THE FUTURE OF ACUTE HEALTHCARE

How might we leverage the right combination of caregivers, resources and time across the region for patients in order to improve acute healthcare?


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January 20




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February 4-5




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February 24




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September 11 – 13




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October




APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
April-May-June




HACKATHON
September 11 – 13




ODYSSEY IGNITE
October



THE CHALLENGE

Create a coordinating infrastructure that supports all entry points to the acute care system to enable every patient to receive the best acute care path at the right time and in the right place from the right caregiver given the available resources.

CONTEXT

The pressure on the acute healthcare network has been mounting. During the 2017-2018 flu epidemic, EDs were clogged and overcrowded. There was a lack of oversight, coordination and personnel in the acute healthcare network, preventing patients from getting the right care at the right place and time.

 All actors want to share their care capacity (available beds, operating rooms, staff) and demands (patient that needs X care), but cannot. Their data and applications are not interoperable. Multidisciplinary triage teams need support to decide where patients will go. Our region needs a way to anticipate and plan for our future acute healthcare.

IMPACT

Great multidisciplinary triage and coordination, immediately results in better acute care for patients and more efficient use of the available resources (personnel and available beds) in a region.

Long term: availability of scenario’s predicting care demand, resulting in better planning of entire new healthcare systems.

A WINNING TEAM WILL...

Show understanding on how to transfer multidimensional information into an easy to use decision support tool for patient triage.
Show potential by scheduling a possible use case for the city and region.
Demonstrate that the solution, when further developed, could predict care demand within a region in the long term.

Key element
Interoperability.

ECOSYSTEM

MUNICIPALITY OF GRONINGEN
PROVINCE OF GRONINGEN
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER GRONINGEN
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
HANZEHOGESCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
ACUTE CARE NETWORK NORTHERN NETHERLANDS
ALETTA JACOBS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SAFETY REGION GRONINGEN
AMBULANCE SERVICE GRONINGEN
MUNICIPALITY OF OLDAMBT
CAMPUS GRONINGEN
Ommelander Ziekenhuis
Martini Ziekenhuis
GHOR Groningen

WHAT HAPPENS
WITH THE WINNER

The challenge ecosystem supports the best team(s) by hosting an acceleration meetup with stakeholders and decision-makers. Exploring the right fit and potential ‘home’ for an open-source protocol. Collaborating on further development and testing of the protocol.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

3D. The strengthening of capacities of all countries for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risk.

ELIGIBLE TEAMS

STUDENT TEAMS
STARTUPS
ESTABLISHED STARTUPS
SCALE-UPS
SMES
CORPORATE TEAMS

TEAM QUALITIES

Well-established multidisciplinary innovative teams: professionals and students with a good understanding of the Dutch Healthcare system.
The team is creative, innovative and humble.

REQUIREMENTS

PP

The solution has to be open-source so that it can continue to be built upon through e.g. research.

PP

The team shows how to leverage their solution so stakeholders can see the long-term potential e.g. decision support, scenario planning and prediction.

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Flexibility of the model/system.

START YOUR JOURNEY

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