In the last years numerous initiatives at local, regional and European level have focused on interventions in e-Health and e-Inclusion.
These projects have developed activities to promote technical progress, economic efficiency and the maintenance of social and health services, and finally the care quality in rural territories.
Given the major obstacles observed in different projects, as well as the experience in RESATER were defined intervention lines that use innovative methodology and a user-centered approach which covers a complex stakeholder’s network. The most relevant difficulties observed in the territory SUDOE were:
Difficulty matching the supply with the demand: The lack of supply with local availability of e-health products or services is a problem to meet the needs of the population and the health and social entities.
Methodologies and tools are hardly accessible: we talk of methodologies and tools allowing the relieve of the population needs regarding the imperatives such as equal access to health and social services, quality of care and services provided by the proximity support network, improve efficiency and reduce costs, promote quality of life and means for an independent life, encourage the free choice of the life and care options.
Unawareness of innovative approaches compatible with operative and cohesive local networks of social and health providers. This e-health and e-inclusion network involve different levels of support that are provided by private and public organizations as business clusters or ICT companies, research and technological centers, Living Labs, Universities, user associations and other organizations with social and health scope. With the purpose of overcoming these difficulties the e-RESATER Knowledge network (funded by the Territorial Cooperation Programme SUDOE Interreg IV B) works to provide a Communication Space that promotes the Exchange of Experiences, involving all local actors directly or indirectly involved in the territorial development.
e-RESATER is an innovative project presenting a new health and social approach based on 4 intervention lines. e-Resater also support the continuity of the RESATER Project actions (health network and telemedicine in rural territory from 2009 to 2012) since both aimed the development of conditions that empowers the local health networks to use efficiently and economically viable e-Health and e-Inclusion services with capability to improve the quality care in rural areas. Read more about RESATER here
The actions determined in e-RESATER Project will ensure an effective response to the identified obstacles observed in RESATER supporting the quality of care in the SUDOE territory through an intervention based on a continuous and financially viable open innovation concept.
The efforts of the e-RESATER partners and the local networks that support the actions are oriented to improve the competitiveness in the SUDOE territory regarding the advanced care services. The project is based on two main objectives: