On 22 March 2022, an event entitled Innovation in Health and Social Care took place at the Just Home Centre in Prague. Its aim is to introduce and connect practitioners, representatives of caregivers, and home care providers whose common interest is to introduce innovative solutions and projects linking modern technology with health and social care into practice through a unique meeting.

The event was organised by DEX Innovation Centre (DEX IC). As a private innovation hub focused on research and projects in healthcare, DEX IC has been supporting innovation and its active creators for more than 10 years.

Who could you meet at the event?

Practitioners, specifically representatives of caregivers and home care providers, representatives of innovative companies and start-ups, as well as scientists and innovators from universities. For the last one it was Tomas Sivicek (UJEP) or Lenka Lhotska (CIRC CTU).

Our task was to introduce all the experts to each other - from providers, companies, and social care researchers. We presented them strategies, innovations and possibilities of using modern technologies in health and social care and got very factual and effective feedback with examples, which will allow us to adapt procedures and new products.

What are our next plans?

Innovation in health and social care is our main theme. We will promote modern technology, digital solutions and/or the use of virtual reality in the treatment and care of patients and the long-term sick. A certain surprise was the assessment of the time in the pandemic. We agreed in plenary that it was Covid-19 that kick-started new opportunities and accelerated the shift of health and social care towards digital solutions.