Nordic Think Tank for welfare technology
6 Nov 2018
How can welfare technology work better across sectors in the nordic welfare model?
The Nordic Think Tank for Welfare Technology is run by the Nordic Welfare Centre, an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. In 2017 the Think Tank consisted of ten carefully selected experts, two from each of the five Nordic countries. The experts selected are chosen based on their professional knowledge and experience, and are all leading experts in their respective countries. To maintain the independence of the Think Tank, no expert is employed by the central administration of his or her home country. Furthermore, the two experts from each country are chosen such that both the public and the private sector are represented in the Think Tank.
The Think Tank selects and addresses one difficult question each year within the area of welfare technology. For 2017 the question was: How can welfare technology work better across sectors in the Nordic welfare model?
During Think Tank meetings the members identified some of the main challenges and barriers we face when working with welfare technology across sectors. To clarify, across sectors in this publication refers to cooperation between primary and secondary healthcare sectors, and between municipal responsibilities and hospital responsibilities. The identified challenges and barriers were later transformed into the recommendations which can be found in this publication.
This year’s theme was chosen due to its importance and political priority within the healthcare sector in all five Nordic countries – and because there is great potential to improve this area through the better use of welfare technology.
Please note that the recommendations found in this document are set within a Nordic context. This means that some recommendations may be more applicable for some countries than others