Digital Health Care and Social Care

Regional development impacts in the Nordic countries


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Health care and social care are not only important aspects of the Nordic welfare state model. The development of those sectors also has an important impact on the regional development and sustainability(economically, socially and environmentally)in the Nordic Region. The use of digital solutions in both sectors is increasing across all the Nordic countries. However, in relation to the ambitious goals set out in national digitalisation and eHealth strategies, digitalisation in health care and social care can be seen to have been developing at a relatively moderate pace. This research is part of the Digitalisation inHealth Care and Social Care project initiated and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The aim of this research has been to explore the effects and potential benefits to regional development and to address the various obstacles facing digitalisation in health care and social care throughout the Region.
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