Scotland recognized by EC on innovative tech, practices for healthy aging

Scotland recognized as ‘reference site’ for innovation in healthy aging. The European Innovation Partnership Commission on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), an initiative of the European Commission, since 2012 has awarded select regional and local areas ‘reference site’ status. To quote from their site, “Reference Sites are highly inspirational ecosystems, delivering creative and workable solutions that improve the lives and health of older people. These solutions can be scaled-up and replicated across the EU.”

This year, the 74 sites include Scotland. Previously, Scotland had been a three-star evaluation site twice for the national telecare programme and the joint improvement team’s work on anticipatory care planning. The reference site solutions include digital solutions via NHS 24 and the Health and Social Care Alliance in Scotland. The Reference Sites Award Ceremony is will take place in Brussels at the next European Summit on Innovation for Health and Active Ageing, 6-8 December 2016. Holyrood, Alliance Scotland release  Hat tip to Mike Clark via Twitter

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