Eliminate Hepatitis C
|Coordinator||HEALTH SOLUTIONS SVENSKA AB - Health Solutions AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 189 350|
|Project duration||November 2018 - December 2019|
|Venture||Medtech4Health - medicintekniska samverkansprojekt|
|Call||Medtech4Health: Collaboration projects involving medical technology 2018|
Purpose and goal
WHO aims to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030. There are new effective treatments that can cure more than 95% of the persons suffering from hepatitis C, without major side effects. But healthcare needs to try new ways to find and treat individuals in order to achieve the goal. Through "No one should have Hepatitis C", care will be provided in other arenas and in a way that meets patients needs. Through a pilot, the technical solution and care model for detection, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C will be proved to significantly contribute to eliminating hepatitis C by 2030.
Expected results and effects
The overall expectation is that the pilot demonstrates significant potential to contribute to the elimination of hepatitis C and proves that the care model can be implemented within ordinary care. Specifically, the project is expected to show that the innovative care model enables: 1. Detection of infected individuals that healthcare does not reach today and increased possibilities to reach reinfected 2. Faster detection of infected persons 3. Reduced time from suspicion to diagnosis 4. Reduced time from diagnosis to treatment 5. Reduced costs of curing hepatitis C
Planned approach and implementation
By co-creation with patients, an integrated system for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C will be developed. Through digital self-remittance to blood sampling from the screening service, www.hepatitctest.nu, real and experienced obstacles to test for hepatitis C will be reduced. Test-results will be integrated in InfCare Hepatit, the national decision support system and quality registry for hepatitis. An appointment will be set up with a specialist in a digital clinic or in the infection clinic. The solution will be tested in a pilot in two county councils.