How does selecting a mobile health toolkit affect a service provider’s long term ability to offer ehealth services? We did an evaluation of three mobile health toolkits to see how they enable and restrict service providers. The results are now published.
Our group has conducted a qualitative study of implementing a GPS-based localization service for people with cognitive impairment. The report, written in Norwegian, is a case study describing in detail how a large municipality in Norway is introducing the service in its health and welfare service portfolio. We discuss findings from all the steps in the service, from early screening of users, to allocation decisions, to daily usage.
One of the most time-consuming tasks for homecare personnel is to fetch door keys before they visit service recipients at their homes. A number of municipalities in Norway are in the process of acquiring and installing electronic locks in order to eliminate the need for physical keys. But what are the real requirements for e-locks and what are the barriers to introduce e-locks in homecare?