European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA)

Tuesday 14 May: 9:00 – 15:30
Wednesday 15 May: 9:00 – 15:45

The EIP track will present an overview of the Action Plans of the EIP Groups and their links to ICT. The track will also include sessions which will discuss the evidence around impact from innovative services for Active and Healthy Ageing as well as potential ways of financing their deployment.

Programme 14 – 15 May 2013 (Subject to Change)

Tuesday AM

The EIP Specific Action B3 on Integrated Care

Financing Innovative Services in Active and Healthy Ageing

Tuesday PM

The EIP Specific Action D4 on Innovation for Age-friendly Buildings, Cities & Environments

The EIP Specific Action A3 on Prevention of Functional Decline and Frailty

Wednesday AM

Evidence on Benefits and Impact of Innovative Services in Active and Healthy Ageing

The EIP Specific Action A1 on Prescription and Adherence

Wednesday PM

The EIP Specific Action C2 on Independent Living

The EIP Specific Action A2 on Falls Prevention



The EIP Specific Action B3 on Integrated Care

The EIP B3 Action Group will present an overview of the B3 Action Plan, its deliverables and progress to date focusing on priority areas for action. The session will also provide a valuable opportunity for engagement and consultation with stakeholders to support the successful implementation of integrated care in Europe.

Moderator:
Rafael Bengoa, Ex Regional Minister of Health of the Basque Government and International Advisor on Health System Reform

Speakers:
George Crooks, Medical Director, NHS 24 & Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare
Francesca Avolio, Regional manager, Regional Healthcare Agency of Puglia, Italy
Magdalene Rosenmöller, Associate Professor, IESE Business School, Spain
Andrea Pavlickova, Programme Manager, EPPOSI, Belgium



Financing Innovative Services in Active and Healthy Ageing

The session will discuss how innovative services in Active and Healthy Ageing might be financed by schemes such as Structural Funds, local/national innovation funds and private financing. It will refer to aspects such as how to identify a funding opportunity, who to involve and what to consider when applying.

Moderators:
Petra Leroy Cadová, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, Innovation for Health and Consumers
Loukianos Gatzoulis, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology,European Commission

Speakers:
Sonia Martínez Arca, Director of Innovation and Management of Public Health, Galician Regional Health Ministry, Spain
Ad van Berlo, Smart Homes – Dutch Expert Centre for Smart Living & E-health, The Netherlands
Bleddyn Rees, Wragge & Co LLP and European Connected Health Alliance, UK



The EIP Specific Action D4 on Innovation for Age-friendly Buildings, Cities & Environments

ICT & Services innovations help shape the living environments of ageing citizens. Understanding how these innovations work in their physical and social context is essential for successful development of new technologies and services. In its workshop, the EIP Action Group on Innovation for Age-friendly Environments explores this perspective, drawing on practical experience from several participating regions.

Moderator:
Eibhilin Manning, Directorate-General, Health and Consumers, EU Commission
Espen Kristoffersen, National Expert, Digital Social Platforms, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Speakers:
Menno Hinkema, TNO, The Netherlands
Mireia Ferri, Polibienestar, Spain
Joan Martin, Louth County Council, Ireland
Louise Richardson, Vice-President, Age-Platform Europe



The EIP Specific Action A3 on Prevention of Functional Decline and Frailty

The session will present evidence on the benefits arising from innovative services related to prevention and diagnosis of frailty and functional decline. Partners of the specific action on frailty will present examples of actions developed in 3 different countries relating to improvements in health outcomes in frail old people and consequent benefits for care systems and the community at large, by means of ICT-related interventions on prevention of frailty and functional and cognitive decline.

Moderator:
Jorge Pinto Antunes, Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Speakers:
Konstanty Radziwill, Standing Committee European Doctors (CPME)
Stefania Pazzi, Consortium of Bioengineering and Medical Informatics (CBIM), Italy
Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, Telemedicine Roessingh Research and Development, University of Twente, The Netherlands



Evidence on Benefits and Impact of Innovative Services in Active and Healthy Ageing

The session will present evidence on the benefits arising from innovative services related to the Specific Actions of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. The discussion will refer to benefits in terms of health outcomes for citizens, efficiencies for care systems and impact on economies and growth.

Moderators:
Peter Wintlev-Jensen, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission
Petra Leroy Čadová, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, Innovation for Health and Consumers

Speakers:
Maria Lluch, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, DG JRC, European Commission
Anne Hendry, National Clinical Lead for Quality, Joint Improvement Team, Scotland
Henrik Kagenow, Managing Director, WelfareTech, Denmark



The EIP Specific Action A1 on Prescription and Adherence

Suboptimal adherence (or non-adherence) is prevalent across all clinical conditions and populations; this generally worsens outcomes of treatment, leading to increased risk of adverse medical events, more consultations with physicians, higher rates of hospitalization, and increased health care costs. The session will discuss how ICT-enabled interventions could help enhancing adherence to medical plans (e.g. use of electronic medication-event monitoring).

Moderator:
Jorge Pinto Antunes, Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Speakers:
Jose L. Rocha Castilla, General Secretary for Quality and Innovation, Regional Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Andalucia, Spain
João O. Malva, Assistant Researcher, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Coimbra
William Molloy, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork, Ireland



The EIP Specific Action C2 on Independent Living

The EIP C2 Action Group will present an overview of the C2 Action Plan, its deliverables and progress to date focussing on priority areas for action. The session will provide valuable opportunities for engagement and consultation with stakeholders to support the successful development of interoperable independent living solutions in Europe.

Moderator:
Christine McClusky, Service Development Manager, Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, NHS 24, Scotland

Speakers:
Christine McClusky, Service Development Manager, Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, NHS 24, Scotland
Shabs Rajasekharan, Director of e-Health and Biomedical Applications, Vicomtech-IK4, Spain
Mariëlle Swinkels, Policy Advisor and Developer, Province of Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
Edwin Mermans, Senior Policy Officer, Department of Social and Cultural Development, Province Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands



The EIP Specific Action A2 on Falls Prevention

This session provides an overview of Falls Prevention and the role of eHealth. The objective is a debate between eHealth industry, (social) care providers and decision makers on opportunities for collaboration based on current and future needs. Concrete business cases and road maps will be used as inspiration.

Moderator:
Nick Guldemond, Program Director of Health, TU Delft/Medical Delta

Speakers:
Rose Anne Kenny, The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA), Head of Department of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Bart Verkerke, Professor in BioMedical Product Development, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Kieran Daly, CEO, Shimmer Research, Ireland