Coordinated development for safer, more effective health and social care
Swedish health care is changing
The Swedish care system is facing great challenges. We need to take care of an ageing population, use resources efficiently, and adapt care to citizens' needs, for example by providing more home care. We must also create prerequisites for patients and their relatives to take an active part in their care and facilitate greater mobility for both patients and care staff. At the same time we must also be able to offer internationally competitive care of high quality.
To meet these challenges, an intensive effort is being undertaken on many fronts to develop and make all aspects of health and social care more effective. All levels are included – from individual patient care to changes in the entire organisation. One important element in the creation of modern, safe and accessible health and social care based on the population's needs is to better exploit the potential of IT and eServices. The Swedish Strategy for eHealth forms the foundation for our efforts.
Center for eHealth in Sweden
In order for county councils' and regions' eHealth collaboration to be run effectively with clear goals and continuity, consensus is needed on the focus and scope of the work. Joint efforts must be able to be controlled, prioritised and budgeted in a coordinated manner. The Center for eHealth in Sweden has been formed to coordinate and push these efforts forward. The Center shall create the long-term conditions necessary for developing and introducing nationwide use of IT in the decentralised health and social care system that the Swedish model is.
The work comprises new citizens' services and support for health and social care provision, a national technical infrastructure and common regulatory frameworks and standards. These joint eHealth solutions will improve accessibility of information, quality and patient safety.
The Center for eHealth in Sweden is governed by representatives of county councils and regions, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), municipalities and private care providers.
For more information, please contact:
Centre for eHealth in Sweden
Address: Hornsgatan 20, 118 82 Stockholm
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Sidan senast uppdaterad: 2010-10-13