24 May United4Health- Southern Norway
- EU FP7 Project (2013-2016) CIP-ICT PSP-2012-3, 20 countries, 20 000 patients.
- Kristiansand municipality and University of Agder design, development and deployment of telemonitoring program for COPD patients.
- Aim: to reduce hospital re-admissions from COPD exacerbations over the following year and pathway is more cost-effective compared to usual care.
- User-centred design: all stakeholders at all times.
- COPD patients and health professionals designing and evaluating together.
- Service deployed into the Norwegian Health Network.
- Triage based on clinical evidence (no standard available at the time).
- International partners with different expertise but tackling the same type of problem.
- Learning objectives: legal, technical and economic issues.
- Benefit realisation takes time: short- versus long-term approach.
- Triage is now part of an algorithm in use at same municipality.
- The Agder region is a Norwegian and European Reference Site (3 star in EU EIP-AHA).
To find out more about lessons from Norway on collaborative approaches to user-centred design as enabler for large-scale implementation, please watch this video from our 6th Hub Talk (from 46:15 to 01:03:00)