Innovation in Health Care20.5.2020
In recent weeks, health care organizations have faced great challenges. During these difficult times, healthcare organizations have had to resort to various new solutions to provide the best public health services.
How can new ways and approaches to health care and prevention be promoted ?
How can quality, safety and access to health care be improved by innovation?
Some of the challenges in health care are:
- How can we facilitate system flexibility?
- How can epidemiological data be used to predict the burden on the health system of chronic disease over the next few decades?
- How can we use state-of-the-art technology to enhance service nationwide, for example through remote health services?
- Due to the rising age of the nation, the size of nursing homes will grow significantly. How do we keep the quality high without disrupting the health system?
How do we want to see the future of health care?
- Who should she serve and how?
- What are the potential synergies for health centers in the capital area? But in the countryside?
- How can housing and utilization make room for future healthcare in order to cope with projects like Covid ?
- How should health care respond and mitigate the consequences of Covid , ie. social impact such as an increase in mental health problems .
How do we want to see the hospital of the future?
- How do we see outpatient clinic bookings (so patients can book themselves and agencies to make the best use of their housing).
- Guidance programs for the general public about where in the health care system are best sought with common health problems. (Based on urgency and grading, working on the most common reasons for arrival at the emergency room).
- An application or app for the public that monitors drug intake. (Enter the dose and time and receive reminders and signify when the medicine has been taken)
- Waiting list Calculator. Probable waiting time after service (eg. surgery based on real data).
- How can we better integrate health services (between health care, hospital, social services and municipal services).
Andri Heiðar Kristinsson. Managing Director of Digital Iceland.
Inga Þórsdóttir. President of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland.
Ingi Steinar Ingason. Team Manager at the Center for Electronic Health Solutions at the Office of the Director of Health.
Sverrir Geirdal. Managing Director of Business Development at Audna Tæknitorg.
The jury will consider the following factors when selecting projects:
Projects will be evaluated based on how well they meet health care challenges and promote a new approach to health care provision and prevention. It is also considered whether projects are to improve the quality of health care, safety and accessibility in accordance with the government’s health policy.
The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Innovation, ísland.is and the Ministry of Finance and Economy.
The prize amount is ISK 500,000. Then all participants can take part in a health tournament which will be presented in the aftermath of the hackney with the possibility of working with health institutions.