CASE STUDIES

TROPICO conducts case studies on various dynamics and aspects of the digital transformation of public administrations in Europe over its project duration. This online case study repository gives access to all our empirical research in a condensed format. Please contact info@tropico-project.eu or the case study author for further information.

PGO in de Regio, the Netherlands

19. February 2021
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In 2018, The Lage land Hospital together with a number of partners started a project which was aimed to create a personal health environment for patients (PGO= Persoonlijke Gezondheids Omgeving) with better information exchange that would benefit patients. With a PGO, patients are able to access their medical data at one place and share and manage their data. In this way, both the patient and the health provider can see (changes in) the status…

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Track AI, Spain

19. February 2021
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The objective of the Track AI project (https://dive-medical.com/TrackAI.html) is to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into the DIVE medical device[1] so it can “estimate the probability of the patient having a certain pathology”. The innovation was created due to the difficulty in exploring the visual function (e.g. vision) among children, but it can be used for both collaborative and non-collaborative patients (i.e. patients who are able to collaborate with physicians as opposed to patients –…

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Polycare, Spain

19. February 2021
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The purpose of the Polycare Project was “to develop and test an integrated care model, patient-centred, supported by the use of advanced ICT systems and services that allows the monitoring and care of older chronic patients in acute phases at home”. The project tried to achieve this objective by developing a collaborative website between stakeholders to facilitate the transmission of information, create personalized apps and patient wearables, and develop a decision support system. The…

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MasterMind, Spain

19. February 2021
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The objective of the MasterMind project was “to make high quality treatment for depression more widely available for adults suffering from the illness by the use of ICT” (http://mastermind-project.eu). Collaboration by 23 partners framed in a European H2020 project was created in order to accomplish this objective. There were four core Spanish partners participating in this project, belonging to four different Spanish regions. They decided to join forces and create a partnership to implement…

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Proactive service provision for disabled people, Estonia

18. February 2021
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The ‘Proactive service provision for disabled people’ project started out in 2018 and was implemented in 2020. The objective of the project was to automate the process of application for disability in an effort to reduce personnel resource costs (as application review is a very time-consuming process for physicians involved in the review) for the Social Insurance Board and simplify the current application system for users. Currently, individuals first apply for disability and only…

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CoNurse, Estonia

18. February 2021
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The CoNurse project was initiated in 2017 and the solution was implemented in 2018. The objective of the project was to reduce human-resulted errors in carrying out standard nursing procedures. Cognuse detected a need for it in Estonian health care through interactions with the North Estonia Medical Centre (henceforth NEMC), as there was a lack of necessary tools for supporting health care professionals. Cognuse is a private company building ICT solutions for healthcare professionals…

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Centralised digital patient registration, Estonia

18. February 2021
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The centralized digital patient registration project is part of a wider eHealth initiative in Estonia that revolves around the efficiency of patient movement between different health care providers through the centralised digital patient registration, digital referrals and also e-consultation. These different initiatives are meant to operate in conjunction, as they have limited impact in isolation. The solutions operating together are meant to reduce waiting times for citizens and reduce costs for both health care…

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Patient Reported Outcome Measures, Denmark

18. February 2021
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The purpose of the collaboration “Patient Reported Outcome Measures in a mobile application” (henceforth “PROM”) was to improve patient-hospital communication through the development and test of a mobile application that makes it possible for patients to report their progress after surgery from home and for the clinical staff to gain a quick overview of the patients’ condition. The project took place at a university hospital in the Southern Region of Denmark, specifically in four…

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Dysphagia E-learning: The Danish case of e-learning innovation

18. February 2021
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The Dysphagia E-learning project was initiated in 2013 with a pre-study phase. The purpose of Dysphagia E-learning was to develop new innovative solutions for health professionals and patients that can prevent deaths, pneumonia and malnutrition for patients and citizens with dysphagia. Dysphagia refers to a condition where a person has difficulties swallowing (food, drinks and saliva). If untreated and/or undetected, it can lead to risk of suffocation, pneumonia, dehydration and malnutrition. The project was…

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Nursing home Booghuys, Belgium

18. February 2021
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The nursing home Booghuys, part of the city of Leuven, provides care for elderly people. In 2016, it was decided that the nursing home needed some renovations. The involved actors worked out some concepts for the renovations and did several working visits to other nursing homes. However, in June of 2017, the involved actors decided that the renovations would not fulfil the wishes of residents and staff, and they eventually worked out a concept…

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