Healthcare and

A priority project during 2018–2020 forming part of the Swedish Presidency Programme of Nordic Council of Ministers 2018. The priority project also covers the collaboration "ePrescriptions across country borders".


NEW VOPD WEBINAR SERIES: Technology use for Covid 19 response

NOVEMBER 18th, 13:00-14:30 CET

Practical examples from digitally transformed service models in existing organisations

Our Nordic welfare models are being challenged in sparsely populated areas with aging population, declining tax base, and difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff to healthcare and social care. In order to continue to be able to deliver high-quality welfare services and protect our most vulnerable citizens in times of pandemic, businesses must make greater use of the possibilities that digitalisation brings.

 At this webinar we will share practical examples how to digitally transform service models in existing organizations. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, 18 November at 13.00 - 14.30 CET. We will present a couple of the projects where cooperation between regional and municipal organizations is highlighted.


Nordregio launched three reports at the webinar on October, 21

Three reports: State of the Nordic Region 2020 – Well-being, health and digitalisation edition (available soon),  Digital Health Care and Social Care – Regional Development Impacts in the Nordic Countries  and  In-depth accessibility study – Regional development impacts in the Nordic countries are initiated and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and produced by Nordregio. Digital Health Care and Social Care – Regional Development Impacts in the Nordic Countries report is an output connected to the priority project Healthcare and care with distance-spanning technologies (VOPD, Vård och omsorg på distans), which form part of the Swedish presidency programme at the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018.


Watch the recording of the webinar here 

Find out more about Health and Well-being in the Nordic Region here

Tools to support digital transformation of healthcare and social care services

Download your preferred version of the Norwegian tool for implementation, Roadmap for Service Innovation.

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PUBLICATION — 24 practical distance-spanning solutions for healthcare and social care

Updates and info

WEBINAR 3 - Practical examples from digitally transformed service models in existing organizations

NOVEMBER 18th, 13:00-14:30 CET


Webinar series: Technology use for Covid 19 response

The VOPD webinar series "Technology use for Covid 19 response" are being held during autumn 2020. Watch our recorded webinars here!


Seminar at Vitalis

We are happy to announce that we will take part and introduce our work at Vitalis, online at the 26th of August between 09:15-10:00.


Project status update

This has been a different year, for all of us. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused delays to the VOPD project implementation, resulting in a need to extend the VOPD collaboration. In this short update, we inform you about the next steps in the project and upcoming activities in the autumn.


Cross-border ePrescriptions – Interim report

This Interim report describes the current situation regarding cross-border ePrescriptions in the Nordic countries and on a European level.