Associated partners in TechSolns include
- 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
- Akureyri Hospital, Iceland
- Institute of Public Health in Ireland
- Wyld Networks Ltd, United Kingdom
There has been an upsurge in the use of technology solutions across the NPA, solutions that have been attempting to reduce the effects of COVID-19. These include attempting to reduce demand for other services, protection of vulnerable people such as apps for wellbeing, using technology for test/trace of cases and technology to enable social distancing.
The TechSolns project will report on the effectiveness of technological solutions across the NPA through:
- sharing good practices;
- making recommendations and assessing how e-health/technology solutions have been put in place during the pandemic lockdown;
- how technological solutions have been brought to groups who need them; · technology best practice will be studied;
- review technology innovation with a low threshold which could be fast-tracked for future pandemic waves.
It is expected the TechSolns project, like the previously approved NPA COVID-19 response projects, will help form a coherent insight into COVID-19 effects in the NPA area, and provide lessons for the next NPA programme 2021-2027.
Professor Joan Condell FHEA FCHERP
Distinguished Teaching and Learning Support Fellowship
School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems