HAI-proactive - New workflows and IT-tools to combat healthcare-associated infections

Reference number 2018-03350
Coordinator Stockholms läns landsting - Hälso och Sjukvårdsförvaltningen, Sll
Funding from Vinnova SEK 19 960 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Utmaningsdriven innovation – steg 3 implementering
Call Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 3 Implementation 2018 (autumn)

Purpose and goal

HAI costs society nearly 7 billion a year and causes a great deal of suffering for the patients. In Sweden, 1500 people decease every year of these infections. The project will develop new tools, methods and procedures for early detection and prevention of HAI through monitoring and risk prediction at an individual level. This will also provide a responsible use and a reduced resistance of antibiotics. The project intends to implement and test algorithms for UTI and sepsis. With the same concept, we want to develop algorithms for pneumonia and surgical site infections.

Expected results and effects

HAI monitoring should be carried out on a daily basis down to an individual level. The project will create a model for validation of the effects of organizational development. In this way, various efforts to reduce HAI can be introduced and quickly monitored for evaluation. The algorithms used for monitoring will be further developed to predict HAI at a patient level. To achieve significant reduction of the number of HAI’s will require a change in work methods and a continuous competence enhancement.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is divided into ten work packages. The most important work package is the innovation partnership procurement. This is where the project goes from prototypes and samples to an implemented system. The other work packages will support the implementation, such as national deployment, "CE-mark" algorithms and spread information and knowledge in order to reduce the HAI incidence. The project´s aim is that the solution can be procured by all county councils and that it is a shelf product ready for export.

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