On August 19, 2021, the Minister of Social Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Manfred Lucha, visited the State Competence Center Digital Care Baden-Württemberg. The minister learned about current developments and projects from the team of the State Competence Center and the University of Tübingen.
The topic of digital transformation in care and the resulting improvements and relief in care took up a special area here. The Minister of Social Affairs, Lucha, explained that the COVID 19 pandemic had thrown a spotlight on the living environments of older people and those in need of care, making it clear that the area of social participation in particular must be given greater consideration. In the future, questions and tasks in this area will be handled by the State Competence Center Digital Care.
The institution, also abbreviated to PflegeDigital@BW, was initiated last year by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs and is operated by the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Social and Technical Innovation. The office space required for this is to be located in the office in a planned extension to the LebensPhasenHaus in Tübingen. The LebensPhasenHaus, which is used by PflegeDigital@BW as an innovation infrastructure, was already opened in 2015 and has since served as a place of experience for self-determined living as well as social and technical innovations.
One thematic focus of PflegeDigital@BW will be on long-term care. In this context, a teaching nursing home is to be built in close proximity to the LebensPhasenHaus. At this location, also called “Campus PflegeDigital,” the potential of digital solutions and applications in inpatient long-term care will be communicated to formal and informal caregivers as well as to the players in this field within the framework of education, training, and continuing education concepts.