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Safe and close care at home

Reference number
Coordinator Luleå kommun - Socialförvaltningen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - May 2019
Status Completed
Venture Test beds for society´s challenges
Call 2018-02475-en

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project was to develop a model for the introduction of innovative ways of working with the support of digital solutions. Working methods and processes should secure a safe, close and person-centred care for the elderly patient. Tests have been carried out in 3 different environments and the developed process contains of following steps; Needs assessment of patients/personnel, academia and companies-match against technology-choice of test environment-short time test -evaluation and feedback. The process has worked but a long-term establishment requires more time

Expected results and effects

A working model for inviting different actors, such as academia, companies, staff and citizens, has been tested and a work process for testing has been established. The process works but initially more time for anchoring and motivate businesses are required, as well as to create contacts with companies. The pre- study indicates that an organization with pre-defined roles and assignments is needed, process managers with time for the assignment, user support in operations and selected test units. The organization can adapt the tests to benefit the patient, users and stakeholders.

Planned approach and implementation

Tests have been going on in the three environments based on where the test were most appropriate to do. The evaluation was done using patient and personnel questionnaires and by assessing the saving of human resources. Contact with companies has been done based on the analysis of patient and staff´s need of digital solutions. A web-site has been created, with the possibility to send in ideas of tests, but so far, no suggestions have been submitted. The equality analysis was supported by knowledgeable in the area. Knowledge of legal aspects has been gathered from testbeds and municipality.

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Last updated 8 November 2018

Reference number 2018-03709

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