A strategic tool for impact assessment and resource optimization in pre-hospital care

Reference number 2017-01250
Coordinator Västerbottens läns landsting - AKMC Akutsjukvården Västerbotten
Funding from Vinnova SEK 480 000
Project duration April 2017 - January 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2017 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The aim was to identify needs and opportunities for a data-driven planning tool within the pre-hospital care. Prehospital health research is a vivid research area, but, our analysis showed, there is still no holistic system adapted to the unique Swedish conditions.

Expected results and effects

The project has resulted in a Step 2 application and, in particular, a requirement specification for what a strategic planning in pre-hospital care should meet and how it should be designed. It has also been clarified that there is a strong scientific base to stand on and that there is a global need for adaptive, data-driven, decision support tools for prehospital care. Also, it became clear that there are synergies to be found with existing initiatives.

Planned approach and implementation

Through e.g. workshops and business intelligence, a cross-disciplinary group of representatives from the prehospital care chain (counties in northern Sweden), researchers (mathematics, statistics and computer science, Umeå University) and the emergency services (SOS-Alarm) laid the foundation to a strategic tool for impact assessment & resource optimization in pre-hospital care. In addition, additional parties became involved and the gender equality work was deepened.

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