New training methods for tomorrow’s healthcare personnel
Healthcare is a high-risk industry. Injuries occur in 9% of all hospital visits, 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, personnel can practice and upgrade their technical skills, behaviour, and decision-making capabilities. This report examines what effect advanced simulator training has on a healthcare 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: May 2019.
Who will take care of the elderly?
Working conditions in the field of geriatric care are important when it comes to recruiting personnel in the future, as well as for the quality of care for the elderly. An ageing population and increasing numbers of people retiring mean that the demand for healthcare personnel is increasing continuously. This report studies working conditions for healthcare personnel between 2005 and 2015 in all of the Nordic countries. What changes have taken place during this period? What differences exist between the Nordic countries?
Author: Anneli Stranz, researcher at the Department of Social Work, Stockholm University.
Planned publication: Fall of 2019.
Remuneration models and e-health
The Swedish county council remuneration system is subject to constant development. The introduction of digitalisation brings both opportunities and challenges. The establishment of digital health centres provides a timely example of both. The purpose of this 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 Healthcare. 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 healthcare
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 the innovation and implementation of IT systems in the healthcare sector. A majority of rheumatologists throughout Sweden use SRQ voluntarily. It is also used by new target groups, such as clinical department managers, patients, government authorities, and scientists, and it contains data on numerous patients. This report summarises research on these achievements and what consequences they have had for the relationships between patients, physicians, occupational roles, and organisations.
Author: Anna Essén, associate professor in business administration, Stockholm School of Economics
Planned publication: June 2019