Finnish CHT mentiones SICS e-Health Report

27 April, 2015 - 13:34

"Recent Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare report proposes municipalities to take actions towards standard home platforms and outside home mobile alarm solutions to introduce welfare technology in municipalities.

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has commissioned SICS Swedish ICT to describe the current situation in Sweden and internationally with the use of the welfare technology for care. The assignment was to investigate the feasibility of introducing the technology on a broad front in the municipalities.

Silas Olsson, International Cooperation Manager of SICS´s eHealth section, and a co-author of the report, describes the current situation of digital care services in Swedish municipalities as follows: “Social alarms are normally the first step for municipalities to assist users on distance in the home. There is a large technology shift from analog to digital social alarm systems in the municipalities. The demographic changes with an aging population and a related increase in chronic health disorders means that increasingly more functions and services for remote health management and support to individuals will be needed in the future. This is due to a combination of budget constraints, new ways of care delivery, and the wish to support independence of the users.”"

Read the article at the Finnish Centre for Health and Technology website.