Health, technological hospitalization with La Casa nel Parco
‘La Casa nel Parco’ is the 11 million euro home hospitalization project that won the ‘Salute e Benessere’ technology platform call, co-funded by Regione Piemonte.
The project was developed by a consortium of fifteen companies, University and Politecnico of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Fondazione ISI and the hospitals Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Ospedale Maggiore di Novara, San Luigi di Orbassano and Fondazione Don Gnocchi. It aims to combine technology and medicine and manage all phases of home hospitalization through a computerized organizational model, thus offering the best solution to doctors and patients.
With a participatory approach, patients and health professionals will be involved in the design of the services using the FirstLife platform, a civic social network developed at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Turin.
The home hospitalization model and the technologies developed in the project can be adopted in other hospitals and, in perspective, by Parco della Salute, della Ricerca e dell’Innovazione in Turin and by Parco della Salute e della Scienza in Novara.
“It is an established fact that the home hospitalization model has many advantages for patients”, said Prof. Giancarlo Isaia from University of Turin, “from a better quality of life to the slowing down of the cognitive and physical deterioration, to a lower incidence of complications and hospital readmissions, as well as having advantages also for the families”.