planned for December 2020 and January 2021.
The twinning partners have also taken part in a dissemination session at the Scottish Digital Health and Care Event DigiFest, in December 2020. The recording of the session is available to view here.
The twinning partners will produce a report outlining the key learning outcomes from the twinning activities which will be available in Spring 2021.
Digital Health Europe has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 826353.
To keep up to date with the twinning over the coming months, please follow us on:
@TECScotland @DigTelecareScot @DHE_2020