The EU project of SmartCare builds on the platform Shared Care, which was initiated by the Region of Southern Denmark.
The Shared Care platform is a communication platform that provides a general view of the patient’s current status in one display to the health professional, which includes data from all three of the sectors. The platform is developed to support the collaboration between medical practice, municipality and hospital regarding the complex patient courses.
Overall the SmartCare project was to collect and share experiences with IT support of complex patient courses from different European countries.
The SmartCare project has ensured a greater focus on intersectoral handling of citizens with complex courses in Europe. SmartCare has made it possible for health professionals to collaborate across sectors. In that way, they are able to support patients with complex courses in a new way.
All of the ten pilot regions in the project have succeeded in implementing an intersectoral IT platform that supported the chosen patient courses.
In addition, SmartCare has initiated the development of the possible applications of the MAST model, making it usable for the assessment of intersectoral IT-supported courses for citizens with chronic diseases.
Start: March 2013
End: August 2016
The project is funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP), grant agreement number 325158.