Launch of the project Understanding and analysis of users' needs for the development of e-services for integrated social and health care in the aging society


The applied project Understanding and analysis of users' needs for the development of e-services for integrated social and health care in the aging society that addresses current Slovenian and EU policy agenda for ICTs, active ageing, social care and healthcare was launched on July 1st 2018. Its lead partner is the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (UL FSS CSI). Other project partners are: University Medical Centre Ljubljana and Telekom Slovenije. Project is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency and Telekom Slovenije.

The head of the project at the University of Ljubljana is a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Andraž Petrovčič, PhD. Other project team members are Vesna Dolničar, PhD, Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, Vasja Vehovar, PhD and Mojca Šetinc. The project will last for three years.

The project addresses an overarching research question on how telecare and telehealth services should be designed and delivered within health and social care to implement integrated technology-based care in a way that is accepted by and beneficial for older chronic patients and informal carers.

This project makes significant contributions by:

  • Developing innovative acceptance models and models of psychological and health outcomes of the use of integrated technology-based care for older chronic patients and informal carers.
  • Testing ready-to-market telecare and telehealth services to strengthen the applied foundation of research on integrated technology-based care.
Validating the results with intense involvement of end-users (older chronic patients, informal carers) not only within laboratory settings but also with an intervention study conducted in real-life settings.
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