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Optimization of the digital ecosystem to improve healthcare for people with multimorbidity: the Danish experience

December 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

People with multimorbidity (defined as the co-occurrence of multiple chronic diseases) frequently experience fragmented care and are expected to manage and coordinate a high volume of information from multiple providers about different conditions, visits and self-care tasks. Digital health interventions have the potential to reduce the burden of treatment for people with multimorbidity by creating more flexible and time-saving treatment programs and unburden the management and coordination for HCPs. A growing variety of digital health solutions are available in Denmark, but many factors affect consumers’ limited access to these. Dr. Hempler will present and discuss results from a needs assessment and development phase of a digitally supported intervention aiming to improve access to and coordination of care for people with multimorbidity. The intervention is co-designed with HCPs from all health sectors, consumers and the local community. The project is highly inspired by models from the CRE initiative – i.e. the eco system, the navigator and the optimization model.

NHMRC CRE Digital Technology to Transform Chronic Disease Outcomes

Nana Folmann Hempler
Nana Folmann Hempler

Senior researcher and Head of research team Equity and Diabetes
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark

Pilvikki Absetz
Pilvikki Absetz

Tampere University, Adjunct Professor of Health Promotion
University of Eastern Finland, Visiting Researcher
CEO, Collaborative Care Systems Finland