"The goal is for Sweden to become the best in the world at using the opportunities of digitalisation to develop the care of the future."
This is how the information brochure for the Svea Prize begins. This clearly shows that it is the very best solutions and innovations, in Swedish healthcare, that are set against each other when a winner is to be crowned.
In 2019, 58 entries were nominated for Sveapriset. An expert group, consisting of representatives from, among others, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Sweden's Municipalities and Regions, the Healthcare Association, the National Board of Health and Welfare, the Swedish Medical Association and others, selected 5 of these grants for a hearing.
The hearing was held at Vinnova's office in Stockholm, where each selected contribution was given a 25-minute presentation. The presentation was followed by a 20-minute hearing, where the jury had the opportunity to ask in-depth questions. After the hearing, 3 entries were selected as finalists.
The final winner was presented at Kvalitetsmässan in Gothenburg. Kvalitetsmässan is Europe's largest conference and trade fair on business and community development and takes place every two years.
Our system HIPR was one of the final contributions. HIPR is a system for titration and follow-up of medication for the treatment of patients with ADHD. HIPR has been developed together with Region Gävleborg. The region has been responsible for the medical know-how and Medilevel for the technical development.
After a hard fight against other grants, Region Gävleborg and HIPR were the winners of Sveapriset 2019. Måns Lööf, Region Gävleborg, and Patrik Borneson, Medilevel AB, got to go up on the Gothenburg Opera's big stage and receive the prize from Minister of Social Affairs, Lena Hallengren.
Motivation of the jury.
“The use of HIPR has led to increased patient safety through more compliant treatment and fewer side effects. This in turn has led to an increased attendance at school. In addition, there will be fewer visits to the nurse when titrating medication, which relieves the care. The jury sees with advantage that that model can be spread to other activities."
The goal of Sveapriset is to draw attention to the smart ideas for eHealth that contribute to efficiency and quality in health care, dentistry, care and social services. Since 2007, Sveapriset has been awarded to an activity that renews and improves Swedish health and care.
The prize consists of a glass sculpture designed by the artist Kjell Engman, as well as a development grant of SEK 100,000.