The patient as innovation leader in the welfare system
Research Project , 2019 – 2021

It is increasingly common for patients and citizens to be invited to develop public services. It is now time to invite public and other actors to the patient’s lifeworld. With the patient as innovation leader in the welfare system, the starting point is their lived experience and unique life event knowledge.

Only with focus on the patient’s entirety – not organizations’ internal processes – the existing fragmented welfare system can be abandoned for a system that better supports the patient’s value creation. Within the present project, processes, tools and models will be developed and tested to enable patients to successfully lead innovation activities. At system level, this leads to the development and testing of structures and strategies that create favorable conditions for innovation. Center for Healthcare Improvement (CHI) at Chalmers University of Technology is leading the project. Other participating organizations include two nonprofit organizations in which patients and relatives drive innovations, two public service organizations focusing on patient involvement, social sustainability and equality, and two organizations with expertise in innovation facilitation and communication and dissemination. The project also seeks to broaden the innovation concept by explicitly integrating sustainability: by including diversity in the innovation process, better prerequisites are given to address unequal conditions and to reach health and well-being

Participants

Andreas Hellström (contact)

Senior Lecturer at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Patrik Alexandersson

Project Leader at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, TME verksamhetsstöd, Project and Centre Management

Hans Björkman

Gästforskare at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Erik Eriksson

Researcher at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Collaborations

C.S. COMBINED SERVICES AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Coinnovate

Stockhom, Sweden

Forum Patient

Stockholm, Sweden

Region Västra Götaland

Vänersborg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2021

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Health Engineering

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2020-03-30