New project on innovation in healthcare2014-04-04
Vinnova has granted 2.7 million SEK for the project ”User-oriented innovation within primary care through innovation groups”, that will be conducted by CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University
- We will develop a methodology to increase the level of innovation and to implement innovation in primary care. Concrete ideas for innovations will be generated and the involvement of users will increase in the participating organizations, says Project Manager Per Skålén.
The project aims to increase the level of innovation and users’ well-being and to reduce the cost increase in primary care. This will be done through the formation of innovation groups, consisting of about five to seven participants, staff and/or users. Users primarily refers to patients and relatives to patients, but can also be citizens who do not directly use primary care, as well as representatives of various interest groups.
This project is a collaboration with the County Council of Värmland, especially with General medicine in Karlstad and Hammarö and is conducted over the period 2014-04-01 – 2016-10-01. Other researchers involved in the project are Peter Magnusson, Katarina Wetter Edman and Jenny Karlsson.