eNursing nursing IT-support for improved teamwork, quality assurance, patient safety and perception of care
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Signaler & System
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 499 000
|May 2016 - December 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The objectives were to form an eNursing Open Arena with aim and grounds for continued operations, and network to additional players. Further, have proposals for demonstrators to be implemented and evaluated in an UDI 2. All objectives have been met. An eNursing Open Arena has been designed and a first eNursing Forum where new parties were invited, and participated, has been held. Three demonstrators have been defined at a conceptual level. They are based on the parties ´ offerings as well as challenges identified in the eNursing environments where they are to be implemented and evaluated.
Expected results and effects
eNursing focus on how IT can improve the care-teams daily work with the nurses situation in the focus. Studies and experience has shown that there are significant positive effects to achieve with IT-based care and nursing development. In the project the care-related needs and challenges have been confirmed and more clearly identified. This also holds for the technical challenges and opportunities. The need for and the usefulness of an Open Arena to drive the application area, ´branch´, eNursing forward have been confirmed. Overall, this implies that an UDI 2 is possible as a next step.
Planned approach and implementation
Five work packages (WP) were defined. WP1 handled management - while the others, autonomously under the WP-leaders ´ responsibility, addressed sub-areas. Coordination was done by a management team of project- and WP-leaders. Methods used were workshops, working sessions and individual work. Each WP produced an internal project report. To enable high participation and minimize travel, distance meeting was offered however physical attendance was recommended at workshops. The arrangement has worked relatively well, but meant high workload and responsibility for AP-leaders.