Supporting Integrated Care Service Provision in Estonia

>Ministry of Social Affairs Estonia | European Commission

Population healthData infrastructure

How can the care of citizens be organised across sectoral boundaries? How can social services and benefits, unemployment assistance, education and other areas be combined in a coordinated concept in addition to health and care? On behalf of the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs and with financial support from the European Commission, this project was developing a concept for value-oriented, community-based and integrated care.

The focus was on the one hand on the development of principles and guidelines for integrated care, and on the other hand on the development of concrete treatment pathways that transcend the boundaries of the above-mentioned sectors. In these developments, the project worked closely with providers and decision-makers in Estonia (at national and regional level).

The role of PMV was to develop a data model, including functional architecture, that both supports the delivery of integrated services and provides aggregated data for policy-making processes. This will be done by analysing existing data and systems and developing a plan for their integration. The integrated data model was then linked to the treatment pathways. As a prototype, data of a test population will be selected and linked from the systems of all involved organisations. With the help of the linked data set, various evaluation options were then developed and tested.

Duration: 2018–2020
Project partners: IFIC International Foundation for Integrated Care | empirica
Methods: Regional Analyses
Topics: Population health, Costs and Benefits
Data: Data infrastructure, Data linkage, Data preparation