The digital transformation of care

Together with ten project partners from seven EU Member States, a transnational strategy is currently being developed to improve the digitalisation of care. In a Lower Austrian nursing and care centre, a digital innovation is being introduced and tested on site as part of a pilot action. The innovation capacity of the care facility as well as the degree of digitalisation will be improved by means of tailor-made innovation plans.

Projektleader: Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Expected project period: 03/2023 - 02/2026

Funding track: Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE 2021-2027

Project details

Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Germany, DE)
https://www.th-deg.de/

Geriatric Health Care Centers of the City of Graz, Albert Schweitzer Institute for Geriatrics and Gerontology (Austria, AT)
https://www.ggz.graz.at/

Institute for older care and sheltered homes, Faber - Fabbrica Europa (Italy, IT)
https://www.israa.it/

Association of Social Services Providers Czech Republic (Czechia, CZ)
https://www.apsscr.cz/

Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia, SK)
https://www.tuke.sk/

Anton Trstenjak Institute of Gerontology and Intergenerational Relations (Slovenia, SI)
https://www.inst-antonatrstenjaka.si/

Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics
https://www.cvut.cz/

Health Agency of Lower Austria, Initiative Healthacross (Austria, AT)
https://www.healthacross.noe-lga.at/

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Via Carpatia (Slovakia, SK)
https://www.viacarpatia.eu/

Rzeszow Regional Development Agency, Department of National and International Projects and Programs (Poland, PL)
https://www.rarr.rzeszow.pl/

Our Challenge

Demographic changes: the number of caregivers is decreasing and the number of care recipients is increasing...We have to simplify the care processes.

Specific problem

There is a gap between the digital capabilities and tools that the care sector could use and the level of use in reality.

Idea

How about we show long-term care facilities a range of digital solutions that can help them?!...

Solution

We will show managers of long-term care facilities the most suitable digital solutions they can use in practice.

First step

Testing of digital information systems for the organisation of nursing operations and collaboration with third parties.

Second step

Testing various smart devices such as sensors, wearables or panic buttons, as well as mobile apps and virtual reality therapy in the context of care.

Third step

Creating a pan-European overview of digital tools that facilitate care and can be used beyond the project in all countries.

Proof and Impact

9 strategies and action plans; 2 jointly developed solutions; 2 pilot actions

WP1 - Strategy Development for the digital transformation of long-term care facilities for older people

WP2 - Testing the digital transformation of long-term care facilities for older people

WP3 - Enhancing the innovation capacity of the long-term care ecosystem

News DigiCare4CE

Be part of the Summer School at TH Deggendorf

The DigiCare4CE project partners are inviting bachelor students from the field of nursing to a summer school in Deggendorf (Germany) in July 2024.
If you are interested, please contact us!

DigiCare4CE - Partner meeting in Košice; Slovakia

The DigiCare4CE team met in Košice, Slovakia. Together, we worked hard to prepare the next steps.
Important planning steps included the utilisation of previous project results, the expansion of a pool of experts, the development of a transnational DigiCare4CE model and the benchmarking of long-term care facilities. To enable quick access to information, the online tool 'DigiCare4CE Online Check' and the developed implementation plan were presented.

DigiCare4CE - Initializing Workshop St. Pölten

Ten project partners from seven EU countries (Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy and Austria) have come together with the aim of increasing the level of digitalisation in long-term care facilities. The Healthacross initiative of the Lower Austrian Regional Health Agency organised a two-day workshop in St. Pölten as part of the project, which on the one hand was the kick-off event for the planned pilot actions for the introduction of digital solutions and on the other hand was an opportunity for the project partners to exchange ideas.

Contact details

For more information on the project, please contact the project team:

NÖ Landesgesundheitsagentur
Stabsstelle EU Agenden / Healthacross
Michelle Renz, BA
Tel: +43 2742 9009 - 12025
E-Mail: michelle.renz(at)healthacross.at

NÖ Landesgesundheitsagentur
Stabsstelle EU Agenden / Healthacross
Mag. (FH) Judith Kramer
Tel: +43 2742 9009 - 12024
E-Mail: judith.kramer(at)healthacross.at

Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Health Campus Bad Kötzting
Sonja Weigerstorfer
Tel.: +49 991 3615 5574
E-Mail: sonja.weigerstorfer(at)th-deg.de

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