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IntegrIT An innovative tool for patient-oriented clinical research and knowledge-based healthcare

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Coordinator Karolinska Institutet - Centrum för allergiforskning
Funding from Vinnova SEK 8 884 339
Project duration May 2014 - November 2016
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration

Purpose and goal

The aim is to develop new services to support researchers, health care and study participants in the research process. The goal for IntegrITs innovative e-solutions is to facilitate the clinical research process and thus generate more clinical studies that provide new treatments and increased health and social benefit. IntegrIT has achieved its goal; concrete innovative e-services have been tested with good results. Evaluations demonstrate the benefit and support at critical steps in the clinical research process. The prospects for national implementation of IntegrIT are good.

Expected results and effects

In close collaboration with future customers and users, patients, industry, health care and academia, innovative e-services have been developed, tested and evaluated with good results in order to streamline the clinical research process. These Research Study Services for researchers, patients and caregivers, contain new solutions for patient recruitment, data collection, and logistics support. This is the first complete solution that allows participation of both patients, citizens and healthcare in research, and thereby promote evidence- and value-based health care.

Planned approach and implementation

The innovative tools have been developed based on extensive user-centered development process (ISO 9241-210). Workshops, interviews and prototype testing has highlighted researchers, health care and patients´ needs. An iterative development process based on these user needs has resulted in the prioritization of functions and a first version of the e-services tested by future users. Work has been done in the legal and regulatory framework to ensure that e-services meet applicable laws. Further work is needed in making patient data accessible for research purposes.

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Last updated 11 February 2019

Reference number 2014-00736

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