Collecting best pracice knowledge within welfare technology
Health and assisted living technology – or simply welfare technology, as we like to call it in the Nordic countries, is entering a critical phase. It now has to take the difficult step from merely being pilot projects to becoming an integrated part of the way public services are delivered.
To facilitate this step we have to solve some of our common Nordic challenges:
- Too many projects with too little end product.
- Too much focus on simply participating in projects, rather than ensuring that knowledge and results are properly embedded into the existing organization.
- Too much re-inventing the wheel. Not enough cooperation and knowledge-sharing, and an inherent "not invented here"-thinking.
- A weak common Nordic market for welfare technology. A great potential for strengthening a market, which today is very fragmented.
Creating an optimal process
CONNECT is trying to overcome these challenges by creating an optimal process for working with welfare technology – and creating a complete best practice toolkit for each step in that process. This is done by collecting best practice knowledge and experience using the bottom-up approach. Ten of the leading Nordic municipalities make out the core of the CONNECT project team and are joined by seven national authorities ensuring true Nordic validity across the entire Nordic region.
Our goal is to create a process that eases the initial burden of working with welfare technology and provides you both with a structured approach as well as complete access to best practice knowledge to each of the steps leading up to and including the implementation of welfare technology into every day service.
The tool box
The nine step process can be found in the box below – and by clicking on each step in the process you access the best practice toolbox for that particular step. You can also find more information about the background of the project and the participants by clicking on the pictures below.
Here you can download the toolbox:
The Tool Box
● Communication Plan
● Needs Analysis
● Market Screening
● Evaluation Model
● Procurement Model
● Implementation Model
● Effect Monitoring
Information about CONNECT (.pdf, 1 Mb)
CONNECT - The Barriers and Challenges for working with Welfare Technology in the Nordic Region (to be published in February 2017.)
Have your say
The CONNECT project invites everyone with knowledge and interest in this area to "have their say". The CONNECT toolbox is meant to be a living document and we welcome input based on your best practice. This also includes criticism, new tools and methods or examples. We look forward to your input. Please send an e-mail to Senior Advisor .
25 January: Seminar at MVT in Stockholm
19 Febuary: Presentation at Nordic Day Himss 2017 Orlando
30 March: Workshop in OULU (CONNECT TOUR)
4 April: Workshop Bergen (CONNECT TOUR)
5 April: Workshop Kvinesdal (CONNECT TOUR)
19 April: Workshop Lappeenranta (CONNECT TOUR)
25-27 April: Workshop at Vitalis, Göteborg (CONNECT TOUR)
10 May: Workshop Västerås (CONNECT TOUR)
16 May: Workshop Aarhus (CONNECT TOUR)
23 May: Presentation at conference in Bergen
26 May: Workshop Akureyri (CONNECT TOUR)
29 May: Workshop Reykjavik (CONNECT TOUR)
19-23 June: ESN Conference, Malta
21-22 September: FoU Helsingborg
10-12 October: Workshop at WHINN, Odense (CONNECT TOUR)
26-27 October: Presentation during Äldreomsorgsdagarna, Stockholm