Designing and Implementing a Transferability Testing Methodology for AAL Systems Dedicated to Integrated Care Services
Implementing a multi domain ICT system for integrated care is a complex process, dependent from many different factors. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and implementation plan for testing the transferability of an ICT based solution for Integrated Care (the ProACT system). The transfer Trial of the system will be held in Italy, while Main Trial in Ireland and Belgium. This paper outlines the details of the implementation plan, including the aims and objectives of the trial, the study methodology and design, the recruitment procedures and data collection and analysis. The target participants will be older persons with multimorbidity (PwMs), informal carers (ICs), formal carers (FCs) and healthcare professionals (HCPs). This paper also outlines the practicalities needed in preparing for the trial, such as the deployment of technology to participants, a key factor to ensure that this complex multi domain trial can run smoothly over all the one-year duration.
KeywordsIntegrated care Active Assisted Living Transferability study
This study was conducted as part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project in PHC-25-2015 ProACT (Integrated Technology Systems for ProACTive Patient Centred Care). We declare that the study and the findings here reported reflect only the author’s view and that the Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
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