Autonomous Province of Trento

Autonomous Province of Trento


The Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT) – Department of Health and social policies including:
1/The Innovation and research office “TrentinoSalute4.0” member (Competence Center on digital health) representing the Governmental Policy makers.
2/The LifeLong Training office

The Autonomous Province of Trento (generally known as Trentino) is a small and almost entirely mountainous Italian region (6,200 km2) located in Northeast Italy. Administratively, the Province enjoys a large degree of autonomy in the sectors of health, education, welfare, and transport infrastructure.
E-Health is one of the most important topics of the Public Service in which Trentino is putting together a set of best practices to provide excellent services to all the people.
The Provincial Council of Autonomous Province of Trento appointed the Competence Center on digital health called TrentinoSalute4.0 in December 2016 as a governance tool for the development of digital health.
The Center is jointly governed by the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT), the Local Health Care Trust (APSS) and the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) and represents the meeting point between the health system, research and the territory (policy).

Role in the project:

PAT together with its regional stakeholders will co-create a governance model and concrete education and training activities for the seven regional hubs. PAT will participate to the creation of the European Platform for VET Excellence in Healthcare (EPVE) and will collaborate with the other VET excellence hubs from the 6 other European regions.PAT will also develop part of the content for the European Platform for VET Excellence in Healthcare (EPVE), ensuring its sustainability. Finally, PAT will be acquitted in testing the platform and will provide insights in promoting factors as well as barriers.
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The sustainability of the European health care sector has been challenged by 6 mega trends over the last several years. To respond to these trends and achieve maximum care quality, patient safety, efficiency, and economic sustainability, the sector has undergone major changes:   

(i) Increased digitalization  

(ii) A shift towards patient-centered care 

(iii) Greater patient involvement in in co-designing care pathways