The largest Norwegian framework agreement for digital remote monitoring ever was announced by Helse Sør-Øst last year. CheckWare is one of six companies that have now been given the thumbs up to deliver solutions to the large health region. The agreement has a duration of two years, with the possibility of a further two-year extension.
This significant contract facilitates a comprehensive scale-up of digital remote monitoring. Digital remote monitoring is an important part to create a sustainable Norwegian healthcare system, where human resources are freed up to provide care and be present for those who need it.
-We are proud and happy, says VP Sales and Marketing Kim Mugaas at CheckWare.
- This agreement will make it far easier for all our customers to get ideas, as well as create and share healthcare services across healthcare regions and hospitals all over the country, he says.
Easier, faster and less expensive for the hospitals
Regional framework agreements ensure that all 11 healthcare organizations in Helse Sør-Øst can use the digital solutions from the six companies. Besides CheckWare, Diffia, Dignio, Tellu, Youwell and Siemens Healthineers have won the tender.
- CheckWare is already used by over half a million patients across the country. The many good health services withindigitalpatient-driven outpatient clinics and clinician supported internet treatment that have already been created using CheckWare mean that we are very much looking forward to the continuation, says Mugaas.
In the news story from Helse Sør-Øst RHF, Rune Simensen, director of technology and e-health at Helse Sør-Øst RHF, says:
- We are very pleased to have put this framework agreement in place. It will make it easier, faster and less expensive for hospitals to adopt new digital solutions that can both facilitate employees' everyday work and strengthen patient treatment (Read the Norwegian news story here:https://helse-sorost.no/nyheter/styrker-arbeidet-med-digital-hjemmeoppfolging)
Significant positive impacts
There are several benefits to using digital remote monitoring: One of them is increased treatment capacity through reduced length of stay, as well as a reduced number of admissions and outpatient attendance consultations per patient. The climate footprint is also reduced through reduced transport needs. In addition, digitization increases the possibilities for patient participation, which in turn can lead to higher patient satisfaction.
In a press release, sent out by the health cluster Norway Health Tech, CEO Heidi Blengsli Aabel of CheckWare states that this is a milestone for the Norwegian health technology industry.
- But above all, it is gratifying for the patients and healthcare personnel in the hospitals, who both want and need our solutions. Since we started, our core business has been to simplify the collection and use of patient-reported data. This will be useful in clinical work, research, and quality reporting, she says.
Norway Health Tech, whereCheckWare is a member, says that the framework agreement is a confirmation that Norwegian vendors maintain a high standard.
- Norway has many companies within digital remote monitoring that maintain a high international level. This historically important framework agreement underlines this. The agreement paves the way for a significant scaling of these services, and we look forward to the companies' services being implemented across Helse Sør-Øst, and preferably also nationally, says CEO of Norway Health Tech, Lena Nymo Helli, in the press release.
Read the full press release from Norway Health Tech here: