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International Digital Health Collaboration for Preventive, Integrated, Independent and Inclusive Living

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - IDIH (International Digital Health Collaboration for Preventive, Integrated, Independent and Inclusive Living)

Reporting period: 2019-05-01 to 2020-10-31

The aim of the IDIH project is to promote and increase international cooperation to advance digital health in the EU and key strategic countries to support active and healthy ageing through innovation. IDIH operates as a catalyst for the international dialogue in digital health . On the basis of identified key opportunities and shared priorities for global cooperation in digital health, the IDIH project will set up a Digital Health Transformation Forum as umbrella and long-lasting and expert-driven mechanism to foster collaboration between the EU and five strategic third countries, i.e. the USA, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea. The IDIH project will considerably enhance the international collaboration in active and healthy ageing through knowledge exchange and mutual learning schemes on the basis of identified common priority areas. The expert-driven exchange in a Digital Health Transformation Forum will allow for a targeted and inclusive approach involving relevant RDI stakeholders as well as user groups from all countries, for the benefit of society and industry
IDIH has performed the following activities in the period 1-18:

Identification of drivers and enablers of a digital health transformation:
• Online survey addressing major initiatives
• Series of 11 interviews with key opinion leaders (RDI, user associations) and major stakeholders active in digital health for AHA
Output: Report on Trends and Enablers in Digital Health.

Mapping of the research and innovation landscape in each of the third countries
• Benchmarking on the basis of desk research, 37 interviews with key opinion leaders and major stakeholders
Output: Panorama Report on Health Priorities and R&I in digital Health in each country i.e. EU and the IDIH international strategic countries

Identification and analysis of the EU health digital priorities, based on strengths and specific challenges
Output: Report on Health Priorities and R&I in digital Health in the EU and the IDIH international strategic countries
Guidebook for RDI Stakeholders with a directory of major initiatives in the EU and the IDIH international strategic countries

Currently, stakeholder consultations have been launched including interactions with policy makers, programme managers, industry and academia active in digital health for AHA and end users.
It is expected to design a roadmap for future collaboration between the EU and International Strategic Partner regions Canada, China, Japan, South Korea and US
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