It in health care is here to stay, and with this it comes both a lot of benefits, but also a lot of challenges and necessary initiatives.
We are becoming more and more older, which is why it is necessary to do things smarter if our entire health system is not to collapse under the highly ageing population.
To make things smarter, you need to use it and develop some smart solutions, so that it facilitates daily life for both the employees in sundværnet and for the many users. This does not only apply to older people, it applies to health care in all contexts, such as f.ex. the many housing facilities for autistic and brain-damaged people.
The robots are coming and Denmark is in the lead
There are many who think of robots in health care as cold hands, but it certainly does not have to be. There are lots of tasks that can easily be solved with robots and modern welfare technology, while the warm care gets better.
Because when the robots can take care of a lot of boring things like cleaning, managing the home and much more, then the nurse and the social and Health Assistant can take care of the loving and personal care. Today they are doing too much monotonous work, which can be solved better with modern technology.
Denmark is well advanced with both robotics and smart welfare solutions, which is why this has started to become an important export market for Denmark. There are many jobs in this important industry and there will only be more in the coming years, when the world’s population lives longer and longer, and there will be much more older people.
It is therefore very important that Denmark continues to give money to research in these areas, as it will benefit both patients and our economy if we can keep our leading position in this industry.
Churchless documentation must be abolished
However, it is not only good things that the digital transformation has led to in the health care system and in general the entire public sector.
In general, far too long is spent on various meaningless registrations and documentation, which in no way promotes either the welfare or the conditions of patients.
The only thing the meaningless documentation entails is a lot of wasted time and that the employees are afraid of making mistakes when everything has to be measured and weighed down to the smallest detail.
Last time we saw a younger doctor from Funen, who almost had been fired after a human error, because a lot of lawyers have to sit and look through all the work.
In the real world, accidental mistakes cannot be avoided, and so you should not create a control system that scares the employees so that they do not dare to do their work. This is the reverse side of the digital transformation, and a development all politicians will also change, but so far without much luck.
Mentally ill people benefit from fixed routines
Another positive thing about the ongoing welfare revolution is that it can help create better conditions for the brain-damaged and mentally ill around their accommodation facilities.
It is perfect for creating fixed routines, as it can be programmed to do the same thing over and over again and at the same times. Thus, it can both support the employees ‘ work, but also in itself facilitate everyday life for the residents.
There is great success with the interactive boards, which have already been introduced on several residential facilities, which can help residents with various questions in daily life.
Within this industry, it is therefore very obvious, and it is nice to see that the development is rapidly moving in the right direction, so that there will be more welfare for the citizens. This is the whole essence of it, so we can all have a better daily life.
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Written d. 12 feb 2018 – No comments