CSI Piemonte (Piedmont, Italy)

CSI-Piemonte (Consorzio per il Sistema Informativo = Consortium for Information Systems), was founded by the Piedmont Region, the University of Turin and the Polytechnic of Turin in 1977 to promote the modernization of local administrations by the most advanced solutions to create information services and systems. CSI Piemonte now counts 110 stakeholders, among them the Piedmont Regional Administration, the Turin Province and the Turin Municipality, with complementary roles in the governance of the Piedmont area.

Today, thanks to CSI-Piemonte, the Piedmont region has bocame an “integrated administration system”, able to face the e-government challenge, simplify administrative processes and meet the expectations of citizens and companies alike.

CSI-Piemonte operates not only in the field of health and social care, but also in other sectors, namely: agriculture and forestry, environment and land use, demography, land and taxation, production activities , vocational training and employment, education and cultural heritage, the Internet and multimedia, personal, database systems and network services, the state and department of Justice administration, and accounting.

Since 1997 CSI-Piemonte has been responsible for supporting Data Interchange and System Information Integration between different Public Administrations (Piedmont Region, Provinces, Municipalities) and put into operation their strategic programming by setting up Analyses, Statistics, Simulations, Dashboard indicators, Investment monitoring tools, Balanced Scorecards. Projects and services evolved, according to the Italian and Regional E-government plan, to fully support and be compliant to the E-government Plan and Program Indications.

Nowadays, CSI-Piemonte is an unique ICT player in Europe in the domain of public services and the largest Italian ICT company developing e-government projects sponsored by the Italian Central Government. The increasing commitment of CSI-Piemonte on the European scenario and the manifold initiatives at international level of the Members of the Consortium has lead CSI-Piemonte to acquire greater action capacity in its relationship with foreign actors and, in particular, with the European Union, still preserving its specificity as a subject operating at regional level.

In the last years, CSI has been involved in dozens of European projects funded by the main EU’s programmes (CIP, FP7, FP6, Interreg, eContentplus e.g.).

Since 2012 CSI has been involved in the EIP on AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing) taking part in the Action Group B3 “Integrated Care” and supporting the “Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino” – Molinette Hospital in participation in the Action Group A2 “Falls Prevention”.

The CSI-Piemonte Healthcare Directorate
The articulated distribution of the administrative functions related to the Piedmont Healthcare sector, together with the peculiarities of the activities concerning the public healthcare systems, led CSI-Piemonte to set up a dedicated Healthcare Directorate mainly focused on ICT for Healthcare.
In order to satisfy the Regional Health Service needs, the Healthcare Directorate was entrusted by the Regional Government to:

  • support the Regional Government in the planning and management of ICT for Healthcare
  • design and implement the Piedmont Health Information System for the control and planning of health activities on the regional territory (central level);
  • to create and manage services for the Local Health Providers and the Hospitals;
  • to provide infrastructural instruments to simplify and improve the interaction between local and regional levels of the Healthcare Service, between regional and central level, and between citizens and healthcare services;
  • a new, more effective and efficient organizational model for the Health Providers
  • data gathering, data archiving and data treatment, data warehouses, concerning all health activities of Local Health Providers and Hospitals in the Piedmont Region, in order to support the Region in evaluating the Regional Healthcare Service performances and let it control management costs.
  • to operate the whole Information Systems of some Local Health Providers and Hospitals.

CSI Piemonte team members:

CSI Marco Giraudo Role in project
General management of the project with a focus on general organization for using instruments for cCBT and video conference in collaboration with ASL To3.
Specific role in WPs:
In charge of:
WP1 – Project Management.
WP2 – Dissemination (with Ylenia Sacco).
WP6 – Internet based guided cCBT for treatment of depression (with other colleagues).
WP7 – Collaborative care for depression facilitated by videoconference (with other colleagues)
Name: Marco Giraudo

Organisation: CSI-Piemonte, Italy

Title: Project Manager

Email: marco.giraudo@csi.it



Expertise relevant to project
MSc in Physics.
From 2012 Project Manager at the Competence Centre for Hospital and Territorial Information Systems (Healthcare Directorate).From 2013 Project Manager of release of a Clinical Dossier Platform in Biella hospital and for the development of the Mental Health Information System in Piedmont.


CSI Ylenia Sacco Role in project
General management of the project with a focus on financial and administrative issues in collaboration with ASL To3.
Specific role in WPs:
WP1 – Project management and Financial Co-ordination.
WP2 – Dissemination activities.
WP6 – Internet based guided cCBT for treatment of depression (with Marco Giraudo).
WP7 – Collaborative care for depression facilitated by videoconference (with Marco Giraudo)
Name: Ylenia Sacco

Organisation: CSI Piemonte

Title: Demand Manager and Business Analyst

Email: ylenia.sacco@csi.it


Expertise relevant to project
MSc in International and diplomatic sciences.
Since 2007 experience in project management of EU-funded projects in the framework of the main EC programs (Interreg, eContentPlus, FP7).
Currently member of the Action Group B3 “Integrated Care” of the EIP on AHA “European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing”.