PEER REVIEW GROUP ASSESSMENT* EVENT BASQUE COUNTRY - Digitalisation of Health & Care “processes, services & data analytics during Covid-19” - Hosted by Basque Country

Main Structure of the workshop:

  • Welcome and Short introduction of the programme by the chair of the PRGA: Xabier Elcoroaristizabal
  • Official welcome and opening of the PRGA by Marian Ibarrondo Unamunzaga -Director of Research and Innovation for Health, Basque Government Department of Health - of the hosting region of Basque County
  • Exchange of good practices by presentations around 3 key questions, followed by feedback and Q&A of the participants:  - Which problem does the GP tackle and who are the initiating organisation, involved stakeholders and beneficiaries? - What elements of lessons learned are of interest for deployment elsewhere? - What are struggles or challenges for the future?
  • Plenary Wrap up: sharing of learning insights of each breakout group and mutual learning topics of interest for further exchange (bilateral in the future and at the ITHACA Interregional conference in July)
  • Closure

* The PRGA is a small-scale event that will demonstrate specific digital innovations for health care and well-being developed or scaled up during the pandemic that can be demonstrated by Liverpool (telehealth), Basque Country (automizing processes & data analytics), Malopolska (tackling social isolation and mental health) and Baden-Wüttemberg (integrated care). Each will be attended by 3 stakeholders/ experts in these fields from each of 4 interested ITHACA partner regions where there is also an alignment with the policy and relevance for new projects or governance matters.

The primary purpose of the PRGAs is for visiting experts to act as an ‘assessment and feedback team” who will observe and provide structured feedback to the hosts about what they have seen and learnt at the PRGA. By drawing on their own knowledge and experience and with the benefit of a fresh eye and, with support from an independent facilitator, they will provide PRGA host regions and their stakeholders with a unique opportunity to hear an expert critique and recommendations. This can improve actions in the host region and flag up good practices for transferring elsewhere.