11 October 2021
SCIROCCO Exchange join forces with ECHAlliance for the webinar: Integrated care and the impact of COVID-19 on delivering integration
SCIROCCO Exchange together with the European Connected Health Alliance‘s newly launched Thematic Innovation Ecosystem on Integrated Care, hosted the second Ecosystem session on 7 October 2021. The session focused on the adaptation of health and social care systems as a response to COVID-19 and the provision of services in innovative ways, including lessons learned at this stage of journey. Speakers from Catalonia (Spain) and Slovakia discussed to what extent the COVID-19 pandemic made a lasting impact on efforts to deliver integrated health and care, including:
- whether the response to COVID-19 resulted in improved collaboration between health and care services providers towards integrated care;
- whether improved collaboration and accelerated integration supported the delivery of any new services;
- any negative impacts of the COVID-19 response – resulting in poorer communication or less collaboration of priority for integrated health and care.
The webinar was also an opportunity to share expertise from other regions and countries of impact of COVID-19 on their progress towards integrated care in order to accelerate the learning and potential adoption of received knowledge at local and regional level.
The webinar can be accessed here.