Finalists in the Medtech4Health Innovation Award 2020

All the video clips on this page are in Swedish. In the video above you can follow the excitement as the winners of this year’s Medtech4Health Innovation Award were chosen. In the video clips below you can see the three finalists presented, each for themselves, in separate videos.

The winner of the Medtech4Health Innovation Award 2020

Andrea Stuart and Johanna Wagenius, at the office hysteroscopy reception at Helsingborg Hospital were awarded SEK 100,000 and film presentation for the introduction of a gentle and effective method for the study of uterine cancer and treatment of benign uterine tumours.

This year’s winner has introduced a new procedure to investigate uterine cancer – without anesthesia. The method is also used to treat benign uterine tumours that can cause bleeding problems in women. Patients can go home the same day and hospital beds can be used as they are needed most. Through an exemplary introduction project, the team has implemented new technology and thus changed and streamlined work methods to increase patient safety and shorten hospital stays for a large patient group.

MEDTECH4HEALTH INNOVATION AWARD


Asthma Tuner

Björn Nordlund, Henrik Ljungberg and Anna Carleborg for a self-care system for a large patient group with asthma, our most common chronic disease.

The team has created an individualised decision support that facilitates everyday life for patients with asthma. Through precise dose recommendations based on the person’s treatment plan, current status and wider factors, such as pollen levels, the caregiver gets more effective decision support and an ongoing overview of the patient’s condition. A medical technology service with great potential – nationally as well as internationally.

Björn Nordlund and Henrik Ljungberg are active at the Lung and Allergy Clinic, Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital. Anna Carleborg works as a research nurse at the Karolinska Institute and Medituner AB.

Medicine dispenser

Employees and management in home health care in Umeå municipality for a committed implementation project for the automatic delivery of dose-dispensed medicine.

New technology and new ways of working have led to a more secure way to allocate medicine. Staff and management in four teams have introduced welfare technology in which everyone has been involved and to which all have contributed with ideas, experience and improvements. The result is patients who can maintain their independence longer, and with increased medication adherence. In addition, it has freed up time within the organisation to the benefit of patients, something very necessary today!

The team that made it happen is made up of 45 nurses, eleven under-nurses, three co-ordinating nurses, two section managers, two care co-ordinators, two operative assistants and two unit managers. Collaboration has taken place with primary care physicians in Umeå.

Office hysteroscopy

Andrea Stuart and Johanna Wagenius of Helsingborg Hospital, for introducing a gentle and effective method for the study of uterine cancer.

The nominees opened a sepecialised section to investigate uterine cancer – without anesthesia. Patients can go home the same day and care places can be used as they are needed most. The method is also used to treat benign uterine changes that can cause bleeding problems in women. Through an exemplary implementation project, the team has introduced new technology and thus changed and streamlined work methods to increase patient safety and shorten hospital stays for a large patient group.

Johanna Wagenius is Operational Manager and Andrea Stuart is Head of Section at VO Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsingborg Hospital.