Great distances Rural areas Environment/ climate Resources Individual needs Age structure Infrastructure
The county of Norrbotten – an exciting part of Europe Area: 98 911 km² (25 % of Sweden’s total area) Room for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg together within our boundaries Population: 251 886 (2,8 % of Sweden’s population) Municipalities: 14 Luleå The County of Norrbotten - An exiting part of Europe
The purpose of the center is to stimulate the emergence and growth of an innovation system for the area of e-health and to become a common platform for the fundamental activities essential for regional business growth:
Coordinate, disseminate and use research efforts within the e-health research area at Luleå University of Technology.
Ensure clear innovation paths between e-health research and business development.
Become a central node of cooperation within a dynamic e-health innovation system.
The aim of the network is to create a platform where regions can engage in interregional cooperation projects to develop e-health tools and where they can contribute to European Union policies on e-health.
Raise awareness and disseminate knowledge on the potential of e-health
Gather information on existing tools and policies and carry out studies
Work together with other regions and partners and coordinate our e-health tools and strategies
Stimulate the development of products and services for the commercial market
Encourage research and education in the e-health sector
• 5 hospitals • 33 health centres • 40 dental care centres • A uniform system for all medical records VAS – The County Councils own EHR system • Single sign-on • Independent modules can be merged • Integrated with other systems (economy, PACS, IMACS, ECG, Pharmacy, among others) • Designed for the users, by the users
Specialist health care during ambulance transport Norrbotten’s ambulances are equipped with 3 integrated electronic information systems connected to VAS Paratus + Connected to SOS Alarm (Sweden’s emergency call service) + Displays emergency call details, including: • Status information • Location on map • Navigation aid MobiMed + Mobile monitoring system for vital patient data, including: • Pulse • Blood pressure • ECG + Ambulance journal for documentation of evaluation and treatment + Alerted hospitals have real-time access to data and can follow the patient’s condition live Ambulink + Web-based patient journal system for documentation of all transport and medical information + Hospital staff have access to all data through VAS Benefits > Direct contact between specialized hospital staff and ambulances > Real-time monitoring of vital patient data > Specialist consultation through the system > Simultaneous preparation for treatment at the hospital > In some cases, treatment can begin before arrival at the hospital.
Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Sunderby Hospital offers
ICT-based support of parents of prematurely born infants during the first trial leave from hospital (ändra! Barnen är bara dagtid hemma/några timmar/permission!)
Videoconferencing system installed at parents’ home, connected to neonatal unit
• Round-the-clock access to neonatal nurses from home • Audio-visual contact
• Increased actual and perceived safety in a critical period of their child’s life • No need to travel • Greater security for parents Midwives • Complement to ordinary care • Almost as real-life encounter Region - Reliable and comfortable access to neonatal care from everywhere in a sparsely populated area - Cost and pollution reduction through less home visits
4. Northern Norway Regional Health Authority, Norway
5. Estonian eHealth Foundation, Estonia
6. Regional Council of Auvergne, France
7. Scottish Centre for Telehealth, Scotland
8. Norrbotten County, Sweden
9. Malopolska, Poland
9 European regions working together
The partnership of 9 European regions aims to release the potential of wider implementation and deployment of telemedicine services at the regional level. Over the three years the partners will organise workshops, four study visits and virtual meetings to focus on telemedicine services related to three major chronic diseases: diabetes, smokers’ lung disease, and cardiovascular disease.
Results with effect
The project results in policy recommendations, developed on the basis of identification and analysis of barriers and facilitators at clinical, strategy, and market levels.
Distance-independent everyday life is: A care-smart region THE CONCEPT Distance-independent everyday healthcare Well-proven Connected Prosperous Progressive Collaborative Sustainable
Distance-independent every day life is WELL-PROVEN : Patient security Privacy Implemented and practised solutions A care-smart region WELL-PROVEN CONNECTED COLLABORATIVE SUSTAINABLE PROSPEROUS PROGRESSIVE Distance-independent everyday healthcare
Distance-independent everyday life is CONNECTED : A care-smart region WELL-PROVEN CONNECTED COLLABORATIVE SUSTAINABLE PROSPEROUS PROGRESSIVE Distance-independent everyday healthcare Interaction Accessibility Interoperability
The largest open broadband network in Europe
Lumiora in Norrbotten
Years 2000 -2010
9,000 km of fibre optic network
~73 million euro has been invested in the IT infrastructure
~ 7 million euro from EU structural funds
> 93 % of the people has a broadband connection
A care-smart region
Distance-independent everyday life is COLLABORATIVE : A care-smart region WELL-PROVEN CONNECTED COLLABORATIVE SUSTAINABLE PROSPEROUS PROGRESSIVE Distance-independent everyday healthcare Developments driven by citizens’ needs Addresses the entire care-chain Close collaboration between University, business and care providers
Distance-independent everyday life is SUSTAINABLE : A care-smart region WELL-PROVEN CONNECTED COLLABORATIVE SUSTAINABLE PROSPEROUS PROGRESSIVE Distance-independent everyday healthcare Environment Economy Social S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y
Distance-independent everyday life is PROSPEROUS : Enormous growth potential Increased demand for preventive healthcare Worldwide market A care-smart region WELL-PROVEN CONNECTED COLLABORATIVE SUSTAINABLE PROSPEROUS PROGRESSIVE Distance-independent everyday healthcare
Distance-independent everyday life is PROGRESSIVE : New methods, products and services New fields of research opportunities Innovations and business start-ups A care-smart region WELL-PROVEN CONNECTED COLLABORATIVE SUSTAINABLE PROSPEROUS PROGRESSIVE Distance-independent everyday healthcare