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Providing Health and Social Care Services is becoming increasingly complex and costly. An aging population, a multitude of public, private and informal actors, together with a myriad of eHealth systems and technologies create numerous hurdles to offering efficient and cost-effective care. Hence, although the European savings potential identified amounts to 100 billion Euros annually, proactive integrated socio-sanitary care is till now more a concept than a reality. In reality, healthcare is provided by a plurality of islands and despite having strong institutions, good hospitals, and primary care getting better organized, they do not work in a coherent system. In this respect, the socio-sanitary integration options provided by INCA are valuable to let the users experience the benefits of proactive socio-sanitary integration even before the different vested stakeholders are ready to go the whole way.
The INCA project, that runs from 01/01/2014 to 30/06/2016, is funded under the 7th call of the ICT Policy Support Programme CIP-ICT-PSP-2013 with a total budget of 5.09M Euros of which 50% is paid as EU contribution.