Digital projects can benefit from digital technology’s modularity, which provides the opportunity for new functionalities and interfaces to surrounding systems. At the same time, digital projects need to ensure that extensive testing (from simple dummy tests to producible demos) is carried out to ensure connectivity. As responsible for higher education, the state should also ensure relevant education and training for personnel who need to interpret and present healthcare information in digital format.
The state should take greater responsibility for monitoring the issue of equality, as it is likely that digitization can affect differences in healthcare between residents of different regions and municipalities. Recommendation to the principles of health care and care. The principals should offer education and training to enable the sweeping changes in working methods and organization that are required for an increased use of digital technology.
The principals need to work to ensure that organizational cultures and follow-up systems show greater understanding of and encourage initiatives for business development. The overall principles of financial compensation used today do not prevent business development – but neither do they encourage it. In order to promote investments in efficiency-enhancing technology, excessive decentralized cost responsibility for medical technology should be avoided. In the same way, one should avoid too rapid adjustments of appropriations for activities that have become more efficient.
It is important that the principals apply the principles for prioritization that have been developed in other contexts also for digital technologies. There is reason to consider how to prioritize technology whose main benefit is that it saves time for the patient. The principals should monitor how the introduction of new technologies promotes or opposes the goal of equal access to care, and be prepared to make efforts to reduce unjustified differences. Such efforts do not necessarily have to do with digital technology.
The system of non-county compensation was never intended to handle a nationally based digital primary care. The healthcare regions should reform the current model with out-of-county reimbursement for remote digital primary care. In order to handle challenges, digital projects need to include direct involvement of future users, which facilitates the work of spreading changed routines in the larger organizational context. A flexible resource allocation system can facilitate the selection of team members based on their everyday roles.
Large development costs in connection with information-driven care mean that principals should cooperate as far as possible on such development work. A harmonization of patient and record data systems across regional borders would facilitate in this regard. The purpose of the research is to increase understanding of the effects of digitization on the work environment and health of employees in the municipal and regional sector. Another aim is to take advantage of and promote the development of digitalisation.