The Nordic Digital Health & Medication Platform project will enable a fast track for evaluating, accrediting and distributing health-related apps across the Nordic region.
The project, which started in 2020, aims to help the citizens access quality health apps through channels they can trust, and increase the uptake of digital solutions for both health care and preventive care. The platform will boost the digital health industry through the access to a Nordic-wide marketplace for accredited solutions.
A common Nordic way of evaluating digital health
During the initial project period, the establishment of a Nordic Baseline Review operational infrastructure and the associated “warehouse” for the digital health apps have turned out to be an important element for promoting a common way of evaluating digital health in the region that member states can leverage and integrate into national initiatives.
This part of the system will enable a regulated foundational assessment that can support all the Nordic countries and provide a marketplace, distribution channel and governance system for developers looking to access the Nordic market.
To strengthen this work, Nordic Innovation has decided to co-fund the project for an additional year. The project will now run until the end of 2022.
Sustainable healthcare and business innovation
Once established, the Nordic Digital Health & Medication Platform will provide an ecosystem of review and accreditation, promotion, integration and – in due time – prescription services for health apps and digital medication. The platform will be harmonized with the different initiatives in Europe.
The platform is an important contribution in making the Nordic health systems more sustainable by supporting a shift towards preventive healthcare. The platform will also provide a fundament for new business models and prescription services.
By creating a Nordic platform rather than several national platforms, the project helps create a marketplace big enough for creating sustainable business models for the app development community and the Nordic health industry.
The platform is part of the broader Nordic Interoperability Project, which is co-funded by Nordic Innovation, where the goal is for citizens to receive personalized care wherever they go in the region. This means that you and I should be able to travel across the Nordics knowing that our health data will be available at the point of care, with the added benefit of cross-border insights.
The project is funded under the Health, Demography and Quality of Life program and will contribute towards making the Nordic region the most sustainable and integrated health region in the world by 2030.