New training methods for tomorrow’s health care personnel
Health care is a high-risk organisation. In nine per cent of all hospital visits, a health care injury occurs, of which half are judged to be avoidable. Personnel need training if they are to be capable of using the latest high-tech equipment in the best possible way. Using advanced medical simulation, the personnel can practice and upgrade their technical skills, behaviour and decision-making capabilities. This report examines what effect advanced simulator training has on the health care team.
Authors: Li Felländer-Tsai, professor of orthopaedics and senior physician; Annika Östman Wernerson, professor of Renal and transplantation pathology and senior physician, Karolinska Institute; and Anders Bergenfelz, professor of surgery and senior physician, Lund University.
Planned publication: November 2018.
Who will take care of the elderly?
Work conditions in geriatric care are important when it comes to recruiting personnel in the future and for the quality of elderly care. An aging population and large numbers moving into retirement mean that the demand for health care personnel is increasing all the time. This report studies work conditions of health care personnel between 2005 and 2015 in all the Nordic countries. What changes have taken place during the period? What differences are there between the Nordic countries?
Author: Anneli Stranz, researcher at the department of social work, Stockholm University.
Planned publication: February 2019.
Remuneration models and e-health
The county council remuneration system is subject to constant development. The introduction of digitalisation brings both opportunities and challenges. A current example is provided by the establishment of digital health centres. The purpose of the report is to survey what remuneration models the county councils use and to illustrate how remuneration models promote or hinder developments in the field of e-health. The report also highlights policy recommendations based on experiences in Sweden and abroad. The report is a follow up of the SNS report Remuneration in Health Care. Models, Effects and Recommendations (2014).
Author: Peter Lindgren, CEO, The Swedish Institute for Health Economics (IHE) and Professor of Health Economics, Karolinska Institute.
Planned publication: March 2019.
Patient involvement and profession-driven IT Innovation in health care
The IT system Swedish rheumatology quality register (SRQ) is widely referred to in Sweden and abroad. It is in several ways a successful example of innovation and implementation of IT systems in health care. It is used voluntarily by a majority of rheumatologists throughout Sweden. It is also used by new target groups such as clinical department managers, patients, government authorities and scientists, as well as containing data on numerous patients. This report summarises research on how the above has been achieved and what consequences this has had for relationships between patients, physicians, occupational roles and organisations.
Author: Anna Essén, associate professor in business administration, Stockholm School of Economics
Planned publication: April 2019