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eHEALTH and COVID CONTROL IN NORWAY, POLAND, LATVIA & ENGLAND

VCS may assist in project design, management and funding of eHealth / Telemedicine projects. We also would like to assist in promoting AI based Pandemic Control software for National, Regional & Local Covid 19 management and control.

PROJECTS:

FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR STARTUP - CARTILAGE FOR KNEES

After many years of research, Tromsø professor in medicine Oddmund Johansen managed to stimulate cells in a laboratory to produce a piece of cartilage. The cells were stimulated first to form spheroids which later fused into a homogenous cartilage tissue. This represented an historical breakthrough. For the first time in the history of tissue engineering world-wide, someone has succeeded in producing cartilage without using any artificial material. The method is patented

e-HEALTH PROJECTS IN POLAND & LATVIA 2008 - 2012

During 2008-12 we worked with international projects in teleradiology in Latvia and Poland, cooperating with the University Hospital of North Norway and the National Centre for Telemedicine in Tromsø, now Norwegian Centre for E-Health Research. In Poland we cooperated with the Ministry of Health through then Polish Minister of Health, Professor Religa. On the hospital side we especially cooperated with the Institute of Cardiology in Warszawa.

 

In Latvia we cooperated with the Ministry of Health through then State Secretary Uldis Likops (now president of the Latvian Red Cross). On the hospital side we cooperated with Stradins University Hospital, Riga.

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VCS signing Letters of Intent (LoI) with 5 Polish Hospitals

LoI has been signed between VCS and the Central Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw (MSWiA Hospital - dept. of Cardiology)

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LoI has been signed between VCS and Samodzielny Publiczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej Ministerstwa Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji w Szczecinie (MSWiA Hospital in Szczecin, dept. of Psychiatry).

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LoI has been signed between VCS and the National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (Geriatric Hospital in Warszawa)

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LoI has been signed between VCS and Samodzielny Publiczny Szpital Kliniczny Nr 4 in Lublin (PSK4 Hospital)

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LoI has been signed between VCS and the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (Pulmunology Hospital in Warszawa)

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Hospitals have applied for funding of projects to the Polish Ministry of Health for testing of predefined telemedicine models within Cardiology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology and Diabetology.

If funded, projects should start summer 2022.

e-Health Status in Poland

For health status in Poland, see "State of Health in Poland" (OECD Report 2019) HERE.

See also: Poland’s healthcare system is going through a revolution

FUNDING OF TELEMEDICINE PROJECTS IN POLAND: EEA Grants / Norwegian Funds for Poland

For project funding opportunities, see EEA Grants.

There is a call out in Poland right now: PL-HEALTH: Call for proposals to implement pilot projects to test telemedicine models developed within the pre-defined project on telemedicine and e-health.

Application deadline is 13 February, 2022

Budget available: 10.782.353 euros

29th of November 2021 the Minister of Health, acting as Operator of the Health programme, announced a call for proposals to finance the implementation of pilot projects to test telemedicine models developed within the pre-defined project on telemedicine and e-health policy.

The subject of the call is to select project promoters to field test telemedicine models developed in the pre-defined project in the following fields: cardiology, geriatrics, psychiatry, diabetology and chronic diseases.

The Programme Operator finances 100% of total eligible costs of pilot project. Total available amount for the call is EUR 10,782,353, while the total maximum eligible costs for the project is EUR 675,000 and the minimum is EUR 200,000.

Eligible applicants under the call for proposals are supra-regional hospitals and research institutes engaged in research and development activities in the field of medical science being a part of healthcare system. Additionally, projects must be implemented as partnership projects with medical institutions which provide health care within PHC pursuant to agreements concluded with the National Health Fund. Bilateral cooperation with partners from Norway is also possible.

More information about the call is available on: https://zdrowie.gov.pl/strona-1007-call_for_proposals.html;

See also: https://zdrowie.gov.pl/fn/strona-923-nabor_wnioskow.html  and 

https://zdrowie.gov.pl/fn/aktualnosc-3925-zloz_wniosek_na_przetestowanie_modeli.html

For more details, see also here.

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PROJECT COOPERATION:
POLISH INSTITUTIONS and VCS AS, Norway

 

Value Creation Services (VCS) create value for Clients. If your institution and / or company needs a Norwegian Partner to implement e-Health projects under the EEA financial mechanism, let us now and we may discuss options. VCS would love to assist to the extent we may add value to the project.

 

Please contact our Polish representative:

Adam Koprowski; email: a.koprowski@vcs.no; mobile: +48 694 413 749

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First decision announced on Telemedicine project in Poland funded by the EEA Grant mechanism / Norwegian Funds

 

May 22, 2020, the Polish Programme Operator for the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (Norway Grants 2014-2021) issued Decision No. 1/2020 on granting the financing for the Project: "Tackling social inequalities in health with the use of e- health and telemedicine solutions".

The beneficiary of the project is the Department of e-Health of the Ministry of Health, while on the Norwegian side the implementation of tasks was entrusted to Norwegian Centre for e-health Research in Tromsø.

 

The total budget of the project is PLN 24,999,740.00, of which PLN 21,249,777.00 will be covered by Norway Grants (85%), and the remaining PLN 3,749,961.00 (15%) will have the form of co-financing provided by Programme Operator. The implementation of the project started on January 20, 2020 and will continue till April 30, 2024.

The overall goal of the project is to reduce social inequities in health. This goal will be achieved by equalizing access to medical services due to the fact that there are social groups in Poland which, taking into account the socio-economic situation, require urgent support in this area. Activities will be targeted at the least prosperous social groups, and - to a limited extent - to other groups and will be based on telemedicine solutions.

The project assumes development of telemedicine models by Polish and Norwegian experts in the areas of cardiology, geriatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics, diabetology, palliative care and chronic diseases. The developed solutions will be tested as part of pilot in selected facilities throughout the country, which will be selected in the open call procedure. In addition, a nationwide campaign will be carried out and a website will be created.