CONNECT – welfare technology tool box
Welfare policy, Welfare Technology
Technology for health and support in the home, known as welfare technology, is now entering a critical phase. In many of our Nordic municipalities the welfare technology process needs to advance from being a pilot project to become an integrated part of public services. The Nordic Welfare Centre has developed a practical tool box, in the form of a handbook, to drive the progress of welfare technology forward and increase the general level of knowledge in this area.
The Nordic Welfare Model has garnered a great deal of international attention and technical solutions are an increasingly important way of achieving cost-effective methods.
In our tool box, ten Nordic municipalities have identified nine points that will help other municipalities to make progress with their projects and maximise the opportunities for them to meet the expectations of tomorrow with regard to welfare technology.
The tool box contains everything from visions to monitoring the benefits, with a focus on how these elements can be adapted to different types of project.
To facilitate the transition from pilot project to integrated service, we need to resolve some of the common challenges we face here in the Nordic region:
- Too many projects with too little end result
- Too much focus on just taking part in projects rather than ensuring that knowledge and experience is properly established in the existing organisation
- Too much reinventing the wheel. Not enough cooperation and exchange of knowledge and a constant “not invented here” approach
- A weak Nordic market for welfare technology
10 Mar 2017
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