In Trentino, healthcare is mainly provided by a single local authority: the Healthcare Trust of the Autonomous Province of Trento (APSS, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari). APSS employs approximately 7,800 staff and delivers public health, primary healthcare (primary medical care, outpatients care, home care), hospital care (including rehabilitation and long term care), ambulance services and mental health. It runs 4 large healthcare districts and 7 hospitals for a resident population of about 534,000. The current total annual turnover of the Trust is slightly over 1.1 billion euro.

Main tasks to be carried on within the project

APSS will be leader of T.3.3, hence in charge for pilot activities within Villa Rosa Hospital. APSS involvement will include participation to preparatory activities in the context of WP1 for the definition of pilot use cases and scope as well as user and system requirements, analysis of pilot-related regulatory constraints and pilots deployment and test plan.
APSS involvement is also planned in WP4 with participation to the assessment of improved efficiency within the health and care systems and the analysis of improved quality of life of involved users and carers.

How the profile matches with the tasks assigned

The improvement journey of the Healthcare Trust of the Autonomous Province of Trento is based on measurable improvement of clinical and organization outcomes, external quality recognitions, adoption of health technology assessment practices, and establishment of a reliable e-infrastructure aimed at primary care and hospital services. Many of those achievements have been of intense interest throughout the Italian national healthcare system and brought APSS to participate in EU innovative project.