Compodium attends as one of the industrial partners in the project ”Hub for remote healthcare”.
—“As the pioneer in video communication in Sweden with an extensive history in telemedicine, we consider it important to contribute with our experience in this project. Meanwhile, we ourselves gain knowledge about the caregivers’ needs and wishes. This way we can provide better services for an important customer segment” says Bengt Grahn CEO of Compodium International AB.
Major investment in remote healthcare
Utilize the good examples and don’t repeat old mistakes! That is the starting point of the Vinnova project for “Remote Healthcare” which the Innovation Center at the Karolinska University Hospital and the Västerbotten County Council.
Together with 13 partners from industry and academia, they take a common approach to meet the needs of tomorrow’s health care. The project runs for two years with a budget of over 26 million SEK, Vinnova is contributing for 10 million SEK.
The goal is a national central hub to coordinate solutions and best practices. It is expected that the hub will inspire the business to meet health care needs for new products, services and practices. The focus is three categories of remote health care:
Access to Specialist Consultation regardless of the location of the patient
Networking and collaboration to coordinated expertise
Treatment in or near the home while maintaining efficacy and quality
Most remote healthcare projects use video conferencing or transferring data from medical equipment. For such a solution to be successful, the technology must perform with high quality and be easy to use.
With the iterative Hub experience from previous projects new users do not have to repeat old mistakes. The lessons are such that new working procedures places new demands on both health professionals and patients. New procedures also involve planning and accountability, availability, compensation, legal issues and security.
Vitalis 2013
The project was exposed and showed on the Vitalis Fair, the largest eHealth event in Scandinavia, in Gothenburg on 16-18 April 2013. Visit the projects OnDemand webbcast site from the fair at:webbtv.compodium.se/karolinska/vitalis2013/
More information (in Swedish): www.karolinska.se/innovationsplatsen