Maturity Assessment Process
The Municipality of Trbovlje, in central-eastern Slovenia, is home to more than 16,000 citizens. The Slovenian healthcare system is largely financed by compulsory healthcare insurance with the only provider the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia. There has been a focus on regulation and integration of long-term care for sometime, however it is not systematically regulated. The Ministry responsible for social affairs has already identified several weaknesses of the existing system in the National Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion Strategies 2008-2010.
In 2017, the Ministry of Health took over the preparation of the law. With the aim of finding better solutions, pilot projects are currently underway in Slovenia to test new services and the new way of organisation of long- term care delivery. Continue reading . . . .
The objective of the knowledge transfer in Trbovlje region in Slovenia was to improve the overall maturity for integrated care at national and local level. The specific objective was to gain a good insight into innovation management of integrated care and deinstitutionalisation of healthcare and shift of the care to community level in Slovenia. Continue reading . . . .
National partner has identified the long-term care sector as an area for improvement, with the town of Trbovlje as the pilot implementation site. Activities were grouped into relationship building, assessment of current state (uptake of integrated services, electronic infrastructure) and awareness raising. An emphasis on optimising long-term care planning to relieve the care burden on the younger generation was emphasised. Continue reading . . . .