New conditions for primary care through digitization

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Coordinator SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB - SP Mätteknik, Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 981 442
Project duration April 2016 - October 2016
Status Completed
Venture Digital health

Purpose and goal

The project has focused on primary care and gazed ten years into the future to see how a more digitized primary care could look. This has been illustrated by five patient cases which cover the majority of primary care visits. The cases are five-year-old Arvid with a fever, Ahmed with risk of developing a lifestyle-related chronic disease, depressed 14-year-old Sara, Erik, who just had a heart attack and elderly Inga with multiple diseaes and home care. The project has also developed recommendations for how this future will be achieve.

Expected results and effects

In ten years the primary care will have more contact channels and higher availability than today, digital decision support systems supplemented with home tests can give the patient the needed care. This will lead to increased health literacy and empowerment of the patients to take responsibility of their own health. Personalised services are offered both from health care and other actors. Relevant health data is available for actors who need it and digital solutions are integrated across the continuum of care. This will free health care resources to the patients who really need it.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has used a user-driven approach with interviews and workshops including actors from the health care system as well as technology side. Through this process, facts and vision have been identified and ultimately recommendations for policy makers how a more digitized primary care will be achieved has been produced. Main actors are Innovation Skåne who contributed with real-world-knowledge, NHG who carried out calculations of cost savings, Apoteket as an actor interested in delivering more health services and SP for project management and visualization.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-02156

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