Our vision is that by 2030, the Nordics will be the most sustainable and integrated health region in the world, providing the best possible personalised health care for all its citizens.
On a global level, demographic challenges have a major impact on health care systems. Like many other countries, the Nordic countries have a growing proportion of elderly people and an increased prevalence of lifestyle and chronic diseases.
The Nordic region has faced those challenges and is now going through a transformation process. As a result, we have adapted our technology and business models to center around integrated care, personalized medicine, value-based healthcare and population health management. Agility, transparency and data sharing are the key elements to this transformation.
We believe Nordic cooperation is key to maintain our position as global frontrunners and reach the vision that lays the foundation for this program:
In 2030, the Nordics will be the most sustainable and integrated health region in the world, providing the best possible personalised health care for all its citizens.
An integrated, digital and healthy life
To reach this vision, health data will play a crucial role. Health data can be used to improve quality of life in the Nordic region and develop new solutions and business opportunities that can give Nordic companies a competitive advantage.
For the story in the video above to come true, the Nordic countries need to collaborate across the public and private health sector. Through this program, Nordic Innovation want to contribute to making those collaborations reality.
The Nordic Health, Demography and Quality of Life program is developed based on the priorities of the Nordic ministers of business outlined in the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Business and Innovation Policy 2018-2021. Nordic Innovation has allocated NOK 60 million to the program, which runs form 2018-2021.
Four action areas
We have built the Health, Demography and Quality of Life program around four action areas, which will continuously be developed as the program is progressing.
The Bridging Nordic Data Initiative will run from 2018 to 2021. The aim of the initiative is to find solutions on how to bridge Nordic health data and personal data for utilization in the Nordic health ecosystems. The first step will be to discuss, elaborate and anchor the above vision. Planned activities:
- Scenario planning within personalized health, data driven health and data sharing conducted by Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS).
Prevention and Healthy Patient will run from 2018 to 2021. This action area will focus on value-based health care, prepare for the development of solutions using personal health data and increase the involvement of the patient in the treatment to ensure quality of life. Activities will be planned during 2019.
Healthy Cities will run from 2018 to 2021. Through this action area, we aim to improve health and quality of life for Nordic citizens by creating a healthy supportive environment based on innovative solutions. Planned activities:
- Hackathons in Reykjavik and Helsinki March 2019
- Call for proposals
Value Chain Collaboration is expected to run from 2018 to 2021 and is a contribution to boost exports of Nordic solutions, strengthen Nordic export networks and create value chain collaborations at markets with high potential for Nordic solutions. Planned activities:
- HiMSS in Helsinki 11-13 June 2019