Innovative Danish mobile solution will ease workload for hospital doctors

October 03, 2019

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The Danish Innovation Fund (Innovationsfonden) has just invested EUR 2.7 million in a new research project by the Danish company Systematic that aims to streamline workflows, ease workloads, and create a better overview of tasks among busy hospital doctors via an intelligent call system.

The Danish software company Systematic has entered into a collaboration with the University of Aarhus and the university hospitals in Aarhus and Aalborg, to develop a mobile phone-based IT solution that can make doctors’ work easier. The objective is to reduce the volume of telephone calls, provide hospital doctors with faster access to necessary data from patient records and a better overview of what is important in the volume of data, which will serve as a prioritization tool that gives medical staff greater influence on how best to organize their particular tasks.

New tasks and information are usually communicated via the duty phone that the doctors carry with them. This solution will improve and streamline working conditions for hospital doctors – and thus improve the overall experience for patients.

According to a press release, Mikkel Harbo, Director from Systematic, expects the solution to be adapted to the needs of hospitals in other parts of the world in the future. The need for information overviews and efficiency is just as relevant elsewhere as in Denmark.

The project will extend over three years from autumn 2019 to autumn 2022. Development of the prototype of the new mobile phone-based IT solution is expected to be completed and ready for testing at Aarhus University Hospital and Aalborg University Hospital in six months, spring 2020, in the A&E department.