Published: 31.08.2020


Project leader Joan Condell

Summary There has been an upsurge in use of technology solutions across the NPA, solutions that have been attempting to reduce effects of COVID-19. These include attempting to reduce demand for other services, protection of vulnerable people (apps for wellbeing), using technology for test/trace of cases and technology to enable social distancing. In TechSolns we will report on usage (what exists) and its effectiveness across the NPA; sharing good practice. TechSolns will gather information, make recommendations and assess how e-health/technology solutions have been put in place during lockdown; also how they have been brought to population groups who need it/may not know how to use it. Technology best practice will be studied,; technology innovation with low threshold which could be (or has been) fast tracked for future waves/pandemics. This will help form coherent responses to COVID-19, ensure NPA is prepared and provide lessons for the next NPA programme.

Project Period 01.03.2020-31.12.2020

 School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Ulster University, Derry, Northern Ireland
 Nemlia Sp/f, Faroe Islands
 University of Oulu, Finland
 Centre for Rural Medicine – Region Västerbotten, Sweden

Associate partners:
 Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre, Northern Ireland
 University of Limerick, School of Medicine Ireland
 Healthcare Analytics Limited, Northern Ireland
 Interactive Health Ltd., Scotland
 Kraydel Ltd, Northern Ireland
 Centria University of Applied Sciences, R&D - Wellbeing and Entrepreneurship, Finland
 Norwegian Centre for Rural Medicine (NCRM), University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway
 NHS Highland, Scotland, UK
 Akureyri Hospital, Iceland
 Institute of Public Health in Ireland
 Wyld Networks Ltd, United Kingdom

Funding Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme


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