What is Patient@home?
Patient@home is Denmark's largest welfare-technological
research and innovation initiative with focus on new technologies
and services aimed at especially rehabilitation and monitoring
activities within the Danish public health sector
Through an interdisciplinary and public-private project
collaboration between health professionals, patients, private
enterprises and research institutions, Patient@home is developing a
number of new welfare-technology products and services that will
contribute actively to the reduction of both the number and
duration of admissions to Danish hospitals.
The goal is, during the life of the project, to develop 40 new
products and services that will support the health sector's growing
need for better and faster rehabilitation, more outpatient
treatments and hospitalizations of patients in their own homes. The
development of technologies for these purposes will minimize the
pressure on, not least, hospital financial and human resources as
well as increase patients' active involvement and motivation to
take responsibility for their own health.
In addition, the technologies will ensure that healthcare
professionals throughout the sector can get both valid and
consistent data for the assessment of the individual patient's need
for treatment. Furthermore, Patient@home gives Danish enterprises
access to the latest knowledge, laboratories and real-life testing
facilities, so that they can get the best starting point for
building strong international market positions in terms of
innovative and intelligent welfare technologies and services.
Collaboration ensures relevance and
The project's major focus on close collaborations with health
professionals, patients, private enterprises and research
institutions ensures relevance and impact of the developed products
and services. This form of cooperation is a guarantee that all
products and services are designed in accordance with the users'
needs and acceptance, and that all results are based on the latest
research results as well as on the companies' and especially the
hospitals' development and business plans.
Does Patient@home sound like something of interest to you
and your organisation? If yes, please find more information about
your opportunities of taking part in the project by clicking on the
different page tabs above. You may also contact the Secretariat of
Patient@home. See more under the Contacts menu.