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A researched based approach to increased innovation in management of assistive device operations in Dalarna county.

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Coordinator Landstinget Dalarna - LD Hjälpmedel
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 197 500
Project duration December 2016 - November 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project is to develop the ability of the owners to drive and implement innovations based on research-based knowledge. The goal in the short term is increased knowledge and acceptance of organizational changes in the target group of managers and employees. In the long run, for the owners to have a system-level management model that enables a higher ability to implement innovative solutions. The result is a manual with concrete tools in innovation management, increased interest, understanding and ability of the target group to work with innovative operational development.

Expected results and effects

The result shows that the owners, who are in key positions in assistive device management in Dalarna, have developed an increased ability to innovate. Expected efficacy results for assistive device management in general are too early to comment. Expected efficacy results for users, work environment and cost-effectiveness are somewhat early on, but we note that two of the pilot projects generated detectable effects of increased user benefit and increased cost-effectiveness. We also note spreading effect when the result of one pilot project is now applied by other organizations.

Planned approach and implementation

Planned activities to achieve the project aim have been implemented according to plan and with expected effect in general. The work on creating a common understanding of the need for innovative perspectives has required more resources than estimated when the preunderstanding varied between involved (owners) and individuals. Staff turnover in key positions has been a challenge for the continuity. Engagement and motivation with employees and organization management as well as cooperation between the various parties have been important success factors for achieved project result.

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Last updated 1 February 2019

Reference number 2016-04495

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