Quality assured measurement in Swedish healthcare
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Mätteknik Borås|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 200 000|
|Project duration||December 2017 - December 2018|
Purpose and goal
A major need for an infrastructure for quality assurance of categorical quantities at the national level was confirmed in our investigative work. The healthcare sector sees the need for this at several levels; micro (patient-personal relationship), meso (ex hospital management) and macro (ex politicians and decision makers), to promote quality, equality and innovation in health care, and to improve the conditions for the competitiveness of life science companies.
Expected results and effects
The final national workshop held at RISE Göteborg in October concluded that a nationally coordinated work was needed. Participants suggest that RISE Measurement Technology, which already offers quality assurance, measurement methods and design outcomes for health, could take the lead in this work. This would include, for example, acting as intermediary between health care and authorities, academia, government, as well as calibration, research and competence transfer.
Planned approach and implementation
The investigative work has followed two main tracks with key actors: bilateral meetings and a national workshop. Discussions have been held with representatives from the government´s life-science office, the on-going Nära vård investigation, the National Board of Health, SALAR, VINNOVA´s National Metrology Council, and leading researchers in the field, ‘star’ patients and health professionals. The work also involved towards a first item bank led of RISE for cognitive difficulty within the EU project 15HLT04 NeuroMet, which is expected to continue until 2022.