HAI-Proactive - Clinical IT-based system to prevent and treat healthcare associated infections
|Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset - Infektionskliniken, Solna
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|December 2014 - August 2015
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the initiation project was to perform a needs analysis, identify product requirements, build a constellation, and to seek continued funding for a long-term project designed to build an IT tool that can be used to proactively work with healthcare-associated infections. The project has identified the needs of different users (healthcare professionals, business partners, and academia nationally and internationally), built a constellation between academia, business partners and the public sector, and written a grant application to Vinnova.
Results and expected effects
The project grant from Vinnova has resulted in a project constellation where several Swedish hospitals and academic institutions work together with a number of IT companies to build an IT tool for detection of healthcare-associated infections. This will lead to a solution based on patient and healthcare needs, with the goal that the IT tool can be used both nationally and internationally.
Approach and implementation
The design of the project was: to examine the market and identify potential stakeholders and partners, gather all stakeholders to an open forum where the project idea was presented and discussed, defining the partners that will be involved in the project and work with them on a project plan to seek future funding. The above was carried out in workshops and meetings including international visits. More resources than planned was placed on needs assessment, resulting in a stronger concept in which the patient and the health care needs are central.