Resource efficient healthcare
|Kungliga tekniska högskolan - Institutionen för industriell produktion
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|May 2013 - January 2014
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
A strong consortium has been established. Three hospitals, two companies involved in care planning and resource allocation and two researchers. A simulation of a surgical department based on engineering technical knowledge have been performed. This shows that the capacity can be increased by 25% through a change in planning. One result of the simulation was that there is a strong need for better visualization of the results than the current technology offers. The results so far suggest that technology from industry can be applied in health care with good results.
Results and expected effects
The main result of this project is the collaborative project formulated. Definition of the situation on planning and allocation of resources, identification of problem areas and specific requirements for the next phase. The requirement for visualization came up in a workshop, solving it would provide great potential for the project. There is great interest in order to move to the next phase. The consortium has been strengthened by two companies working with services and software within the care planning have joined. Three hospitals allows the user side also well represented.
Approach and implementation
The project partners had complementary skills, KTH and Swerea IVF how to develop resource-efficient industrial systems, Karolinska Hospital about the process of transformation into the ´future hospital care´. The activities were carried out in ways that lead to the specific objectives. Investigations were conducted, trends were studied, a simulation-based pilot study was conducted on a typical clinic. See Appendix 1. Through a number of external contacts have now project a deeper understanding of both the problems and possible solutions. The group has also expanded in a big way.