eNursing project receives SEK 499 000 from Vinnova
The eNursing project has recently received half a million SEK in funding from Vinnova for a pre-study within the UDI (Challenge-driven innovation) programme. The two main goals of the pre-study are; 1) identify and define potential demonstrators at each participating care unit utilizing offerings from the project partners; 2) design and establish a new open arena, eNursing open arena, using the existing Prehospital ICT Arena at Lindholmen Science Park as template.
The project is led by Bengt Arne Sjöqvist at the department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers/MedTech West. Leif Sandsjö from MedTech West/University of Borås, Stefan Candefjord from MedTech West/Chalmers, and Nicklas Björklund from Domitor AB are workpackage leaders and part of the management team.
The concept of eNursing addresses the departmental day-to-day care work. The primary target group is nurses and the focus is compliance with and adaptation of individual care plans, team work, and activities around the individual patient. eNursing aims to provide a basis for successful long-term research, development and innovation in the field, as well as new and improvedsupport of the commercial process where care, quality, patient safety and perception of care are key words. In addition to “traditional” ICT solutions and tools, eNursing includes the use of sensors that provide information about the patient’s activity and status, as well as “smart home” solutions contributing to a positive health care experience. The planned solutions will interact closely with other health care systems like electronic patient records. Besides MedTech West and Chalmers University of Technology, some of the parties involved are Framtidens Vårdavdelning at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Södra Älvsborg Sjukhus, Tre Stiftelser, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life, and Social Welfare at the University of Borås, Test & Innovation Region Östergötland, Vårdförbundet, Ascom, Cambio, Domitor Consulting and NG Elektriska AB.