Webinar series: Technology use for Covid 19 response

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

Using distance-spanning services for healthcare and care helps to protect our most vulnerable citizens from the pandemic. But what distance-spanning services exist? How can we bring them to the people that need them? And how do we fast-track innovation of healthcare and care? These are the questions that were highlighted in our webinar series during autumn 2020.


Implemented distance-spanning services in the Nordics

In this webinar Bengt Andersson, Senior Adviser at Nordic Welfare Centre, and Niclas Forsling, Centre for Rural Medicine - Region Västerbotten, discusses distance-spanning solutions from OUR PUBLICATION.

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Roadmap for service innovation

How can technology be brought to those people who need it and/or don’t know how to use it?


Kristin Standal, from the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS).
Katarzyna Wikström, from Local Healthcare district of South Lapland, of Region Västerbotten in Sweden.

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Practical examples from digitally transformed service models in existing organisations

How can we fast-track innovation?


Sigurður E. Sigurðsson, chief physician Akureyri hospital, Iceland Halldór Sigurður Guðmundsson, operational manager for social services, Akureyri Municipality, Iceland Kjetil Løyning, leader of e-health Agder 2030, Norway

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The future of healthcare and care, what is the bottleneck? 

In this webinar we demonstrate why innovation investments within healthcare and social care are necessary (especially for remote, rural, and arctic areas)

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The future healthcare and social care data source may already be attached to your wrist

The political ambitions in the Nordic countries are increased emphasis on patient centric healthcare and social care. Perhaps the most obvious example of technology that can provide self monitoring and self service possibilities for both healthcare and social care sector is wearables. Some regions and municipalities are already making use of these devices.


Tools to support digital transformation of healthcare and social care services

NOW also in Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and English!


Our publications

Our publication Healthcare and care through distance-spanning solutions contains 24 practical examples from the Nordic region. They have all been identified through an exercise where all existing distance-spanning solution services within social care and healthcare sector in the Nordic countries have been mapped out.