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Pilot study Swedish Policy Innovation lab - Center of excellence for applied value creation and health sector reform

Reference number
Coordinator Västerbottens läns landsting - F&U Staben
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 898 330
Project duration November 2017 - June 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The aim of the study has been to strengthen the potential of the swedish health care system to work with value creating innovation in partnership, specifially focusing on the collaboration with the private sector as a way of contributing to and benefiting from innovation when addressing the challenges of the health sector. Based on the experience thus far, Västerbotten County Council has a solid concept and a amodel for this work. Next step is to scale this way of working for greater national relevance.

Expected results and effects

The study has resulted in an extensive review of challenges of the health care sector, in working with value creating innovation in partnership. The work has also resulted in recommendations for a way forward on what is needed in order to strengthen the Swedish health sector as a test environment for new needs-based solutions - in real life milieus as well as how this initiative can be organized. The effect is a strengthened ability to undertake the transformation of the Swedish health care system, that is needed in response to the health care challenges of the future.

Planned approach and implementation

The implementation has been executed by Västerbotten County Council and its innovation company VLL Innovation, in collaboration with OC Transformation Partners and Leading Health Care. Interviews with key stakeholders has been conducted to secure a broad base support in the recommended way forward. Interim evaluations and adjustments in the implementation have been made along the way, as a way to better adapt to new information, changing circumstances, as well as the reality at hand. This iterative approach has benefited the outcomes of the study.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2017-05189

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