They presented a co-production service that they developed and are implementing with IMPROVE on safety technology packages for sheltered housing and private homes, and also medicine support for private homes.
Around a hundred people attended from all the eighteen municipalities of the county, some travelling a long way to get there. One of the main topics was co-production in welfare and that is why, there were different stakeholders involved in health care system: health care leaders and employees in municipalities, IT leaders and employees, and user organisations, mainly for elderly people.
Among the speakers that went to the conference, were a representative for a national user organisation, an end user sharing his story about becoming a user of health care services, a service design expert, a representative from the National Welfare Technology Program, and regionals representatives – one of them was Marta Strandos, Labour Leader by Development Centre for Nursing and Home Services at WNRI (see picture).
The program also included a demo-session where the participants were routed through three areas:
- An area with health care technology providers showcasing their technology.
- A poster area where the regional activities were presented, including the services developed in IMPROVE, explained by Hilde G. Corneliussen, Ph.D. and Senior Researcher at WNRI (see picture).
- A lab used for education in health care and welfare technology at the high school where the conference was located.