BeyondSilos highlights application of its care delivery model in disadvantaged community

BeyondSilos rejoined its sister projects for a session at the 15th International Conference for Integrated Care 2015, which took place last week in Edinburgh.

The yearly conference of the International Foundation of Integrated Care is a major event sparking some of the most relevant debates in integrated care initiatives. This year’s edition of the conference (25-27 March), organised in partnership with the Scottish Government, raised the topic of ´Complex Needs, Integrated Solutions: Engaging, empowering and enabling people for active and healthy living´.

The conference brought together experts from Europe and North America. Discussions were divided thematically between engaging with individuals, carers, families and communities, the challenge of multimorbidities, health inequalities and complexity, the transformation of care systems and innovations in digital health.

BeyondSilos took part in a joint session on Friday along its sister projects CareWell and SmartCare. The session aimed to raise awareness of three EU-funded integrated care projects and of developments registered in several pilot sites. Leo Lewis, Senior Fellow with the International Foundation for Integrated Care, provided an overview of the projects and BeyondSilos was represented by Adriano Fernandes, Programme Manager of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Amadora. His presentation focused on the way the care delivery model has been incorporated by Santa Casa de Misericórdia, a non-profit organization, in order to bring integrated care to a disadvantaged community of Amadora.