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Health, Demography and Quality of Life

  • Published 28/09/2018
Facing the challenges in the Nordic healthcare systems.
Project

Health, Demography and Quality of Life

Time

From 01/05/2018
To 31/12/2021

On a global level, demographic challenges have a major impact on health care systems. Like many other countries, the Nordic countries have a growing proportion of elderly people and an increased prevalence of lifestyle and chronic diseases. 

 

The Nordic region has faced those challenges and is now in a transformation process. This has resolved in technology adoption and business model initiatives centred around integrated care, personalized medicine, value-based healthcare and population health management. Agility, transparency and data sharing are the key elements to this transformation. Facing those challenges jointly on a Nordic level is the best way for the Nordics to maintain its position as frontrunner and obtain the below vision.  

 

The vision of the programme: 

In 2030 the Nordics will be the most sustainable and integrated health region in the world, providing the best possible personalised health care for all its citizens.  

 

 

An integrated, digital and healthy life in a sustainable Nordic region 

 

The following video shows how health data can be used to improve quality of life in the Nordic region and develop new solutions and business opportunities that can give Nordic companies a competitive advantage. The story is an outlined scenario which will require collaboration between the Nordic countries both within the public and private health sector.  

 

 

Four action areas: 

 

The vision of the Health, Demography and Quality of Life programme will be realised through four initiatives. The four initiatives are under development and further activities will be conducted during the programme period. The four initiatives are as follows:  

 

”Bridging Nordic Data Initiative” will run from 2018 to 2021. The aim of the initiative is to find solutions on how to bridge Nordic health data and personal data for utilization in the Nordic health ecosystems. The first step will be to discuss, elaborate and anchor the above vision. Planned actions: 

  • Nordic Innovation will take part in a scenario planning within personalized health, data driven health and data sharing. The scenario planning will be conducted by Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) and gather Nordic partners.   

 

”Prevention and Healthy Patient” will run from 2018 to 2021. This initiative will focus on value-based health care, prepare for the development of solutions using personal health data and increase the involvement of the patient in the treatment to ensure quality of life. Actions will be planned during 2019.  

 

 

”Healthy Cities” will run from 2018 to 2021. The aim of the initiative is to improve health and quality of life for Nordic citizens by creating a healthy supportive environment based on innovative solutions. Planned actions:

  • Hackathons
  • Call for proposals  

 

”Value chain Collaboration” is expected to run from 2018 to 2021. The aim of this initiative is to boost exports of Nordic solutions, strengthen Nordic export networks and create value chain collaborations at markets with high potential for Nordic solutions. Planned actions:

  • HiMSS in Helsinki

 

 

Background and facts about the programme:  

 

The Nordic Health, Demography and Quality of Life programme is based on the priorities of the Nordic ministers of business in the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Business and Innovation Policy 2018-2021. A total of NOK 60 million has been allocated to this programme. 

On a global level, demographic challenges have a major impact on health care systems. Like many other countries, the Nordic countries have a growing proportion of elderly people and an increased prevalence of lifestyle and chronic diseases. The Nordic region has faced those challenges and is now in a transformation process. This has resolved in technology adoption and business model initiatives centred around integrated care, personalized medicine, value-based healthcare and population health management. Agility, transparency and data sharing are the key elements to this transformation. Facing those challenges jointly on a Nordic level is the best way for the Nordics to maintain its position as frontrunner and obtain the below vision.  

The vision of the programme:  
In 2030 the Nordics will be the most sustainable and integrated health region in the world, providing the best possible personalised health care for all its citizens.  

  

An integrated, digital and healthy life in a sustainable Nordic region  

The following video shows how health data can be used to improve quality of life in the Nordic region and develop new solutions and business opportunities that can give Nordic companies a competitive advantage. The story is an outlined scenario which will require collaboration between the Nordic countries both within the public and private health sector.  

Video 

  

Four action areas (projects including actions): 

The vision of the Health, Demography and Quality of life programme will be realised through four projects. The four projects are under development and further activities will be conducted during the programme period. The four projects are as follows:  

”Bridging Nordic Data initiative” will run from 2018 to 2021The aim of the initiativis to find solutions on how to bridge Nordic health data and personal data for utilization in the Nordic health ecosystems. The first step will be to discuss, elaborate and anchor the above vision. Planned actions 

  • Nordic Innovation will take part in a scenario planning within Personalized Health, Data Driven Health and Data Sharing. The scenario planning will be conducted by Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) and gather Nordic partners.   

  

”Prevention and Healthy patient” will run from 2018 to 2021This initiative will focus on value-based health care, prepare for the development of solutions using personal health data and increase the involvement of the patient in the treatment to ensure quality of life. Actions will be planned during 2019.  

  

Healthy Cities will run from 2018 to 2021. The aim of the initiative is to improve health and quality of life for Nordic citizens by creating a healthy supportive environment based on innovative solutions. Planned actions: 

  • Hackathons 

  • Call for proposal  

  

”Value-chain Collaboration” is expected to run from 2018 to 2021. The aim of this initiative is to boost exports of Nordic solutionsstrengthen Nordic export networks and create value-chain collaborations at markets with high potential for Nordic solutions. Planned actions: 

  • HIMSS in Helsinki 

  

Background/facts about the programme:  

The Nordic Health, Demography and Quality of life programme is based on the priorities of the Nordic ministers of business in the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Business and Innovation Policy 2018-2021. A total of NOK 60 million has been allocated to this programme. 

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