Kick Off workshop for transnational cooperation between Saxony, Rijeka and Ljubljana successfully completed

Rijeka, 22. March 2019

digitalLIFE4CE aims to strengthen cross-border links between the project regions on a long-term basis by means of cooperation and transfer actions, so that innovative digitisation solutions in health care in Central Europe can be developed or adapted precisely to regional needs and systemic conditions.  To meet this need, HEALTHY SAXONY - VFG e.V., Gesundheitsforen Leipzig GmbH, STEP Ri and Technologypark Ljubljana have formed a cooperation and transfer network. 

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digitalLIFE4CE Partners at Workshop in Rijeka

The trilateral network between the partner regions Slovenia, Croatia and Germany (Saxony) pursue two tasks: first, the creation of a support network for mutual market entry into digital health and second, the creation of a knowledge database as a solid basis for entry into the health system of the other country. To this end, the four main actors involved will conduct on-spot and digital workshops and meetings. "The aim of the project is to create links on a transnational level that will benefit all participating regions in the long term. It is important for us to have these workshops and meetings in order to open up new perspectives for our network", explains Rebecca Winter, Head of Communications digitalLIFE4CE.

The cooperation of the trilateral network began with a workshop on the functioning of the first German healthcare market, which Rebecca Winter (HEALTHY SAXONY -VFG e.V.) and Beatrice Blankschein (Gesundheitsforen Leipzig GmbH) held in Rijeka on 22 March 2019. The intensive examination of this complex topic was consolidated in various exercises. A common understanding on the placement of eHealth solutions and products in the German statutory health insurance was created in a joint discussion round. The concentrated work of the participants from the partner companies STEP Ri and Technologiepark Ljubljana was rewarded with a participation certificate at the end of the workshop day.

Beatrice Blankschein and Rebecca Winter agree that this was an important step in building the new cooperation, which can benefit from the advantages of the Saxon CEDHES (Central European Digital Health Excellence Spot). "The combination of all points for our CEDHES provides added value for Saxony as well as for our transnational partners in Ljubljana and Rijeka to ensure long-term results of our digitalLIFE4CE editions," concludes Beatrice Blankschein.

By Rebecca Winter