Region Jämtland Härjedalen 

RJH’s legal status is a County Council with main responsibility for primary and secondary healthcare as well as regional development in a region of about 126,000 inhabitants. RJH also works with preventative measures and dentistry. Secondary health care is carried out at the only hospital in the only town of the region – Östersund Hospital. There are 416 beds and 51 out-patient clinics. Primary health care is carried out in 28 locations of this sparsely populated region while home and social care are the responsibilities of its eight municipalities. There are about 4,000 employees in 100 different professions in RJH, and around 93% of the total budget is allocated to health care. As part of RJH, the R&D unit also oversees education, including parts of the training for all medical personnel. R&D is responsible for developmental projects such as C3-Cloud.

Project Role

We function as a partner supporting the work of the pilot studies. We had the lead function in Task 8.1 – Requirements and Use Cases of C3-Cloud Pilot Application. We are strongly involved in the following tasks: Task 4.1 – Exploration of New Patient Pathways and Corresponding Care Plans; Task 5.1 – Development of Training Materials for Increasing Patient Adherence to Care Plans; Task 7.1 – Identifying the Evidence Based Clinical Guideline Definitions and Flowcharts for Individual Chronic Conditions; Task 8.2 – Design of C3-Cloud Pilot Application; Task 8.3 – Deployment and Operation of C3-Cloud Pilot Application; and almost all tasks in WP9 – Evaluation and Impact Assessment.

Related Expertise

RJH has an ongoing collaboration with our county’s eight municipalities – formalised collaborations such as an agreement from 1996 with the purpose of improving the integrated care process for elderly and people with multi-morbidity. We also work in other areas that are of importance to the needs and well-being of the elderly and people with multi-morbidity; with the purpose to avoid and remove problems between stakeholders. An example of this is the field of Welfare Technology. This work includes national and international collaborators. We are developing an innovative approach that is focused on solving problems chiefly relating to the chronically ill. One important aspect of this is our intention to, in a systematic fashion, provide test beds for demand-driven innovative developmental works. There are favourable conditions to us when developing the test beds: we are ahead of the demographic curve by an estimated 20 years; we have short and familiar decision paths; and we are situated in a large, lowdensity area with a stable, homogenous population.

 

The Team

GÖRAN LARSSON

R&D and Education Manager

MARIE H. SHERMAN

Deputy Manager RJH Coordinator

MALIN CARLSSON

Controller

IOANNIS AMARANTIDIS

Administrator

MIKAEL LILJA

Scientific Manager GP, PhD

LARS SÖDERSTRÖM

Statistician

MATIAS WURCHMIDT – WANG

Technical Manager

SARA RÖNNBERG

Communications

HELGE JONSSON

Legal advisor

MARIT NILSSON

IT Administrator

BO KARLSSON (BOSSE)

IT-Strategist

KARIN GÄRD

MD, trainee as GP

EVA – PIA DARSBO

GP, Specialist Geriatrics

ANNA HESTNER

Specialist Nurse

ELSY BÄCKSTRÖM

Administrator and Specialist Nurse