Automation within Highly specialized care
|Coordinator||Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset - Innovationsplatsen, Huddinge|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||January 2015 - July 2015|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The goal of the project was to generate at least four radical automation projects, and identify competencies for implementation, which will streamline care and create a sustainable health system. During the initiation project thirty potential robot applications and ideas for further automation of hospital processes were identified. These ideas were evaluated by several criteria and four potential applications were selected as the most promising.
Results and expected effects
The estimated impact of the introduction of robotic solutions and automation in health care is significant. In Sweden, as in other parts of the world, clinicians are spending considerable time on purely administrative tasks and not with the patient where the vast majority of patient value is created. With increased efficiency in highly specialized healthcare and better use of existing resources, the patient benefit increase through higher quality of care.
Approach and implementation
The project conducted a comprehensive needs analysis and idea generation in a hospital setting with a variety of departments / clinics at Karolinska. Study visits and workshops were performed together with clinical and technical personnel and in total over 50 participants from the various partners contributed with their knowledge. A market analysis was conducted to examine the opportunities and international potential for new robotic and automation solutions.