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Proactive cancer care

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Coordinator Lunds universitet - Institutionen för designvetenskaper
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2015 - February 2016
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

Proactive Cancer care aims to shorten the time of worry about any disease to cancer diagnosis. An earlier detection and subsequent diagnosis provides, among other things, a better prognosis for survival and a higher quality of life if the treatment is fast. This, combined with the developed psychosocial tools for improved quality of life in individuals lay as the foundation for a better functioning and more cost-effective care where the individual is included in both the diagnosis as the treatment work.

Results and expected effects

Proactive Cancer care takes a system and process approach to cancer diagnosis. We look at how society can best benefit from the medical, technical and psychosocial knowledge that already exists. Three collaborative services will provide a basis for increased survival, less suffering reduced sickness absence among both patients and their relatives, and reduced health care costs: 1. Strengthened own ability and knowledge 2. IT services for inclusion and participation 3. Systematic symptom monitoring

Approach and implementation

We have identified various improvement potentials - technical diagnostic solutions, systems for risk assessment, logistical changes, as well as more interactive opportunities between health care providers and patients/relatives. The following activities have been implemented: Inventories of knowledge and technology/concept Inventory and analysis of needs Experiential learning through Role Play Workshop with focus on ideas and solution generation Four workshops focusing on the verification of the conceptual approach for proactive cancer Funding of pilot projects

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-00413

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