Smart pouch system service - En effective tool for medication management

Reference number
Coordinator Mevia AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 697 288
Project duration June 2017 - March 2019
Status Completed
Venture Swelife and Medtech4Health- Project proposals to improve health
Call SWElife and Medtech4Health- Project proposals to improve health 2017

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to produce an effective aid for medicine management, where the starting point was taken in pill pouch dispensed drugs. However, during the initial part of the project we saw that there is a big problem in the management of medicine that is about the safety of the patient and the user. Thus, we changed our focus to focus on minimizing the waste of primarily narcotics. Through the project, we have fulfilled the goals set: To analyse the market need, carry out a health economic evaluation, in collaboration with decision makers produce a product that we could then test.

Expected results and effects

Through the project, we expected that we would be able to develop a 0-version of the product that could be tested in the environments where they are intended to be used. The product is now happily being tested in the intended environments. The intended effect is to reduce the loss of narcotic classed drugs and to allow the staff to feel safer in the handling of these drugs.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has consisted of five work packages. These have consisted of WP1 - design of requirement specification, WP2 - health economic evaluation, WP3 - Product development, WP4 - Quality assurance and WP5 - Validation. Because there were major changes during WP1, this has meant that the project has been severely delayed in time. However, this has meant that we have had the opportunity to get an even more thorough time period to get input for the final 0 version which now continues to be tested.

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