Opatjia Consortium Meeting

Earlier this summer, Project ValueCare partners met in Croatia for our 8th consortium meeting.

Taking place in the beautiful town of Opatjia (Croatia), the meeting was hosted by the University of Rijeka Faculty of Medicine – MEDRI,, and co-chaired by MEDRI’s Vanja Vasiljev and Hein Raat from Erasmus MC. Following the success of a hybrid approach at our recent consortium meetings, the same system was used in June, with in-person attendees interacting with partners dialling in from sites all over Europe.

On Wednesday June 8, partners caught up on project management, discussed updates to our the project’s risk matrix and our ethics and data protection protocols, and received an update on the progress of each of Project ValueCare’s regional pilots.

On Thursday June 9, partners were updated on the progress on the development of the ValueCare digital solution, including a demo of the app. Partners also made plans on how to best evaluate the ValueCare project, and considered future communications and dissemination activity, and exploitation of results. The meeting concluded with a look at the integrated care and value-based methodology and co-design of the project.

The meeting coincided with the 9th International ‘Health for All?!’ Symposium, focusing on Value-Based Health Care in Europe, which was also attended by many of our consortium partners.

Our consortium is now hard at work actioning the work arising from Opatija, and will meet again later this autumn in Valencia (Spain).