The biggest challenge for welfare technology companies is not the actual development of new products and solution – it’s the implementation of the technology in the day-to-day operation. Suma Care from Odense is aware of this challenge and has attempted to preempt it by collaborating with other companies to get input from the care staff and thereby further developing their intelligent diaper, Wear&Care®.
Dementia costs the Danish society 24 billion kroner each year. Welfare technology can ease the economic pressure and give dementia patients a better life, but this must go hand in hand with the specialization of the nursing staff. That is the goal of a new Danish-German dementia collaboration.
NewIcon has established a Danish subsidiary, in which Hanne Hansen-Nord has begun as the Key Account Manager on 1 February, 2017. The first smart medicine cabinet trial unit will be installed at Odense University Hospital in the end of March 2017.
New OUH is investing in new technology that provides patients with answers to their blood tests within a day. Via colour coding, the robot sorts the tests and sends one every 3 seconds to the lab. Both tissue- cell- and blood samples are handled more delicately and with fewer mistakes, which benefits the patient as well as the hospital.
It is old news that finding you way around a hospital can be difficult. When the New University Hospital in Odense (New OUH) opens its doors in 2022, the staff and patients are faced with the inconvenience of having to find their way around a new hospital, which can be difficult to get an overall view of, given its size. A group of Demola students has found an innovative solution.
Bent Hansen, the chairman of the Danish Regions, wishes the launching of projects within telemedicine in the public sector were much further than it really is. The problem, Bent says to MedWatch, is the non-decision making of the public sector. It is one thing to be safe, and another thing to be slow, he says.