Participation at MI'2018 Congress


Member of Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) assoc. prof. Vesna Dolničar, PhD, participated at the congress of Slovenian Medical Informatics Association MI’2018 which was held in Zreče between November 14 and 16.

At the round table entitled “Chronic care, telehealth and telecare, implantable devices” which took place on Wednesday, November 14, she presented the paper Assessing Smart Health and Care in nine EU regions: ITHACA's Self-Assessment online survey. Authors of the paper are CSI members assoc. prof. Vesna Dolničar, PhD, Mojca Šetinc, Tomaž Burnik, assist. prof. Simona Hvalič Touzery, PhD, assist. prof. Andraž Petrovčič, PhD, and Drago Rudel, PhD, representative of the MKS company. In the paper, the authors presented aim, approach and results of the self-assessment online survey developed within the Interreg Europe ITHACA project. The data was collected in December 2017 and January 2018 from 544 stakeholders in nine partner regions. The survey unveiled that Baden-Württemberg (DE), País Vasco (ES) and Sjælland (DK) are regions with the best policy framework support and innovation support services among all ITHACA regions. Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR), Liverpool City Region (UK), Noord Brabant (NL) have relatively strong innovation support services but weak policy support, whereas in Małopolska (PL) there is a strong policy support with low innovation support services. Slovenia is in the worst position, as both, policy support and innovation support services here are low.